Published on July 22nd, 2005, 7:47 pm EST

World Series of Poker Television Schedule

Thousands will be competing at the 2005 World Series of Poker (WSOP) for $10M, the biggest prize ever. Perhaps the most exciting aspect of the WSOP is its Cinderella factor: the ability for no-name amateurs to win a spot among the best professionals. Chris Moneymaker did it in 2003 when he won a seat to the WSOP through a $40 satellite tournament hosted by PokerStars, an online site. An unknown in the poker world, Moneymaker beat 838 players to win $2.5 million. The next year registration in the main event tripled and 2576 players played towards the $5M first prize. This yearís turnout is estimated at 6000 participants playing for a $10M prize. Quite an evolution in a gaming event that originally began in 1970, when only a few pros played at Binionís Horseshoe to see who was the best.

This year marks the first that the WSOP is played at the Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas since Binionís Horseshoe sold the tournament event to Harrahís. Below is the television schedule for all broadcasts of the WSOP.

Date Event # Tournament Buy-In Air Date/Winner
June 2, Thursday 1 Casino Employee No-limit Hold'em $500 Andy Nguyen
June 3, Friday 2 No-limit Hold'em $1,500 Aug. 23 @ 8 pm
June 4, Saturday 3 Pot-limit Hold'em $1,500 Thom Werthmann
June 5, Sunday 4 Limit Hold'em $1,500 Aug. 23 @ 9 pm
June 6, Monday 5 Omaha Hi-low Eight or Better $1,500 Patrick Poels
June 7, Tuesday 6 Short Handed (6/table) No-limit Hold'em $2,500 Issac Galazan
June 8, Wednesday 7 No-limit Hold'em w/rebuys $1,000 Aug. 30 @ 8 pm
June 9, Thursday 8 Seven Card Stud $1,500 Cliff Josephy
June 10, Friday 9 No-limit Hold'em $2,000 Aug. 30 @ 9 pm
June 11, Saturday 10 Limit Hold'em $2,000 Siagzar "Reza" Payvar
June 12, Sunday 11 Pot-limit Hold'em $2,000 Sept. 6 @ 8 pm
June 13, Monday 12 Pot-limit Omaha w/re-buys $2,000 Sept. 6 @ 9 pm
June 14, Tuesday 13 No-limit Hold'em $5,000 Sept. 13 @ 8 pm
June 15, Wednesday 14 Seven Card Stud Hi-low Split $1,000 Steve Hohn
June 16, Thursday 15 Limit Hold'em Shootout $1,500 Mark Seif
June 17, Friday 16 No-limit Hold'em Shootout $1,500 Anthony Reategui
June 18, Saturday 17 Limit Hold'em $2,500 Quinn Do
June 19, Sunday 18 Seven Card Stud Hi-low Split, 2p.m. start $2,000 Dennis Ethier
June 19, Sunday 19 Pot Limit Omaha $1,500 Barry Greenstein
June 20, Mon. 20 Pot-limit Hold'em $5,000 Sept. 13 @ 9 pm
June 21, Tuesday 21 Omaha Hi-low Split $2,500 Todd Brunson
June 22, Wednesday 22 No-limit Hold'em $1,500 Sept. 20 @ 8 pm
June 23, Thursday 23 Seven Card Stud $5,000 Sept. 20 @ 9 pm
June 24, Friday 24 No-Limit Hold'em $2,500 Sept. 27 @ 8 pm
June 25, Saturday 25 Pot-limit Hold'em $2,500 Johnny Chan
June 26, Sunday 26 Ladies Event No-limit Hold'em, 11a.m. start, 1 day event $1,000 Jennifer Tilley
June 26, Sunday 27 Pot-limit Omaha w/re-buys, 2p.m. start $5,000 Sept. 27 @ 9 pm
June 27, Monday 28 Limit Hold'em $5,000 Oct. 4 @ 8 pm
June 28, Tuesday 29 No-limit Hold'em $2,000 Lawrence Gosney
June 29, Wednesday 30 Seven Card Razz 1 day event, 2p.m. start $1,500 O'Neil Longson
June 29, Wednesday 31 No-limit Hold'em-Short handed 6/table $5,000 Oct. 4 @ 9 pm
June 30, Thursday 32 Omaha hi-low split $5,000 David Chiu
July 1, Friday 33 No-limit Hold'em $3,000 Andre Boyer
July 2, Saturday 34 Seniors No-Limit Hold'em, 1day event $1,000 William McKinney
July 2, Saturday 35 Pot-limit Omaha, 2p.m. start $10,000 Rafi Amit
July 3, Sunday 36 Limit Holdem $3,000 Todd Witteles
July 4, Monday 37 No-limit Hold'em w/re-buys $1,000 Jon Henegan
July 5, Tuesday 38 Super satellite day (10a.m./3p.m./8p.m.) $1,000 n/a
July 5, Tuesday 39 No-limit 2 to 7 Draw Lowball w/re-buys $5,000 David Grey
July 6, Wednesday 40 Super satellite day (9a.m./2p.m./9p.m.) n/a n/a
July 6, Wednesday 41 Media/Celebrity Charity Event at 6p.m. (one day event) Randy Bowman
July 7, Thursday 42 Day 1A, The first 1,000 - 2,200 play down to 500-650 $10,000 Oct. 11 @ 8 pm
July 8, Friday 42 Day 1B, The second 1,000 - 2,200 play down to 500-650 $10,000 Oct. 11 @ 9 pm
July 9, Saturday 42 Day 1C, The third 1,000 - 2,200 play down to 500-650 $10,000 Oct. 18 @ 8 pm
July 10, Sunday 42 Day 2, Start with 1,500-1,950 play down to 500-1,000 $10,000 Oct. 18 @ 9 pm
July 11, Monday 42 Day 3B, Start with 500-1,000 play down to 200-400 $10,000 Oct. 25 @ 8 pm
July 11, Monday 43 No-limit Hold'em, 1 day event $1,500 Ron Kirk
July 12, Tuesday 42 Day 4, Start with 200 - 400 play down to 100-150 $10,000 Oct. 25 @ 9 pm, Nov 1 @ 8, 9 pm
July 12, Tuesday 44 No-limit Hold'em, 1 day event $1,000 John Pires
July 13, Wednesday 42 Day 5, Start with 100-150 play down to 27 $10,000 Nov. 8 @ 8, 9 pm
July 13, Wednesday 45 No-limit Hold'em, 1 day event $1,000 Willie Tann
July 14, Thursday 42 Day 6, Start with 27 play down 9 $10,000 Nov. 15 @ 8 pm
July 15, Friday 42 Day 7, Final table $10,000 Nov. 15 @ 9 pm