You may not have heard of the World Series of Poker National Championship but that should change this year as there will be more professional poker players in the event.
Last year the WSOP National Championship was pretty much ignored
as many of the top players in the world didn’t qualify. It was
basically just for WSOP Circuit winners. This year that will change,
as not only will the WSOP Circuit winners qualify, but top points
earners from the last two World Series of Poker and World Series of
Poker Europe will also qualify.
Some of the best poker pros in the world will have to put in the $10,000 entry fee but at least now they can play. “This marks the first time we will take the best of the best from all our events to compete against one another to determine a true WSOP National Champion.” WSOP Executive Director Ty Stewart said.
Top players like Michael Mizrachi, Phil Hellmuth, Ben Lamb, Jonathan Duhamel, John Racener, Shawn Buchanan, John Juanda, Chris Moorman, Jason Mercier, Eugene Katchalov, Bertrand Grospelier, Tom Dwan, 2011 Main Event champion Pius Heinz, and other top pros will now qualify.
This year’s WSOP National Championship will begin on July 6th
at the Rio in Las Vegas and continue on July 7th. The final nine players
will then get a break and come back on July 11th to determine the