World Series of Poker: What are the rules and how are they applied?
It is the first time a UK event has hosted the world’s largest event, with players from across the world battling it out for the title of “world’s biggest tournament”.
The main event of the weekend, which is being held at the World Series Of Poker (WSOP), features 12 of the world’ best players from around the world competing in a total of 25 tournaments, which will feature a $500,000 prize pot.
The tournament will be broadcast on BBC Four on Sunday.
The format will be similar to the WSOP, with eight of the top 16 players battling it for the top prize.
“I’m very happy that I am able to represent the UK, because this is my home country,” said Jason Houghton, who will be joined by his brother James, who is playing for the world champions from the US.
The brothers played together at the European Masters Championships in 2014, and the Houghtons also competed at the 2015 Australian Open.
The UK tournament, in association with PokerStars, will be the first tournament to take place at a World Series event in the UK.
The WSOP is a global, multi-sport, $100,000 poker tournament, where players from all over the world compete for the highest stakes, with the biggest prize being $50 million.
The event will be played in a 24-hour period, with all the action broadcast on TV in the US and on BBC One in the rest of the UK over a two-week period.
In total, there are more than 100,000 players competing for the $500 million prize pool, which can be won on the WSOT Live Streaming app.
The world’s top players compete for cash prizes of up to $250,000 each, and they can be split into two groups of four, with one player going up against the other four.
It is also a group stage tournament, with a maximum of two teams from each group competing.
The first round of the tournament is scheduled to take the first five minutes, with each player getting one minute to make their move.
The next round will see a series of eight straight-sets between the top four players, with two players going head-to-head.
This will culminate in a single-set showdown between the two best players.
The final round will feature all the players in the top six, who are able to take part in a ‘best of five’ format, where one player is eliminated.
“There is a lot of excitement here, and I’m very excited to be representing the UK,” said Jamie Houghington, who plays for the US-based team in the main event.
“It is an incredible opportunity to represent my country and represent the WSOC and its players.”
WSOP World Series 2017 is taking place at the PokerStars Arena, located in Birmingham, UK.
It runs from January 14-20 and is free to watch.
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