WSOP 2019

We are approaching the start of the most popular poker festival. The 50th edition of WSOP Main Event begins on May 29th, running until July 16th, whereby the winner will be crowned! Read on to discover more about the World Series of Poker, as well as discovering how you can be a part of competitive tournaments with the right poker coaching and training. Who knows; maybe you could be on the WSOP winner’s list in the future.

An introduction to the World Series of Poker

So, let’s start by having a brief look at the World Series of Poker (WSOP). Of course, any poker player has heard about this amazing event! But, do you know when it started? It dates back to 1970. Benny Binion started the WSOP with a single tournament event, whereby he invited seven of the world’s best poker players to the Horseshoe Casino. Benny Binion was an American gambling icon, as well as being a career criminal. He also played a huge role in revitalising the Vegas hotel and casino scene. Over time, this event has grown and grown, with the vast majority of the major poker variants featured. In recent years, though, over half of the events are variants of Texas hold’em.

The 50th Series of WSOP

This year’s event is the 50th edition of this amazing tournament. It starts this week and it will end mid-July. The event takes place in Las Vegas, Nevada, at the famous Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. The tournament involves 89 bracelet events. There are a number of additional tournaments and prizes to celebrate the fact that it is the 50th anniversary of the WSOP. This includes the addition of the Big 50, which is a No Limit Hold’em event with a $500 buy-in, offering $1 million for the winner, which is part of a guaranteed £5 million prize pool. There will also be a No Limit Hold’em event with a $500 buy-in. So, what other events are on the card? As mentioned, there are 89 poker events. The first event is the $500 Casino Employees No Limit Hold’em, and the final event is a $5,000 No Limit Hold’em. In between, there are lots of great poker events, suited to all styles, including a $3,000 Pot Limit Omaha Six-Handed poker event and a number of different Bounty events.

Win more tournaments with expert poker coaching

When it comes to any type of poker tournament, poker coaching and training is of huge importance. You cannot go into these events without doing any research or preparation. There are going to be players there with tons of experience and you need to make sure that you are prepared. We offer tournament (MTT) coaching to ensure that this is the case. This includes hand history reviews, so you can look at how particular hands have been played in the past with our coaches and get expert guidance and insights. You can use this knowledge to give yourself a competitive edge. If you would like more information about the poker coaching we provide and how it can give you an advantage, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.


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