The schedule is out for the 2007 World Series of Poker and at first glance it does appear there are improvements to please almost everyone. The 2007 schedule promises a wide variety of games with varied buy-ins. We will see a grand total of 55 events over nearly seven weeks. Several long forgotten games are back and new, longer, bigger events are on the schedule.
The Series will kick off on June 1st with a $5,000 Mixed Hold'em event (Limit and No Limit); there will also be the traditional Casino Employees event that first day. For those who were worried that buy-ins were going to go up across the board, you can relax there are still plenty of $1,000 and $1,500 events as late as week six. The Seniors and Ladies remain $1,000 buy-in tournaments.
The Main Event will have three Day Ones with the ability to accommodate 3,000 players each. The Amazon room at the Rio will have an "addition" which will bring the total number of tables to 300. So, short of alternates, the Main Event will be able to accommodate three thousand players for each of the scheduled three First Day Flights. Whether 9,000 is or is not the magic number for WSOP 2007 will be debated right up until the Main Event begins on Friday July 6th. The Main Event schedule calls for two off days one between Day 1c and Day 2 and another just before the Final Table.
PokerNews has also been told that their will be no changes in the Main Event schedule as there were last year. Finish times for each day of play will be 2 AM with no extensions. Players will know, in advance, how long each session of each day for the entire stretch of all Series events and WSOP personnel will not alter that schedule once play begins.
Time was also a factor last year in several events other than the Main Event and those issues have also been addressed. A total of 55 bracelet events in 2007 with all events being at least two days and most three day events. Here is that break-down:
14 Two Day events
39 Three Day events
1 Five Day ($50K HORSE)
1 Eight Day (Main)
There will be three HORSE Events $50,000, $5,000 and $2,500; along with a $1,000 SHOE event on July 1st.
A new mixed game, $2500 Omaha/Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo 8 or better.
The $10K World Championship Pot Limit Omaha is back for a second year.
As is the $1K Triple Draw Lowball w/rebuys, one of the most watched events last year.
Seven Card Stud is back with more events including one Seven Stud High event and
two Seven Stud Hi/Lo and the mixed Omaha/Stud event.
There will be a new Limit Hold'em Shootout and a $1,500 Seven Card Razz tournament.
Here is the complete 2007 WSOP schedule.
Fri Jun 1 - $5,000 Mixed Hold'em (Limit & No Limit)
Fri Jun 1 - $500 Casino Employees No Limit Hold'em Event
Sat Jun 2 - $1,500 No Limit Hold'em
Sun Jun 3 - $1,500 Pot Limit Hold'em
Sun Jun 3 - $ 2,500 Omaha/Seven Card Stud Hi-Low-8 or Better
Mon Jun 4 - $1,500 Limit Hold'em
Mon Jun 4 - $5,000 Pot Limit Omaha w/ Re-buys
Tue Jun 5 – $1,000 No Limit Hold'em w/ Re-Buys
Tue Jun 5 - $1,500 Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better
Wed Jun 6 – $2,000 No-Limit Hold'em
Wed Jun 6 - $5,000 World Championship Seven Card Stud
Thu Jun 7 - $2,000 No limit Hold'em / Six Handed
Fri Jun 8 - $5,000World Championship Pot Limit Hold'em
Fri Jun 8 - $1,500 Seven Card Stud
Sat June 9 - $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
Sat June 9 - $2,500 H.O.R.S.E.
Sun Jun 10 - $1,000 World Championship Ladies Event No-Limit Hold'em
Sun Jun 10 - $5,000 World Championship Limit Hold'em
Mon Jun 11 - $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em
Mon Jun 11 - $2,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-low-8 or Better
Tue Jun 12 - $1,500 No Limit Hold'em Shootout
Wed Jun 13 - $5,000 No Limit Hold'em
Thu Jun 14 - $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha
Thu Jun 14 - $3,000 World Championship Seven Card Stud Hi-Low Split-8 or Better
Fri Jun 15 - $2,000 No Limit Hold'em
Fri Jun 15 - $5,000 H.O.R.S.E.
Sat Jun 16 - $1,500 No Limit Hold'em
Sun Jun 17 - $3,000 No Limit Hold'em
Sun Jun 17 - $1,500 Seven-Card Razz
Mon Jun 18 - $2,500 No Limit Hold'em / Six Handed
Tue Jun 19 - $5,000 World Championship Heads Up No Limit Hold'em
Tue Jun 19 - $2,000 Seven-Card Stud
Wed Jun 20 - $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha w/ Re-buys
Wed Jun 20 - $3,000 Limit Hold'em
Thu Jun 21 - $1,500 No Limit Hold'em
Thu Jun 21 - $5,000 World Championship Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better
Fri Jun 22 - $2,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em
Sat Jun 23 - $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
Sun Jun 24 - $50,000 World Championship H.O.R.S.E.
Sun Jun 24 - $1,500 Mixed Hold'em (Limit/No Limit)
Mon Jun 25 - $1,000 World Championship Seniors No Limit Hold'em
Mon Jun 25 - $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-low Split-8 or better
Tue Jun 26 - $2,000 Limit Hold'em
Wed Jun 27 - $2,000 Omaha Hi-Low Split
Thu Jun 28 - $5,000 No Limit Hold'em / Six Handed
Thu Jun 28 - $1,000 Seven-card Stud Hi-Low-8 or Better
Fri Jun 29 $2,000 No Limit Hold'em
Fri Jun 29 $1,000 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball (Limit) w/ Re-Buys
Sat Jun 30 $1,500 No Limit Hold'em
Sun Jul 1 $10,000 World Championship Pot-Limit Omaha
Sun Jul 1 $1,000 S.H.O.E.
Mon Jul 2 $1,000 No Limit Hold'em w/ Re-Buys
Tue Jul 3 $1,500 Limit Hold'em Shootout
Wed Jul 4 Satellite Day
Wed Jul 4 $5,000 World Championship No Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball w/Re-buys
Thu Jul 5 Satellite Day/Media Event
Fri Jul 6 $10,000 World Championship No Limit Texas Hold'em Day 1A
Sat Jul 7 $10,000 World Championship No Limit Texas Hold'em Day 1B
Sun Jul 8 $10,000 World Championship No Limit Texas Hold'em Day 1C
Mon Jul 9 Day Off
Tue Jul 10 World Championship No Limit Texas Hold'em Day 2
Wed Jul 11 World Championship No Limit Texas Hold'em Day 3
Thu Jul 12 World Championship No Limit Texas Hold'em Day 4
Fri Jul 13 World Championship No Limit Texas Hold'em Day 5
Sat Jul 14 World Championship No Limit Texas Hold'em Day 6
Sun Jul 15 World Championship No Limit Texas Hold'em Day 7
Mon Jul 16 Day Off
Tue Jul 17 World Championship No Limit Texas Hold'em Final Table
For live updates as the WSOP continues, make sure you go to our 2007 WSOP Schedule page.