Event #50: $1,500 Eight-Game Mix

The 50th Event of the 2014 WSOP Kicks Off!

2014 WSOP Gold Bracelet

Welcome back to our ongoing coverage of the 2014 World Series of Poker! Today marks the start of the 50th event of the summer with Event #50: $1,500 Eight-Game Mix!

While eight-game mix tournaments have been offered in the past, the $1,500 buy-in format is new for the 2014 WSOP. The mix of eight games is the same as the $50,000 Poker Players Championship, but holds a much more affordable buy-in for the casual player. The mix includes no-limit hold'em, limit hold'em, pot-limit Omaha, Omaha 8, stud, stud 8, razz, and 2-7 triple draw.

Last year, the eight-game mix event was a $2,500 buy-in and was won by Michael Malm. Malm defeated recent bracelet winner Steven Wolansky to pocket over $225,000 in first-place prize money.

Play is set to kick off at 4 p.m. local time where the field will play a full ten levels. There will be a 15-minute break after every two levels and no dinner break. As always, be sure to stay glued to PokerNews as we provide all of the crazy Day 1 action!