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Full Live and Online Schedule for 2019 WSOP

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  • The WSOP announces a mini edition of their Main Event with 30-minute blind levels.

  • The WSOP Main Event features a Big Blind Ante and the option to buy-in before the start of Day 2.

Late December last year, Caesars Interactive Entertainment announced the dates for some of the flagship event for the 50th Annual World Series of Poker (WSOP). 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:

DateTimeEventBuy-inChipsLevel DurationReentry
May 2911 a.m.Casino Employees$50025,00040 minutesSingle
 12 p.m.Super Turbo Bounty$10,00060,00020 minutesNone
May 3011 a.m.Big 50 No-Limit Hold'em 1a$50050,00050 minutes1/flight
 3 p.m.Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better$1,50010,00060 minutesNone
May 3111 a.m.Big 50 No-Limit Hold'em 1b$50050,00050 minutes1/flight
 3 p.m.50th Annual High Roller NLH$50,000300,00060 minutesSingle
June 110 a.m.Big 50 No-Limit Hold'em 1c$50050,00050 minutes1/flight
 3 p.m.Limit Mixed Triple Draw$2,50015,00060 minutesSingle
June 210 a.m.Big 50 No-Limit Hold'em 1d$50050,00050 minutes1/flight
 3:30 p.m.Online No-Limit Hold'em$40015,00015 minutes3
 6 p.m.Short Deck No-Limit Hold'em$10,00060,00060 minutesSingle
June 311 a.m.No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack$60030,00030/40 minutesSingle
 3 p.m.Dealer's Choice$1,50010,00060 minutesSingle
 6 p.m.No-Limit Hold'em$5,00030,00060 minutesNone
June 410 a.m.Super Turbo Bounty$1,00020,00020 minutesNone
 3 p.m.No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw$1,50010,00060 minutesSingle
June 511 a.m.H.O.R.S.E.$1,50010,00060 minutesNone
 3 p.m.Heads Up No-Limit Hold'em$10,00060,00020 minutesNone
 4 p.m.Six-Max No-Limit Hold'em$1,50025,00060 minutesNone
June 611 a.m.No-Limit Hold'em Shootout$1,50025,00060 minutesNone
 3 p.m.Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better$10,00060,00060 minutesNone
June 710 a.m.Millionaire Maker No-Limit Hold'em 1a$1,50025,00060 minutes1/flight
 3 p.m.Seven-Card Stud$1,50010,00060 minutesNone
June 810 a.m.Millionaire Maker No-Limit Hold'em 1b$1,50025,00060 minutes1/flight
 3 p.m.No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw$10,00060,00060 minutesSingle
June 911 a.m.Double Stack$1,00040,00030/40 minutesSingle
 12 p.m.Eight-Game Mix$1,50010,00060 minutesSingle
 3:30 p.m.Online Six-Max PLO$60015,00020 minutesUnlimited
June 1011 a.m.Pot-Limit Omaha Deepstack$60030,00030/40 minutesUnlimited
 12 p.m.Marathon$2,62026,200100 minutesNone
 3 p.m.Seven-Card Stud Hi-Lo$1,50010,00060 minutesNone
June 1111 a.m.No-Limit Hold'em$1,00020,00060 minutesSingle
 3 p.m.H.O.R.S.E.$10,00060,00060 minutesNone
June 1211 a.m.Pot-Limit Omaha$1,00020,00060 minutesSingle
 3 p.m.Six-Max No-Limit Hold'em$3,00020,00060 minutesNone
June 1310 a.m.Seniors No-Limit Hold'em (50+)$1,00020,00060 minutesSingle
 3 p.m.Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw$1,50010,00060 minutesSingle
June 1410 a.m.Double Stack No-Limit Hold'em 1a$1,00040,00060 minutes1/flight
 3 p.m.Dealers Choice 6-Handed$10,00060,00060 minutesNone
June 1510 a.m.Double Stack No-Limit Hold'em 1b$1,00040,00060 minutes1/flight
 3 p.m.No-Limit Hold'em Shootout$3,00020,00060 minutesNone
June 1611 a.m.No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack$80040,00040/60 minutesSingle
 3:30 p.m.Online No-Limit Hold'em Knockout$60020,00015None
June 1710 a.m.Super Seniors 60+$1,00020,00060 minutesSingle
 12 p.m.Pot-Limit Omaha$1,50025,00060 minutesSingle
 3 p.m.Seven-Card Stud$10,00060,00060 minutesNone
June 1811 a.m.Eight-Handed NL/PLO Mixed Deepstack$60030,00030/40 minutesSingle
 3 p.m.Big-Bet Mix$2,50015,00060 minutesSingle
June 1911 a.m.No-Limit Hold'em Bounty$1,50060 minutesNone 
 3 p.m.High Roller Pot-Limit Omaha$25,000150,00060 minutesSingle
 3:30 p.m.Online Turbo No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack$50040,0008 minutes3
June 2011 a.m.Ladies$10,000/$1,00020,00060 minutesSingle
 12 p.m.No-Limit Hold'em$2,50015,00060 minutesNone
 3 p.m.Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw$10,00060,00060 minutesNone
June 2110 a.m.Monster Stack No-Limit Hold'em 1a$1,50050,00060 minutesNone
 3 p.m.Omaha/Stud Hi-Lo Mix$2,50015,00060 minutesNone
June 2210 a.m.Monster Stack No-Limit Hold'em 1b$1,50050,00060 minutesNone
 3 p.m.Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed$10,00060,00060 minutesNone
June 2312 p.m.Eight-Handed No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack$80040,00030/40 minutesSingle
 3 p.m.Razz$1,50010,00060 minutesNone
 3:30 p.m.Online Double Stack No-Limit Hold'em$1,00030,00015 minutes3
June 2411 a.m.Super Turbo Bounty$1,50025,00020 minutesNone
 2 p.m.Tag Team No-Limit Hold'em (2-4 person teams)$1,000/Team20,00060 minutesNone
 3 p.m.Poker Players Championship$50,000300,00060 minutesNone
June 2511 a.m.Deepstack Championship No-Limit Hold'em$60030,00040/60 minutesSingle
 3 p.m.Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo$1,50025,00060 minutesSingle
June 2610 a.m.Colossus – Flight A$40040,00040 minutes1/flight
 3 p.m.Razz Championship$10,00060,00060 minutesNone
June 2710 a.m.Colossus – Flight B$40040,00040 minutes1/flight
 3 p.m.Omaha Mix$1,50010,00060 minutesSingle
June 2810 a.m.Crazy Eight's No-Limit Hold'em 1a$88840,00030 min Day 1; 60 min Day 2Unlimited
 3 p.m.Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8$10,00060,00060 minutesNone
 5 p.m.Crazy Eight's No-Limit Hold'em 1b$88840,00030 min Day 1; 60 min Day 2Unlimited
June 2910 a.m.Crazy Eight's No-Limit Hold'em 1c$88840,00030 min Day 1; 60 min Day 2Unlimited
 3 p.m.No-Limit Hold'em$1,50025,00060 minutesNone
June 3010 a.m.Crazy Eight's No-Limit Hold'em 1d$88840,00030 min Day 1; 60 min Day 2Unlimited
 3 p.m.Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8$10,00060,00060 minutesNone
 3:30 p.m.Online No-Limit Hold'em Championship$1,00015,00020 minutes3
July 111 a.m.Mini Main Event$1,00060,00030 minutesNone
 3 p.m.Six-Max No-Limit Hold'em$5,00030,00060 minutesNone
July 211 a.m.Salute to Warriors No-Limit Hold'em$50025,00040 minutesSingle
 3 p.m.Limit Hold'em Championship$10,00060,00060 minutesNone
July 312 p.m.Main Event World Championship 1a$10,00060,000120 minutesNone
 3:30 p.m.Online High Roller No-Limit Hold'em$3,20025,00020 minutes3
July 412 p.m.Main Event World Championship 1b$10,00060,000120 minutesNone
July 512 p.m.Main Event World Championship 1c$10,00060,000120 minutesNone
July 612 p.m.Little One for One Drop – Flight A$1,000+$11140,00060 minutesUnlimited
July 712 p.m.Little One for One Drop – Flight B$1,000+$11140,00060 minutesUnlimited
 3:30 p.m.Online Six-Max No-Limit Hold'em$80015,00015 minutes3
July 811 a.m.Little One for One Drop – Flight C$1,000+$11140,00060 minutesUnlimited
 3 p.m.Six-Handed Limit Hold'em$3,00020,00060 minutesNone
July 911 a.m.Pot-Limit Omaha Bounty$1,50025,00060 minutesSingle
 3 p.m.No-Limit Hold'em$3,00020,00060 minutesNone
July 1011 a.m.No-Limit Hold'em/Pot-Limit Omaha$1,50025,00060 minutesSingle
 3 p.m.Bracelet Winners No-Limit Hold'em$1,50050,00060 minutesNone
July 1111 a.m.Double Stack$1,50050,00030/40 minutesUnlimited
 3 p.m.High Roller No-Limit Hold'em$100,000600,00060 minutesSingle
July 1211 a.m.The Closer – Flight A$1,50025,00030 minutesUnlimited
 3 p.m.Six-Max Pot-Limit Omaha$3,00020,00060 minutesSingle
July 1311 a.m.The Closer – Flight B$1,50025,00030 minutesUnlimited
 3 p.m.Six-Max No-Limit Hold'em$10,00060,00060 minutesNone
July 1411 a.m.The Closer – Flight C$1,50025,00030 minutesUnlimited
 3 p.m.H.O.R.S.E.$3,00020,00060 minutesNone
 3:30 p.m.Online Summer Save No-Limit Hold'em$50020,00015 minutes3
July 1512 p.m.No-Limit Hold'em$5,00030,00060 minutesSingle

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 Point2018 Stack2019 Stack
$400N/A40,000
$5005,00050,000
$600N/A30,000
$800N/A40,000
$8888,00040,000
$1,0005,00020,000
$1,500 NL/PLO7,50025,000
$1,500 Limit7,50010,000
$2,50012,50015,000
$2,62026,20026,200
$3,00015,00020,000
$5,00025,00030,000
$10,00050,00060,000
$25,000125,000150,000
$50,000250,000300,000
$100,000500,000600,000

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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