There will be no re-buy events this year, but there will be seven $10,000 championship events (for different games, like Hold’Em, Omaha, Razz, Stud, etc.) — and for the 40th anniversary of the WSOP, they have added a new $40,000 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em event, which will come with a special one-of-a-kind bracelet.One thing that won’t change is the 4-month delay before the Final Table of the Main Event. Here’s what my friend Dennis Phillips, who was part of the first-ever November Nine, says about keeping the hiatus intact: “I can tell you that four months is a really long time, and I was hoping they’d cut it down this year. I was ready to play about two months into the break, but I can’t complain, since I was able to use that time to my benefit in so many ways.”In all, the WSOP 2009 will have 57 events, including 39 with buy-ins under $2,500 and seven no-limit hold’em events with a $1,500 buy-in. And on opening weekend, there will be a new $1,000 buy-in NLH tournament that they think might draw five or six thousand players, breaking the previous record for an opening event (3,929 in 2008).
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