Day 1 of event # 2: $ 25,000 HORSE Starts at 3 pm | World Series of Poker 2021
Perhaps the most anticipated WSOP in history begins today and goes straight into one of the program’s most prestigious events. Event # 2: $ 25,000 HORSE, starts at 3 p.m. local hour.
While No-Limit Hold’em tournaments dominate the WSOP calendar every year, mixed tournaments are considered by some pros to be the most coveted championships in each series. The $ 25,000 HORSE event marks a new addition to the WSOP calendar for 2021.
Spectators can expect a selection of the most well-rounded poker players to fill the field at this high stakes mixed event. Daniel Negreanu has already announced their intention to participate in event # 2.
Before the advent of the $ 50,000 Poker Players Championship in 2010, the highest buy-in HORSE tournament offered at the WSOP each year was considered by some to be the most prestigious event in the annual playoff schedule. The $ 50,000 World Championship HORSE event was introduced in 2006 and was renamed the Poker Players Championship, with an eight-game shuffle, in 2010.
Event # 2 brings the high-roller version of the HORSE format back to the WSOP. The field will play through a five-game rotation that includes Limit Hold’em, Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or better, Razz, Seven card stud, and Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or better.
Players start with 150,000 chips and the action on Day 1 is scheduled for 10 hour-long levels. The field benefits from a 15-minute break every two levels.
Limit flop games start with blinds of 500/1000 and limits of 1000/2000. Stud games start with an ante of 200, bring-in of 300 and limits of 1,000/2000 .
Normand Chad will be on the pitch on Day 1. The iconic WSOP commentator has sold chunks of his action on StakeKings, with all the markup going to the Hope for Depression Research Foundation.
2019 WSOP high stakes mixed game event winners included Greg mueller ($ 10,000 HORSE Championship), Adam friedman ($ 10,000 Dealers Choice 6-Hand Championship), and Phil hui ($ 50,000 Poker Players Championship).
Stay tuned to PokerNews live blog for updates on the $ 25,000 HORSE event!