Mia Gardner | 22 Dec 2017
A total of 78 World Series of Poker, or WSOP, gold bracelet events will take place between the 29th of May and the 17th of July at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. a number of favourites are returning, and nine totally new events have been added as well. One of the biggest changes for next year is that a total of 12 events are not set to start after the WSOP US$10 000 No-Limit Hold’em main event which will be running from the 2nd to the 14th of July.
Jack Effel, Tournament Director for the WSOP said that the schedule had hopefully been announced in time for people to adjust their wish lists for the holidays. He went on to state that the organisation felt good about the variety of offerings on the schedule, and that everyone was looking forward to welcoming players to the Rio over the summer.
Among the happenings set to start after the main event has gotten underway are:
1. The US$1 million buy-in Big One for One Drop No-Limit Hold’em event
2. The US$10 000 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold’em Championship
3. The US$50 000 High Roller No-Limit Hold’em events
4. The Closer, a US$1 500 No-Limit Hold’em tournament with 15 000 starting chips and levels of 30 minutes
1. The US$10 000 Super Turbo Bounty No-Limit Hold’em, which will be replacing the US$10 000 Tag Team
2. The US$100 000 High Roller No-Limit Hold’em
3. The US$365 Plo Giant, which is replacing the US$1 000 No-Limit Hold’em
4. The US$1 000 Double Stack No-Limit Hold’em with 10 000 starting chips, which is replacing a US$1 000 No-Limit Hold’em game
5. The US$565 WSOP.com Online Pot-Limit Omaha Six-Handed
6. The US$1 500 Pot-Limit Omaha, which is replacing a US$1 500 No-Limit Hold’em game
7. A US$1 000 Double-Stack No-Limit Hold’em game with 30-minute level, which will be replacing a US$1 500 No-Limit Hold’em game
8. A US$1 500 The Closer No-Limit Hold’em game with 15 000 starting chips and 30-minute levels
9. A US$50 000 High Roller No-Limit Hold’em game
PokerGO and ESPN will be providing in-depth live coverage of the main WSOP event, and the full tv and live streaming schedules will be revealed at a later date.
The starting times will stay consistent with what they have been over the past few years, with the majority of weekday tournaments kicking off at either 11h00 or 15h00, weekend events usually staring at 10h00, and afternoon flights of the same events starting at 17h00. The structure sheets for all events is expected to be posted to the WSOP website sometime in January, and online and in-person registration should be open in March.