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Some of the Changes at the 2008 World Series of Poker Main Event

On June 3rd, 2008, the world series of poker started its 39th edition with the first of eight various $10,000 championship poker events. The event, which will run until July 14th, 2008 at the Rio Casino, will have fifty-five different poker events.

Aside from the $10,000 buy-in cost events, the WSOP has 8 $5,000 buy-in events. The 2008 WSOP event, which is managed by Harrah's Entertainment, set the record last year for the most number of participants, which is 54,288 players and the biggest total cash pool, $159.8 million.

The most noticeable change in the poker tournament will be the main event; the $10,000 buy-in no limit Texas Holdem world championship. The final table of the event will be held on November 9th, 2008; four months after the nine final table players are decided. The change is being done to allow ESPN to cover the event as it happens.

Harrah's vice president Jeffrey Pollack, who is also the World Series of Poker commissioner commented that the nine final table players can use the break to attract additional sponsors, poker coaches and make a plan on how they will play in the final table before it reconvenes.

Winning the $8.25 million last year change the financial capability of Jerry Yang but it did not change his attitude in dealing with others. He did not even plan to go to the opening event of the 2008 World Series of Poker event because the time is in conflict with the charity poker event that he is hosting in California for the Make-A-Wish foundation.

Yang said that winning the 2007 WSOP Main Event is a life changing experience and he wants to share his blessings with others. Yang edge out a field of 6,358 players over the eleven day WSOP's 10,000 buy-in cost no limit Texas Holdem world championship last July 2007. He eliminated seven of the final table players.


Matthew Dorst - 06/22/2008, Sunday

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