Harrah’s Entertainment, who owns the rights to the World Series of Poker, recently announced they are making a slight change to the schedule of the 2008 World Series of Poker. The change is simply two events switching positions, the $50,000 World Championship HORSE event and the $2,500 Deuce-to-Seven Triple Draw Lowball event. The $50,000 HORSE event had been Event #40 but is now Event #45, beginning at 5:00 p.m. on June 25th and ending on June 29th. The $2,500 Deuce-to-Seven Triple Draw Lowball event is now Event #40 and will begin at 12:00 p.m on June 22nd and run through June 24th.
Harrah’s has explained that they are making the change to the schedule to accommodate ESPN, who will now be able to offer better and more in-depth coverage of the $50,000 HORSE event. The $50,000 HORSE event is now considered te professionals’ game, as players need to be skilled in five different poker games, Holdem, Omaha, Razz, Seven Card Stud, and Seven Card Stud Eights of Better in order to have a shot at winning. The difficulty and large buy-in of the $50,000 HORSE event have made it nearly as prestigious as the Main Event and very popular among poker enthusiasts watching the coverage on ESPN.