As of 2012, the WSOP consists of 61 events, with most major poker variants featured, though in recent years over half of the events have been variants of Texas hold 'em. Events traditionally take place during one day or over several consecutive days during the series in June and July. However, starting in 2008, the Main Event final table was delayed until November. Due to the 2012 U.S. presidential election, the 2012 WSOP final table will be delayed until October 28.
|"The MAGICIAN" and his money prize|
CLAIMS A RECORD $18,346,673 PRIZE IN POKER'S MOST MAJESTIC MOMENT
Winning a WSOP gold bracelet is always a special moment. It's often cited as the highlight of any poker career. It's usually the greatest achievement many will make in their lives.Winning the one-of-a kind tournament which was completed on a Tuesday night at the Rio in Las Vegas, in front of a packed gallery of spectators, and a worldwide television viewing audience on ESPN as well as the live stream at WSOP.com, was not just the crowning jewel of an eclectic ten-year poker career that began in the San Francisco Bay area. It was the culmination of mind over matter, and willpower over distraction.First, let's talk about how spectacular this moment was in terms of pure human drama. Antonio "the Magician" Esfandiari -- yes, former magician -- won the richest prize in poker history. He collected a bank-account busting $18,346,673.
The BIG ONE for ONE DROP - $1,000,000 Buy-In
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