It’s that time of year again. Dates are rolling out, games are being announced, and we are all getting excited. The 2019 WSOP (World Series of Poker) is on the horizon. What do we know now about what’s coming to Vegas this summer? More than you might imagine.
The 2019 WSOP will run from May 28th to July 16th at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino. This will be the 50th running of the WSOP, and there will be plenty of events to recognize this fact, including a $50,000 buy in event (get it?) at the start of festivities on May 31st. There will also be an anniversary gala, and an awards evening on June 29th.
The $10,000 NLH Main Event will start on July 3rd this year and crown a champion on the 16th. There have been a couple of changes to the Main Event this year, including a slight increase in chips from the usual 50,000 to 60,000. The 2019 WSOP Main Event will feature the now standard Big Blind Ante. Also, players will have longer to buy in this year. They have all the way to the beginning of Day 2 to lay their money down for the big game.
In case the Main Event is too traditional for you, the 2019 WSOP will also feature a $10,000 NLH short deck event. In addition to short deck, there will be plenty of other poker variants offered. There are omaha, heads up, 7 card stud, HORSE, 2-7 lowball, Razz, crazy 8s and other events for those who scorn the dominant NLH game.
The cheapest bracelet event offered at this summer’s WSOP will be the $400 Colossus. The Colossus begins June 26th. For your $400, you will receive 40,000 chips to play across 40 minute blind levels.
The Big 50 will be another relatively low cost event. In honor of the 50th running of the WSOP, the Big 50 offers 50,000 chips and 50 minute blinds for a mere $500 buy in. This event starts May 28th and features a rake-free first buy in. The Big 50 also comes with a $5 Million Guaranteed prize pool and a $1 Million guaranteed to the winner.
If, on the other hand, you’re looking to drop some serious cash this summer, there will be twenty events priced at $10,000 or higher. These include a $10,000 Dealers Choice, a $25,000 PLO event, and the $50,000 poker players championship.
Whether you are planning a trip to Vegas this summer, or just gearing up to spend a lot of time watching PokerGo, the 2019 WSOP has plenty to offer.