Week 4 WSOP Guide: The Great Game of PLO Takes Center Stage

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Later this week, the 2018 World Series of Poker will reach the halfway point on the schedule. While a lot of the schedule each year is focused on No Limit Hold’em, the fans of four-card poker will rejoice this week as Pot Limit Omaha events highlight the 17 events on the schedule.

Big Buy-in Pot Limit Omaha

The two biggest buy-in PLO events on the WSOP schedule both take place this week, but not in their normal order. Traditionally, the $10,000 PLO Championship has always preceded the $25,000 PLO High Roller. This year, thanks to ESPN needing to set up the main stage for the Main Event broadcasts, the $25,000 buy-in event comes first.

Running June 20-23, that event brings out the best PLO players in the world plus a mix of a few businessmen who love the four-card game. James Calderaro beat out 204 other players last year to win his first WSOP bracelet and $1,289,074.

On the same day that final table begins, the $10,000 PLO Championship event kicks off. Attendance in this event has been on the rise each of the last two years, going from 387 in 2015 to 428 in 2017. The three-day event runs June 23-25.

Don’t Forget the Button Clickers

The live felt isn’t the only place where PLO bracelets will be up for grabs this week. For the first time in WSOP history, players will be able to play PLO on WSOP.com with a bracelet on the line.

The $565 buy-in event is a one-day event on Friday, June 22.

2018 WSOP Week 3 Schedule

Day Event # Event Name Defending Champion
Monday 37 $1,500 NL Hold’em Christopher Frank
Monday 38 $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship Mike Wattel
Tuesday 39 $1,500 NL Shootout Ben Maya
Tuesday 40 $2,500 Mixed Big Bet Jens Lakemeier
Wednesday 41 $1,500 Limit Hold’em Shane Buchwald
Wednesday 42 $25,000 PLO 8-Handed High Roller James Calderaro
Thursday 43 $2,500 NL Hold’em Gaurav Raina
Thursday 44 $10,000 Limit Triple Draw Lowball Championship Ben Yu
Friday 45 $1,000 Big Blind Antes NONE
Friday 46 $2,500 Omaha Hi-Lo/Stud Hi-Lo Smith Sirisakorn
Friday 47 $565 WSOP.com Online PLO None
Friday 6D $365 Giant
Saturday 48A $1,500 Monster Stack Brian Yoon
Saturday 49 $10,000 PLO Championship Tommy Le
Sunday 48B $1,500 Monster Stack
Sunday 50 $1,500 Razz Jason Gola
Sunday 11D $365 PLO Giant

Get Your Popcorn Ready for Streaming Madness

The $50,000 Poker Players Championship event always attracts an amazing field and this year is no different. The final 12 players will be battling on Twitch with Phil Ivey, Michael Mizrachi and Brian Rast highlighting a storyline-filled penultimate day of action.

Tuesday’s final table moves to PokerGO in what promises to be an amazing showcase of some of poker’s best playing a tough rotation of eight games.

There are two other $10,000 Championship events (Seven Card Stud & Triple Draw) and the $25,000 PLO High Roller set for live streaming action this week.

Date Time (ET) Event Outlet
June 18 6:00 PM $50,000 Player Championship Day 4 Twitch
June 19 6:00 PM $50,000 Players Championship FT PokerGO
June 19 6:00 PM $10,000 Stud Day 2 Twitch
June 20 4:00 PM $1,500 NL FT Twitch
June 20 6:00 PM $10,000 Stud FT PokerGO
June 21 4:00 PM $1,500 NL Shootout FT Twitch
June 22 6:00 PM $25,000 PLO 8-Max FT PokerGO
June 23 4:00 PM $2,500 NL FT Twitch
June 23 6:00 PM $10,000 NL 2-7 FT PokerGO
June 24 6:00 PM $2,500 Omaha Hi-Lo/Stud Hi-Lo FT Twitch