WSOP Gives Players Crack At 129 Gold Bracelets With Hybrid Format In 2023

Last Updated on February 9, 2023 Author:Adrian Sterne

World Series of Poker: BraceletSummary

  • The 2023 WSOP features the most number of gold bracelet events in the festival’s history
  • Players will compete for 95 bracelets in Las Vegas and a further 34 online on
  • The hybrid online-live format is returning after seven years

A New Year gives poker players another chance to win a highly-coveted World Series of Poker (WSOP) gold bracelet.

The full schedule of the 2023 World Series of Poker is finally out, and once again, gold bracelets will be up for grabs both live and online.

129 Gold Bracelets Up For Grabs

The 54th edition of the world’s most prestigious and longest-running festival features the most extensive line-up yet, with a record 95 bracelets on offer during the live series in Vegas, and a further 34 to be won online on sites across the US, also a new record for the online series.

The live festival takes place at Horseshoe Las Vegas (formerly Bally’s) and Paris Las Vegas on the Las Vegas Strip from May 30 to July 18. The online counterpart runs on the WSOP New Jersey-Nevada network where players will be competing in 20 online bracelet events. It kicks off on June 1 and runs through July 16, featuring multiple championship events with buy-ins of at least $1,000.

Players on WSOP Michigan and WSOP Pennsylvania will have their own online series, as they are not yet part of the existing WSOP network. Both states will share the same schedule which comprises seven gold bracelet events with buy-ins ranging from $300 to $600. The series runs from June 4 to July 16.

Hybrid Online-Live Event Returns

Another exciting development this year is the return of the hybrid online-live event which last took place in 2017. Online bracelet events started to run in 2015, originally played in the hybrid format. Players would compete online until a final table is reached, and the finale would then take place live. Two years later, the WSOP decided to run the events purely online.

In 2020, the WSOP adopted the format for the $10K Main Event. The online portion took place on for domestic players and GGPoker for players outside the US. The final table took place at the Rio in Las Vegas (domestic), and King’s Casino in Czech Republic (International). The winners of both legs then battled it out in a $1 million heads-up finale at the Rio, with Damian Salas taking the top prize and the gold bracelet.

This year, the hybrid format is making a comeback. Event #13: $5,300 NL Hold’em HR Championship will initially be played online on The action will be paused once the final table is formed. The remaining players will then battle it out live on the Strip. The event is only open to players in New Jersey and Nevada.

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