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2012 WSOP Schedule Released, November Nine Moved to October[ return to main articles page ]

By: Dan Cypra    [See all articles by Dan Cypra]
Published on Feb 2nd, 2012
The 2012 World Series of Poker schedule was released on Wednesday and features 61 gold bracelet events, three more than were handed out in 2011 in Las Vegas. 2012 will be the 43rd running of the tournament series, which will once again emanate from the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino. In order to accommodate the 2012 Presidential election, the WSOP Main Event November Nine will be pushed forward one week to October 28th to 30th.

The Main Event will see a considerable number of changes from 2011 to 2012. Aside from the November Nine being in October, there will only be three starting days this year for the $10,000 buy-in poker tournament that will take place on July 7th, 8th, and 9th. Day 2A, which takes place on July 10th, will host survivors from Day 1A and Day 1B, while Day 2B, which takes place on July 11th, will comprise only players who entered on Day 1C. Nearly 100 more poker tables will be used to accommodate an ample number of entrants.

Three days have been trimmed from the 2012 WSOP Main Event calendar. Aside from not having a fourth starting day, the tournament's normal break day will also be cut this year. Finally, five full levels will be played daily, which shaves one more day off the tournament's length.

On why the WSOP benefits from the Main Event being shorter, text found in a WSOP press release sent out on Wednesday noted, "Shortening the WSOP Main Event by three full days is expected to encourage greater participation. In addition, the costs associated with playing the event are reduced and there is less downtime between play." The number of starting chips (30,000), the blinds in Level 1 (50-100), and the antes in Level 1 (none) will all stay the same this year in the Main Event despite the truncated structure.

Five new events have been added to the 2012 WSOP schedule. These include a $3,000 Heads-Up No Limit Hold'em/Pot Limit Omaha event, a $5,000 Mix-Max No Limit Hold'em event, a $2,500 Four-Handed No Limit Hold'em event, a $1,500 Ante Only No Limit Hold'em event, and a $1 million Big One benefiting the charity One Drop that ESPN will televise.

Here are the 61 bracelet events that comprise the 2012 WSOP. All times are local:

Sunday, May 27th at 12:00 PM
Event #1: Casino Employees No Limit Hold'em
$500 buy-in

Monday, May 28th at 12:00 PM
Event #2: No Limit Hold'em
$1,500 buy-in

Tuesday, May 29th at 12:00 PM
Event #3: Heads-Up No Limit Hold'em/Pot Limit Omaha (512 player max)
$3,000 buy-in

Tuesday, May 29th at 5:00 PM
Event #4: Seven Card Stud High-Low 8 or Better
$1,500 buy-in

Wednesday, May 30th at 12:00 PM
Event #5: Pot Limit Hold'em
$1,500 buy-in

Thursday, May 31st at 12:00 PM
Event #6: No Limit Hold'em Mix-Max
Day 1 plays Nine-Handed
Day 2 plays Six-Handed
Days 3 and 4 play Heads-Up
$5,000 buy-in

Thursday, May 31st at 5:00 PM
Event #7: Seven Card Stud
$1,500 buy-in

Friday, June 1st at 12:00 PM
Event #8: Omaha High-Low Split-8 or Better
$1,500 buy-in

Saturday, June 2nd at 12:00 PM
Event #9: No Limit Hold'em Re-Entry
$1,500 buy-in

Sunday, June 3rd at 5:00 PM
Event #10: Seven Card Stud
$5,000 buy-in

Monday, June 4th at 12:00 PM
Event #11: Pot Limit Omaha
$1,500 buy-in

Tuesday, June 5th at 12:00 PM
Event #12: Heads-Up No Limit Hold'em (512 player max)
$10,000 buy-in

Tuesday, June 5th at 5:00 PM
Event #13: Limit Hold'em
$1,500 buy-in

Wednesday, June 6th at 12:00 PM
Event #14: No Limit Hold'em Shootout (2,000 player max)
$1,500 buy-in

Wednesday, June 6th at 5:00 PM
Event #15: Seven Card Stud High-Low Split-8 or Better
$5,000 buy-in

Thursday, June 7th at 12:00 PM
Event #16: No Limit Hold'em Six-Handed
$1,500 buy-in

Friday, June 8th at 12:00 PM
Event #17: Pot Limit Hold'em
$10,000 buy-in

Friday, June 8th at 5:00 PM
Event #18: Seven Card Razz
$2,500 buy-in

Saturday, June 9th at 12:00 PM
Event #19: No Limit Hold'em
$1,500 buy-in

Saturday, June 9th at 5:00 PM
Event #20: Limit Hold'em
$5,000 buy-in

Sunday, June 10th at 12:00 PM
Event #21: No Limit Hold'em
$1,000 buy-in

Sunday, June 10th at 5:00 PM
Event #22: 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball (Limit)
$2,500 buy-in

Monday, June 11th at 12:00 PM
Event #23: No Limit Hold'em Six-Handed
$3,000 buy-in

Monday, June 11th at 5:00 PM
Event #24: Omaha High-Low Split-8 or Better
$5,000 buy-in

Tuesday, June 12th at 12:00 PM
Event #25: Limit Hold'em Shootout
$1,500 buy-in

Tuesday, June 12th at 5:00 PM
Event #26: Pot Limit Omaha
$3,000 buy-in

Wednesday, June 13th at 12:00 PM
Event #27: HORSE
$1,500 buy-in

Thursday, June 14th at 12:00 PM
Event #28: No Limit Hold'em Four-Handed
$2,500 buy-in

Friday, June 15th at 10:00 AM
Event #29: Seniors No Limit Hold'em Championship
$1,000 buy-in

Friday, June 15th at 5:00 PM
Event #30: 2-7 Draw Lowball (No Limit)
$1,500 buy-in

Saturday, June 16th at 12:00 PM
Event #31: No Limit Hold'em
$1,500 buy-in

Saturday, June 16th at 5:00 PM
Event #32: HORSE
$10,000 buy-in

Sunday, June 17th at 12:00 PM
Event #33: No Limit Hold'em
$1,000 buy-in

Monday, June 18th at 12:00 PM
Event #34: Pot Limit Omaha Six-Handed
$5,000 buy-in

Monday, June 18th at 5:00 PM
Event #35: Mixed Hold'em (Limit/No Limit)
$2,500 buy-in

Tuesday, June 19th at 12:00 PM
Event #36: No Limit Hold'em Shootout (2,000 player max)
$3,000 buy-in

Tuesday, June 19th at 5:00 PM
Event #37: Eight Game Mix
$2,500 buy-in

Wednesday, June 20th at 12:00 PM
Event #38: No Limit Hold'em
$1,500 buy-in

Thursday, June 21st at 12:00 PM
Event #39: Pot Limit Omaha
$10,000 buy-in

Thursday, June 21st at 5:00 PM
Event #40: Limit Hold'em Six-Handed
$2,500 buy-in

Friday, June 22nd at 12:00 PM
Event #41: No Limit Hold'em
$3,000 buy-in

Friday, June 22nd at 5:00 PM
Event #42: Omaha/Seven Card Stud High-Low 8 or Better
$2,500 buy-in

Saturday, June 23rd at 12:00 PM
Event #43: No Limit Hold'em
$1,500 buy-in

Sunday, June 24th at 12:00 PM
Event #44: No Limit Hold'em
$1,000 buy-in

Sunday, June 24th at 5:00 PM
Event #45: Poker Player's Championship
$50,000 buy-in

Monday, June 25th at 12:00 PM
Event #46: No Limit Hold'em
$2,500 buy-in

Tuesday, June 26th at 12:00 PM
Event #47: Pot Limit Omaha High-Low Split-8 or Better
$1,500 buy-in

Tuesday, June 26th at 5:00 PM
Event #48: Limit Hold'em
$3,000 buy-in

Wednesday, June 27th at 12:00 PM
Event #49: Ante Only No Limit Hold'em
$1,500 buy-in

Thursday, June 28th at 12:00 PM
Event #50: No Limit Hold'em
$5,000 buy-in

Friday, June 29th at 12:00 PM
Event #51: Ladies No Limit Hold'em Championship
$1,000 buy-in

Friday, June 29th at 5:00 PM
Event #52: Ten Game Mix Six-Handed
$2,500 buy-in

Saturday, June 30th at 12:00 PM
Event #53: No Limit Hold'em
$1,500 buy-in

Sunday, July 1st at 12:00 PM
Event #54: No Limit Hold'em
$1,000 buy-in

Sunday, July 1st at 1:11 PM
Event #55: The Big One for One Drop
$1 million buy-in

Monday, July 2nd at 12:00 PM
Event #56: No Limit Hold'em
$1,500 buy-in

Tuesday, July 3rd at 12:00 PM
Event #57: No Limit Hold'em Six-Handed
$10,000 buy-in

Tuesday, July 3rd at 5:00 PM
Event #58: Pot Limit Omaha High-Low Split-8 or Better
$3,000 buy-in

Wednesday, July 4th at 12:00 PM
Event #59: No Limit Hold'em (Two Starting Days)
$1,000 buy-in

Thursday, July 5th at 5:00 PM
Event #60: 2-7 Draw Lowball (No Limit)
$10,000 buy-in

Saturday, July 7th at 12:00 PM
Event #61: No Limit Hold'em Main Event (Three Starting Days)
$10,000 buy-in

Visit WSOP.com for more details.

Comments

  1. ok so they move it up a week... at this rate it will be 12 years to get it be normal again
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  2. A million dollar buy in???? so sick. only like 5 people will enter this. wtf!
  3.  
    Originally Posted by feedthemfish View Post

    A million dollar buy in???? so sick. only like 5 people will enter this. wtf!

    There are already 22 players registered, cap is 48 ;]
     
  4. what a freakin cock tease, for them to say they did away with the Nov. 9 just to move it up a weekend, highly disappointed especially with the previous press release saying there was no need to have such a long delay. Bunch of liars.
     
  5.  
    Originally Posted by jtj03 View Post

    what a freakin cock tease, for them to say they did away with the Nov. 9 just to move it up a weekend, highly disappointed especially with the previous press release saying there was no need to have such a long delay. Bunch of liars.

    ^^^this! so stupid
  6. so maybve the final table should be 8, so they can call it the October Octet?
  7. What an anti-climax :(
  8.  
    Originally Posted by An Actuary View Post

    so maybve the final table should be 8, so they can call it the October Octet?

    One post I saw wanted to call the October final table "Oktoberfest," which I like. I bet Caesars could find a good marketing partner for that.

    What do you guys think of the five new events?
     
    Thread Starter
  9. id play the 4max if it was a 1500$! Live 4max sounds awesome!Def plan on entering the ante only tourney.
  10. doubles would be fun if you could tag in at any point in a hand -- All-star wrestling style.
  11. let me get this straight? 2 days from november 1st, will create a name change.......ok so now what? btw oktoberfest is already used but maybe oktoberfelt? lol............. should just play it in sept. get it down to seven peeps and call it the september seven ,idk october just seems hard to create a good name,why rid a name because of 2 days its been getting more popular each year[ i think]........i got it, make it 8 players call it the october ocho and and and fk idk i give up
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  12. WPT style. September Six.
 
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