WSOP 2019 Schedule Announces $10,000-and-Up Events
Late December last year, Caesars Interactive Entertainment announced the dates for some of the flagship event for the 50th Annual World Series of Poker (WSOP). Now, dates for many more popular events, including 20 events priced at buy-ins of $10,000 or higher have been released for the WSOP 2019.
Annual signature No-Limit Hold’em events such as the Casino Employees, Ladies, and Super Seniors have finalized dates, as do popular events like the Double Stack, Marathon, Little One for One Drop, and The Closer.
Twenty $10,000-Plus Championship Events
In addition to an array of affordable events for the more casual poker player, the 2019 schedule will once again offer the most popular variants in poker at buy-ins of $10,000 and up to attract competition among the best players across all the games.
Short Deck Introduced at 2019 WSOP
Among these offerings will be the WSOP's first-ever Short Deck No-Limit Hold'em, the popular new 36-card variant that is played with the deuces through fives removed. The $10,000 buy-in Short Deck event will last four days and kick off on Sunday, June 2 at a special time of 6 p.m.
A 50th Anniversary $50K Addition
Another schedule highlight in celebration of the WSOP's 50th anniversary is a $50,000 buy-in No-Limit Hold'em tournament where players start with 300,000 chips and play to one-hour levels. This high roller is slated as a four-day event that begins on Friday, May 31 at 3 p.m. with registration open until the start of Day 2.
2019 WSOP Main Event Details
One of the most anxiously-awaited events of the year, the $10,000 WSOP Main Event, is scheduled to run from July 3-16, each day with a noon start time. Flight A kicks off on Wednesday, July 3 with Flights B and C running on July 4 and July 5, respectively. Survivors of the first two flights will play Day 2AB on Saturday, July 6 while Flight C survivors will play Day 2C on Sunday, July 7. All fields combine for Day 3 on Monday, July 8 with play expected to reach the money before day's end.
The Main Event remains a freeze-out format with no reentries allowed, but some slight changes are in order for the 2019 version. Players will receive 60,000 chips rather than the customary 50,000, and play with the Big Blind Ante structure. Also new this year, players can buy into the Main Event up until the start of play on Day 2, meaning on July 6 or 7 at noon.
A $1,000 Mini Main Event
A new addition to the schedule is the $1,000 buy-in Mini Main Event. Taking place just two days before the start of the $10,000 buy-in actual Main Event, the Mini Main Event takes place Monday, July 1 and Tuesday, July 2. Similar to its bigger namesake counter-part, the Mini Main Event will see players start with 60,000 in tournament chips and features the same blind structure but now with 30- instead of 120-minute levels.
Colossus Now at $400
The popular Colossus event is back, with starting days on Wednesday, June 26 and Thursday, June 27. The Colossus will be the lowest-priced gold bracelet event on the 2019 schedule, with a $400 buy-in - down $165 compared to last year's $565 buy-in. It comes with 40,000 in starting chips and will play 40-minute levels throughout. On June 28 the survivors see the field combined for Day 2 with the final table scheduled for Saturday, June 29.
One-Day Super Turbos
The Super Turbo Bounty events are one-day scheduled events, the only live way to earn a bracelet in a day at the WSOP. In the $1,000 version, each player is a $300 bounty, while in the $1,500 version, each player is a $500 bounty.
Confirmed WSOP 2019 Events Schedule
A list of the all the events confirmed for the 2019 World Series of Poker. Newly announced events are featured in bold:
|May 29||11am||Casino Employees||$500||25,000||40 minutes||Single|
|12am||Super Turbo Bounty||$10,000||60,000||20 minutes||None|
|May 30||11am||Big 50 No-Limit Hold'em 1a||$500||50,000||50 minutes||1/flight|
|May 31||11am||Big 50 No-Limit Hold'em 1b||$500||50,000||50 minutes||1/flight|
|3pm||50th Annual High Roller NLH||$50,000||300,000||60 minutes||Single|
|June 1||10am||Big 50 No-Limit Hold'em 1c||$500||50,000||50 minutes||1/flight|
|June 2||10am||Big 50 No-Limit Hold'em 1d||$500||50,000||50 minutes||1/flight|
|6pm||Short Deck No-Limit Hold'em||$10,000||60,000||60 minutes||Single|
|June 4||10am||Super Turbo Bounty||$1,000||20,000||20 minutes||None|
|June 5||3pm||Heads Up No-Limit Hold'em||$10,000||60,000||20 minutes||None|
|June 6||3pm||Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better||$10,000||60,000||60 minutes||None|
|June 7||10am||Millionaire Maker No-Limit Hold'em 1a||$1,500||25,000||60 minutes||1/flight|
|June 8||10am||Millionaire Maker No-Limit Hold'em 1b||$1,500||25,000||60 minutes||1/flight|
|3pm||No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw||$10,000||60,000||60 minutes||Single|
|June 9||11am||Double Stack||$1,000||40,000||30/40 minutes||Single|
|June 10||12am||Marathon||$2,620||26,200||100 minutes||None|
|June 11||3pm||H.O.R.S.E.||$10,000||60,000||60 minutes||None|
|June 13||10am||Seniors No-Limit Hold'em (50+)||$1,000||20,000||60 minutes||Single|
|June 14||10am||Double Stack No-Limit Hold'em 1a||$1,000||40,000||60 minutes||1/flight|
|3pm||Dealers Choice 6-Handed||$10,000||60,000||60 minutes||None|
|June 15||10am||Double Stack No-Limit Hold'em 1b||$1,000||40,000||60 minutes||1/flight|
|June 17||10am||Super Seniors 60+||$1,000||20,000||60 minutes||Single|
|3pm||Seven Card Stud||$10,000||60,000||60 minutes||None|
|June 19||3pm||High Roller Pot-Limit Omaha||$25,000||150,000||60 minutes||Single|
|June 20||11am||Ladies||$10,000/$1,000||20,000||60 minutes||Single|
|3pm||Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw||$10,000||60,000||60 minutes||None|
|June 21||10am||Monster Stack No-Limit Hold'em 1a||$1,500||50,000||60 minutes||None|
|June 22||10am||Monster Stack No-Limit Hold'em 1b||$1,500||50,000||60 minutes||None|
|3pm||Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed||$10,000||60,000||60 minutes||None|
|June 24||10am||Super Turbo Bounty||$1,500||25,000||20 minutes||None|
|3pm||Poker Players Championship||$50,000||300,000||60 minutes||none|
|June 24||12am||Tag Team (2-4 person teams)||$1,000/Team||20,000||60 minutes||None|
|June 26||10am||Colossus – Flight A||$400||40,000||40 minutes||1/flight|
|3pm||Razz Championship||$10,000||60,000||60 minutes||None|
|June 27||10am||Colossus – Flight B||$400||40,000||40 minutes||1/flight|
|June 28||10am||Crazy Eight's No-Limit Hold'em 1a||$888||40,000||30 min Day 1; 60 min Day 2||Unlimited|
|3pm||Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8||$10,000||60,000||60 minutes||None|
|5pm||Crazy Eight's No-Limit Hold'em 1b||$888||40,000||30 min Day 1; 60 min Day 2||Unlimited|
|June 29||10am||Crazy Eight's No-Limit Hold'em 1c||$888||40,000||30 min Day 1; 60 min Day 2||Unlimited|
|June 30||10am||Crazy Eight's No-Limit Hold'em 1d||$888||40,000||30 min Day 1; 60 min Day 2||Unlimited|
|3pm||Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8||$10,000||60,000||60 minutes||None|
|July 1||11am||Mini Main Event||$1,000||60,000||30 minutes||None|
|July 2||3pm||Limit Hold'em Championship||$10,000||60,000||60 minutes||None|
|July 3||12am||Main Event World Championship 1a||$10,000||60,000||120 minutes||None|
|July 4||12am||Main Event World Championship 1b||$10,000||60,000||120 minutes||None|
|July 5||12am||Main Event World Championship 1c||$10,000||60,000||120 minutes||None|
|July 6||11am||Little One for One Drop – Flight A||$1,000+$111||40,000||60 minutes||Unlimited|
|July 7||11am||Little One for One Drop – Flight B||$1,000+$111||40,000||60 minutes||Unlimited|
|July 8||11am||Little One for One Drop – Flight C||$1,000+$111||40,000||60 minutes||Unlimited|
|July 11||11am||Double Stack||$1,500||50,000||30/40 minutes||Unlimited|
|3pm||High Roller No-Limit Hold'em||$100,000||600,000||60 minutes||Single|
|July 12||11am||The Closer – Flight A||$1,500||25,000||30 minutes||Unlimited|
|July 13||11am||The Closer – Flight B||$1,500||25,000||30 minutes||Unlimited|
|3pm||6-Handed No-Limit Hold'em||$10,000||60,000||60 minutes||None|
|July 14||11am||The Closer – Flight C||$1,500||25,000||30 minutes||Unlimited|
"Things are starting to come together on the rest of the 2019 WSOP playing schedule," said WSOP Vice President Jack Effel in a press release sent to PokerNews. "Being this is our 50th running, we are doing everything we can to make this year’s iteration bigger, better and more valuable for players."
"Being this is our 50th running, we are doing everything we can to make this year’s iteration bigger, better and more valuable for players."
Individual event online pre-registration won't open until March/April after all events have been determined and approved by regulators. WSOP.com’s real-money online poker offerings in New Jersey and Nevada will be the exclusive online home for players in these states to win seats into WSOP events, including the Main Event, as well as to participate in the exclusive online WSOP official gold bracelet events. 888poker remains the WSOP's international online poker partner in most jurisdictions, with several satellite qualifications planned to award seats to the WSOP in Las Vegas.
The full event-by-event schedule is expected to be released sometime in the first quarter of 2019. All above-announced dates, times, and events are subject to change, according to the WSOP press release.
The 2019 WSOP runs May 28 to July 16, 2019, once again at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. PokerNews will be the WSOP's Live Reporting partner covering all bracelet events with live updates from the tournament floor.