Thirteen Additional Events Confirmed on 2019 WSOP Schedule
Recently, the World Series of Poker announced the dates for the 2019 World Series of Poker. We already know that the event will run from May 28 through July 16 and we know about a few select events already. On Wednesday, WSOP.com revealed 13 additional events that have been finalized on the schedule.
Among the announcements is the addition of a “Mini Main Event” and a reduction in the buy-in for the Colossus. We also can now confirm that at least one event will run after the start of the WSOP Main Event in July.
Mini Main Event Added – Colossus Reduced
WSOP officials released details on 13 additional WSOP events on Wednesday. The first confirmation listed was the opening Casino Employees Event on May 29. The event will have one re-entry with 40-minute levels.
On June 4th, the WSOP will hold a $1,000 Super Turbo Bounty with 20-minute levels. A $1K Double Stack Event is slated for June 9 and will have a single re-entry. The $2,620 Marathon will run on June 10 and again feature 100-minute levels.
The Super Seniors Event returns yet again in 2019 on July 17. The $1k event will feature 60-minute levels and a single re-entry. The Ladies Championship will kick off on June 20 and also feature a single re-entry. On June 24, the $1,500 Super Turbo Bounty with 20-minute levels and the $1k Tag Team Event will kick off.
Two big changes were announced on this schedule. The first being a change to the Colossus. This year’s Colossus will feature a $400 buy-in rather than a $500 buy-in and will only feature two starting flights with a single re-entry. The event will kick on on June 26 and 27.
The other big addition to the schedule is the Mini Main Event. This event will be exactly like the WSOP Main Event except for the $1,000 price tag and 30-minute levels rather than two-hour levels. The structure will run just like the WSOP Main Event.
The Closer Returns in 2019
The remainder of the released confirmations covers returning events. The Little One for One Drop will be back on July 6 and feature unlimited re-entries and three starting flights. You can enter on July 6, 7, and 8.
The $1,500 Double Stack event returns with unlimited re-entries on July 11. Players will start with 50,000 in chips with 30-minute levels on the opening day.
The last event revealed on Wednesday confirms that events will be held after the start of the WSOP Main Event. The $1,500 Closer Event will return on July 12 with three starting flights and unlimited re-entries. Joe Cada capped off a stellar 2018 WSOP with a win in the event.
After the release of Wednesday’s list, there are now 20 events confirmed for the 2019 World Series of Poker. This is a far cry from the number of events that will be released sometime in the coming weeks. Last year’s WSOP featured 78 events, a new record. With this year’s WSOP being the 50th edition of the event, it would not be surprising to see them release 80 or more events.
In the past, I have speculated that the WSOP would eventually hold 100 bracelet events per year, and this may be the perfect time to try that experiment. It wouldn’t take much to make it to 100. Just add another 7 events in Vegas to bump the total to 85 and then hold 15 bracelet events at the 2019 WSOP Europe.
For now, the poker world will sit back and wait for the release of the complete schedule, including the dates for popular events such as the $50,000 Poker Player’s Championship.