Cookies on the PokerWorks Website

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on the PokerWorks website. However, if you would like to, you can change your cookie settings at any time.

Continue using cookies

Poker News | Casino Poker | Tournament Reports

2008 World Poker Open Set to Kick Off

Share this
When you drive into Tunica, Mississippi, you don't get the same thrill that you do driving into Vegas or Atlantic City. In fact, it's almost like a chapter from a Steven King novel where you're lost and have a bad feeling someone or something is going to get you. You're driving through fields of nothing... a sea of pastures and farms. Yet you are on a major highway and it's going somewhere... but where is the question? And suddenly there it is, in the middle of nowhere... the familiar bright lights and glamour that you would expect in Vegas. This is Tunica, the “Vegas” of the South and this is where the biggest poker tournament in the South, the World Poker Open (“WPO”), is held.

Thanks to the World Poker Tour, the WPO has become one of the premiere tournaments in any given year. The $10,000 main event has been part of the WPT schedule since the WPT's inception. Hosted by the beautiful Gold Strike Casino, the WPT event has witnessed some of the greatest matchups in WPT history.

• Season 1's final table included Phil Ivey and David “Devilfish” Ulliot with Devilfish eventually besting Ivey heads up to win the title.
• Season 2 included C.K. Hua, Chip Reese, and Randy Jensen but it was Barry Greenstein who took home 1st place.
• Season 3 included huge names like Scotty Nguyen , Chau Giang, Michael Mizrachi, and Daniel Negreanu but it was unknown John Stolzmann who pulled off the shocking upset.
• Mizrachi and Nguyen returned the next year and battled heads up before the former WSOP main event winner Nguyen came out victorious.
• Negreanu revisited the final table in season 5, along with J.C. Tran and Kido Pham, but came up short in 2nd place when he lost to the unknown Bryan Sumner.

Plenty of big names are sure to show up again this year and I will be there covering all of the preliminary events and the WPT event for PokerWorks. Be sure to stay tuned for updates.

Here is the schedule of events for the 2008 World Poker Open:

• Event #1: Friday, Jan. 4th 12PM No-Limit Hold’em $300+$40
• Event #2: Saturday, Jan. 5th 12PM No-Limit Hold’em $500+$50
• Event #3: Sunday, Jan. 6th 12PM No-Limit Hold’em $500+$50
• Event #4: Monday, Jan. 7th 12PM Limit Hold’em $500+$50
• Event #5: Tuesday, Jan. 8th 12PM Omaha 8 or Better $500+$50
• Event #6: Wednesday, Jan. 9th 12PM No-Limit Hold’em $300+$40
• Event #7: Wednesday, Jan. 9th 4PM Seven Card Stud 8/b $500+$50
• Event #8: Thursday, Jan. 10th 12PM No-Limit Shootout $500+$50
• Event #9: Thursday, Jan. 10th 4PM Seven Card Stud $500+$50
• Event #10: Friday, Jan. 11th 12PM No-Limit Hold’em $500+$50
• Event #11: Saturday, Jan. 12th 12PM No-Limit Hold’em $500+$50
• Event #12: Sunday, Jan. 13th 11AM Ladies No-Limit Hold’em $300+$40
• Event #13: Sunday, Jan. 13th 1PM Pot Limit Omaha/Rebuys $500+$50
• Event #14: Monday, Jan. 14th 12PM No-Limit Hold’em $500+$50
• Event #15: Tuesday, Jan. 15th 12PM No-Limit Hold’em $1,000+$70
• Event #16: Wednesday, Jan. 16th 12PM No-Limit Hold’em $1,000+$70
• Event #17: Thursday, Jan. 17th 12PM Pot Limit Omaha Championship $5,000+$150
• Event #18: Sunday, Jan. 20th-23rd 12PM Main Event $9,700+$300

News Flash

The IRS Scores Big at 2015 WSOP ME Final Table

The IRS managed to snag 34.13 percent from the payouts of the 2015 November Nine, totaling $8,467,091.

Read more

Quick Room Review

Bonus Room review

Subscribe to the Nightly Turbo

Be the first to know all the latest poker news, tournament results, gossip and learn all about the best online poker deals straight from your inbox.

RSS Feed