Today is a brand new tournament for the World Series of Poker, which also presents one of the last opportunities of the summer for someone to win a coveted gold bracelet.
Event #92: $1,000 Freezeout No-Limit Hold'em is holding this third edition and will kick off at 10 a.m. local time at Horseshoe and Paris Las Vegas . As per freezeout rules, once a player is eliminated, they cannot reenter the event.
Bryan Schultz is the defending champion, having won $330,057 in last year's event along with his first WSOP bracelet. Schultz bested a field of 2,663 entries that ended in a heads-up battle against Young Sik Eum before being crowned as champion.
Players start with 20,000 chips and blinds begin at 100/100 with a 100 big blind ante. Levels are 40 minutes long with a 20-minute break after every three levels. There will be a 75-minute dinner break after Level 12, around 7 p.m.
Play is scheduled for 17 levels, after which the remaining players will bag and tag their chips for the night and return for Day 2 Monday, July 17th, at 10 a.m. for the finale. Late registration is open until the end of Level 9, around 5 p.m.
Stay tuned in to PokerNews today and throughout the rest of the tournament for all of the live updates on the action.