WSOP Europe Adds Five Events to Schedule
The World Series of Poker Europe will begin little more than one month from now. And it will now be larger than anticipated with five events added.
When the 2019 WSOP Europe schedule was first announced in April, there were 10 gold bracelet events that were to promise €14 million in prize pool guarantees. This was consistent with the 2018 WSOP Europe schedule, which offered 10 events and €13 million in guarantees.
An August 30 bulletin from the World Series of Poker, however, expanded the schedule to include 15 official gold bracelet events. And the cumulative prize pool guarantees now total more than €22 million.
The series will still take place during the same time frame as originally planned – October 13 to November 4 – but will give players more options and a wider range of tournament action.
Expansion and Enhancement
It will be the third year of the WSOP Europe at King’s Casino Resort in Rozvadov, Czech Republic.
WSOP officials coordinated with King’s staff to meet player demands. King’s owner Leon Tsoukernik, who is also a regular at high-stakes poker tournaments, said he spoke to players who felt the upcoming WSOP-E schedule was too lean.
“We heard the feedback and are happy to add some mixed games and some bigger buy-in tournaments in order to encourage more players to make the trip,” said Tsoukernik. “After hosting some big events here at King’s recently, players insisted to me they would come back to WSOP Europe if we added a few additional tournaments.”
So, they did.
WSOP Vice President Jack Effel added, “We were able to find some room to add some exciting new events that will drive bigger prize pools and keep players busy.” He emphasized that the overall dates of the series have not changed.
The 2019 WSOP Europe will now offer 15 bracelet events and a cumulative guarantee exceeding €22 million. It will all take place from October 13 to November 4, 2019.
Event 1: October 13-14 at 6pm
–€350 NLHE Opener with 2 starting flights, 30K stack (€220,700 GTD)
Event 2: October 14-15 at 4pm
–€550 PLO with 2 starting flights, 25K stack (€100K GTD)
Event 3: October 16-18 at 2pm
–€1,350 NLHE Mini Main Event with 2 starting flights, 100K stack (€551,750 GTD)
Event 4: October 16 at 3pm
–€250K NLHE Super High Roller with 5M stack (€5M GTD)
Event 5: October 17 at 4pm
–€2,500 Eight-Game Mix with 50K stack (€250K GTD)
Event 6: October 18 at 4pm
–€25,500 Short Deck NLHE with 1M stack (€2.5M GTD)
Event 7: October 19 at 4pm
–€1,100 Turbo NLHE Bounty Hunger with €300 bounties, 25K stack (€200K GTD)
Event 8: October 20 at 3pm
–€25,500 NLHE Platinum High Roller with 1M stack (€1M GTD)
Event 9: October 20 at 4pm
–€1,650 PLO/NLHE Mix with 30K stack (€200K GTD)
Event 10: October 21 at 6pm
–€25,500 Mixed Games Championship with 1M stack (€1M GTD)
Event 11: October 22 at 2pm
–€2,200 PLO 8-Handed with 40K stack (€200K GTD)
Event 12: October 23 at 2pm
–€100K NLHE Diamond High Roller with 2M stack (€5M GTD)
Event 13: October 24 at 4pm
–€2,500 Short Deck NLHE with 50K stack (€250K GTD)
Event 14: October 25-26 at 12noon
–€10,350 NLHE Main Event with 2 starting flights, 100K stack (€5M GTD)
Event 15: October 28-Novmber 2 at 12noon and 6pm
–€550 NLHE Colossus with 9 starting flights, 25K stack (€1M GTD)
All of the structure sheets and other details for the tournaments are on the WSOP website.
— WSOP (@WSOP) August 30, 2019
More Action at King’s Before and After WSOPE
King’s Casino will actually already be swimming in poker waters by the time the WSOP Europe begins.
On September 26, the WSOP International Circuit will arrive to host 15 gold ring events and offer more than €2 million in tournament guarantees.
Another schedule! This time it's the @WSOP Europe schedule for October at King's Casino in Rozvadov, along with the WSOP Circuit lineup starting Sept.20. Plan ahead! https://t.co/Q21ILHXpgi pic.twitter.com/ldoHXzs97Q
— LegalUSPokerSites (@legal_poker) April 25, 2019
In addition, the Fall Festival will offer other tournaments throughout the 40 days from September 26 to November 4. For instance, there will be a daily €100 NLHE turbo tournament, some weekday morning NLHE turbo bounty and turbo freezeouts, and a special €100 buy-in tournament each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night.
It will all wrap with a €100 WSOP Europe 2019 Farewell tournament on November 4.
There will also be satellites to most of the events on the WSOP Circuit and WSOPE schedule. And cash games will always be available.
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