After popular demand, mixed games aficionados around the poker world rejoiced when the WSOP and King's Resort expanded on the initial 2019 World Series of Poker Europe offering by adding two mixed games events to the schedule. It's the first time an eight-game mixed event graces the WSOPE schedule since finding a permanent home in King's.
While the big one, the €25,500 Mixed Games Championship will begin on October 21, the more affordably priced Event #5: €2,500 8-Game Mix starts today for those apt at different poker games.
Event #5 is a two-day event with a €250,000 guarantee and follows traditional WSOP rules for 8-game mixed events. This means the following eight games will be in the rotation.
|No-Limit Hold'em||Flop game||No Limit|
|Seven Card Stud||Stud game||Limit|
|Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better||Flop game||Limit|
|Pot-Limit Omaha||Flop game||Pot Limit|
|Limit Hold'em||Flop game||Limit|
|Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better||Stud game||Limit|
|2-7 Lowball Triple Draw||Draw game||Limit|
There are 14 levels of 40 minutes each on tap for Day 1, with 15-minute breaks after every three levels. Late registration will be open for the first 9 levels (~10:45 p.m. local time). The event is played in a six-handed format and features unlimited reentries. Games will rotate every six hands and players will receive 50,000 in chips to work with.
Plenty of notable players have journeyed to Rozvadov and, with a smaller field than regular NL Hold'em events, will no doubt have circled this one in their agenda as a fantastic shot at a bracelet. Allen Kessler is among those confirmed to join today, but stars such as Daniel Negreanu, Phil Hellmuth, Shaun Deeb, Julien Martini, Roland Israelashvili, and Anthony Zinno, all present at King's Resort, are all expected to jump into this event as well.
As with every bracelet event, PokerNews will be on the floor to cover this event wire to wire, so make sure to check back regularly for all the latest from King's Resort in Rozvadov.