The 2019 World Series of Poker Schedule has 20 special events planned for the WSOP 50th Anniversary

The 2019 WSOP (World Series of Poker) is a nearly two month event that takes place between May 28, 2019 and July 16, 2019 at the world-famous Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. A total of 105 entrants are scheduled for this illustrious affair, including major contests and events that the tournament is running to celebrate the prominent casino game’s 50th anniversary.

Officially called the Big 50, here’s what the tournament had to say about the special event:

The Big 50 gives players more value in a WSOP event at this price point than ever before. Players will start with a massive 50,000 chip stack and levels are 50 minutes long. The buy-in is $500 and 100% of everyone’s initial entry will go directly into the prizepool. Re-entries will be raked as normal. In addition, the event has been tagged with a $5,000,000 prize pool guarantee and a guaranteed 1st place payout of $1,000,000.

That’s an amazing amount of money to be had, we can see why this year’s WSOP is going to be the biggest in the Poker tournament history.

The World Series of Poker Schedule (2019)

Here are all the events that are currently on the WSOP official schedule. Starting with the amount of the prize money, the name of the event, what day(s) they occur and the full event timeline. For more, you can check out WSOP’s official schedule on their website.

The 2019 World Series of Poker Schedule of Events
Prize Event Name Event # Day Date Time Duration
$10,000 Heads Up No Limit Hold'em Event #15 Wed Jun 5 3 PM 4d
$10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Event #18 Thu Jun 6 3 PM 4d
$10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw Event #21 Sat Jun 8 3 PM 4d
$10,000 HORSE Event #29 Tue Jun 11 3 PM 4d
$10,000 Dealers Choice 6-handed Event #35 Fri Jun 14 3 PM 4d
$10,000 Seven Card Stud Event #41 Mday Jun 17 3 PM 4d
$25,000 Pot Limit Omaha High Roller Event #45 Wed Jun 19 3 PM 4d
$1000/$10,000 Ladies No-Limit Hold'em Event #47 Thu Jun 20 11 AM 4d
$10,000 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw Event #49 Thu Jun 20 3 PM 4d
$10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-handed Event #52 Sat Jun 22 3 PM 4d
$50,000 Poker Players Championship Event #58 Mon Jun 24 3 PM 5d
$10,000 Razz Event #62 Wed Jun 26 3 PM 4d
$10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Event #65 Fri Jun 28 3 PM 4d
$10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Event #67 Sun Jun 30 3 PM 4d
$10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship Event #72 Tue Jul 2 3 PM 3d
$10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event – World Championship (Flight A) Event #73 Wed Jul 3 12 PM 10d
$10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event – World Championship (Flight B) Event #73 Thu Jul 4 12 PM 10d
$10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event – World Championship (Flight C) Event #73 Fri Jul 4 12 PM 10d
$100,000 No-Limit Hold’em High Roller Event #83 Thu Jul 11 3 PM 3d
$10,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-handed event #86 Sat Jul 13 3 PM 4d

The Star-Studded Appeal of The World Series of Poker (WSOP)

Each of these events promises to deliver action-packed entertainment with mega-money prizes up for grabs. One of the biggest events was the High Roller $50,000 No-Limit Hold’em for the 50th annual World Series of Poker (WSOP). The structure of this tournament featured 12 levels, single entry, and blinds increasing every 60 minutes. Players started with 300,000 chips. At the time of writing, the top five players in the 2019 50th annual WSOP included the following:

⦁ Chance Cornuth from the US
⦁ Alex Epstein from the US
⦁ Yong Wang from China
⦁ Anson Tsang from Hong Kong
⦁ René van Krevelen from the Netherlands

*Accurate at the time of writing on Tuesday, June 4, 2019

It’s still early days in the WSOP, but players are fiercely competitive with many poker tournaments still to be played. Top-two names like Daniel Negreanu, Scott Seiver, Dominik Nitsche, Erik Seidel, Ryan Riess, and Phil Hellmuth are comfortably within the top 45 players. The current WSOP is filled with entertainment attractions. The Big 50 Event for example featured a guaranteed prize pool of $5 million, and forms one of 19 events added to the WSOP this year. There are also 6 exciting new Deepstack events with diamond-encrusted bracelets to boot.

The Executive Director of the World Series of Poker, Ty Stewart set up the Big 50 as a commemoration for this fantastic global poker phenomenon. A total prize pool of $5 million was up for grabs, including a first-place prize of $1 million. Some 10,000 entries were expected for this tournament, making it one of the all-time best poker tournaments on the circuit. Thousands of players signed up in advance to secure their seats at the tables of this live event.

In 2018, the WSOP was an equally prestigious affair with some 78 gold bracelets awarded and over $266 million in prize money paid out. Overall, 102 countries were featured in addition to 123,865 players. 2018 was the fifth year on the trot that the total payout exceeded $200 million. This globally showcased poker tournament features multiple events with the world’s most critically acclaimed players in attendance.

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