Welcome to Day 1 of Event #36: $10,000 Dealer's Choice Championship
One of the mixed game highlights of the 2021 World Series of Poker will unfold throughout the next three days at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. At 3pm local time, Event #36: $10,000 Dealer's Choice Championship will get underway in the tan section of the Amazon Room and mixed game specialists from all over the world will be showcasing their skills to determine the next WSOP gold bracelet winner.
The defending champion for this tournament is Adam Friedman, who came out on top of a field of 122 entries in 2019. He defeated Shaun Deeb in heads-up to claim his third career bracelet and walked away with the top prize of $312,417 and made history after winning the very same tournament in back-to-back years.
Friedman has already been involved in plenty of the mixed game events during the ongoing festival and it seems certain that he will return for more glory and aim to make it a three-peat.
All levels on Day 1 will last 60 minutes each and ten of them are played to begin with. There will be a 15-minute break every two levels and the action concludes at around 2 am local time.
This tournament is played in a six-handed format and the level duration as of Day 2 will then increase to 90 minutes each. That's also when the registration will close for the next high-stakes contest.
In total, there are 20 different poker variants in rotation that the players get to pick from every orbit. In flop games, the ante is posted from the Big Blind. In pot limit, the ante only counts as part of the pot
“AFTER THE FLOP.” In pot limit, the ante is equal to the big blind. In no-limit, the ante is equal to 1.5 times the big blind.
Stay tuned for the PokerNews live updates from this event which is certain to attract some of the biggest names in the world of poker.