Everything You Need To Know About the 2019 WSOP

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The World Series of Poker has made a handful of announcements regarding the 2019 WSOP. To make your life easier, PocketFives put together the various pieces of the 2019 WSOP puzzle to bring you everything you need to know about the series, so far. We’ll keep this article updated as more announcements are made.

Last update: Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Where and When Is the 2019 WSOP?

The 2019 WSOP takes place in Las Vegas, Nevada, at the Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino. It is the 50th edition of the World Series of Poker, with action scheduled to begin Wednesday, May 29, 2019. The 2019 WSOP is scheduled to end Tuesday, July 16.

Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino
The World Series of Poker again returns to the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in 2019

New Additions To the 2019 WSOP

The Big 50 –

Leading the way for new events on the 2019 WSOP schedule is ‘The Big 50.’ This event is a $500 buy-in no-limit hold’em tournament with a $5 million prize pool guarantee. The winner is guaranteed to take home $1 million, with payouts slated to begin on Day 2, according to the WSOP. While prize guarantees are nice, arguably the biggest draw for The Big 50 is the fact that everyone’s first entry into the event is rake-free. The event is re-entry and additional entries past the first will see $65 withheld for house and staff fees.

The WSOP Big 50 starts Thursday, May 30, and has multiple starting flights. Additional starting flights take place Friday, May 31, Saturday, June 1, and Sunday, June 2. The Big 50 is scheduled to reach a winner on Friday, June 7.

Click here for The Big 50 structure sheet.

Mini Main Event –

Another exciting new event on the 2019 WSOP schedule is the ‘Mini Main Event.’ This tournament mirrors the WSOP Main Event but comes without the $10,000 buy-in. The WSOP Mini Main Event has a buy-in one-tenth the amount at $1,000. It features the same starting stack and structure as the $10,000 Main Event, but with level times that are 30 minutes instead of the 120 minutes played in the regular WSOP Main Event.

The Mini Main Event is slated to be a two-day tournament, kicking off Monday, July 1, and leading directly into the $10,000 Main Event.

Click here for the Mini Main Event structure sheet.

Short Deck –

Short deck poker is getting a lot of love these days. The game quickly became a regular fixture on the high roller scene and was recently launched as part of PokerStars’ online offering. Now, the game is coming to the World Series of Poker and in a big way. The WSOP announced that the 2019 schedule includes a $10,000 Short Deck tournament that will be played for a gold bracelet.

The $10,000 Short Deck tournament is a four-day event starting on Sunday, June 2. Players are allowed one re-entry in this event. For this event, the rankings of hands will be, in order: royal flush, straight flush, four of a kind, flush, full house, straight, three of a kind, two pair, one pair, high card.

Click here for the Short Deck structure sheet.

$50,000 High Roller –

In celebration of it being the 50th World Series of Poker in 2019, tournament organizers added a ‘50th Annual High Roller’ to the schedule. This event carries a $50,000 buy-in and comes right at the beginning of the summer, kicking off on Friday, May 31. The WSOP’s 50th Annual High Roller is listed as a four-day event and players are allowed one re-entry.

Click here for the $50,000 High Roller structure sheet.

Bracelet Winners Only –

Another addition to the 2019 WSOP program is the $1,500 buy-in 50th Annual Bracelet Winners Only No-Limit Hold’em tournament. Open to only past WSOP gold bracelet winners and marketed by the WSOP to “crown the ‘champion of champions’ from any of the 1,078 WSOP gold bracelet winners since 1970 who decide to participate, along with the 60+ who win one at this year’s series prior to this event’s start,” this tournament feels akin to the World Poker Tour Tournament of Champions that is open to only WPT Champions Club members.

Click here for the Bracelet Winners Only structure sheet.

Low Buy-In ‘Deepstack’ Events –

The WSOP announced six additional low buy-in poker ‘Deepstack’ tournaments in the $600-$800 range, covering both no-limit hold’em and pot-limit Omaha. These new bracelet events come in addition to such things are The Big 50, Colossus, and the GIANT. There are four no-limit hold’em Deepstack events, one pot-limit Omaha, and one that is a mix of no-limit hold’em and pot-limit Omaha.

The final Deepstack event in this category is the $600 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack Championship. This event comes with a $500,000 prize pool guarantee and is a three-day event. The winner will take home an added $10,000 WSOP Main Event seat. In this event, players will begin with 30,000 in starting chips.

Salute To Warriors –

Another addition to the 2019 WSOP schedule is a charity event to honor military service members, deemed the ‘Salute To Warriors’ tournament. The gold bracelet event has a $500 buy-in and starts Tuesday, July 2. It is a three-day tournament that will conclude on Thursday, July 4, which is Independence Day in the U.S. Proceeds from this event are said to be donated to the USO and other veteran organizations.

The Salute To Warriors event is not restricted. It’s open to all participants.

Click here for the Salute To Warriors structure sheet.

Main Event Seat Giveaway – 

In celebration of the 50th annual WSOP, the organization is giving away five WSOP Main Event seats through a drawing held on July 1, 2019. Simply swipe your Caesars Rewards card at the Rio Caesars Rewards desk to earn an entry. Additional entries, up to a maximum of five, can be earned by playing gold bracelet events.

$500 Hot Seat Promotion –

Starting June 3 and running to July 9, the WSOP will draw a random seat every hour of the WSOP and the player in that seat will receive $500 in cash value casino chips. According to the promotion’s official rules, a “drawing will be held each hour on each day starting at 12 am only in the event that there is an eligible poker game running.” A $1 jackpot promotional rake will be taken from each pot that reaches $10 or more at eligible live action tables.

Automatic Shufflers – 

One hundred automatic shuffling machines will be added to the Rio’s Amazon Room. In past years, only a handful of tables in the Amazon Room had automatic shufflers.

Gavin Smith Memorial Poker Tournament –

On May 28, the WSOP will host a $200 buy-in memorial tournament to benefit the family of Gavin Smith. The event will be rake-free and start at 6 p.m. PT. From each $200 buy-in, $100 will go to the prize pool and $100 will be donated to the Gavin Smith Trust.

Ladies Warm-Up Tournament –

The 2019 WSOP Ladies Championship kicks off on June 20. The day before, June 19 at 6 pm, the WSOP will host a special, one-day, non-bracelet Ladies No Limit Hold’em Warm-Up event with a $150 buy-in.

Seniors and PLO Deep Stack Events –

Every Wednesday from May 28 to July 10, the WSOP will host special seniors-only (50+) one-day, deep-stack, No Limit Hold’em tournaments. These tournaments will start at 9 am PT.

Every Sunday from June 2 to July 14, the WSOP will host special one-day, deep-stack, pot-limit Omaha tournaments. These tournaments will start at 5 pm and have a $250 buy-in.

Larger Starting Stacks

As the World Series of Poker put it, “gone are the days of a starting chip stack equivalent to the buy-in amount.” For the 2019 WSOP, the majority of events received a bump in starting stack size. For example, $1,500 buy-in no-limit hold’em events that saw a starting stack of 7,500 in 2018 will now have a starting stack of 25,000. What isn’t so prominently mentioned in this regard is that the tournament structures are altered as well. Although full tournament structures have yet to be released, it’s safe to assume the stack multiplier won’t carry over to the number of big blinds a player starts the tournament with.

Below is a chart to lays out the starting stack sizes for no-limit hold’em and pot-limit Omaha bracelet events at the 2019 WSOP, showing the comparison to the 2018 WSOP.

Buy-In 2018 Starting Stack 2019 Starting Stack
$400 n/a 40,000
$500 5,000 25,000
$600 n/a 30,000
$800 n/a 40,000
$888 8,000 40,000
$1,000 5,000 20,000
$1,500 7,500 25,000
$2,500 12,500 15,000
$2,620 26,200 26,200
$3,000 15,000 20,000
$5,000 25,000 30,000
$10,000 50,000 60,000
$25,000 125,000 150,000
$50,000 250,000 300,000
$100,000 500,000 600,000

 

Larger starting stacks aim to be a big draw for the 2019 WSOP

Of note, the $500 buy-in ‘Big 50′ features a 50,000-chip starting stack.

The $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em Double Stack and $1,000 Mini Main Event, although they are at the $1,000 buy-in level, have 40,000-chip starting stacks. The $1,111 Little One for One Drop also has a 40,000-chip starting stack when the $111 add-on is purchased.

At the $1,500 buy-in level, the $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em Double Stack, $1,500 Monster Stack, and $1,500 50th Annual Bracelet Winners Only No-Limit Hold’em have 50,000-chip starting stacks.

Below is a chart to lays out the starting stack sizes for mixed games, limit, and seven-card stud gold bracelet events, plus the non-bracelet Daily Deepstacks tournaments at the 2019 WSOP, with a comparison to the 2018 WSOP stack sizes.

Buy-In 2018 Starting Stack 2019 Starting Stack
$150 10,000 10,000
$200 15,000 15,000
$250 20,000 20,000
$400 25,000 25,000
$1,500 7,500 10,000
$2,500 12,500 15,000
$3,000 15,000 20,000
$10,000 50,000 60,000

For a further look at some of the 2019 WSOP tournament structures and how they compared to the structures from 2018, see the links below.

Big Blind Ante

The 2019 World Series of Poker will see a big blind ante format applied to all no-limit hold’em tournaments at the Rio during the summer. That’s not just WSOP gold bracelet events. This new change applies to Daily Deepstacks and mega satellites. While some WSOP events have been played with big blind ante before, 2019 will be the first time the WSOP Main Event features big blind ante.

Utilizing the big blind ante format is a positive move that will be well received by players, as it makes the game much more efficient.

Schedule for All 2019 WSOP Bracelet Events

DATE EVENT BUY-IN TIME
5/29 Casino Employees $500 11 a.m.
5/29 Super Turbo Bounty $10,000 12 p.m.
5/30 ‘The Big 50’ 1a $500 11 a.m.
5/30 Omaha Hi-Lo $1,500 3 p.m.
5/31 ‘The Big 50’ 1b $500 11 a.m.
5/31 50th Annual High Roller $50,000 3 p.m.
6/1 ‘The Big 50’ 1c $500 10 a.m.
6/1 Limit Mixed Triple Draw $2,500 3 p.m.
6/2 ‘The Big 50’ 1d $500 10 a.m.
6/2 WSOP.com No-Limit Hold’em $400 3:30 p.m.
6/2 Short Deck NL $10,000 6 p.m.
6/3 NL Deepstack $600 11 a.m.
6/3 Dealer’s Choice $1,500 3 p.m.
6/3 No-Limit Hold’em $5,000 6 p.m.
6/4 Super Turbo Bounty $1,000 10 a.m.
6/4 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw $1,500 3 p.m.
6/5 H.O.R.S.E. $1,500 11 a.m.
6/5 Heads-Up NL $10,000 3 p.m.
6/5 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold’em $1,500 4 p.m.
6/6 No-Limit Hold’em Shootout $1,500 11 a.m.
6/6 Omaha Hi-Lo $10,000 3 p.m.
6/7 Millionaire Maker 1a $1,500 10 a.m.
6/7 Seven-Card Stud $1,500 3 p.m.
6/8 Millionaire Maker 1b $1,500 10 a.m.
6/8 NL 2-7 Draw $10,000 3 p.m.
6/9 Double Stack $1,000 11 a.m.
6/9 Eight-Game Mix $1,500 12 p.m.
6/9 WSOP.com 6-Handed Pot-Limit Omaha $600 3:30 p.m.
6/10 PLO Deepstack $600 11 a.m.
6/10 Marathon $2,620 12 p.m.
6/10 Seven-Card Stud Hi-Lo $1,500 3 p.m.
6/11 No-Limit Hold’em $1,000 11 a.m.
6/11 H.O.R.S.E. $10,000 3 p.m.
6/12 Pot-Limit Omaha $1,000 11 a.m.
6/12 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold’em $3,000 3 p.m.
6/13 Seniors (50+) $1,000 10 a.m.
6/13 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw $1,500 3 p.m.
6/14 Double Stack NL 1a $1,000 10 a.m.
6/14 Dealers Choice 6-Handed $10,000 3 p.m.
6/15 Double Stack NL 1b $1,000 10 a.m.
6/15 No-Limit Hold’em Shootout $3,000 3 p.m.
6/16 NL Deepstack $800 11 a.m.
6/16 WSOP.com No-Limit Hold’em Knockout $600 3:30 p.m.
6/17 Super Seniors (60+) $1,000 10 a.m.
6/17 Pot-Limit Omaha $1,500 12 p.m.
6/17 Seven-Card Stud $10,000 3 p.m.
6/18 NL/PLO 8-Handed Deepstack $600 12 p.m.
6/18 Mixed Big Bet $2,500 3 p.m.
6/19 No-Limit Hold’em (w/ Bounties) $1,500 11 a.m.
6/19 High Roller PLO $25,000 3 p.m.
6/19 WSOP.com Turbo No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack $500 3:30 p.m.
6/20 Ladies $10,000/$1,000 11 a.m.
6/20 No-Limit Hold’em $2,500 12 p.m.
6/20 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw $10,000 3 p.m.
6/21 Monster Stack 1a $1,500 10 a.m.
6/21 Mixed Omaha-8/Stud-8 $2,500 3 p.m.
6/22 Monster Stack 1b $1,500 10 a.m.
6/22 PLO 8-Handed $10,000 3 p.m.
6/23 NL 8-Handed Deepstack $800 11 a.m.
6/23 Razz $1,500 3 p.m.
6/23 WSOP.com No-Limit Hold’em Double Stack $1,000 3:30 p.m.
6/24 Super Turbo Bounty $1,500 10 a.m.
6/24 Tag Team (2-4 person teams) $1,000/Team 12 p.m.
6/24 Poker Players Championship $50,000 3 p.m.
6/25 NL Deepstack Championship $600 11 a.m.
6/25 Pot-Limit Omaha-8 $1,500 3 p.m.
6/26 Colossus 1a $400 10 a.m.
6/26 Razz $10,000 3 p.m.
6/27 Colossus 1b $400 10 a.m.
6/27 Omaha Mix $1,500 3 p.m.
6/28 Crazy Eights NL 1a $888 10 a.m.
6/28 PLO Hi-Lo $10,000 3 p.m.
6/28 Crazy Eights NL 1b $888 5 p.m.
6/29 Crazy Eights NL 1c $888 10 a.m.
6/29 Limit Hold’em $1,500 3 p.m.
6/30 Crazy Eights NL 1d $888 10 a.m.
6/30 Seven-Card Stud Hi-Lo $10,000 3 p.m.
6/30 WSOP.com Championship $1,000 3:30 p.m.
7/1 Mini Main Event $1,000 11 a.m.
7/1 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold’em $5,000 3 p.m.
7/2 Salute To Warriors NL $500 11 a.m.
7/2 Limit Hold’em $10,000 3 p.m.
7/3 WSOP Main Event 1a $10,000 12 p.m.
7/3 WSOP.com High Roller $3,200 3:30 p.m.
7/4 WSOP Main Event 1b $10,000 12 p.m.
7/5 WSOP Main Event 1c $10,000 12 p.m.
7/6 Little One for One Drop 1a $1,000+$111 11 a.m.
7/7 Little One for One Drop 1b $1,000+$111 11 a.m.
7/7 WSOP.com 6-Handed No-Limit Hold’em $800 3:30 p.m.
7/8 Little One for One Drop 1c $1,000+$111 11 a.m.
7/8 Limit Hold’em $3,000 3 p.m.
7/9 Pot-Limit Omaha (w/ Bounties) $1,500 11 a.m.
7/9 No-Limit Hold’em $3,000 3 p.m.
7/10 Mixed NLHE/PLO 8 Handed $1,500 11 a.m.
7/10 50th Annual Bracelet Winners Only $1,500 3 p.m.
7/11 Double Stack $1,500 11 a.m.
7/11 High Roller $100,000 3 p.m.
7/12 The Closer 1a $1,500 11 a.m.
7/12 Six-Handed Pot-Limit Omaha $3,000 3 p.m.
7/13 The Closer 1b $1,500 11 a.m.
7/13 6-Handed NL $10,000 3 p.m.
7/14 The Closer 1c $1,500 11 a.m.
7/14 H.O.R.S.E. $3,000 3 p.m.
7/14 WSOP.com Summer Saver No-Limit Hold’em $500 3:30 p.m.
7/15 No-Limit Hold’em $5,000 12 p.m.

 

Schedule for No-Limit Hold’em Events Only

DATE EVENT BUY-IN TIME
5/29 Casino Employees $500 11 a.m.
5/29 Super Turbo Bounty $10,000 12 p.m.
5/30 ‘The Big 50’ 1a $500 11 a.m.
5/31 ‘The Big 50’ 1b $500 11 a.m.
5/31 50th Annual High Roller $50,000 3 p.m.
6/1 ‘The Big 50’ 1c $500 10 a.m.
6/2 ‘The Big 50’ 1d $500 10 a.m.
6/2 WSOP.com No-Limit Hold’em $400 3:30 p.m.
6/2 Short Deck NL $10,000 6 p.m.
6/3 NL Deepstack $600 11 a.m.
6/3 No-Limit Hold’em $5,000 6 p.m.
6/4 Super Turbo Bounty $1,000 10 a.m.
6/5 Heads-Up NL $10,000 3 p.m.
6/5 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold’em $1,500 4 p.m.
6/6 No-Limit Hold’em Shootout $1,500 11 a.m.
6/7 Millionaire Maker 1a $1,500 10 a.m.
6/8 Millionaire Maker 1b $1,500 10 a.m.
6/9 Double Stack $1,000 11 a.m.
6/10 Marathon $2,620 12 p.m.
6/11 No-Limit Hold’em $1,000 11 a.m.
6/12 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold’em $3,000 3 p.m.
6/13 Seniors (50+) $1,000 10 a.m.
6/14 Double Stack NL 1a $1,000 10 a.m.
6/15 Double Stack NL 1b $1,000 10 a.m.
6/15 No-Limit Hold’em Shootout $3,000 3 p.m.
6/16 NL Deepstack $800 11 a.m.
6/16 WSOP.com No-Limit Hold’em Knockout $600 3:30 p.m.
6/17 Super Seniors (60+) $1,000 10 a.m.
6/19 No-Limit Hold’em (w/ Bounties) $1,500 11 a.m.
6/19 WSOP.com Turbo No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack $500 3:30 p.m.
6/20 Ladies $10,000/$1,000 11 a.m.
6/20 No-Limit Hold’em $2,500 12 p.m.
6/21 Monster Stack 1a $1,500 10 a.m.
6/22 Monster Stack 1b $1,500 10 a.m.
6/23 NL 8-Handed Deepstack $800 11 a.m.
6/23 WSOP.com No-Limit Hold’em Double Stack $1,000 3:30 p.m.
6/24 Super Turbo Bounty $1,500 10 a.m.
6/24 Tag Team (2-4 person teams) $1,000/Team 12 p.m.
6/25 NL Deepstack Championship $600 11 a.m.
6/26 Colossus 1a $400 10 a.m.
6/27 Colossus 1b $400 10 a.m.
6/28 Crazy Eights NL 1a $888 10 a.m.
6/28 Crazy Eights NL 1b $888 5 p.m.
6/29 Crazy Eights NL 1c $888 10 a.m.
6/30 Crazy Eights NL 1d $888 10 a.m.
6/30 WSOP.com No-Limit Hold’em Championship $1,000 3:30 p.m.
7/1 Mini Main Event $1,000 11 a.m.
7/1 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold’em $5,000 3 p.m.
7/2 Salute To Warriors NL $500 11 a.m.
7/3 WSOP Main Event 1a $10,000 12 p.m.
7/3 WSOP.com High Roller $3,200 3:30 p.m.
7/4 WSOP Main Event 1b $10,000 12 p.m.
7/5 WSOP Main Event 1c $10,000 12 p.m.
7/6 Little One for One Drop 1a $1,000+$111 11 a.m.
7/7 Little One for One Drop 1b $1,000+$111 11 a.m.
7/7 WSOP.com 6-Handed No-Limit Hold’em $800 3:30 p.m.
7/8 Little One for One Drop 1c $1,000+$111 11 a.m.
7/9 No-Limit Hold’em $3,000 3 p.m.
7/10 50th Annual Bracelet Winners Only $1,500 3 p.m.
7/11 Double Stack $1,500 11 a.m.
7/11 High Roller $100,000 3 p.m.
7/12 The Closer 1a $1,500 11 a.m.
7/13 The Closer 1b $1,500 11 a.m.
7/13 6-Handed NL $10,000 3 p.m.
7/14 The Closer 1c $1,500 11 a.m.
7/14 WSOP.com Summer Saver No-Limit Hold’em $500 3:30 p.m.
7/15 No-Limit Hold’em $5,000 12 p.m.

 

Schedule for Omaha Events Only

DATE EVENT BUY-IN TIME
5/30 Omaha Hi-Lo $1,500 3 p.m.
6/6 Omaha Hi-Lo $10,000 3 p.m.
6/9 WSOP.com 6-Handed Pot-Limit Omaha $600 3:30 p.m.
6/10 PLO Deepstack $600 11 a.m.
6/12 Pot-Limit Omaha $1,000 11 a.m.
6/17 Pot-Limit Omaha $1,500 12 p.m.
6/19 High Roller PLO $25,000 3 p.m.
6/22 PLO 8-Handed $10,000 3 p.m.
6/25 Pot-Limit Omaha-8 $1,500 3 p.m.
6/27 Omaha Mix $1,500 3 p.m.
6/28 PLO Hi-Lo $10,000 3 p.m.
7/9 Pot-Limit Omaha (w/ Bounties) $1,500 11 a.m.
7/12 Six-Handed Pot-Limit Omaha $3,000 3 p.m.

 

Schedule for Limit and Mixed Game Events Only

DATE EVENT BUY-IN TIME
5/30 Omaha Hi-Lo $1,500 3 p.m.
6/1 Limit Mixed Triple Draw $2,500 3 p.m.
6/3 Dealer’s Choice $1,500 3 p.m.
6/4 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw $1,500 3 p.m.
6/5 H.O.R.S.E. $1,500 11 a.m.
6/6 Omaha Hi-Lo $10,000 3 p.m.
6/7 Seven-Card Stud $1,500 3 p.m.
6/8 NL 2-7 Draw $10,000 3 p.m.
6/9 Eight-Game Mix $1,500 12 p.m.
6/10 Seven-Card Stud Hi-Lo $1,500 3 p.m.
6/11 H.O.R.S.E. $10,000 3 p.m.
6/13 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw $1,500 3 p.m.
6/14 Dealer’s Choice 6-Handed $10,000 3 p.m.
6/17 Seven-Card Stud $10,000 3 p.m.
6/18 NL/PLO 8-Handed Deepstack $600 12 p.m.
6/18 Mixed Big Bet $2,500 3 p.m.
6/20 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw $10,000 3 p.m.
6/21 Mixed Omaha-8/Stud-8 $2,500 3 p.m.
6/23 Razz $1,500 3 p.m.
6/24 Poker Players Championship $50,000 3 p.m.
6/26 Razz $10,000 3 p.m.
6/27 Omaha Mix $1,500 3 p.m.
6/29 Limit Hold’em $1,500 3 p.m.
6/30 Seven-Card Stud Hi-Lo $10,000 3 p.m.
7/2 Limit Hold’em $10,000 3 p.m.
7/8 Limit Hold’em $3,000 3 p.m.
7/10 Mixed NLHE/PLO 8-Handed $1,500 11 a.m.
7/14 H.O.R.S.E. $3,000 3 p.m.

 

Schedule for WSOP.com Online Bracelet Events Only

DATE EVENT BUY-IN TIME
6/2 WSOP.com No-Limit Hold’em $400 3:30 p.m.
6/9 WSOP.com 6-Handed Pot-Limit Omaha $600 3:30 p.m.
6/16 WSOP.com No-Limit Hold’em Knockout $600 3:30 p.m.
6/19 WSOP.com Turbo No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack $500 3:30 p.m.
6/23 WSOP.com No-Limit Hold’em Double Stack $1,000 3:30 p.m.
6/30 WSOP.com Championship $1,000 3:30 p.m.
7/3 WSOP.com High Roller $3,200 3:30 p.m.
7/7 WSOP.com 6-Handed No-Limit Hold’em $800 3:30 p.m.
7/14 WSOP.com Summer Saver No-Limit Hold’em $500 3:30 p.m.

 

Qualify for the 2019 WSOP

WSOP.com has started running online satellites for the 2019 World Series of Poker, available for players in the U.S. in the states of Nevada, New Jersey, and Delaware.

On May 30, at 8 p.m. ET and 5 p.m. PT, WSOP.com NJ and WSOP.com NV, respectively, will be hosting a special 50-seat guarantee Big 50 Mega Satellite for $33. That’s right, 50 $500 seats will be guaranteed in a satellite that costs $33 to enter. Players can win their seats to the 50-seat guarantee Big 50 Mega Satellite for even cheaper, too, by playing the $2 mega super satellites that are running daily.

WSOP.com WSOP Satellites
Here’s how you can win your way to the 2019 WSOP with WSOP.com

During May, WSOP.com is running satellites every single day, offering up ways for players to win their way to WSOP events for as little as $1.

Below is the May daily schedule for WSOP.com NJ satellites.

TIME (ET) SATELLITE BUY-IN
6 p.m. $400 WSOP Online Bracelet Seat Satellite (RE) $10
7:30 p.m. Big 50 2019 WSOP Seat Satellite (R&A) $10
8:30 p.m. Super Satellite Into 50-Seat Gtd. Big 50 Mega Satellite $2
9 p.m. $400 WSOP Online Bracelet Seat Satellite (RE) $10
9:15 p.m. WSOP Kick-Off Weekend Package Satellite (R&A) $30
10 p.m. Super Satellite To Any $10 WSOP Seat Satellite (R&A) $1
11 p.m. $600 WSOP Online Bracelet PLO Seat Satellite (R&A) $10
11:30 p.m. $400 WSOP Online Bracelet Seat Satellite (Freezeout) $20

Additionally, WSOP.com NJ is running satellites that take place every Tuesday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday in May, per the table below.

DAY TIME (ET) SATELLITE BUY-IN
Tue 6 p.m. $10,000 WSOP Main Event Seat Satellite (1x RE) $215
Sat 5:15 p.m. $1,000 WSOP Seat Satellite (R&A) $25
Sun 5:15 p.m. $600 WSOP Seat Satellite (R&A) $10
6:30 p.m. 10 Seats GTD to the $400 Online Bracelet (R&A) $33
6:30 p.m. $10,000 WSOP Main Event Seat Satellite (1x RE) $215
6:45 p.m. $1,000 WSOP Seat Satellite (R&A) $25
7:45 p.m. WSOP Kick-Off Weekend Package Satellite (R&A) $30
9:30 p.m. $10,000 WSOP Main Event Seat Satellite (1x RE) $215
Mon 12:30 a.m. $1,000 WSOP Seat Satellite (R&A) $25

Below is the May daily schedule for WSOP.com NV satellites.

TIME (PT) SATELLITE BUY-IN
3 p.m. $400 WSOP Online Bracelet Seat Satellite (RE) $10
4:30 p.m. Big 50 2019 WSOP Seat Satellite (R&A) $10
5:30 p.m. Super Satellite Into 50-Seat Gtd. Big 50 Mega Satellite $2
6 p.m. $400 WSOP Online Bracelet Seat Satellite (RE) $10
6:15 p.m. WSOP Kick-Off Weekend Package Satellite (R&A) $30
7 p.m. Super Satellite To Any $10 WSOP Seat Satellite (R&A) $1
8 p.m. $600 WSOP Online Bracelet PLO Seat Satellite (R&A) $10
8:30 p.m. $400 WSOP Online Bracelet Seat Satellite (Freezeout) $20

Then, similar to what’s happening in New Jersey, WSOP.com NV is running satellites that take place every Tuesday, Saturday, and Sunday in May, per the table below.

DAY TIME (ET) SATELLITE BUY-IN
Tue 6:30 p.m. $10,000 WSOP Main Event Seat Satellite (1x RE) $215
Sat 3 p.m. $1,000 WSOP Seat Satellite (R&A) $25
Sun 2:15 p.m. $600 WSOP Seat Satellite (R&A) $10
3:30 p.m. 10 Seats GTD to the $400 Online Bracelet (R&A) $33
3:30 p.m. $10,000 WSOP Main Event Seat Satellite (1x RE) $215
3:45 p.m. $1,000 WSOP Seat Satellite (R&A) $25
4:45 p.m. WSOP Kick-Off Weekend Package Satellite (R&A) $30
6:30 p.m. $10,000 WSOP Main Event Seat Satellite (1x RE) $215
8:30 9.m. $1,000 WSOP Online Bracelet Satellite (R&A) $15
9:30 p.m. $1,000 WSOP Seat Satellite (R&A) $25

WSOP.com 25-Seat Scramble

On Sunday, June 30, WSOP.com is hosting its 25-Seat Scramble satellite to the 2019 WSOP Main Event. The satellite has a buy-in of $215, starts at 4 p.m. PT that day, and guarantees 25 seats to the WSOP Main Event worth $10,000 each will be given out. Re-entry is unlimited and there’s a very good chance more than 25 seats are awarded. The WSOP.com 25-Seat Scramble is a great and affordable way to win your way to the 2019 WSOP Main Event.

Where and When To Watch the 2019 WSOP

On Wednesday, February 13, the World Series of Poker and Poker Central announced the preliminary live coverage schedule for the 2019 WSOP. Coverage of the event can be viewed on ESPN and PokerGO, Poker Central’s subscription streaming service. ESPN will broadcast no less than 40 hours of WSOP coverage, plus an additional 90 hours of originally produced episodes. Streaming of the events will take place on PokerGO.

The full PokerGO streaming schedule is yet to be announced, but the WSOP did release the planned broadcast schedule for the 2019 WSOP Main Event. Coverage will be split between ESPN and ESPN2, per the following schedule.

DATE EVENT TIME (ET) NETWORK
7/3 WSOP Main Event Day 1a 8:30 p.m. – 2 a.m. ESPN2
7/4 WSOP Main Event Day 1b 9 – 11 p.m. ESPN2
7/5 WSOP Main Event Day 1c 8 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. ESPN2
7/6 WSOP Main Event Day 2ab 6 – 10:30 p.m. ESPN2
7/7 WSOP Main Event Day 2c 2:30 – 6 p.m. ESPN
7/8 WSOP Main Event Day 3 10 p.m. – 2 a.m. ESPN2
7/9 WSOP Main Event Day 4 7 – 11 p.m. ESPN
7/10 WSOP Main Event Day 5 8 – 11 p.m. ESPN
7/11 WSOP Main Event Day 6 12:30 – 2 a.m. ESPN2
7/12 WSOP Main Event Day 7 9 – 11 p.m. ESPN
WSOP Main Event Day 7 11 p.m. – 2 a.m. ESPN2
7/14 WSOP Main Event Day 8 10 p.m. – TBD ESPN2
7/15 WSOP Main Event Day 9 10 p.m. – TBD ESPN
7/16 WSOP Main Event Day 10 9 p.m. – TBD ESPN

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