Tips For First Timers To Be Better Prepared At The WSOP

Last Updated on May 16, 2019 Author:Adrian Sterne

Just about every poker player in the world wants to have the experience of playing at the World Series of Poker (WSOP).

The biggest and most popular poker tournament in the world will kick-off on May 28 and will run till July 16 at the Rio Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The WSOP is held once every year but the 2019 WSOP is going to be extra-special as the WSOP is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Tournament organizers have put together some exciting events, over $200 million in guaranteed prize money and the highest number of WSOP gold bracelet events ever.

Thousands of poker players who have never been to the WSOP are expected to make their way to Las Vegas to take part in this month and a half long poker tournament. They all come with high expectations as they look to make a name for themselves, win more than they spend and get their hands on a coveted WSOP bracelet.

If you are visiting the WSOP for the first time, it can be a bit overwhelming when you see the size of the playing field and come face to face with some of the best poker pros in the world.

Three Tips For WSOP Newbies

Here are three quick tips that can help first time WSOP players be better prepared to win.

1. Gain Some Experience Before Arriving

If you have never sat down at a poker table in a casino before, we encourage you to do so before turning up at the Rio. Showing up unprepared at the WSOP and trying to figure things out is a sure way to get overwhelmed and lose quickly.

While the WSOP starts on May 28 remember it runs till early July. Play some WSOPC poker events at a casino near you to get experience.

2. Choose Your Events Wisely

Don’t just show up and play any event. Take the time to go through the 2019 WSOP schedule and carefully select the events that you want to play in.

Try to arrive as early as possible and not just a few hours before your event takes place. If you prepare well in advance, it takes a lot of the stress away.

3. Sleep And Food

New poker players are usually caught off-guard as to how long and difficult some of the events turn out to be.

It is essential that you get enough sleep and eat properly so that you are both physically fit and mentally alert at the tables.

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