Event #70: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed

Event #70: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed Starts at 3 p.m.

Jean-Robert Bellande

Event #70: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed is upon us and cards will be in the air at 3 p.m. local time. It's the 70th event of the 2019 World Series of Poker held at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. The event is planned to play down to a winner over the next four days and today will be the first step in the process of crowning a new champion.

Last year, the tournament was won by no other than Jean-Robert Bellande. He beat a field of 621 players last year to win his first WSOP gold bracelet and the first-place prize of $616,302. The tournament is expected to have some big numbers again when registration ends at the start of Day 2. New entries would enter the tournament with a fresh stack of 30,000 and blinds at 1,000/2,000 with a 2,000 big blind ante.

The tournament will feature one-hour levels and they'll play ten of them on the first day. Another ten levels will be played on Day 2 of the tournament and they'll play down to the final six players on Day 3. A winner will be crowned on Day 4 of the tournament. Players will have a 15-minute break after every two levels. They will all start with 30,000 in chips and blind levels that will start at 100/100 with a big blind ante of 100.

Make sure to stay tuned to PokerNews to follow the process of finding Bellande's successor.