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WSOP's "The Colossus" expected to draw over 13,000 Players

The World Series of Poker released the highlights of their 2015 schedule, which includes 60 separate events spanning from May 27th to July 14th. But of these 60 events, most players can't stop talking about one - "The Colossus."

This No-Limit Hold'em tournament will feature a $5 million prize pool along with a $565 buy-in. The latter is what really makes The Colossus special because this is the lowest open-event buy-in in the last 35 years. Couple this with the fact that $5 million and a WSOP gold bracelet are on the line, and you have one tourney that should draw players by the thousands.

But just how many thousands? As the Las Vegas Sun reports, the event is expected to draw over 13,000 players, which would easily make it the largest land-based poker tournament in history. Moreover, it could certainly help the WSOP crack their overall attendance record of 82,360 players, which was set last year. WSOP Executive Director Ty Stewart discussed the tourney by saying:

"Load up the entire gang – the home game, the spouse, whomever you know that enjoys the game. The Colossus is going to feature a historic prize pool at this buy-in level and it can only happen at the World Series of Poker."

Beyond The Colossus, there'll be plenty of other great events in the 2015 WSOP. The Millionaire Maker returns again, which is a $1,500 buy-in that guarantees a $1 million top prize. The Little One for ONE DROP is another great low-roller event, featuring a $1,000 buy-in, or $1,111 if you donate to ONE DROP to double your starting chip stack.

And many of course will be eyeing the WSOP Main Event, which will again offer a $10 million guaranteed prize to first place. Last year, Martin Jacobson navigated through a field of 6,683 players and on to the first-place payout. A similar field can be expected this time around with so much money at the top.