The $10,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em Championship returns to the World Series of Poker schedule today after a year off.
Last year the buy-in for this variant of the game only got as high as $5,000 with Belgian superstar Davidi Kitai booking a $224,560 win to earn his second of now three WSOP bracelets over a field of 195 and a final table that included big names like Eugene Katchalov, Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier, and Dario Minieri.
Two years ago, the last time the WSOP held a $10,000 Pot Limit event, it drew 179 with Wall Street trader turned Season IX WPT Player of the Year Andy Frankenberger winning his second bracelet by defeating then eight-time bracelet winner Phil Ivey heads-up. Ivey has since won his ninth bracelet over in Australia and is expected to headline a relatively small but star-studded field here this evening, as his chase for a tenth continues.
Pot-Limit means exactly that, as betting in this style of Hold’em is limited to the size of the pot and the structure does not include antes even as the blinds climb up.
Starting with 30,000 in chips they will play the first ten 60-minute levels today and the PokerNews Live Reporting team will be on hand for them all. Stay tuned to follow all the action as it plays out.