Another Round of Events Added to WSOP 2019 Schedule

Another Round of Events Added to WSOP 2019 Schedule

It’s almost complete! With more tournaments added to the lineup of the 50th Anniversary World Series of Poker, the schedule seems to be nearly finished and final.

Announcements about the 2019 summer series began in December 2018 and have continued throughout the first month of 2019. The most recent press release (before this one) came out less than one week ago to announce starting chip stacks for most of the tournaments, the implantation of big blind antes for most events, and the addition of more bracelet events.

This latest announcement should make the schedule complete, but a look at that “full” schedule doesn’t list the tournament numbers, nor are the structure sheets attached. Most importantly, the online bracelet events to be held at WSOP.com have yet to be revealed. Those few missing links should be added in the coming weeks to provide a truly full schedule available for download.

Meanwhile, there are new announcements on tap.

More Tournaments Confirmed

The latest tournaments to be added are new, gold-bracelet events, as they are on the main schedule with other bracelet events. They are low buy-in (relative to others) tournaments that include NLHE and PLO. And the addition of those events adds another championship, though it is only $600 while other championship events tend to be $10K buy-ins.

The new events on the schedule are as follows:

June 3:  $600 NLHE Deepstack (30,000 chips, 30/40-minute levels, single reentry)

June 10:  $600 PLO Deepstack (30,000 chips, 30/40-minute levels, unlimited reentries)

June 16:  $800 NLHE Deepstack (40,000 chips, 40/60-minute levels, single reentry)

June 18:  $600 8-Handed NL/PLO Mixed Deepstack (30,000 chips, 30/40-minute levels, single reentry)

June 23:  $800 8-Handed NLHE Deepstack (40,000 chips, 30/40-minute levels, single reentry)

June 25:  $600 NLHE Deepstack Championship (30,000 chips, 40/60-minute levels, single reentry)

The June 25th Championship also includes a $500K guarantee on the prize pool and adds a WSOP Main Event seat for the tournament’s winner.

Daily Non-Bracelet Events Confirmed

The WSOP executives had mentioned that there will be daily deepstack tournaments, and those are now confirmed. And additionally, there will be some weekly events on that particular schedule. None of the events will award gold WSOP bracelets.

Every day of the WSOP – from May 28 to July 16 – there will be four tournaments, all employing the big blind ante format and all allowing unlimited reentries:

Daily at 1pm:  $250 NLHE (20,000 chips, 30-minute levels)

Daily at 4pm:  $200 NLHE (15,000 chips, 30-minute levels)

Daily at 7pm:  $400 NLHE (25,000 chips, 20-minute levels)

Daily at 10pm:  $150 NLHE (10,000 chips, 20-minute levels)

The only exceptions to the daily tournament schedule will happen when certain bracelet events draw particularly large fields and require extra space.

The weekly events will each allow unlimited reentries, offer 20K chips stacks, and run on 30-minute levels. They are scheduled as follows:

Sundays at 5pm (June 2 – July 14):  $250 PLO Deepstack

Wednesdays at 9am (May 28 – July 10):  $250 Seniors NLHE Deepstack

The seniors must show identification that they are aged 50 or over.

Another Anniversary Special

The latest announcement also adds another special event, this a unique one to the WSOP. Though there have been charity-centered events throughout the years, this is the first to honor United States military service members.

The SALUTE to Warriors tournament will be a $500 buy-in NLHE tournament starting on July 2. Players will receive 25K in chips, play 40-minute levels, and find a gold bracelet at the end. The tournament will run over the course of three days, putting the final table on July 4. All profits from the event, of which the exact details are not yet determined, will go to the USO (United Service Organizations), a nonprofit charity dedicated to providing live entertainment to active duty service members around the world.

 

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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