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Updated: 4th July 2016 Written by / WSOP, WSOP 2016

2016 wsop crazy eightsThis weekend the 2016 WSOP Crazy Eights Event 54 and Poker Players Championship Event 55 are the featured tournaments at the World Series of Poker.

Sponsored by 888poker, the Crazy Eights tournament has two starting days on July 1-2 with a total of four starting flights. The $888 buy-in 8-handed tournament allows re-entries, if a player is eliminated in any starting flight they may register for any of next flights.

The Poker Players Championship is true test of a poker players abilities. The 6-handed tournament features eight different variants of poker. With a buy-in of $50,000 it attracts poker pros who's skills exceed NL Holdem.

2016 WSOP Crazy Eights & Poker Players Championship

This weekend the World Series of Poker hosts a new event the Crazy Eights tournament and legendary Poker Players Championship.

2016 WSOP Crazy Eights Event 54 (8-Handed No-Limit Hold'em)

The low buy-in $888 WSOP Crazy Eights event is sure to attract a large field of players who will join the field of players who qualified through 888poker satellites online.

The Crazy Eights tournament is a four day event with two starting days and four starting flights. There are re-entries available for the next flight for players who are eliminated.

The 8-Handed event sponsored by 888poker guarantees $888,888 for first place prize and WSOP bracelet for the winner.

2016 WSOP Crazy Eights
Starting days: Friday, July 1st - Saturday, July 2nd
Start Times: daily at 10:00 AM & 4:00 PM
Buy-in: $888 (re-entries)
Entries: 6,761 players
Prizes: $888,888 for first place prize

Final 12 Players Remaining

1 - Chase Johnson - 4,405,000
2 - Michael Lech - 4,250,000
3 - Hung Le - 3,840,000
4 - Henry Grunzweig - 3,360,000
5 - Dimitar Danchev - 3,165,000
6 - Yang Zhang - 2,970,000
7 - Aurelien Guiglini - 2,780,000
8 - Nils Bardsley - 2,780,000
9 - Loni Harwood - 2,060,000
10 - Rafael Yaraliyev - 1,975,000
11 - David Jackson 1,435,000
12 - Francis Anderson - 1,400,000

Notable Pro Finishes

26 - Chris Ferguson - $17,760
35 - Greg Raymer - $14,430

Crazy Eights Payout Structure

1st - $888,888
2nd - $401,888
3rd - $297,888
4th - $222,888
5th - $167,888
6th - $126,888
7th - $96,888
8th - $74,888
9th-10th - $57,605
11th-12th - $44,705

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2016 WSOP Poker Players Championship

Running since 2006 as the H.O.R.S.E event and changed to the Poker Players Championship in 2010. The tournament has been won by the best in the game including: Chip Reese, Scotty Nguyen, Michael Mizrachi (twice) and Brian Rast. The winner receive a WSOP bracelet as well as the Chip Reese trophy for the year of their victory.

The five day event is a true test of overall poker skills as it features a variety of nine types of poker games. The games include: Limit Hold'em, Omaha Hi-Lo Split-8 or Better, Seven Card Stud, Seven Card Razz, Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo Split-8 or Better, No-Limit Hold'em, Pot-Limit Omaha, 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball.

2016 WSOP Event 55: Poker Players Championship (6-handed)
Dates: July 2-6
Time: 3:00 PM
Buy-in: $50,000



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