The 2013 World Series is out and there's some new events in and some old favorites gone and a clever solution to a tricky problem implemented. You can see the bracelet event schedule here.
First, the disappointments. Harrah's continuing axing $10k Championship events, adding H.O.R.S.E., Pot-Limit Hold'em and Six-Handed No-Limit to the list of 10k's they got rid of last year. Aside from the main event, PLO and No-Limit Deuce-Seven Single Draw are the only 10k championships left.
Deuce-Seven Single Draw? Rather than Omaha Hi-Low or HORSE? Really?
But they did make a great decision on the Ladies Championship. Every year, a few men decide that they should play in the Ladies Championship. This year, while the women pay $1,000 to get in, the men will have to pay $10,000.
That ought to thin the men from the field.
Regardless of whether you can afford any of the events, you should try to get to Vegas for the WSOP. There is no other event like it in the world.