Welcome back to our ongoing coverage of the 2014 World Series of Poker! Today marks the start of one of the higher buy in no-limit hold’em events with Event #35: $5,000 Eight-Handed No-Limit Hold’em.
Last year, this event served as the second overall event of the series and the first open event, kicking off the summer with a bang. The event drew a total of 481 entries and in the end Trevor Pope claimed the bracelet. On top of the golden bracelet, Pope also pocketed a whopping $553,906 in first-place prize money.
On the final day of last year’s event, Pope came into the final table with over half of the chips in play. He made quick work of his seven competitors, defeating the table and claiming the title in less than four hours. Pope bested a final table that included the likes of David Peters, Brandon Meyers, Dan Kelly, Jamie Armstrong, Jared Hamby, and Darryll Fish. In the end, Pope defeated David Vamplew heads up for the win.
Players begin with 15,000 in chips and blinds will start at 50-75. On Day 1, play will last for 10 60-minute levels before bagging and tagging for the evening.
Play kicks off at 12 p.m. local time, so be sure to keep your eyes locked here on PokerNews for all of the latest updates as this exciting event kicks off!