Welcome to Day 1e the final flight of THE GIANT at the WSOP 2017 hosted at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. With a $365 buy-in, this is the most affordable live no-limit hold’em event ever offered for a WSOP gold bracelet.
This is the last of five Friday night flights with Day 2 set to see the combined field united on Saturday 8th July at 2 p.m.
This is a brand new event for 2017 and, when the schedule was announced, Ty Stewart, WSOP Executive Director, said:
“This 2017 schedule reflects our continuing goal to broaden poker’s appeal and encourage first timers and recreational players to come experience the WSOP for themselves, With the new $365 buy-in Giant anchoring Friday nights, alongside a tent pole event awarding millions every weekend, we believe we have the offering to be well worth the trip. Plus, for the serious and high-stakes player, we remain committed to having the most diverse schedule of events of any tournament in the world. Whatever your game or bankroll, let the bracelet chase begin.”
Cards are in the air at 7 p.m. with play scheduled to last 18 20-minute levels or down to 10 players, whichever comes first. Late registration is open for eight levels which will be approximately 10 p.m. Play is expected to end at around 2:30 a.m.
This event features unlimited reentry during the open registration period. People can end up cashing in multiple flights, however only one chip stack can be carried forward to Day 2 play. The Giant will still pay 15% of the field, based on the individual flight number of entries, and everyone on Day 1 who cashes can receive their prize money that day. The remaining prize money from each flight gets carried over to Day 2, along with the other flights’ remaining prize money, to combine and create the remaining prize pool the Day 2 players will vie for.
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