Mixed event raises the bar for WSOP participants

Big stacks are good

In an attempt to make the 2008 WSOP that much more interesting, eight different $10k buy-in World Championship events have been added to the world's most famous poker bonanza. None should be more challenging than the mixed event that starts at 5 p.m. today.

Getting to the top of the mixed event will be tough. First, players need to have enough bank to bang in the $10k test of all-skills poker.

Second, they need to be confident they can beat top pro players in eight different variations of the game, including Triple-Draw 2-7 Lowball, Limit Hold'em, Omaha Eight-or-Better, Razz, Seven Card Stud, Stud Eight-or-Better, No-Limit Hold'em and Pot-Limit Omaha.

Third, they need the facility to seamlessly bounce between strategies because the game changes every eight hands.

It is the first time that the $10,000 World Championship Mixed Event will be held during the Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em

  • June 15: Limit Hold'em
  • June 17: Seven-Card Stud Hi-Lo Split Eight-or-Better
  • June 19: Omaha Hi-Lo Split Eight-or-Better
  • June 29: Pot-Limit Omaha
  • For full coverage of the event when it starts up at 5 p.m., visit the PokerListings Live Tournaments section.

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