WSOP Announces High Buy-In Events for 2019 Series
The powers-that-be at the World Series of Poker have been quite busy working on the schedule for the 50th Anniversary WSOP this summer. And instead of waiting until the entire schedule is set, they have been releasing it in increments as decisions are made.
This has been helpful to players and poker fans who plan to travel to Las Vegas for any part of the 2019 WSOP, as they can start planning their trips early. With action set to kick off on May 28, the early planners may secure better room rates and have more time to watch for transportation sales. Players have always wanted their information as early as possible, and their wishes are coming true with WSOP 2019 schedule.
The first announcement came just before Christmas 2018, when the WSOP offered its starting and ending dates, along with general information about tournaments like the opening Big 50 and the Main Event. The next press release added 13 more events to the schedule, including the Ladies and Seniors Championships, Little One for One Drop, and Super Turbo Bounty tournaments.
The latest news pertains to all tournaments for the upcoming 2019 WSOP with buy-ins of $10K or higher.
All $10k and above events announced for 2019 WSOP. Who has $405,000 lying around? That's what these 20 events would cost if you entered them all.
— WSOP (@WSOP) January 15, 2019
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The most popular tournament of the summer WSOP is always the $10K buy-in World Championship, also known as the Main Event. Those dates were already announced in late 2018 as July 3-16, beginning with three days of starting flights and moving through toward the final table on July 16. The new information about that event, though, is that there will be late registration available with players able to buy in through the start of Day 2, of which there will be two, one on July 6 and the second on July 7. Players should also know that the starting stack will be 60K chips and the format will include big blind antes.
While the Main Event is the primary championship, there are other “championship” tournaments throughout the series in poker variants other than standard No Limit Hold’em. Of course, there will be NLHE in heads-up and six-handed formats, a Super Turbo Bounty, and the new Short Deck NLHE in the mix for the first time as well. There will also be NLHE High Roller and Super High Roller events. And the non-NLHE events will include Limit Hold’em, Pot Limit Omaha, PLO High Roller, PLO 8-Handed, PLO Hi-Lo 8, Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better, No Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw, Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw, Seven Card Stud, Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8, Razz, HORSE, and Dealer’s Choice 6-Handed.
And in more Short Deck/6+ news, WSOP has confirmed its first ever Short Deck event: $10k buy-in, 4-day event, starts June 4. pic.twitter.com/1Wenz9Xviz
— Nick Jones (@pokerprojones) January 15, 2019
The now-famous Poker Player Championship is also on the schedule with its $50K buy-in and 8-game mix, and players will now start with massive 300K chips. In addition, the NLHE High Roller mentioned above will offer 300K chips and play out over four days in celebrating the 50th anniversary of the WSOP.
The schedule of these events is as follows:
May 29: $10K Super Turbo Bounty (60K chips, 20-minute levels, no reentries)
May 31: $50K 50th Annual NLHE High Roller (300K chips, 60-minute levels, one reentry)
June 2: $10K Short Deck NLHE (60K chips, 60-minute levels, one reentry)
June 5: $10K Heads-Up NLHE (60K chips, 20-minute levels, no reentries)
June 6: $10K Omaha Hi-Lo 8-or-Better (60K chips, 60-minute levels, no reentries)
June 8: $10K NL 2-7 Lowball Draw (60K chips, 60-minute levels, one reentry)
June 11: $10K HORSE (60K chips, 60-minute levels, no reentries)
June 14: $10K Dealer’s Choice 6-Handed (60K chips, 60-minute levels, no reentries)
June 17: $10K Seven Card Stud (60K chips, 60-minute levels, no reentries)
June 19: $25K PLO High Roller (150K chips, 60-minute levels, one reentry)
June 20: $10K Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw (60K chips, 60-minute levels, no reentries)
June 22: $10K PLO 8-Handed (60K chips, 60-minute levels, no reentries)
June 24: $50K Poker Players Championship (300K chips, 100-minute levels, no reentries)
June 26: $10K Razz Championship (60K chips, 60-minute levels, no reentries)
June 28: $10K PLO Hi-Lo 8 (60K chips, 60-minute levels, no reentries)
June 30: $10K Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 (60K chips, 60-minute levels, no reentries)
July 2: $10K LHE (60K chips, 60-minute levels, no reentries)
July 3-5 $10K Main Event (60K chips, 120-minute levels, no reentries)
July 11: $100K NLHE Super High Roller (600K chips, 60-minute levels, one reentry)
July 13: $10K NLHE 6-Handed (60K chips, 60-minute levels, no reentries)
For well-rounded players who want to take a shot at each one of those gold bracelets, he or she will need approximately $400K to play all of them – and that doesn’t include any reentries.
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