WSOP 2019 Schedule Announces $10,000-and-Up Events

WSOP 2019

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:

DateTimeEventBuy-inChipsLevel DurationReentry
May 2911amCasino Employees$50025,00040 minutesSingle
 12amSuper Turbo Bounty$10,00060,00020 minutesNone
May 3011amBig 50 No-Limit Hold'em 1a$50050,00050 minutes1/flight
May 3111amBig 50 No-Limit Hold'em 1b$50050,00050 minutes1/flight
 3pm50th Annual High Roller NLH$50,000300,00060 minutesSingle
June 110amBig 50 No-Limit Hold'em 1c$50050,00050 minutes1/flight
June 210amBig 50 No-Limit Hold'em 1d$50050,00050 minutes1/flight
 6pmShort Deck No-Limit Hold'em$10,00060,00060 minutesSingle
June 410amSuper Turbo Bounty$1,00020,00020 minutesNone
June 53pmHeads Up No-Limit Hold'em$10,00060,00020 minutesNone
June 63pmOmaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better$10,00060,00060 minutesNone
June 710amMillionaire Maker No-Limit Hold'em 1a$1,50025,00060 minutes1/flight
June 810amMillionaire Maker No-Limit Hold'em 1b$1,50025,00060 minutes1/flight
 3pmNo-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw$10,00060,00060 minutesSingle
June 911amDouble Stack$1,00040,00030/40 minutesSingle
June 1012amMarathon$2,62026,200100 minutesNone
June 113pmH.O.R.S.E.$10,00060,00060 minutesNone
June 1310amSeniors No-Limit Hold'em (50+)$1,00020,00060 minutesSingle
June 1410amDouble Stack No-Limit Hold'em 1a$1,00040,00060 minutes1/flight
 3pmDealers Choice 6-Handed$10,00060,00060 minutesNone
June 1510amDouble Stack No-Limit Hold'em 1b$1,00040,00060 minutes1/flight
June 1710amSuper Seniors 60+$1,00020,00060 minutesSingle
 3pmSeven Card Stud$10,00060,00060 minutesNone
June 193pmHigh Roller Pot-Limit Omaha$25,000150,00060 minutesSingle
June 2011amLadies$10,000/$1,00020,00060 minutesSingle
 3pmLimit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw$10,00060,00060 minutesNone
June 2110amMonster Stack No-Limit Hold'em 1a$1,50050,00060 minutesNone
June 2210amMonster Stack No-Limit Hold'em 1b$1,50050,00060 minutesNone
 3pmPot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed$10,00060,00060 minutesNone
June 2410amSuper Turbo Bounty$1,50025,00020 minutesNone
 3pmPoker Players Championship$50,000300,00060 minutesnone
June 2412amTag Team (2-4 person teams)$1,000/Team20,00060 minutesNone
June 2610amColossus – Flight A$40040,00040 minutes1/flight
 3pmRazz Championship$10,00060,00060 minutesNone
June 2710amColossus – Flight B$40040,00040 minutes1/flight
June 2810amCrazy Eight's No-Limit Hold'em 1a$88840,00030 min Day 1; 60 min Day 2Unlimited
 3pmPot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8$10,00060,00060 minutesNone
 5pmCrazy Eight's No-Limit Hold'em 1b$88840,00030 min Day 1; 60 min Day 2Unlimited
June 2910amCrazy Eight's No-Limit Hold'em 1c$88840,00030 min Day 1; 60 min Day 2Unlimited
June 3010amCrazy Eight's No-Limit Hold'em 1d$88840,00030 min Day 1; 60 min Day 2Unlimited
 3pmSeven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8$10,00060,00060 minutesNone
July 111amMini Main Event$1,00060,00030 minutesNone
July 23pmLimit Hold'em Championship$10,00060,00060 minutesNone
July 312amMain Event World Championship 1a$10,00060,000120 minutesNone
July 412amMain Event World Championship 1b$10,00060,000120 minutesNone
July 512amMain Event World Championship 1c$10,00060,000120 minutesNone
July 611amLittle One for One Drop – Flight A$1,000+$11140,00060 minutesUnlimited
July 711amLittle One for One Drop – Flight B$1,000+$11140,00060 minutesUnlimited
July 811amLittle One for One Drop – Flight C$1,000+$11140,00060 minutesUnlimited
July 1111amDouble Stack$1,50050,00030/40 minutesUnlimited
 3pmHigh Roller No-Limit Hold'em$100,000600,00060 minutesSingle
July 1211amThe Closer – Flight A$1,50025,00030 minutesUnlimited
July 1311amThe Closer – Flight B$1,50025,00030 minutesUnlimited
 3pm6-Handed No-Limit Hold'em$10,00060,00060 minutesNone
July 1411amThe Closer – Flight C$1,50025,00030 minutesUnlimited

"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.’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.

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