2019 WSOP Europe Dates and Initial Details Revealed

2019 WSOP Europe Dates and Initial Details Revealed

The World Series of Poker offices have been busy over the past few months setting up the entirety of WSOP offerings for 2019. And they’ve been releasing their decisions in neat packages since just before Christmas 2018, each announcement revealing more about the 50th Anniversary World Series of Poker in Las Vegas.

The last bit of information nearly completed the 2019 WSOP summer schedule, though the online poker events have yet to be disclosed and added to what will be the final tournament schedule.

This week, WSOP executives went a step further and announced some information about the World Series of Poker Europe in Fall 2019.

Where and When

WSOP Europe will start on October 15 and run through November 4, 2019. The Main Event will be an October 25-30 affair, near the end of the three-week live poker series.

King’s Resort will host the action again, for the third year in a row. The casino/resort is located in the Czech Republic but near the German border. Most players travel to Munich, Nuremberg, or Prague and take cars from those airports, though trains do run nearer to King’s. As noted by WSOP Director Gregory Chochon, “King’s Resort is perfectly situated and convenient for Europeans to get to and we expect the 2019 edition to continue to deliver big prize pools and participation.

Events Being Finalized

The one event that is already on the books is the WSOP Europe Main Event, which will require a €10K buy-in, will run from October 25-30. There is no guarantee or determination of starting days or reentry opportunities, but the press release reminded players that the 2018 Main Event prize pool exceeded €5 million. There were also two starting days, which is likely to be in place again in 2019.

There will be 10 gold bracelet events on the schedule, and those are currently being finalized. And there will be live reporting of all of the events, with livestreaming of select tournaments.

There will also be an array of cash games running around the clock, as the poker room will be open 24 hours per day. There are more than 200 poker tables available for tournaments and cash games.

The entire 2018 WSOPE series of 10 events brought in 6,028 entries and awarded €20,997,184 in prize money. Those tournaments offered NLHE and PLO events, one mixing the two and the others featuring deep stacks, turbo structures, bounties, and reentries.

As for the Main Event, there were 534 entries and a €5,073,000 prize pool, and Jack Sinclair won the bracelet and €1,122,239 for his victory.

About Jennifer Newell

Jennifer began writing about poker while working at the World Poker Tour in the mid-2000s. Since then, her freelance writing career has taken her from Los Angeles to Las Vegas and back to her hometown of St. Louis, where she now lives with her two dogs. She continues to follow the poker world as she also launches a new subscription box company and finishes her first novel. Jennifer has written for numerous publications including PokerStars.com and has followed the US poker and gaming market closely for the last 15 years. Follow Jen on Twitter

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