WSOP Provides Players A Quick Glimpse Into 2019 Edition
Initial details of the much-anticipated 2019 World Series of Poker (WSOP) have been unveiled, providing poker players and fans with a glimpse of what’s in store for them next year.
The WSOP will celebrate its 50th anniversary next year and will run its premier tournament from May 28 – July 16.
The seven-week action returns to the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, which has been home to the WSOP for the last 15 years. Players can expect dozens of events spread across the tournament, with the total prize pool set to exceed the $200 million mark.
Organizers are still finalizing the schedule but there are seven notable events that will surely attract poker players from all over the world.
Top Events At 2019 WSOP
In line with WSOP’s 50th anniversary celebration, a Big 50 No-Limit Hold’em event will take place from May 30 – June 2 with four starting flights. Players will have an initial stack of 50,000 with 50-minute levels. This “golden event” features a whopping $5 million in guarantees, with a buy-in of $500 – among the largest events in WSOP history.
WSOP Executive Director Ty Stewart said the Big 50 event forms part of their bigger vision for the 2019 series. Among the several events slated for the 2019 series is the $1,500 Millionaire Maker which comes with a first-place prize of $1 million. The event kicks off on June 7 and a second starting flight will take place on the following day – June 8. Single re-entry per flight is permitted, with an initial 25,000 chip stack.
Veteran poker pros can enter the Seniors No-Limit Hold’em event which is opened to players who are over 50 years. Only one reentry is allowed for this event which will take place on June 13. For the $1,000 buy-in, players start with 20,000 chips in 60-minute levels.
There will also be a single re-entry Double Stack No-Limit Hold’em with starting flights taking place on June 14 and 15. The Monster Stack will run on June 21 and 22, while the $888 buy-in Crazy Eights event allows multiple reentries, offering a top prize of $888,888. The Crazy Eights starting flights take place on June 28 – 30.
The main highlight of the whole series is the WSOP Main Event World Championship with three flights. It has a buy-in of $10,000 with no reentries. The initial stack will also be increased to 60,000 for the 2019 edition