The 49th Annual World Series of Poker (WSOP) schedule was officially announced earlier this week (12th December), and is set to feature 78 Bracelet events along with the much awaited $1 Million Big One for One Drop, which makes a comeback to the WSOP after a four year hiatus.
The poker extravaganza will take place at the Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas for the 14th consecutive time. The event begins on May 29th and concludes on the 17th of July, 2018.
Several of the popular events will return for WSOP 2018 including, $1,500 Millionaire Maker (June 9th), $565 Colossus (June 2nd), $888 Crazy Eights (June 30th), $2,620 Marathon (June 11th) as well as the $50,000 Poker Players Championship (June 15th).
However, there are a few new interesting additions to the schedule:
$10,000 Super Turbo Bounty NL Hold’em – May 30th
$100,000 HIGH ROLLER No-Limit Hold’em – June 1st
$365 PLO GIANT – June 3rd
$1,000 Double Stack No-Limit Hold’em – June 16th
$565 WSOP.com Online PLO 6-Handed – June 23rd
$1,500 BOUNTY No-Limit Hold’em – June 25th
$1,500 THE CLOSER No-Limit Hold’em – July 12th
$50,000 HIGH ROLLER No-Limit Hold’em – July 13th
the three Day One starting flights for the 2018 Word Series of Poker Main Event will run on July 2,3, and 4 – beginning a week earlier than usual. July 14th, will see the crowning of a new world champion. Last year’s victor Scott Blumstein walked away with $8.15 Million for his efforts, outlasting a huge field of 7,221 players.
The highlight of WSOP 2018 however is most definitely the $1 Million Big One for One Drop, which will play out as a three day event beginning Tuesday, July 15th. Antonio Esfandiari won the inaugural edition in 2014 for a heart-stopping $18,346,673 and Dan Coleman shipped the same event in 2016 for $15,306,668.