WSOP Adds A Mini Main Event To 2019 Schedule
Further details of this year’s World Series of Poker (WSOP) have been released, with 13 more events being added to the tournament’s 2019 schedule.
Running from May 28 to July 16, 2019, this year’s WSOP will once again take place at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.
As part of WSOP’s 50th anniversary celebration, a new event has been added to the schedule – a $1,000 buy-in Mini Main Event which is set to take place on July 1. It precedes the $10,000 WSOP Main Event and will run on July 1-3 where players will start with a 60,000 chip stack, featuring a 30-minute level blind structure.
Final dates have been announced for WSOP’s signature events, including the Super Seniors which will take place on June 17, the Ladies event on June 20 and the Casino Employees on May 29. Some of the other popular events have also been confirmed and these include the $1,000 buy-in Little One for One Drop on July 6-8, and the $1,500 Double Stack happening on July 11.
The Closer event, which features a $1,500 buy-in, is set to take place on July 12-14. A Crazy Eight’s No-Limit Hold’em event is also confirmed and will happen on June 28-30.
The WSOP is bringing back the popular Colossus event, with starting flights happening on June 26-27. The Colossus buy-in has also been lowered. From the previous $565, it is now set at $400. The event, which becomes WSOP’s lowest-priced gold bracelet event this year, will start with 40,000 chips, and will be played in 40-minute levels. Day 2 is scheduled on June 28, and survivors will battle it out on the final table on June 29.
The 2019 schedule also features one-day Super Turbo Bounty events and players can choose to take part in either the $1,000 or the $1,500 version.
Satellite tournaments will also be run in partnership with online poker website 888poker, to give players the opportunity to take part in the tournament. Those based in Nevada and New Jersey will also get the chance to be awarded free seats, through WSOP’s real-time online poker offerings which is exclusive in both states.
More events will be added in the coming weeks, and the full schedule is expected to be finalized by March or April, after which individual online pre-registration will then commence. WSOP Vice President Jack Effel said their team is working on making the tournament’s 50th anniversary a much bigger and better event for all the participants.