The World Series of Poker continues to refine the roster for the 50th-anniversary festival with the addition of 13-events, including a $1,000 buy-in Mini-Main Event preceding the more expensive and illustrious option.
The planning for the 50th anniversary of the World Series of Poker (WSOP) continues. Jack Effel has nipped the red carpet into the dry cleaners. Seth Palansky is busy blowing up 50 hot air balloon size balloons. Phil Hellmuth’s PR agency is figuring out an entrance that captivates our imagination like a total eclipse of the sun.
In December, we learned of the Big 50 – a $500 buy-in, 50,000 chips, 50-minute levels, $5m GTD prize pool, $1m GTD for the winner fanfare, and the return of the Millionaire Maker, Seniors, Monster Stack, Crazy Eights and the $10,000 Main Event.
It’s time for another update with 13 additional events added to the roster.
A New Event; a Mini-Main Event
There is exciting news for the grassroots of the poker industry as they get to compete in a $1,000 Mini-Main Event. The two-day event takes place July 1/2, preceding the Main Event proper, and players will receive 60k in tournament chips, and play will be 30-min levels.
The Colossus Gets A Tweak
With the Big 50 taking centre stage, the WSOP has made some tweaks to The Colossus. The event takes place over two days, with players able to re-enter once per flight, starting with 40k chips, and levels set at 40-minutes. The $400 price point is the cheapest opportunity for you to win a bracelet.
June 26: $400 (1 re-entry per flight) Colossus (40k chips, 40-min levels) Flight A
June 27: $400 (1 re-entry per flight) Colossus (40k chips, 40-min levels) Flight B
The Old Classics Return
These bad boys return:
|May 29||$500 (single re-entry) Casino Employees (25k chips, 40-min levels)|
|June 4||$1,000 Super Turbo Bounty (20k chips, 20-min levels) ($300 Bounty)|
|June 9||$1,000 (single re-entry) Double-Stack (40k chips, 30/40-min levels)|
|June 10||$2,620 Marathon (26.2k chips, 100-min levels)|
|June 17||$1,000 (single re-entry) Super Seniors 60+ (20k chips, 60-mins levels)|
|June 20||$10/$1k (single re-entry) Ladies (20k chips, 60-min levels)|
|June 24||$1,500 Super Turbo Bounty (20k chips, 20-min levels) ($500 Bounty)|
|July 6||$1,111 (unlimited re-entry) Little One for One Drop (40k chips, 60-min levels) Flight A|
|July 7||$1,111 (unlimited re-entry) Little One for One Drop (40k chips, 60-min levels) Flight B|
|July 8||$1,111 (unlimited re-entry) Little One for One Drop (40k chips, 60-min levels) Flight C|
|July 11||$1,500 (unlimited re-entry) Double-Stack (50k chips, 30/40 min levels)|
|July 12||$1,500 (unlimited re-entry) Closer (25k chips, 30-min levels) Flight A|
|July 13||$1,500 (unlimited re-entry) Closer (25k chips, 30-min levels) Flight B|
|July 14||$1,500 (unlimited re-entry) Closer (25k chips, 30-min levels) Flight C|
The 50th-anniversary WSOP takes place May 28 – July 16 live from the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas with the organisers expecting the prizepool to exceed $200m.