Earlier this week, World Series of Poker officials held their annual conference call with members of the media and announced the reintroduction of the Carnivale of Poker, which ran from 1998-2000 and was at one time the second largest poker event in the world. The WSOP followed up by releasing the schedule for the 21-event series, which will take place on Mondays and Tuesdays during the 2013 WSOP.
The series is set to run alongside the 2013 WSOP and offer plenty of options on its schedule including events in hold'em, Omaha, H.O.R.S.E. and Chinese poker. To further juice up the events, a special point system will be in place that allows players to earn points as they go for seeding on an overall leader board. That leader board will then award $100,000 in prizes, which is described below.
The Carnivale of Poker events are a step up from the Rio Daily Deepstacks that will be running each day, taking place inside the massive Rio Pavilion and the Rio Convention Center every day at 3 p.m., 6 p.m., and 10 p.m. from May 29 through July 12. Along with winning the cash in each event, winners of each event will receive a specially crafted gold and diamond medallion. It is now more than ever that there is really no reason whatsoever to miss out on the largest poker festival in the world this summer.
Here’s a look at the 2013 Carnivale of Poker Schedule:
|June 3, 2013||Monday||11 a.m.||93||No-Limit Hold'em (2-day event)||$365|
|June 4, 2013||Tuesday||11 a.m.||100||No-Limit Hold'em (2-day event)||$580|
|June 4, 2013||Tuesday||5 p.m.||103||Omaha Hi-Low (2-day event)||$365|
|June 10, 2013||Monday||11 a.m.||138||No-Limit Hold'em (2-day event)||$365|
|June 11, 2013||Tuesday||11 a.m.||145||No-Limit Hold'em (2-day event)||$580|
|June 11, 2013||Tuesday||5 p.m.||148||H.O.R.S.E. (2-day event)||$365|
|June 17, 2013||Monday||11 a.m.||183||No-Limit Hold'em (2-day event)||$365|
|June 18, 2013||Tuesday||11 a.m.||190||No-Limit Hold'em (2-day event)||$580|
|June 24, 2013||Monday||11 a.m.||228||No-Limit Hold'em (2-day event)||$365|
|June 25, 2013||Tuesday||11 a.m.||236||No-Limit Hold'em (2-day event)||$580|
|June 29, 2013||Saturday||11 a.m.||265||Bounty No-Limit Hold'em (1-day event)||$560|
|July 1, 2013||Monday||11 a.m.||279||No-Limit Hold'em (2-day event)||$365|
|July 2, 2013||Tuesday||11 a.m.||286||No-Limit Hold'em/Six-Handed (2-day event)||$580|
|July 2, 2013||Tuesday||5 p.m.||289||Pot-Limit Omaha (2-day event)||$365|
|July 8, 2013||Monday||11 a.m.||331||No-Limit Hold'em (2-day event)||$365|
|July 8, 2013||Monday||8 p.m.||335||Mega Satellite for Main Event||$250|
|July 9, 2013||Tuesday||11 a.m.||337||No-Limit Hold'em (2-day event)||$580|
|July 9, 2013||Tuesday||8 p.m.||341||Mega Satellite for Main Event||$250|
|July 10, 2013||Wednesday||11 a.m.||343||No-Limit Hold'em (2-day Event)||$1,125|
|July 10, 2013||Wednesday||8 p.m.||348||Mega Satellite for Main Event||$250|
|July 11, 2013||Thursday||11 a.m.||350A||No-Limit Hold'em Main Event 349A||$1,675|
|July 11, 2013||Thursday||8 p.m.||354||Turbo Mega Satellite for Main Event||$250|
|July 12, 2013||Friday||11 a.m.||350B||No-Limit Hold'em Main Event 349B||$1,675|
|July 13, 2013||Saturday||11 a.m.||360||No-Limit Hold'em (2-day event)||$580|
|July 13, 2013||Saturday||5 p.m.||362||Open-Face Chinese (2-Day event)||$5,000|
|July 14, 2013||Sunday||11 a.m.||366||No-Limit Hold'em (2-day event)||$365|
In addition, and as mentioned above, $100,000 will be split among the top 10-point earners during the Carnivale of Poker — a sort of “Player of the Series” award.
Here’s some information on the points awarded for each event and what the top 10-point earners will win:
|Place||Medallion Events||$1,675 Main Event||Leader Board Prize Pool|
|1st||50 points||65 points||$25,000|
|2nd||37.5 points||50 points||$15,000|
|3rd||30 points||45 points||$11,500|
|4th||27.5 points||40 points||$9,500|
|5th||25 points||37.5 points||$8,500|
|6th||22.5 points||35 points||$7,500|
|7th||20 points||30 points||$6,500|
|8th||17.5 points||27.5 points||$6,000|
|9th||15 points||25 points||$5,500|
|Remaining 20% of those in the money||10 points||20 points||-|
|Remaining 30% of those in the money||5 points||10 points||-|
|Remaining 50% of those in the money||2.5 points||5 points||-|
Finally, here’s a look at the fees associated with each event:
Both the Carnivale of Poker and the Rio Daily Deepstacks now provide an excellent way for one to get their WSOP fix without depleting his or her pockets. And who knows, earning some extra cash in these lower buy-in events could lead to a much larger score in a WSOP event. Last year, for example, Nick Jivkov landed in Vegas on May 29 and later that day won the $235 Daily Deepstack event for $21,200. The following day, he used some of his winnings to enter the $1,500 Pot-Limit Hold'em event and went on to win his first WSOP bracelet along with $189,818.
For more information visit WSOP.com.
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