Full Live and Online Schedule for 2019 WSOP
Frank Op de WoerdMo Nuwwarah
Table Of Contents
- WSOP 2019 Schedule
- Twenty $10,000-Plus Championship Events
- Short Deck Introduced at 2019 WSOP
- A 50th Anniversary $50K Addition
- 2019 WSOP Main Event Details
- A $1,000 Mini Main Event
- Colossus Now at $400
- One-Day Super Turbos
- New Structures, Big Blind Antes and a Special Event
- Final Live Schedule Confirmed With Low Buy-In Events
- Going Big for 50 Year Anniversary
Late December last year, Caesars Interactive Entertainment announced the dates for some of the flagship event for the . Now, dates for many more popular events, including 20 events priced at buy-ins of $10,000 or higher have been released for the WSOP 2019.
Annual signature No-Limit Hold’em events such as the Casino Employees, Ladies, and Super Seniors have finalized dates, as do popular events like the Double Stack, Marathon, Little One for One Drop, and The Closer.
WSOP 2019 Schedule
A list of the all the events confirmed for the 2019 World Series of Poker:
|May 29||11 a.m.||Casino Employees||$500||25,000||40 minutes||Single|
|12 p.m.||Super Turbo Bounty||$10,000||60,000||20 minutes||None|
|May 30||11 a.m.||Big 50 No-Limit Hold’em 1a||$500||50,000||50 minutes||1/flight|
|3 p.m.||Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better||$1,500||10,000||60 minutes||None|
|May 31||11 a.m.||Big 50 No-Limit Hold’em 1b||$500||50,000||50 minutes||1/flight|
|3 p.m.||50th Annual High Roller NLH||$50,000||300,000||60 minutes||Single|
|June 1||10 a.m.||Big 50 No-Limit Hold’em 1c||$500||50,000||50 minutes||1/flight|
|3 p.m.||Limit Mixed Triple Draw||$2,500||15,000||60 minutes||Single|
|June 2||10 a.m.||Big 50 No-Limit Hold’em 1d||$500||50,000||50 minutes||1/flight|
|3:30 p.m.||Online No-Limit Hold’em||$400||15,000||15 minutes||3|
|6 p.m.||Short Deck No-Limit Hold’em||$10,000||60,000||60 minutes||Single|
|June 3||11 a.m.||No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack||$600||30,000||30/40 minutes||Single|
|3 p.m.||Dealer’s Choice||$1,500||10,000||60 minutes||Single|
|6 p.m.||No-Limit Hold’em||$5,000||30,000||60 minutes||None|
|June 4||10 a.m.||Super Turbo Bounty||$1,000||20,000||20 minutes||None|
|3 p.m.||No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw||$1,500||10,000||60 minutes||Single|
|June 5||11 a.m.||H.O.R.S.E.||$1,500||10,000||60 minutes||None|
|3 p.m.||Heads Up No-Limit Hold’em||$10,000||60,000||20 minutes||None|
|4 p.m.||Six-Max No-Limit Hold’em||$1,500||25,000||60 minutes||None|
|June 6||11 a.m.||No-Limit Hold’em Shootout||$1,500||25,000||60 minutes||None|
|3 p.m.||Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better||$10,000||60,000||60 minutes||None|
|June 7||10 a.m.||Millionaire Maker No-Limit Hold’em 1a||$1,500||25,000||60 minutes||1/flight|
|3 p.m.||Seven-Card Stud||$1,500||10,000||60 minutes||None|
|June 8||10 a.m.||Millionaire Maker No-Limit Hold’em 1b||$1,500||25,000||60 minutes||1/flight|
|3 p.m.||No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw||$10,000||60,000||60 minutes||Single|
|June 9||11 a.m.||Double Stack||$1,000||40,000||30/40 minutes||Single|
|12 p.m.||Eight-Game Mix||$1,500||10,000||60 minutes||Single|
|3:30 p.m.||Online Six-Max PLO||$600||15,000||20 minutes||Unlimited|
|June 10||11 a.m.||Pot-Limit Omaha Deepstack||$600||30,000||30/40 minutes||Unlimited|
|12 p.m.||Marathon||$2,620||26,200||100 minutes||None|
|3 p.m.||Seven-Card Stud Hi-Lo||$1,500||10,000||60 minutes||None|
|June 11||11 a.m.||No-Limit Hold’em||$1,000||20,000||60 minutes||Single|
|3 p.m.||H.O.R.S.E.||$10,000||60,000||60 minutes||None|
|June 12||11 a.m.||Pot-Limit Omaha||$1,000||20,000||60 minutes||Single|
|3 p.m.||Six-Max No-Limit Hold’em||$3,000||20,000||60 minutes||None|
|June 13||10 a.m.||Seniors No-Limit Hold’em (50+)||$1,000||20,000||60 minutes||Single|
|3 p.m.||Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw||$1,500||10,000||60 minutes||Single|
|June 14||10 a.m.||Double Stack No-Limit Hold’em 1a||$1,000||40,000||60 minutes||1/flight|
|3 p.m.||Dealers Choice 6-Handed||$10,000||60,000||60 minutes||None|
|June 15||10 a.m.||Double Stack No-Limit Hold’em 1b||$1,000||40,000||60 minutes||1/flight|
|3 p.m.||No-Limit Hold’em Shootout||$3,000||20,000||60 minutes||None|
|June 16||11 a.m.||No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack||$800||40,000||40/60 minutes||Single|
|3:30 p.m.||Online No-Limit Hold’em Knockout||$600||20,000||15||None|
|June 17||10 a.m.||Super Seniors 60+||$1,000||20,000||60 minutes||Single|
|12 p.m.||Pot-Limit Omaha||$1,500||25,000||60 minutes||Single|
|3 p.m.||Seven-Card Stud||$10,000||60,000||60 minutes||None|
|June 18||11 a.m.||Eight-Handed NL/PLO Mixed Deepstack||$600||30,000||30/40 minutes||Single|
|3 p.m.||Big-Bet Mix||$2,500||15,000||60 minutes||Single|
|June 19||11 a.m.||No-Limit Hold’em Bounty||$1,500||60 minutes||None|
|3 p.m.||High Roller Pot-Limit Omaha||$25,000||150,000||60 minutes||Single|
|3:30 p.m.||Online Turbo No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack||$500||40,000||8 minutes||3|
|June 20||11 a.m.||Ladies||$10,000/$1,000||20,000||60 minutes||Single|
|12 p.m.||No-Limit Hold’em||$2,500||15,000||60 minutes||None|
|3 p.m.||Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw||$10,000||60,000||60 minutes||None|
|June 21||10 a.m.||Monster Stack No-Limit Hold’em 1a||$1,500||50,000||60 minutes||None|
|3 p.m.||Omaha/Stud Hi-Lo Mix||$2,500||15,000||60 minutes||None|
|June 22||10 a.m.||Monster Stack No-Limit Hold’em 1b||$1,500||50,000||60 minutes||None|
|3 p.m.||Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed||$10,000||60,000||60 minutes||None|
|June 23||12 p.m.||Eight-Handed No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack||$800||40,000||30/40 minutes||Single|
|3 p.m.||Razz||$1,500||10,000||60 minutes||None|
|3:30 p.m.||Online Double Stack No-Limit Hold’em||$1,000||30,000||15 minutes||3|
|June 24||11 a.m.||Super Turbo Bounty||$1,500||25,000||20 minutes||None|
|2 p.m.||Tag Team No-Limit Hold’em (2-4 person teams)||$1,000/Team||20,000||60 minutes||None|
|3 p.m.||Poker Players Championship||$50,000||300,000||60 minutes||None|
|June 25||11 a.m.||Deepstack Championship No-Limit Hold’em||$600||30,000||40/60 minutes||Single|
|3 p.m.||Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo||$1,500||25,000||60 minutes||Single|
|June 26||10 a.m.||Colossus – Flight A||$400||40,000||40 minutes||1/flight|
|3 p.m.||Razz Championship||$10,000||60,000||60 minutes||None|
|June 27||10 a.m.||Colossus – Flight B||$400||40,000||40 minutes||1/flight|
|3 p.m.||Omaha Mix||$1,500||10,000||60 minutes||Single|
|June 28||10 a.m.||Crazy Eight’s No-Limit Hold’em 1a||$888||40,000||30 min Day 1; 60 min Day 2||Unlimited|
|3 p.m.||Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8||$10,000||60,000||60 minutes||None|
|5 p.m.||Crazy Eight’s No-Limit Hold’em 1b||$888||40,000||30 min Day 1; 60 min Day 2||Unlimited|
|June 29||10 a.m.||Crazy Eight’s No-Limit Hold’em 1c||$888||40,000||30 min Day 1; 60 min Day 2||Unlimited|
|3 p.m.||No-Limit Hold’em||$1,500||25,000||60 minutes||None|
|June 30||10 a.m.||Crazy Eight’s No-Limit Hold’em 1d||$888||40,000||30 min Day 1; 60 min Day 2||Unlimited|
|3 p.m.||Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8||$10,000||60,000||60 minutes||None|
|3:30 p.m.||Online No-Limit Hold’em Championship||$1,000||15,000||20 minutes||3|
|July 1||11 a.m.||Mini Main Event||$1,000||60,000||30 minutes||None|
|3 p.m.||Six-Max No-Limit Hold’em||$5,000||30,000||60 minutes||None|
|July 2||11 a.m.||Salute to Warriors No-Limit Hold’em||$500||25,000||40 minutes||Single|
|3 p.m.||Limit Hold’em Championship||$10,000||60,000||60 minutes||None|
|July 3||12 p.m.||Main Event World Championship 1a||$10,000||60,000||120 minutes||None|
|3:30 p.m.||Online High Roller No-Limit Hold’em||$3,200||25,000||20 minutes||3|
|July 4||12 p.m.||Main Event World Championship 1b||$10,000||60,000||120 minutes||None|
|July 5||12 p.m.||Main Event World Championship 1c||$10,000||60,000||120 minutes||None|
|July 6||12 p.m.||Little One for One Drop – Flight A||$1,000+$111||40,000||60 minutes||Unlimited|
|July 7||12 p.m.||Little One for One Drop – Flight B||$1,000+$111||40,000||60 minutes||Unlimited|
|3:30 p.m.||Online Six-Max No-Limit Hold’em||$800||15,000||15 minutes||3|
|July 8||11 a.m.||Little One for One Drop – Flight C||$1,000+$111||40,000||60 minutes||Unlimited|
|3 p.m.||Six-Handed Limit Hold’em||$3,000||20,000||60 minutes||None|
|July 9||11 a.m.||Pot-Limit Omaha Bounty||$1,500||25,000||60 minutes||Single|
|3 p.m.||No-Limit Hold’em||$3,000||20,000||60 minutes||None|
|July 10||11 a.m.||No-Limit Hold’em/Pot-Limit Omaha||$1,500||25,000||60 minutes||Single|
|3 p.m.||Bracelet Winners No-Limit Hold’em||$1,500||50,000||60 minutes||None|
|July 11||11 a.m.||Double Stack||$1,500||50,000||30/40 minutes||Unlimited|
|3 p.m.||High Roller No-Limit Hold’em||$100,000||600,000||60 minutes||Single|
|July 12||11 a.m.||The Closer – Flight A||$1,500||25,000||30 minutes||Unlimited|
|3 p.m.||Six-Max Pot-Limit Omaha||$3,000||20,000||60 minutes||Single|
|July 13||11 a.m.||The Closer – Flight B||$1,500||25,000||30 minutes||Unlimited|
|3 p.m.||Six-Max No-Limit Hold’em||$10,000||60,000||60 minutes||None|
|July 14||11 a.m.||The Closer – Flight C||$1,500||25,000||30 minutes||Unlimited|
|3 p.m.||H.O.R.S.E.||$3,000||20,000||60 minutes||None|
|3:30 p.m.||Online Summer Save No-Limit Hold’em||$500||20,000||15 minutes||3|
|July 15||12 p.m.||No-Limit Hold’em||$5,000||30,000||60 minutes||Single|
A downloadable PDF (333kb) can be found on WSOP.com.
Twenty $10,000-Plus Championship Events
In addition to an array of affordable events for the more casual poker player, the 2019 schedule will once again offer the most popular variants in poker at buy-ins of $10,000 and up to attract competition among the best players across all the games.
Short Deck Introduced at 2019 WSOP
Among these offerings will be the WSOP’s first-ever Short Deck No-Limit Hold’em, the popular new 36-card variant that is played with the deuces through fives removed. The $10,000 buy-in Short Deck event will last four days and kick off on Sunday, June 2 at a special time of 6 p.m.
A 50th Anniversary $50K Addition
Another schedule highlight in celebration of the WSOP’s 50th anniversary is a $50,000 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em tournament where players start with 300,000 chips and play to one-hour levels. This high roller is slated as a four-day event that begins on Friday, May 31 at 3 p.m. with registration open until the start of Day 2.
2019 WSOP Main Event Details
One of the most anxiously-awaited events of the year, the $10,000 WSOP Main Event, is scheduled to run from July 3-16, each day with a noon start time. Flight A kicks off on Wednesday, July 3 with Flights B and C running on July 4 and July 5, respectively. Survivors of the first two flights will play Day 2AB on Saturday, July 6 while Flight C survivors will play Day 2C on Sunday, July 7. All fields combine for Day 3 on Monday, July 8 with play expected to reach the money before day’s end.
The Main Event remains a freeze-out format with no reentries allowed, but some slight changes are in order for the 2019 version. Players will receive 60,000 chips rather than the customary 50,000, and play with the Big Blind Ante structure. Also new this year, players can buy into the Main Event up until the start of play on Day 2, meaning on July 6 or 7 at noon.
A $1,000 Mini Main Event
A new addition to the schedule is the $1,000 buy-in Mini Main Event. Taking place just two days before the start of the $10,000 buy-in actual Main Event, the Mini Main Event takes place Monday, July 1 and Tuesday, July 2. Similar to its bigger namesake counter-part, the Mini Main Event will see players start with 60,000 in tournament chips and features the same blind structure but now with 30- instead of 120-minute levels.
Colossus Now at $400
The popular Colossus event is back, with starting days on Wednesday, June 26 and Thursday, June 27. The Colossus will be the lowest-priced gold bracelet event on the 2019 schedule, with a $400 buy-in – down $165 compared to last year’s $565 buy-in. It comes with 40,000 in starting chips and will play 40-minute levels throughout. On June 28 the survivors see the field combined for Day 2 with the final table scheduled for Saturday, June 29.
One-Day Super Turbos
The Super Turbo Bounty events are one-day scheduled events, the only live way to earn a bracelet in a day at the WSOP. In the $1,000 version, each player is a $300 bounty, while in the $1,500 version, each player is a $500 bounty.
New Structures, Big Blind Antes and a Special Event
In an effort to "improve the overall experience for participants," the WSOP announced in a Jan. 23 presser that many events would feature bigger starting stacks, and all events with antes will play with a big blind ante.
As part of the change, for example, $1,500 no-limit hold’em and Omaha events will have 25,000 starting stacks, a stark change from the previous year’s 7,500. That number itself was the product of a continual increase, from once reflecting the exact buy-in — $1,500 meant 1,500 in chips. Now, the stacks in various events have been considerably flattened, such that the $1,500 events and $5,000 events are only 5,000 apart now with the latter calling for 30,000 stacks. Last year, $5,000 events started with 25,000 stacks.
“It is important the modern day World Series of Poker continues to evolve,” said WSOP Vice President Jack Effel. “People certainly like bigger starting stacks, and we’re happy to oblige while simultaneously adding more value.”
Due to the new chip structures, blind structures will also be adjusted, the WSOP confirmed to PokerNews. It isn’t clear exactly what changes will happen, but some events are now listed as four-day events on the schedule.
Here’s a chart outlining many of the chip changes, although special events will feature their own unique chip structures:
|Price Point||2018 Stack||2019 Stack|
No $600 or $800 events have been announced as of now by the WSOP, but based on the released chart, it appears more events will still be added. As of the Jan. 23 presser, 73 events have been announced.
The big blind antes had already been announced for the Main Event, and they’ll be applied to all events with antes, including the popular Daily Deepstacks, for which chip structures remain unchanged. The exact way to apply the big blind antes hasn’t yet been standardized across the industry, but for the WSOP, players without enough chips to cover both the blind and the ante will post the blind first.
Finally, the WSOP announced a special event open only to previous bracelet winners. On July 10, any player who has won a WSOP gold bracelet is eligible to participate in $1,500 Bracelet Winners Only No-Limit Hold’em. The 1,078 players who have won bracelets in the past, plus 2019 bracelet winners, can compete in the event, which features a 50,000 starting stack. The special tournament is part of the 50th anniversary celebration at the WSOP.
Final Live Schedule Confirmed With Low Buy-In Events
On January 30th, the WSOP announced seven more events to complete the live tournament schedule at the Rio for 2019.
Low-stakes players can rejoice, as WSOP brass clearly targeted that demographic with the last of the events announced for 2019. There will be a slew of $600 and $800 buy-in events akin to many of the tournaments found around the city of Las Vegas at other venues during the WSOP, with the added carrot of gold of a bracelet to lure players to the Rio.
They’ll build to a $600 Deepstack Championship No-Limit Hold’em on June 25, with $500,000 guaranteed and a WSOP Main Event seat added to the prize pool for the winner.
“We hope everyone who loves the game of poker comes out to experience our big 50th,” Effel said in a press release. “We are confident you will find an event or two to your liking, and hopefully one that allows you to raise the gold bracelet over your head at the end of it.”
The latest additions can be found bolded in the schedule below, with the first one scheduled for June 3.
Additionally, the WSOP has doubled down on its charity focus for 2019. The usual partnership with One Drop, which raises thousands of dollars each year, is back, but U.S. military veterans will also benefit this year from the $500 Salute to Warriors No-Limit Hold’em.
Scheduled for July 2 and ending on July 4, this three-day event will raise money for United Service Organization (USO) and "other veteran organizations." Salute to Warriors is an open event but will have a focus on encouraging active military and veterans to participate. It isn’t clear yet how much of each buy-in will go to the charities, but the WSOP confirmed to PokerNews that such details would be announced when finalized.
Finally, the WSOP announced some slight changes to the Daily Deepstack schedule. In addition to the usual Daily Deepstacks, a weekly $250 Pot-Limit Omaha Deepstack will be held on Sundays. Seniors, meanwhile get their own $250 Seniors Deepstack on Wednesdays.
With the above additions and the specific phrasing of "final live events confirmed" used by the WSOP, it’s clear that any further events added will be online events. The online bracelet events, beginning with a single $1K in 2015, expanded to four tournaments in 2018 with a boost from the shared liquidity player pool.
However, the effects of a recent Department of Justice announcement haven’t yet been fully parsed by the industry and may be giving the WSOP pause in this department. Stay tuned for more information on these events in future weeks.
Going Big for 50 Year Anniversary
"Things are starting to come together on the rest of the 2019 WSOP playing schedule," said Effel. "Being this is our 50th running, we are doing everything we can to make this year’s iteration bigger, better and more valuable for players."
"Being this is our 50th running, we are doing everything we can to make this year’s iteration bigger, better and more valuable for players."
Individual event online pre-registration won’t open until March/April after all events have been determined and approved by regulators. WSOP.com’s real-money online poker offerings in New Jersey and Nevada will be the exclusive online home for players in these states to win seats into WSOP events, including the Main Event, as well as to participate in the exclusive online WSOP official gold bracelet events. 888poker remains the WSOP’s international online poker partner in most jurisdictions, with several satellite qualifications planned to award seats to the WSOP in Las Vegas.
All above-announced dates, times, and events are subject to change, according to the WSOP press release.
The 2019 WSOP runs May 28 to July 16, 2019, once again at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. PokerNews will be the WSOP’s Live Reporting partner covering all bracelet events with live updates from the tournament floor.
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