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  • The full 2018 World Series of Poker schedule has been released. Check it out!

  • $1,000,000 Big One for One Drop back at the 2018 WSOP after four-year hiatus

The 49th Annual World Series of Poker schedule has been officially released. The 2018 World Series of Poker calendar will feature 78 bracelet events, including the $1,000,000 Big One for One Drop, which is back on the WSOP schedule after a four-year hiatus. The series runs from May 29 to July 17, once again held at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The doors at the Rio will open on May 29 for registration, live action games and satellites, and the first WSOP 2018 bracelet events will kick off on May 30.

The WSOP Main Event starts on July 2 and ends on July 14


PokerNews will again be the official live reporting partner of the World Series of Poker. Live coverage with stories, hands, photos, videos, interviews, and podcasts from the floor of the Rio can be found on PokerNews.com/WSOP and WSOP.com.

The WSOP Main Event starts on Monday, July 2 and ends on Saturday, July 14, while the WSOP Big One for One Drop wraps up the series from Sunday, July 15 to Tuesday, July 17. Besides the return of the Big One for One Drop, several new events are featured on the schedule:

  • $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Super Turbo Bounty
  • $100,000 No-Limit High Roller
  • $1,000 Double Stack No-Limit Hold'em
  • $365 THE PLO GIANT
  • $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Bounty
  • $565 WSOP.com ONLINE Pot-Limit Omaha 6-Handed
  • The Closer - $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em (1M Gtd.)
  • $50,000 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller

Popular events from the past years are back on the schedule, including the GIANT (starts June 1, weekly), the COLUSSUS IV (June 2), Millionaire Maker (June 9), the THE MARATHON (June 11), Seniors No-Limit Hold'em Championship (June 15) and Super Seniors No-Limit Hold'em (June 17), MONSTER STACK (June 23), the Ladies No-Limit Hold'em Championship (June 28), Crazy Eights (June 30) and the Little One for One Drop (July 7). The prestigious $50,000 Poker Players Championship starts on June 15.

The $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event will start its first of three starting days on Monday, July 2. Like last year, there will be no November Nine; instead, the final table will be played out in regular fashion. The final table will begin on Thursday, July 12 and the winner will be crowned on Saturday, July 14. The reigning champion is Scott Blumstein, who conquered a 7,221-strong field in 2017 to etch his name in World Series of Poker history and win $8,150,000.

After the Main Event wraps up, all eyes turn to the $1,000,000 Big One for One Drop, back on the WSOP-schedule after a four-year hiatus. In 2012, Antonio Esfandiari won the inaugural edition for a staggering $18,346,673. Daniel Colman became the second winner of this event in 2014 and cashed $15,306,668. In 2016, the tournament moved to Monte-Carlo for an invitation-only Extravaganza, won by Elton Tsang for $11,111,111.

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During the 2017 World Series of Poker Europe, King's Casino owner Leon Tsoukernik became the first player to officially register for this event. The event is capped at 48 entries and $111,111 of the buy-in will go directly to the One Drop Foundation. Don't miss it: The Big One for One Drop starts on Sunday, July 15 and will be played out over the course of three days.

Besides the big eyecatchers, several new events are featured this year. One of them is Event #2: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Super Turbo Bounty. Last year, this event was only played with a $1,000 buy-in, which will also return this year. Together with the traditional $565 Casino Employees tournament, the $10,000 Super Turbo Bounty kicks off the series on Wednesday, May 30.

The $1,000,000 Big One for One Drop is back on the WSOP-schedule after a four-year hiatus

The High Roller for One Drop, won by Doug Polk in 2016, isn't featured on the 2018 schedule and has been replaced with Event #5: $100,000 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller. Like last year, this High Roller is early in the series and will begin on Friday, June 1.

Event #11: $365 PLO GIANT gives Pot-Limit Omaha aficionados a very affordable shot at a bracelet. Like the No-Limit Hold'em variant, the PLO GIANT features unlimited reentry with payouts every flight. The first flight commences on Sunday, June 3 and additional flights will take place every Sunday through July 1 (a total of five flights).

Online bracelets are back as well, with four different tournaments played out entirely online. Event #47: $565 WSOP.com ONLINE Pot-Limit Omaha 6-Handed is new this year and will join the $365, $3,200 and $1,000 Championship events. This online event will be hosted on Friday, June 22.

Aptly named "The Closer", Event #75: $1,500 The Closer - No-Limit Hold'em 1M Gtd. closes out the 49th Annual World Series of Poker with a bang. This event will kick off on July 12 and features a $1M guaranteed prize pool, two starting days and 30-minute levels.

Event #77: $50,000 High Roller is another high-end tournament added to the schedule. Wrapped around the Main Event final table and just before the Big One for One Drop, this tournament is sure to attract some of the very best to finish the series on a high note. The $50,000 High Roller begins on Friday, July 13.

Complete 2018 World Series of Poker Schedule

The complete schedule of WSOP events can be found on PokerNews.com/WSOP.

PokerNews has a Google Calendar with all the events and links to the structure sheets. You can view the WSOP 2017 Calendar. If you want to use this calendar in a program of your choosing, you can download the WSOP 2018 Calendar .ics file here.

Tournament director and former November Niner Kenny Hallaert has once again created a spreadsheet with all the events, later to be updated with more tournament series. The spreadsheet can be found here.

#DateTime (PT)TournamentBuy-in
1Wed., May 3011 a.m.Casino Employees$565
2Wed., May 303 p.m.No-Limit Hold'em Super Turbo Bounty$10,000
3Thurs., May 3111 a.m.No-Limit Hold'em Shootout$3,000
4Thurs., May 313 p.m.Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better$1,500
5Fri., June 13 p.m.No-Limit Hold'em High Roller$100,000
6Fri., June 17 p.m.GIANT (FLIGHT A)$365
6Fri., June 87 p.m.GIANT (FLIGHT B)$365
6Fri., June 157 p.m.GIANT (FLIGHT C)$365
6Fri., June 227 p.m.GIANT (FLIGHT D)$365
6Fri., June 297 p.m.GIANT (FLIGHT E)$365
7Sat., June 210 a.m.COLOSSUS IV (FLIGHT A)$565
7Sat., June 25 p.m.COLOSSUS IV (FLIGHT B)$565
7Sun., June 310 a.m.COLOSSUS IV (FLIGHT C)$565
7Sun., June 35 p.m.COLOSSUS IV (FLIGHT D)$565
7Mon., June 410 a.m.COLOSSUS IV (FLIGHT E)$565
7Mon., June 45 p.m.COLOSSUS IV (FLIGHT F)$565
8Sat., June 23 p.m.Mixed Triple Draw Lowball$2,500
9Sun., June 33:30 p.m.WSOP.com ONLINE No-Limit Hold'em$365
10Sun., June 33 p.m.Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship$10,000
11Sun., June 37 p.m.PLO GIANT (FLIGHT A)$365
11Sun., June 107 p.m.PLO GIANT (FLIGHT B)$365
11Sun., June 177 p.m.PLO GIANT (FLIGHT C)$365
11Sun., June 247 p.m.PLO GIANT (FLIGHT D)$365
11Sun., July 17 p.m.PLO GIANT (FLIGHT E)$365
12Mon., June 43 p.m.Dealers Choice 6-Handed$1,500
13Tues., June 511 a.m.No-Limit Hold'em$1,500
14Tues., June 53 p.m.No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw$1,500
15Wed., June 611 a.m.H.O.R.S.E.$1,500
16Wed., June 63 p.m.Heads Up No-Limit Hold'em Championship$10,000
17Thurs., June 711 a.m.No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed$1,500
18Thurs., June 73 p.m.Dealers Choice 6-Handed Championship$10,000
19Friday, June 810 a.m.Pot-Limit Omaha (FLIGHT A)$565
19Friday, June 85 p.m.Pot-Limit Omaha (FLIGHT B)$565
20Friday, June 83 p.m.No-Limit Hold'em$5,000
21Sat., June 910 a.m.MILLIONAIRE MAKER (FLIGHT A)$1,500
21Sun., June 1010 a.m.MILLIONAIRE MAKER (FLIGHT B)$1,500
22Sat., June 93 p.m.Eight Game Mix$1,500
23Sun., June 103 p.m.No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw Championship$10,000
24Mon., June 1111 a.m.THE MARATHON No-Limit Hold'em$2,620
25Mon., June 113 p.m.Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better$1,500
26Tues., June 1211 a.m.Pot-Limit Omaha$1,000
27Tues., June 123 p.m.H.O.R.S.E. Championship$10,000
28Wed., June 1311 a.m.No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed$3,000
29Wed., June 133 p.m.Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw$1,500
30Thurs., June 1411 a.m.Pot-Limit Omaha$1,500
31Thurs., June 143 p.m.Seven Card Stud$1,500
32Friday, June 1510 a.m.Seniors Championship$1,000
33Friday, June 153 p.m.Poker Players Championship$50,000
34Sat., June 1611 a.m.Double Stack No-Limit Hold'em (FLIGHT A)$1,000
34Sun., June 1711 a.m.Double Stack No-Limit Hold'em (FLIGHT B)$1,000
35Sat., June 163 p.m.Mixed Omaha Hi-Lo (Pot-Limit, Limit, 5-Card)$1,500
36Sun., June 1710 a.m.Super Seniors No-Limit Hold'em$1,000
37Sun., June 173 p.m.No-Limit Hold'em$1,500
38Mon., June 183 p.m.Seven Card Stud Championship$10,000
39Tues., June 1911 a.m.No-Limit Hold'em Shooutout$1,500
40Tues., June 193 p.m.Mixed Big Bet$2,500
41Wed., June 2011 a.m.Limit Hold'em$1,500
42Wed., June 203 p.m.Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed High Roller$25,000
43Thurs., June 2111 a.m.No-Limit Hold'em$2,500
44Thurs., June 213 p.m.Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw Championship$10,000
45Fri., June 2211 a.m.No-Limit Hold'em (30 minute levels)$1,000
46Fri., June 223 p.m.Mixed Omaha Hi-Lo/Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo$2,500
47Fri., June 223:30 p.m.WSOP.com ONLINE Pot-Limit Omaha 6-Handed$565
48Sat., June 2310 a.m.MONSTER STACK (FLIGHT A)$1,500
48Sun., June 2410 a.m.MONSTER STACK (FLIGHT B)$1,500
49Sat., June 233 p.m.Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed Championship$10,000
50Sun., June 243 p.m.Razz$1,500
51Mon., June 2511 a.m.No-Limit Hold'em Bounty$1,500
52Mon., June 253 p.m.Limit Hold'em Championship$10,000
53Tues., June 2611 a.m.Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better$1,500
54Tues., June 263 p.m.No-Limit Hold'em$3,000
55Wed., June 2711 a.m.Tag Team No-Limit Hold'em$1,000
56Wed., June 273 p.m.Razz Championship$10,000
57Thurs., June 2811 a.m.Ladies Championship$10,000 ($1,000)
58Thurs., June 283 p.m.No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed$5,000
59Fri., June 2911 a.m.No-Limit Hold'em Super Turbo Bounty$1,000
60Fri., June 293 p.m.Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship$10,000
61Fri., June 293:30 p.m.WSOP.com ONLINE No-Limit Hold'em Championship$1,000
62Sat., June 3010 a.m.Crazy Eights No-Limit Hold'em (FLIGHT A)$888
62Sat., June 305 p.m.Crazy Eights No-Limit Hold'em (FLIGHT B)$888
62Sun., July 110 a.m.Crazy Eights No-Limit Hold'em (FLIGHT C)$888
62Sun., July 15 p.m.Crazy Eights No-Limit Hold'em (FLIGHT D)$888
63Sat., June 303:30 p.m.WSOP.com ONLINE No-Limit Hold'em High Roller$3,200
64Sun., July 111 a.m.Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship$10,000
65Mon., July 211 a.m.No-Limit Hold'em MAIN EVENT (FLIGHT A)$10,000
65Tues., July 311 a.m.No-Limit Hold'em MAIN EVENT (FLIGHT B)$10,000
65Wed., July 411 a.m.No-Limit Hold'em MAIN EVENT (FLIGHT C)$10,000
66Tues., July 53 p.m.No-Limit Hold'em$1,500
67Fri., July 63 p.m.Pot-Limit Omaha Bounty$1,500
68Sat., July 711 a.m.The Little One for One Drop (FLIGHT A)$1,111
68Sun., July 811 a.m.The Little One for One Drop (FLIGHT B)$1,111
68Mon., July 911 a.m.The Little One for One Drop (FLIGHT C)$1,111
69Sat., July 83 p.m.Pot-Limit Omaha 6-Handed$3,000
70Mon., July 93 p.m.Limit Hold'em 6-Handed$3,000
71Tues., July 1011 a.m.No-Limit Hold'em (30-minute levels)$5,000
72Tues., July 103 p.m.Mixed No-Limit Hold'em/Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed$1,500
73Wed., July 1111 a.m.No-Limit Hold'em Double Stack (30-minute levels)$1,000
74Wed., July 113 p.m.No-Limit Hold'em Six-Handed Championship$10,000
75Thurs., July 1211 a.m.The Closer - No-Limit Hold'em $1M Gtd. (FLIGHT A)$1,500
75Fri., July 1311 a.m.The Closer - No-Limit Hold'em $1M Gtd. (FLIGHT B)$1,500
76Thurs., July 123 p.m.H.O.R.S.E.$3,000
77Fri., July 133 p.m.No-Limit Hold'em High Roller$50,000
78Sun., July 1511 a.m.The Big One for One Drop$1,000,000

More schedule information can be found at WSOP.com.

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