Welcome to PokerNews' coverage of Event #2: $25,000 Mixed-Max No-Limit Hold'em.
Outside of the Big One for Drop and the $50,000 Poker Players' Championship, the $25,000 Mixed-Max No-Limit Hold'em is the most expensive buy-in on the World Series of Poker schedule. It is also a new addition to the WSOP docket, as in 2013 the only mixed-max event was a $3,000 buy-in, won by Isaac Hagerling for $372,387.
The event is scheduled for four days and each day will be played in a different variant. Day 1 plays nine-handed, Day 2 plays six-handed, Day 3 plays four-handed, and Day 4 (which will have four players remaining) is a heads-up tournament. Those four players will be seeded and placed into a tournament bracket with the big stack facing the short stack, the two middle stacks squaring off, and the winner of each advancing to battle for the bracelet.
Play is set to begin at 4 p.m. local time and 10 one-hour levels will be played without a dinner break. There will be a 15-minute break after every two levels, meaning Day 1 will conclude at roughly 3 a.m.
The PokerNews team will be on hand for all 65 bracelet events this summer, so be sure to keep it here for live updates on all of the exciting action!