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2019 WSOP schedule
May 2019
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What You Have To Look Forward To With This Legendary Poker Event

by Christine in Features, News category

The World Series of Poker is kicking off in just under two weeks. It’s going to start on 28 May and run for most of the summer, until 16 July. We spend the majority of the year looking forward to the action of the legendary poker event, so in the exciting run-up, we’re going to take a deep dive into the highlights of the 2019 WSOP schedule.

The 2019 WSOP schedule has been released in full and is choc-a-block with amazing events. This is the kind of a party every poker player dreams of joining one day. And amateurs have gone all the way in the past, making it an event where you can really imagine your wildest dreams coming true.

So join us in exploring the 2019 WSOP schedule and imagine what it’d be like to be there in the flesh. Maybe one day you’ll make it…

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Tell me more about WSOP

Before we take a closer look at the 2019 WSOP schedule, we’re going to give you a brief history of the World Series of Poker just so you know exactly why we’re so excited about it.

The story of the World Series of Poker stretches back to 1970. Back then, it was an invite-only event where seven players were selected to compete at Binion’s Horseshoe Casino in Las Vegas in a series of cash games with a variety of formats. It wasn’t until the following year that the first freezeout hold’em tournament was the main event.

Since then, this annual event has exploded in popularity. At its peak, there were some 23,000 entrants. The prize money has also increased exponentially. The first Main Event tournament winner, Johnny Moss, took away a cool $30,000 in the 1971 tournament. The highest the prize money has ever been for the first place finisher was in 2006, when Jamie Gold took down $12,000,000. Although not quite as high today, the 2018 winner (John Cynn) scooped $8,800,000.

What’s coming up on the 2019 WSOP schedule?

Okay, so there are 89 different events in the 2019 WSOP schedule, so we’re not going to list them all out for you. But here are some of our favourites that we think deserve your attention…

Event 2: Super Turbo Bounty

When does it start? Wednesday, 29 May at 12:00 Las Vegas time

How long does it last? 2 days.

What’s the buy-in? $10,000

Structure? Freezeout with new blind levels every 20 minutes

Starting stack? 60,000 chips

The second tournament of the 2019 WSOP schedule is sure to see things heating up. This super fast tournament is pegged to be an extraordinary amount of fun. Registration closes after 12 levels and each player has a $3,000 bounty on their head, giving an extra incentive to weed out players fast.

Event 10: Dealers Choice

When does it start? Monday, 3 June at 15:00 Las Vegas time

How long does it last? 3 days.

What’s the buy-in? $1,500

Structure? Single re-entry with new blind levels every hour

Starting stack? 10,000 chips

This tournament does exactly what it says on the tin. The dealer can decide what poker variant to play, so the players who take part have to be well versed in everything from Razz to Hi-Lo 8 or Better to Badugi to Lowball Triple Draw.

Event 19: Millionaire Maker No Limit Hold’em

When does it start? Friday, 7 June at 10:00 Las Vegas time

How long does it last? 5 days.

What’s the buy-in? $1,500

Structure? One re-entry per flight with new blind levels every hour

Starting stack? 25,000 chips

The World Series of Poker is all about making dreams come true and there’s something about Millionaire Maker that sparks something in players. The prize is a guaranteed $1,000,000 to the winner. Now that wouldn’t be a bad reward for a few days work, would it?

Event 26: No Limit Hold’em Marathon

When does it start? Monday, 10 June at 12:00 Las Vegas time

How long does it last? 6 days.

What’s the buy-in? $2,62o

Structure? Freezeout with new blind levels every 100 minutes

Starting stack? 26,200 chips

If you like to play poker and stick it out for the long haul, the No Limit Hold’em Marathon could be the tournament for you.

Event 32: Seniors No Limit Hold’em

When does it start? Thursday, 13 June at 10:00 Las Vegas time

How long does it last? 4 days.

What’s the buy-in? $1,000

Structure? Single re-entry with new blind levels every hour

Starting stack? 20,000 chips

Sometimes poker can seem like it’s all about the hottest new players, but maybe they have something to learn from their elders. Check out the Seniors No Hold’em event on the 2019 WSOP schedule and you just might spot some magic on the tables where all players are at least 50 years old.

Event 58: Poker Players Championship

When does it start? Monday, 24 June at 15:00 Las Vegas time

How long does it last? 5 days.

What’s the buy-in? $50,000

Structure? Freezeout with new blind levels every 100 minutes

Starting stack? 300,000 chips

With one of the biggest buy-ins of the 2019 WSOP schedule, this event is sure to get people taking notice. Registration closes after 10 levels and players will be faced with playing several different types of games, including Razz, Omaha Hi-Lo and Triple Draw.

Event 73: No Limit Hold’em Main Event

When does it start? Wednesday, 3 July at 12:00 Las Vegas time

How long does it last? 10 days.

What’s the buy-in? $10,000

Structure? Freezeout with new blind levels every two hours

Starting stack? 60,000 chips

This isn’t the biggest buy-in tournament of the 2019 WSOP schedule, but it sure is the most prestigious. It’s also an epic 10 days long and regularly sees north of seven thousand players taking part. The most memorable moment for sure in Main Event history was when Chris Moneymaker (yes that’s his real name) turned an online qualifier into a Main Event first place win.