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WSOP announces calendar for 2014 event

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Players participate in the $1,000 No Limit Hold ‘Em Tournament at the World Series of Poker on Thursday, May 30, 2013 at the Rio in Las Vegas.

2013 World Series of Poker: Week One

Players participate in the $1,000 No Limit Hold 'Em Tournament at the World Series of Poker at the Rio on Thursday, May 30, 2013. Launch slideshow »

The 45th annual World Series of Poker kicks off the day after Memorial Day, culminating with a November main event worth $10 million, organizers announced today.

With 65 WSOP events on tap this year, players will fight for a piece of an expected $200 million in winnings between May 27 and July 14.

Here’s a look at the highlights of this year’s WSOP schedule at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas:

Kick-off Tourney

4 p.m., May 27

This is a $25,000 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em tournament, the first of 16 high-roller events on the schedule. This event plays nine-handed on the first day, six-handed on Day 2, four-handed on Day 3 and Heads-Up matches on the final day.

$1,000 buy-in Pot-Limit Omaha

Noon, May 28

Making its debut on the WSOP schedule, this tournament marks the first time a game other than No-Limit Hold’em has been offered for a $1,000 buy-in.

Millionaire Maker

11 a.m., Saturday, May 31

This event last year attracted 6,343 players with a prize pool of $8.5 million. This year’s winner will take home a minimum $1 million. That’s 666 times the $1,500 buy-in. The event’s first flight begins at 11 a.m. and Flight B begins at 5 p.m.

Main Event

$10,000 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em Championship

July 5-July 14

The WSOP Main Event runs with three noon starting flights: July 5 (Flight A), July 6 (Flight B) or July 7 (Flight C). Day 2 begins July 8 for players who survive with chips. All players combine for Day 3 on July 10. The event features five two-hour levels every day, with 30,000 in starting chips. Blinds begin at $50-$100 with no ante.

The November Nine (Final Table)

November 10-11

Broadcasted live on ESPN and ESPN2, this two-night event ends when one player walks away with $10 million.

Other Notable Events

Seniors-Only No-Limit Hold’em Championship

10 a.m., Friday, June 6

A $1,000 buy-in tournament for players ages 50 and older.

Monster Stack No-Limit Hold’em

Noon, Thursday, June 26

This $1,500 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em event has players begin with 15,000 in tournament chips instead of the original 4,500. That’s 10 times the buy-in amount.

Ladies Only No-Limit Hold’em Championship

Noon, Friday, June 27

Ladies get a discounted buy-in of $1,000 for the largest ladies poker tournament in the country.

Daily Deepstack No-Limit Hold’em Tournaments

May 27-July 14

Three daily No-Limit Hold’em tournaments kick off at 3 p.m. with a $235 buy-in. At 6 p.m. players can jump in for $185, and a 10 p.m. tournament features a $135 buy-in. These are non-bracelet events in the Rio’s Pavilion Ballroom.

Satellites

Every Day

May 28 – July 7

A 5 p.m. mega satellite features a $330 buy-in. But wait until 8 p.m. and the mega satellite begins with a $550 buy-in. $75 Turbo-Mega-Satellites begin at 9 a.m.

Players can pre-register for 2014 WSOP online or in person at the Rio main casino cage, beginning March 1.

To view the full schedule, visit the 2014 WSOP web site.

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