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The 2015 Poker World Series began on 21st June with great fanfare at Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas with $50,000 Poker Players’ Championship as the main event. With this year’s event the championship will complete 10 years of existence. Poker Championship $50,000 is an eagerly awaited annual event that sees high stakes poker players from across the world meet at Vegas. Last year, there were around 7977 entries at the inaugural event which displays its popularity among professional poker players. The total event has around $53.76 million in prize money that is spread across various events. The biggest prize money of $2.3 million was won by Freddy Deeb in 2007.

Details of this year’s event

WSOP $50000 Poker ChampionshipTwo new games have been added to the event this year and some changes have been made to the tournament format. When the tournament first started in 2006, it started as $50,000 H.O.R.S.E comprising of five events which continued till 2010. Changes were made in 2010 when it became an eight event tournament with the addition of “No-Limit Hold’Em”, “Pot-Limit-Omaha” and also “2-7 Triple Draw”. This year new games “No-Limit 2-7 Single Draw” and “Badugi” will be added taking the total number of games to more than 10.

History of the WSOP $50000 tournament

Till 2015 it was only an eight game event, but has now become a 10 game event with addition of limit Texas Hold’em, and Limit 2-7 Triple draw lowball to appeal to television viewers. Since 2008, a revolving trophy has been introduced in memory of the first WSOP winner Chip Reese in 2006 that is referred to as the “David ‘Chip’ Reese Memorial Trophy”. This trophy changes hands every year and is given to the winner of the main event. Poker enthusiasts that want to keep in touch with daily events can download MyStack App on their smartphones which will connect them to the tournament events.