Today kicks off Day 1A of Event #5: $500 The Housewarming No-Limit Hold'em at the 2022 WSOP in its new home at Bally’s and Paris Las Vegas. This will be the first of four Day 1s for this event, with flights beginning at 10 a.m. each day, June 2 through June 5. The event features a whopping $5,000,000 guaranteed prize pool.
As this is a feature event to celebrate the move to the new venue, the only tournament it can be compared to right now is the Event #4: $500 The Reunion No-Limit Hold’em in 2021 where Long Ma won $513,604. That tournament attracted 12,973 entries and The Housewarming is expected to crush those numbers.
All Day 1s will kick of in the Paris Ballroom but with the expected field for this tournament, tables in the Bally's Ballroom have also been opened up for today's players.
Players start with 50,000 in chips, with blinds at 100/200 with a 200 big blind ante to begin. Day 1 levels are 30 minutes each with 20-minute breaks following every fourth level. A 90-minute dinner break is scheduled to take place after Level 14 (which should be around 6 p.m. if cards go in the air on time).
Late registration remains open for 10 levels (around 4 p.m.). Play will conclude after 22 levels or until 15% of the field is remaining, whichever is later. Players may re-enter once per flight.
Remaining players will return for Day 2 on Monday, June 6 at 10 a.m., with the event wrapping up the following day.
Stay tuned into PokerNews for live updates for this and all other events during the 2022 World Series of Poker at Bally's and Paris, Las Vegas.