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The World Series of Poker

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Get ready for the World Series of Poker! It's really a combination of tournaments running 24/7. Not only is there a daily ‘main event' - featuring mainly NLH with intermittent changes in the mix - with different buy-ins, you can also treat yourself to two $225 buy-in Super Satellites, scheduled to take place daily at 3 p.m. and 9 p.m. And right n the middle of this is a nightly $1060 buy-in, Mega Satellite beginning at 7 p.m And those satellites pick up speed on the 26th and 27th of July with the $225 buy-in event taking place at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. The $1060 buy-in Mega Satellite kicks off at 1 p.m. and 8 p.m. But wait...there's more. The first Second Chance Tournament starts at 5 p.m. with a buy-in of $540. The second Second Chance Tournament starts at 11 p.m. with a buy-in of $225. Both Second Chance Tournaments are NLH. (Make sure you register for a WSOP Player's Card.)

You can find the Daily Event Schedule here.

Not only does the WSOP begin three weeks later this year than in 2005, it figures to break all records in attendance. All the poker stars and defending champions, of previous years, will be holding onto a lifeline to swim through the flood of new qualifiers arriving due to internet poker sites. PokerStars alone sent over 1,116 players to the main event last year and they are aiming at 2,000 this year.*

This year marks to be the one that changes the face of the WSOP. The fact that the IRS is involved in all of the tipping procedures of the staff at the WSOP, and the fact that the U.S. government is moving forward with a vote to ban online poker, will definitely have an impact, not only on the future of the WSOP, but poker around the world.

Whoa! What? Yes, to all of the above. The fact that all staff members will receive their paycheck at the end of the tournament, with taxes deducted, and everyone sharing the tip should, in general, make the attitude of all dealers and staff a lot worse than it normally would be. Why would one dealer want to bust their tush to run a great game and do an excellent job, when the dealer following them is slow, sloppy, and rude? Sharing tips makes a good dealer bad and a bad dealer worse.

And the fact that the government is trying to bring into effect a law that would make playing poker on the internet illegal is going to change the entire face of the WSOP if the law is passed. Everyone needs to visit this page and send an email to their Representative...NOW!

And picture this...focus...it's becoming clear. This year could find a woman being crowned the winner of the big event. Not only are women sporting their Victoria Secrets wear to the poker table, they are digging into their arsenal of knowledge and polishing up their skills at the green felt. More and more women have entered the competition at all levels. Change is in the air!

*It's not too late to qualify and PokerWorks has plenty of great choices in online poker .

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