Poker players and poker enthusiasts can book flights and reserve hotels, as the 46th programme for the annual World Series of Poker has been officially released. First ever online
bracelet event announced.
The event will run from May 27 – July 14 at Rio All Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas and in total there will be 68 bracelet events, combined guaranteeing at least $200,000,000 in
Schedule will be integrated with 11 debuting events:
- May 29-30: Event #5 - $565 Colossus No-Limit Hold’em with a $5,000,000 guaranteed prize pool.
- May 31: Event #6 - $1,000 Hyper No-Limit Hold’em with a fast, two-day structure.
- June 20: Event #42 - $1,500 Extended Play No-Limit Hold’em featuring longer, 90-minute levels.
- June 21: Event #43 - $1,000 Super Seniors No-Limit Hold’em. Must be age 65+ to enter.
- June 26: Event #53 - $5,000 Turbo No-Limit Hold’em, two-day structure with a high buy-in.
- June 27: Event #55 - $1,500 DraftKings 50/50 No-Limit Hold’em. Half the field to be paid.
- June 29: Event #60 - $25,000 High Roller 8-handed Pot-Limit Omaha. 4-day event.
- July 1: Event #62 - $1,500 Bounty No-Limit Hold’em. Every player is a bounty. Each is worth $500.
- July 3: Event #65 - $777 Lucky 7’s No-Limit Hold’em, featuring a first-ever $777 price point.
- July 3: Event #67 - $10,000 Dealers Choice, featuring 19 variants – the most ever played in a single WSOP event.
Event #5 (the $565 Colossus) and Event #65 (the $777 Lucky 7’s) both uniquely have “open” bracelet events with less than $1,000 buy-ins. Event#5 guarantees $5,000,000 prize pool and it is believed to be the largest field ever for a WSOP event of more than 10,000 players.
Both Event #6 ($1,000 Hyper NLHE) and Event #53 ($5,000 Turbo NLHE) will include fast structures and will be 2 days events. Instead, Event #42 ($1,500 Extended Play NLHE) will have longer 90-minute levels for a slower-than-typical structure.
In the DraftKings-sponsored Event #55, a $1,500 “50/50” event, half of the field will be ITM (in the money). In Event #62, a $1,500 buy-in “Bounty” NLHE event, every player who knocks out an opponent will earn a $500 bounty for the player knocking an opponent out of the tournament. And Event #67 will have the format of the popular “Dealer’s Choice”, now with a $10K buy-in, with 19 different variants available from which players will be able to choose.
That “Dealer’s Choice” event is one of 13 different open $10,000 “Championship” events on the schedule this year covering many different variants, with the Main Event making a 14th.
Event #43, the $1,000 “Super Seniors” NLHE event, will be restricted to players over 65. The traditional $1,000 Seniors No-Limit Hold’em Championship (for players aged 50 and above) comes back (Event #40, June 19-21), as does the Ladies No-Limit Hold’em Championship (Event #53, June 26-28), once more with a $1,000 price tag for women and $10,000 for men.
The programme also welcomes the first-ever online tournament, Event #64, a $1,000 buy-in tournament to be played at WSOP.com on Thursday, July 2, but obviously, the final heads up and the bracelet assignment will be hosted by the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino the following day.
All events with lower buy ins ($10.000 max) will feature deeper-than-usual starting stacks along with additional levels to slow the structures. Returning events such as the $1,500 “Millionaire Maker” (Event #16, June 5-8) and the $1,500 “Monster Stack” (Event #28, June 12-16) have been planned to begin on Fridays to help facilitate bigger turnouts. The $50,000 Poker Players Championship (Event #44, June 21-25), the $111,111 High Roller for One Drop (Event #58, June 28-29), and the $1,111 Little One for One Drop (Event #61, June 30-July 3) will all also return.