A Sneak Peak at The 2019 World Series of Poker Schedule

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It’s every poker player’s dream to walk home with the legendary Gold Bracelet and every year they wait with baited breath for the World Series of Poker to announce their schedule so that they can begin planning. A Christmas gift that has arrived early, the WSOP 2019 schedule is to be announced by Caesars Interactive Entertainment promising a prize pool worth a jaw dropping $200 million.

2019 is special for WSOP as they celebrate their 50th anniversary with this edition. The series is scheduled to commence on the 28th of May and wrap up on the 16th of July 2019. The magnanimous Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino will play host to the seven-week series and will be its 15th consecutive year doing so! As the schedule receives its final touches, the WSOP has realized details of seven of their noteworthy events that players can put on their radar.

One of the notable WSOP’s 50th anniversary specials is the Big 50 No-Limit Hold’em with four starting flights running May 30 – June 2. The $500 buy-in “golden event” will be rake-free for all initial entries and features a starting stack of 50,000, levels of 50 minutes and a prize pool guarantee of $5 million. The winner is guaranteed a $1 million payday, and players can re-enter once per flight, with normal rake charged on reentries.

A celebratory gala and awards night are additional 50th anniversary themed celebrations you can expect this year to take place on the 29th of June.

Among the finalized events are some fan favorites, including the $1,500 Millionaire Maker that guarantees $1 million prize to the winner, which will kick off June 7 with a second starting flight June 8. One reentry per flight will be allowed and players start with 25,000 chips and play to blind levels of 60 minutes.

The 50-plus Seniors No-Limit Hold’em will kick off on June 13 with one reentry allowed. Other event favorites are also set, like the Double Stack No-Limit Hold’em that has starting flights June 14 and 15 with a single reentry, the Monster Stack with opening flights on June 21 and 22, and the $888 buy-in Crazy Eights event, which has starting flights on June 28, 29 and 30, allows unlimited reentries, guaranteeing $888,888 for the victor.

The most-anticipated event of the entire poker calendar, the WSOP Main Event World Championship, will kick off with the first of three flights on July 3. That one will once again come with a $10,000 price tag, no reentry and two-hour blind levels. Players next year will be starting with even more chips though, with a starting stack of 60,000 – up from 50,000 in 2018.

 

Schedule of the Seven Notable Events of the 2019 WSOP series

Date Event Buy-in Chips Levels Re-Entry Guarantee Time
May 30 Big 50 No-Limit Hold’em 1a $500 50,000 50 minutes 1/flight $5M; $1M for 1st 11 a.m.
May 31 Big 50 No-Limit Hold’em 1b $500 50,000 50 minutes 1/flight $5M; $1M for 1st 11 a.m.
June 1 Big 50 No-Limit Hold’em 1c $500 50,000 50 minutes 1/flight $5M; $1M for 1st 10 a.m.
June 2 Big 50 No-Limit Hold’em 1d $500 50,000 50 minutes 1/flight $5M; $1M for 1st 10 a.m.
June 7 Millionaire Maker No-Limit Hold’em 1a $1,500 25,000 60 minutes 1/flight $1M for 1st 10 a.m.
June 8 Millionaire Maker No-Limit Hold’em 1b $1,500 25,000 60 minutes 1/flight $1M for 1st 10 a.m.
June 13 Seniors No-Limit Hold’em (50+) $1,000 20,000 60 minutes 1   10 a.m.
June 14 Double Stack No-Limit Hold’em 1a $1,000 40,000 60 minutes 1/flight   10 a.m.
June 15 Double Stack No-Limit Hold’em 1b $1,000 40,000 60 minutes 1/flight   10 a.m.
June 21 Monster Stack No-Limit Hold’em 1a $1,500 50,000 60 minutes None   10 a.m.
June 22 Monster Stack No-Limit Hold’em 1b $1,500 50,000 60 minutes None   10 a.m.
June 28 Crazy Eight’s No-Limit Hold’em 1a $888 40,000 30 min Day 1; 60 min Day 2 Unlimited $888,888 for 1st 10 a.m.; 5 p.m.
June 29 Crazy Eight’s No-Limit Hold’em 1b $888 40,000 30 min Day 1; 60 min Day 2 Unlimited $888,888 for 1st 10 a.m.
June 30 Crazy Eight’s No-Limit Hold’em 1c $888 40,000 30 min Day 1; 60 min Day 2 Unlimited $888,888 for 1st 10 a.m.
July 3 Main Event World Championship 1a $10,000 60,000 120 minutes None   12 p.m.
July 4 Main Event World Championship 1b $10,000 60,000 120 minutes None   12 p.m.
July 5 Main Event World Championship 1c $10,000 60,000 120 minutes None   12 p.m.

So what are you waiting for? Start marking those dates on your calendar and get your tickets booked for Sin City!