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Monday, October 25, 2004

Harrah's Announces 2005 World Series of Poker Schedule

Harrah's Announces 2005 World Series of Poker Schedule

Press release from Harrahs. Apparently the WSOP is going to be more like a touring league this year, kind of like racing or golf (I don't really follow either of those sports so that's just a guess). Anyone with enough cash for the entrance fee can enter any event, but the 100 players with the most points get to play in the Tournament of Champions at the end of the year with a $2,000,000 top prize.

ESPN is going to be airing the events, so they should get new poker shows to air somewhat frequently, rather than just showing the same 20 episodes every day.

I wonder if this will have an effect on any of the other tours/tournaments, such as the World Poker Tour. Maybe people will abandon those just to play in the WSOP full time. Maybe people will start getting burned out.


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