Considered by many top players to be their main event of the series, the $50,000 Poker Players Championship is set to kick off today at 3 p.m. local time at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino.
The prestigious tournament has been a tradition since Chip Reese won the inaugural championship back in 2006 and consistently attracts some of the biggest names in poker. The event is played in a nine-game format that rotates evenly between No-Limit Hold'em, Seven Card Stud, Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better, Razz, Pot-Limit Omaha, Limit Hold'em, Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better, No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw, and 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw.
Back in 2019, Phil Hui overcame a 74-player field to become the latest PPC champion and earn the right to get his name forever engraved on the Chip Reese Memorial Trophy — a tradition since 2008 following Reese's untimely passing.
Previous Poker Players Championship Results
The five-day tournament will be played six-handed throughout with players starting with 300,000 in chips. Levels will last 100 minutes each and players will get 15-minute breaks after every level. Play will conclude on Day 1 after level 6. Players will be eligible to late register up through level 10, which will end at approximately 10:20 p.m. on Day 2.
Be sure to stick with PokerNews for coverage of this prestigious event as the journey to crown the next Poker Players Champion begins!