Your Guide to WSOP Schedule 2019
Each year, poker players and enthusiasts across the world look out for the schedule for the most famous and prestigious world tournament series for the year, World Series of Poker. This year 2019, the ball has been set rolling again and the schedule is out. This year’s tournament is expected to generate the prize pools that totaled over $200 million USD. It is essential to mention that this year’s WSOP tournament is the 50th year anniversary of the event and it is surely going to be a spectacular event. In this guide, we will take a look at the full WSOP schedule 2019.
The event will commence on the 28th of May, 2019 and come to a close by the 16th of July, 2019. This 7-week tournament series will take place at the famous Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Suffice to say that this will be the 15th consecutive year that the event will be hosted at this venue.
Key Highlights of WSOP Schedule 2019 Event
There are seven significant events that poker players and enthusiasts across the globe can look forward to in the WSOP schedule 2019. One of the significant events is the Big 50 No-Limit Hold’em game with four different starting flights from the 30th of May all through to the 2nd of June. This $500 USD buy-in event will be rake free for all preliminary entries and it features a staggering starting stack of 50,000 levels of fifty minutes and a huge prize pool of $5 million USD guaranteed.
This event is expected to be one of the biggest in the history of WSOP and one of the best in terms of value offered in tournaments ever. The winner of this event is guaranteed a prize of $1 million USD and players have the opportunity to re-enter the game once per a single flight with normal rake applicable on the re-entries.
Additionally, there will be 50th anniversary themed WSOP celebrations which will include an award evening and gala night event. This is expected to feature on the 29th of June, 2019. There are also additional 20 events that are priced at buy-ins of $10,000 USD or higher during this year’s WSOP tournament. Additionally, the standard events, such as Ladies, Super Seniors, and Casino Employees, Double Stack, Little One for One Drop, The Closer, and Marathon, are also some key highlights of the event.
Let us look at the confirmed WSOP Schedule 2019 in detail. Essentially, there are some newly included events that will be taking place during the WSOP event this year and these have been included in the WSOP Schedule 2019. These events are highlighted in the list below.
|May 29||11am||Casino Employees||$500||40 Minutes||Single|
|May 30||12pm||Super Turbo Bounty||$10k||50 Minutes||None|
|May 30||11am||Big 50 No-limit Hold’em 1a||$500||50 Minutes||1/Flight|
|3pm||Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better||$1.5k||60 Minutes||N/A|
|May 31||11am||Big 50 No-Limit Hold’em 1b||$500||50 Minutes||1/Flight|
|3pm||50th Annual High Roller NLH||$50K||60 Minutes||Single|
|June 1||10am||Big 50 No-Limit Hold’em 1c||$500||50 Minutes||1/Flight|
|3pm||Limit Mixed Triple Draw||$2.5K||60 Minutes||N/A|
|June 2||10am||Big 50 No-Limit Hold’em 1d||$500||50 Minutes||1/Flight|
|3:30pm||Online No-Limit Hold’em||$400||60 Minutes||3|
|6pm||Short Deck No-Limit Hold’em||$10K||60 Minutes||Single|
|June 3||11am||No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack||$600||30/40 Minutes||Single|
|3pm||Dealer’s Choice||$1.5K||60 Minutes||N/A|
|6pm||No-Limit Hold’Em||$5K||60 Minutes||N/A|
|June 4||10am||Super Turbo Bounty||$1K||20 Minutes||None|
|3pm||No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw||$1.5K||60 Minutes||N/A|
|June 5||11am||H.O.R.S.EE||$1.5K||60 Minutes||N/A|
|3pm||Heads-Up No-Limit Hold’em||$10K||20 Minutes||None|
|4pm||Six-Max No-Limit Hold’em||$1.5K||60 Minutes||N/A|
|June 6||11am||No-Limit Hold’em Shootout||$1.5K||60 Minutes||None|
|3pm||Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better||$10K||60 Minutes||None|
|June 7||10am||Millionaire Maker No-Limit Hold’em 1a||$1.5K||60 Minutes||1/Flight|
|3pm||Seven-Card Stud||$1.5K||60 Minutes||N/A|
|June 8||10am||Limit Hold-em 1b||$1.5K||60 Minutes||1/Flight|
|3pm||No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw||$10K||60 Minutes||Single|
|June 9||11am||Double Stack||$10K||30/40 Minutes||Single|
|12pm||Eight-Game Mix||$1.5K||60 Minutes||N/A|
|3:30pm||Online Six-Max PLO||$600||20 Minutes||Unlimited|
|June 10||11am||Pot-Limit Omaha Deepstack||$600||30/40 Minutes||Unlimited|
|3pm||Seven-Card Stud Hi-Lo||$1.5K||60 Minutes||N/A|
|June 11||11am||No-Limit Hold’em||$1K||60 Minutes||N/A|
|June 12||11am||Pot-Limit Omaha||$1K||60 Minutes||N/A|
|3pm||Six-Max No-Limit Hold’em||$3K||60 Minutes||N/A|
|June 13||10am||Seniors No-Limit Hold’em (50+)||$1K||60 Minutes||Single|
|3pm||Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw||$1.5K||60 Minutes||N/A|
|June 14||10am||Double Stack No-Limit Hold’em 1a||$1K||60 Minutes||1/Flight|
|3pm||Dealers Choice 6-Handed||$10K||60 Minutes||None|
|June 15||10am||Double Stack No-Limit Hold’em 1b||$1K||60 Minutes||1/Flight|
|3pm||No-Limit Hold’em Shootout||$3K||60 Minutes||None|
|June 16||11am||No-Limit Hold’em Deedstack||$800||40/60 Minutes||Single|
|3:30pm||Online No-Limit Hold’em Knockout||$600||15 Minutes||None|
|June 17||10am||Super Seniors 60+||$1K||60 Minutes||Single|
|12pm||Pot-Limit Omaha||$1.5K||60 Minutes||N/A|
|3pm||Seven-Card Stud||$10K||60 Minutes||None|
|June 18||11am||8-Handed NL/PLO Mixed Deepstack||$600||30/40 Minutes||Single|
|3pm||Big-Bet Mix||$2.5K||60 Minutes||Single|
|June 19||11am||No-Limit Hold’em Bounty||$1.5K||60 Minutes||N/A|
|3pm||High Roller Pot-Limit||$25K||60 Minutes||Single|
|3:30pm||Online Turbo No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack||$500||8 Minutes||3|
|June 20||11am||Ladies No-Limit Hold’em||$10K/$1K||60 Minutes||Single|
|12pm||No-Limit Hold’em||$2.5K||60 Minutes||Single|
|3pm||Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw||$10K||60 Minutes||None|
|June 21||10am||Monster Stack No-Limit Hold’em 1a||$1.5K||60 Minutes||None|
|June 22||10am||Monster Stack No-Limit Hold’em 1b||$1.5K||60 Minutes||None|
|3pm||Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed||$10K||60 Minutes||None|
|June 23||12pm||8-Handed No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack||$800||30/40 Minutes||Single|
|3:30pm||Online Double Stack No-Limit Hold’em||$1||15 Minutes||3|
|June 24||11am||Super Turbo Bounty||$1.5K||20 Minutes||None|
|2pm||Tag Team No-Limit Hold’em (2-4 Person Teams)||$1K/Team||60 Minutes||None|
|3pm||Poker Players Championship||$50K||60 Minutes||None|
|June 25||11am||Deepstack Championship No-Limit Hold’em||$600||40/60 Minutes||Single|
|3pm||Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo||$1.5K||60 Minutes||N/A|
|June 26||10am||Colossus – Flight A||$400||40 Minutes||1/Flight|
|3pm||Razz Championship||$10K||60 Minutes||None|
|June 27||10am||Colossus – Flight B||$400||40 Minutes||1/Flight|
|3pm||Omaha Mix||$1.5K||60 Minutes||N/A|
|June 28||10am||Crazy 8’s No-Limit Hold’em 1a||$888||2-Day||Unlimited|
|3pm||Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8||$10K||60 Minutes||None|
|5pm||Crazy 8’s No-Limit Hold’em 1b||$888||2-Day||Unlimited|
|June 29||10am||Crazy 8’s No-Limit Hold’em 1c||$888||2-Day||Unlimited|
|3pm||No-Limit Hold’em||$1.5K||60 Minutes||N/A|
|June 30||10am||Crazy 8’s No-Limit Hold’em 1d||$888||2-Day||Unlimited|
|3pm||Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8||$10K||60 Minutes||None|
|3:30pm||Online No-Limit Hold’em Championship||$1K||20 Minutes||3|
|July 1||11am||Mini Main Event||$1K||30 Minutes||None|
|3pm||Six-Max No-Limit Hold’em||$5K||60 Minutes||N/A|
|July 2||11am||Salute to Warriors No-Limit Hold’em||$500||40 Minutes||Single|
|3pm||Limit Hold’em Championship||$10K||60 Minutes||None|
|July 3||12pm||Main Event World Championship 1a||$10K||120 Minutes||None|
|3:30pm||Online High Roller No-Limit Hold’em||$3.2K||20 Minutes||3|
|July 4||12pm||Main Event World Championship 1b||$10K||120 Minutes||None|
|July 5||12pm||Main Event World Championship 1c||$10K||120 Minutes||None|
|July 6||12pm||Little One for One Drop – Flight A||$1+$111||60 Minutes||Unlimited|
|July 7||12pm||Little One for One Drop – Flight B||$1K+$111||60 Minutes||Unlimited|
|3:30pm||Online 6-Max No-Limit Hold’em||$800||15 Minutes||3|
|July 8||11am||Little One for One Drop – Flight C||$1+$111||60 Minutes||Unlimited|
|3pm||Six-Handed Limit Hold’em||$3K||60 Minutes||N/A|
|July 9||11am||Pot-Limit Omaha Bounty||$1.5K||60 Minutes||N/A|
|3pm||No-Limit Hold’em||$3K||60 Minutes||N/A|
|July 10||11am||No-Limit Hold’em/Pot-Limit Omaha||$1.5K||60 Minutes||N/A|
|3pm||Bracelet Winners No-Limit Hold’em||$1.5K||60 Minutes||N/A|
|July 11||11am||Double Stack||$1.5K||30/40||Unlimited|
|3pm||High Roller No-Limit Hold’em||$100K||60 Minutes||Single|
|July 12||11am||The Closer – Flight A||$1.5K||30 Minutes||Unlimited|
|3pm||6-Max Pot-Limit Omaha||$3K||60 Minutes||N/A|
|July 13||11am||The Close – Flight B||$1.5K||30 Minutes||Unlimited|
|3pm||6-Max No-Limit Hold’em||$10K||60 Minutes||None|
|July 14||11am||The Closer – Flight C||$1.5K||30 Minutes||Unlimited|
|3:30pm||Online Summer Save No-Limit Hold’em||$500||15 Minutes||3|
|July 15||12pm||No-Limit Hold’em||$5K||60 Minutes||N/A|
Details of WSOP 2019 Main Event
The most anticipated event in the WSOP Schedule 2019 is the $10,000 World Series of Poker Main Event. This event has been scheduled to run between July 3rd and July 16th every day starting from the noon time. The Flight-A will begin on Wednesday, the 3rd of July and the Flight B and C will run on the 4th and 5th of July respectively. Players that scale through the first set of two flights will participate in the Day 2AB on 6th of July. Candidates that played through Flight C will participate in Day 2C which will take place on Sunday, the 7th of July. All the fields will be combined for Day 3 on the 8th of July and play expected to peak at the money before the end of the day.
It is important to mention that the Main Event continues to be a freeze-out format and no re-entries will be allowed. However, there have been some minor changes in the WSOP Schedule 2019 version of the game. Participating players will be given 60,000 chips instead of the standard 50,000 and they will play with Big Blind Ante structure. In addition to this, players have the opportunity to buy-in to the Main Event till the start of the game on Day 2, that is, 6th or 7th of July.
$10,000+ Championship Events
Apart from a wide range of affordable events that have been designed for casual players, the WSOP Schedule 2019 also contain some popular variations of poker games with buy-ins of $10,000 USD. These games are designed to draw huge competition among some of the best poker players across different games. Additionally, WSOP has also introduced its first ever Short Deck No-Limit Hold’em game, the famous 36-card variation that is usually played with deuces through the fives removed. This game also features the $10,000 buy-in event which is expected to last for four days. The $10,000 buy-in Short Deck game will begin on 2nd of June at 6pm.
Another important event in the WSOP Schedule 2019 is the WSOP 50th anniversary event. This is a $50,000 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em tournament event. In this game, players will begin the game with 300,000 chips and are required to play to the one-hour level. This is a high roller game and it is scheduled for four days to begin on the 31st of May at 3pm.
$1,000 Mini Main Event
This is another new addition to the WSOP Schedule 2019. The $1,000 buy-in Mini Main Event is designed to take place two days prior to the beginning of the $10,000 buy-in Main Event. It will take place on the 1st of July and 2nd of July. Players participating in this game will start the game with 60,000 chips and blind structure but with 30 minutes duration.
The $400 Colossus Event
Another important point of the WSOP schedule is the reintroduction of the popular Colossus. This will begin on the 26th and runs to 27th June. This is the lowest priced gold bracelet event in the WSOP Schedule 2019. It comes with a buy-in of $400 and features 40,000 chips. Players have a total of 40 minutes throughout play time. The winners at the game will play a combined field on Day 2 and take the final table on the 29th of June.
Another game to look out for is the One-Day Super Turbos. The Super Turbo Bounty is the only live way that players can earn a bracelet within a day at the World Series of Poker. The $1,000 version of the game allows players to play with a $300 bounty and the $1,500 variation for $500 bounty.
Bing Blind Antes, Special Event, and New Structures
With the sole aim to enhance the total experience of WSOP participants, the organizers have announced that various events will have bigger starting stacks and every event that features ante will play big blind ante. For instance, the $1.5K No-Limit Hold’em as well as Omaha events will be allotted 25,000 start stacks as opposed to the 7,500 in the previous year. This number was the outcome of a progressive increase reflecting the actual buy-in (that is, $1,500 buy-in for 1,500 tournament chips). It is essential to point out that the stacks in different events are significantly flattened. As a result of this latest chip structure, there is a need to adjust the blind structures also, according to the WSOP organizers. It is yet to be known what these changes would be but currently, some events have been highlighted as 4-day events on the WSOP Schedule 2019.
WSOP Schedule 2019 with Low Buy-In Events
The 2019 WSOP event will also feature seven more events in live tournaments. These will be low-stakes covering $600 and $800 buy-in events, which are similar to various tournaments that are common within Las Vegas during the World Series of Poker. This is aimed to attract low stakes players to the WSOP venue. Players will be able to build their game to the $600 Deepstack Championship No Limit Hold’em event on the 25th of June. This game comes with an attractive guaranteed prize of $500,000 and a seat at the World Series of Poker Main Event for the winner.
In addition to this, the One-Drop game is also back in the park but this time around, the United States military veterans also have the opportunity to enjoy from the $500 Salute to Warriors No Limit Hold’em. This game is scheduled to hold on 2nd July and will run through 4th July. This 3-day event is expected to raise some fund for the United Service Organization and some other veteran organizations. The Salute to Warriors event is open to players but the focus is to encourage active military personnel and veterans to take part in the game.
It is also important to mention that the WSOP Schedule 2019 has some minor changes to its Daily Deepstack schedule. Apart from the standard Daily Deepstacks, there is also a weekly $250 Pot Limit Omaha Deepstack that is schedule to hold on Sundays throughout the WSOP events. There is also the $250 Seniors Deepstack which is slated for Wednesdays.