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WSOP Announces Details of 73 Events For 50th Annual Series & Many More Updates

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  • Attreyee Khasnabis January 24, 2019
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The world’s biggest and most-awaited poker festival, the World Series of Poker (WSOP), will be completing its 50th annual outing this year and the brand has decided to make it a series to remember!

The WSOP yesterday unveiled details of a total of 73 events as part of the series, in addition to the previous announcements that the global poker brand had made.

7 Marquee Events Announced in December 2018

Last December, WSOP had revealed the dates for it’s 50th Annual Series announcing that a total of 78 bracelet events will be held from May 29 to July 17 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. The mega festival will be aired exclusively on PokerGO and ESPN, from July 3-16. In fact, details regarding seven marquee tournaments were also revealed.

Details of 13 More Events Released in January 2019

Earlier this year, WSOP named 13 more events of the series and also disclosed that the one of the signature events at the WSOP, The Colossus will undergo a revamp making it a two-flight event starting on June 26. The second flight will kick off the following day.

Moreover, $1,000 buy-in Mini Main Event was also added to the WSOP calendar. Scheduled to be held two days before the start of the $10,000 buy-in actual Main Event, the Mini Main Event takes place on Monday, July 1 and Tuesday, July 2. Akin to its namesake, the Mini Main Event will see players start with 60,000 in tournament chips and features the same blind structure but with 30-min levels instead of 120-minute levels in the Main Event.

Furthermore, two Super Turbo Bounty events were also confirmed on the schedule with both events featuring a single-day structure. The $1,000 buy-in version will offer a $300 bounty for each elimination, while in the $1,500 version each elimination will be worth $500.

73 Events & Many More Updates Unveiled

Apart from announcing the 73 events of the 2019 WSOP schedule, WSOP also revealed more changes that the brand will be incorporating at the upcoming series.

2019 World Series of Poker Updated Schedule

DateTimeEventBuy-in
May-29
11am
Casino Employees
$500
12am
Super Turbo Bounty
$10,000
May-30
11am
Big 50 No-Limit Hold'em 1A
$500
3pm
Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better
$1,500
May-31
11am
Big 50 No-Limit Hold'em 1B
$500
3pm
50th Annual High Roller NLH
$50,000
Jun-01
10am
Big 50 No-Limit Hold'em 1C
$500
3pm
Limit Mixed Triple Draw
$2,500
Jun-02
10am
Big 50 No-Limit Hold'em 1D
$500
6pm
Short Deck No-Limit Hold'em
$10,000
Jun-03
11am
No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack$600
3pmDealer's Choice$1,500
6pm
No-Limit Hold'em
$5,000
Jun-04
10am
Super Turbo Bounty
$1,000
3pm
No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw
$1,500
Jun-05
11am
H.O.R.S.E.
$1,500
3pm
Heads Up No-Limit Hold'em
$10,000
4pm
Six-Max No-Limit Hold'em
$1,500
Jun-06
11am
No-Limit Hold'em Shootout
$1,500
3pm
Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better
$10,000
Jun-07
10am
Millionaire Maker No-Limit Hold'em 1A
$1,500
3pm
Seven-Card Stud
$1,500
Jun-08
10am
Millionaire Maker No-Limit Hold'em 1B
$1,500
3pm
No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw
$10,000
Jun-09
11am
Double Stack
$1,000
12pmEight-Game Mix
$1,500
Jun-10
11amPot-Limit Omaha Deepstack$600
12pm
Marathon
$2,620
3pm
Seven-Card Stud Hi-Lo
$1,500
Jun-11
11am
No-Limit Hold'em
$1,000
3pm
H.O.R.S.E.
$10,000
Jun-12
11am
Pot-Limit Omaha
$1,000
3pm
Six-Max No-Limit Hold'em
$3,000
Jun-13
10am
Seniors No-Limit Hold'em (50+)
$1,000
3pm
Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw
$1,500
Jun-14
10am
Double Stack No-Limit Hold'em 1A
$1,000
3pm
Dealers Choice 6-Handed
$10,000
Jun-15
10am
Double Stack No-Limit Hold'em 1B
$1,000
3pmNo-Limit Hold'em Shootout
$3,000
Jun-1611amNo-Limit Hold'em Deepstack$800
Jun-17
10am
Super Seniors 60+
$1,000
12pm
Pot-Limit Omaha
$1,500
3pm
Seven-Card Stud
$10,000
Jun-18
11amEight-Handed NL/PLO Mixed Deepstack$600
3pm
Big-Bet Mix
$2,500
Jun-19
11am
No-Limit Hold'em Bounty
$1,500
3pm
High Roller Pot-Limit Omaha
$25,000
Jun-20
11am

Ladies
$11,000
12pm
No-Limit Hold'em
$2,500
3pm
Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw
$10,000
Jun-21
10am
Monster Stack No-Limit Hold'em 1A
$1,500
3pm
Omaha/Stud Hi-Lo Mix
$2,500
Jun-22
10am
Monster Stack No-Limit Hold'em 1B
$1,500
3pm
Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed
$10,000
Jun-23
12pmEight-Handed No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack$800
3pm
Razz
$1,500
Jun-24
11am
Super Turbo Bounty
$1,500
2pm
Tag Team No-Limit Hold'em (2-4 person teams)
$1,000/Team
3pm
Poker Players Championship
$50,000
Jun-25
11amDeepstack Championship No-Limit Hold'em$600
3pm
Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo
$1,500
Jun-26
10am
Colossus – Flight A
$400
3pm
Razz Championship
$10,000
Jun-27
10am
Colossus – Flight B
$400
3pm
Omaha Mix
$1,500
Jun-28
10am
Crazy Eight's No-Limit Hold'em 1A
$888
3pm
Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8
$10,000
5pm
Crazy Eight's No-Limit Hold'em 1B
$888
Jun-29
10am
Crazy Eight's No-Limit Hold'em 1C
$888
3pm
No-Limit Hold'em
$1,500
Jun-30
10am
Crazy Eight's No-Limit Hold'em 1D$888
3pm
Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8
$10,000
Jul-01
11am
Mini Main Event
$1,000
3pm
Six-Max No-Limit Hold'em
$5,000
Jul-0211amSalute to Warriors No-Limit Hold'em$500
3pm
Limit Hold'em Championship
$10,000
Jul-03
12am
Main Event World Championship 1A
$10,000
Jul-04
12am
Main Event World Championship 1B
$10,000
Jul-05
12am
Main Event World Championship 1C
$10,000
Jul-06
12pm
Little One for One Drop – Flight A
$1,111
Jul-07
12pm
Little One for One Drop – Flight B
$1,111
Jul-08
11am
Little One for One Drop – Flight C
$1,111
3pm
Six-Handed Limit Hold'em
$3,000
Jul-09
11am
Pot-Limit Omaha Bounty
$1,500
3pm
No-Limit Hold'em
$3,000
Jul-10
11am
No-Limit Hold'em/Pot-Limit Omaha
$1,500
3pm
Bracelet Winners No-Limit Hold'em
$1,500
Jul-11
11am
Double Stack
$1,500
3pm
High Roller No-Limit Hold'em
$100,000
Jul-12
11am
The Closer – Flight A
$1,500
3pm
Six-Max Pot-Limit Omaha
$3,000
Jul-13
11am
The Closer – Flight B
$1,500
3pm
Six-Max No-Limit Hold'em
$10,000
Jul-14
11am
The Closer – Flight C
$1,500
3pm
H.O.R.S.E.
$3,000
Jul-15
12pm
No-Limit Hold'em
$5,000

In a press release dated January 23, WSOP announced several changes that it will be incorporating at the upcoming poker festival.

According to the press release, the starting chip stacks will see an increase, “At the 50th Annual WSOP, players in the majority of events will see significant increases to their starting chip stack from 2018 and prior. Where a $1,500 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em event last year started with 7,500 in chips, this year that event will start with 25,000 in chips.”

Additionally, many events will be re-structured to accommodate the Big Blind Ante format which means that all No-Limit Hold’em events at the 2019 WSOP, including gold bracelet events, Daily Deepstacks and Mega Satellites, will adopt the Big Blind Ante format.

WSOP Vice President Jack Effel stated, “It is important the modern-day World Series of Poker continues to evolve. People certainly like bigger starting stacks, and we’re happy to oblige while simultaneously adding more value.”

Following is a chart representing the changes in chip stacks from 2018 to 2019.

Price Point
2018 Stack
2019 Stack
$400
N/A
40,000
$500
5,000
50,000
$600
N/A
30,000
$800
N/A
40,000
$888
8,000
40,000
$1,000
5,000
20,000
$1,500 NL/PLO
7,500
25,000
$1,500 Limit
7,500
10,000
$2,500
12,500
15,000
$2,620
26,200
26,200
$3,000
15,000
20,000
$5,000
25,000
30,000
$10,000
50,000
60,000
$25,000
125,000
150,000
$50,000
250,000
300,000
$100,000
500,000
600,000

 

While no $600 or $800 events have been announced by the WSOP yet, looking at the above-mentioned chart, it seems there is a possibility that more events may be added to the schedule later.

Lastly, in order to make the 50th anniversary celebration of the WSOP extra special, WSOP has announced a special event open only to previous bracelet winners. Any player who has won a WSOP gold bracelet is eligible to participate in the $1,500 Bracelet Winners Only No-Limit Hold’em which will take place on July 10. The 1,078 players who have won bracelets in the past, plus the 2019 bracelet winners will be able to compete in the event, which features a starting stack of 50,000.

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