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|
|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.
|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|