WSOP 2019 Adds 90th Gold Bracelet Event As A Surprise!
There is definitely no shortage of surprises at the 2019 World Series of Poker (WSOP).
The tournament has just added another event for the bracelet-hungry playing field.
The $50,000 Final Fifty High Roller is set to run for three days, kicking off on July 8 and a gold bracelet will be on the line.
It’s not common for the WSOP to add new events especially when the series moves into full swing. But Seth Palansky, VP of Corporate Communications, said the late addition of another WSOP bracelet event is due to player feedback.
Some players think the initial $50K high roller, which was won by Ben Heath last week, was held too early, with many players failing to make it on time for the event. There are also other players who are sad about the fact that the $25K High Roller NLH was excluded from the schedule this year. The WSOP team is looking to make it up to the players by adding another bracelet event and have made sure that it falls in line with the “50” theme, as part of the festival’s 50th anniversary celebrations.
With the festival now close to entering its third week, it’s quite difficult to squeeze a new event into the already jam-packed schedule, considering the amount of effort needed to maximize things in terms of player satisfaction, entries and prize pools. Luckily, organizers found a vacant slot on July 8 which could sit well with everyone.
$50,000 Final Fifty High Roller Details
The “Final Fifty” kicks off on July 8 at 6pm, with Day 2 scheduled for July 9 at 4pm. The final table will play down to six players who will meet again on July 10 at noon to compete for the top prize.
Blinds begin at 1,000/1,000 with a 1,000 ante. The event will run for three days, incorporating a shot clock, and will allow unlimited re-entry. Players will start with 30,000 in chips, played in 40-minute blind levels. They can late-register until the start of Day 2.
Players should take note though that the schedule is still subject to change. It’s also not known yet whether the final table will be live-streamed.
As confirmed by the WSOP, the 90th gold bracelet event of the summer will count towards Player of the Year points. Palansky also said they are likely to bring back the $25K NLH event next year, replacing one of the $50Ks from this year. The Final Fifty will be followed by the $100K High Roller which is set to take place on July 11.