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    Default WSOP releases 2009 schedule

    The organizers of the World Series of Poker, obviously swayed by the increased ratings and buzz from last year's Main Event, plan to have a four-month break before the final table. The AP says:

    Organizers of the World Series of Poker plan to keep a four-month break intact for their no-limit Texas Hold 'em main event starting in July, and are adding a one-time $40,000 buy-in tournament at the start of the series to commemorate its 40th anniversary.

    The break, which began last year, delayed the final table of the world's richest poker tournament to allow ESPN television broadcasts to air without viewers knowing the winner. The tournament field whittled from 6,844 players to nine in July, and the remaining players didn't meet again until November, when Peter Eastgate became the event youngest winner and won $9.15 million.
    Tournament and cable network officials said ratings went up 50 percent for last year's final table.

    WSOP break intact for this year's main event.

    And Buzzy is happy to report that the WSOP has posted a press release on the 2009 schedule. The press release can be found here.

    The schedule can be found here.
    Last edited by The Buzz; 26 January 2009 at 12:05 pm. Reason: Updated for Press Release

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