Wednesday May 24, 2017 at 2:34 pm

The 2017 World Series of Poker kicks off in one week at the Rio Casino in Las Vegas with 74 bracelet events. The big news thus far has been the decision to retire the "November Nine" concept and play out the $10,000 Main Event final table from beginning to end in July. We have a week-by-week breakdown of the 2017 schedule, so you can get a better grasp of what's going down this summer in Sin City.


The 2017 World Series of Poker officially begins at the Rio Casino in Las Vegas on Wednesday May 31 and concludes on July 22 with the Main Event Championship final table playing down to a champion. Yup, no mas November Nine! We will crown a champion in July. You can also win a bracelet for bargain-basement prices! There will be events as low as $333 and $365. You can use credit cards at the cage this year, so you can only imagine how many desperate donks will buy into those events. Seriously... you need to go to Vegas this summer for some serious fishing and donk hunting. Don't even play in any events...instead play cash games at the Rio or around time. Tons of fish, dead money, and weekend tourist dough.

The Main Event begins with three Day 1s starting on... There will be three flights of Day 2 played out over two days. The entire field will come together for Day 3. They will play down to a final table on... After a two-day break, the final table officially begins on Thursday, July 19, lasting three days. They will play from 9 to 6 on the first day. On Friday, July 20, they will play from 6 to 3. Saturday, July 21 is the conclusion of the championship.

This year's scheduled added eight new events... $2,620 The Marathon, $365 The Giant, $2,500 Mixed Big Bet, $10,000 PLO Hi-Lo Split 8 or Better, $1,000 NL Super Turbo Bounty. Also, two online events at were added... $333 NL and $3,333 High Roller That's not a typo! The $333 buy-in event is the lowest/cheapest buy-in in the history of the WSOP. Oh, the times have changed!

Of course, the schedule is jam packed with weekend warrior events and more donkaments than you can shake a stick at. Some of the money-printing events include the return of Colossus III and the Milly Maker. Plus, this year the suits added branded events called The Giant and The Marathon... which will most likely stick around in the future.

And let's not forget the One Drop. The highballa $111,111 One Drop returns, along with the bougie $1,111 Little One for One Drop.

For the WSOP schedule with structure info, click here.

And here's a complete list of 2016 WSOP Bracelet Winners.

Now, let's get down to it. The weekly breakdown of the 2017 WSOP….

WSOP Week 1: May 31 to June 4

  • 5-31 Event #1: $565 Casino Employees NL
  • 5-31 Event #2: $10,000 Tag Team NL Championship
  • 6-1 Event #4: $1,500 Omaha8
  • 6-2 Event #5A: THE COLOSSUS III - $565 NL
  • 6-2 Event #5B: The COLOSSUS III - $565 NL
  • 6-3 Event #8: $333 ONLINE NL
  • 6-3 Event #5C: The COLOSSUS III - $565 NL
  • 6-3 Event #5D: THE COLOSSUS III - $565 NL
  • 6-4 Event #5E: THE COLOSSUS III - $565 NL
  • 6-4 Event #5F: THE COLOSSUS III - $565 NL
  • 6-4 Event #9: $10,000 Omaha Hi/Lo Championship

WSOP Week 2: June 5 to June 11

  • 6-5 Event #10: $1,000 Tag Team NL
  • 6-5 Event #11: $1,500 Dealers Choice 6-Handed
  • 6-6 Event #12: $1,500 NL
  • 6-6 Event #13: $1,500 NL 2-7 Lowball Draw
  • 6-7 Event #15: $10,000 Heads Up NL Championship
  • 6-8 Event #16: $1,500 NL 6-Handed
  • 6-8 vent #17: $10,000 Dealers Choice 6-Handed Championship
  • 6-9 Event #18B: $565 Pot-Limit Omaha
  • 6-9 Event #19A: THE GIANT - $365 NL
  • 6-16 Event #19B: THE GIANT - $365 NL
  • 6-23 Event #19C: THE GIANT - $365 NL
  • 6-30 Event #19D: THE GIANT - $365 NL
  • 6-7 Event #19E: THE GIANT - $365 NL
  • 6-10 Event #20A: $1,500 NL MILLIONAIRE MAKER
  • 6-11 Event #20B: $1,500 NL MILLIONAIRE MAKER
  • 6-10 Event #21: $1,500 8-Game Mix 6-Handed
  • 6-11 Event #22: $10,000 NL 2-7 Lowball Draw Championship

WSOP Week 3: June 12 to June 18

  • 6-12 Event #23: THE MARATHON - $2,620 NL
  • 6-12 Event #24: $1,500 Limit Hold'em
  • 6-13 Event #26: $10,000 Razz Championship
  • 6-14 Event #27: $3,000 NL 6-Handed
  • 6-15 Event #29: $2,500 NL
  • 6-16 Event #31: $1,000 Seniors NL Championship
  • 6-17 Event #33: $1,500 NL
  • 6-17 Event #34: $10,000 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw Championship
  • 6-18 Event #35: $1,000 Super Seniors NL
  • 6-18 Event #36: $5,000 NL 6-Handed

WSOP Week 4: June 19 to June 25

  • 6-19 Event #37: $1,000 NL
  • 6-19 Event #38: $10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship
  • 6-21 Event #41: $1,500 PLO
  • 6-22 Event #42: $10,000 NL 6-Handed Championship
  • 6-22 Event #45: $5,000 NL (30 minute levels)
  • 6-23 Event #46: $1,500 PLO8
  • 6-25 Event #47B: $1,500 NL MONSTER STACK
  • 6-24 Event #48: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo Championship
  • 6-25 Event #49: $3,000 PLO (6-Handed)

WSOP Week 5: June 26 to July 2

  • 6-26 Event #51: $10,000 PLO8 Championship
  • 6-27 Event #52: $1,500 NL
  • 6-27 Event #53: $3,000 Limit Hold'em 6-Handed
  • 6-28 Event #54: $10,000 PLO 8-Handed Championship
  • 6-29 Event #56: $5,000 NL
  • 6-29 Event #57: $2,500 Omaha8/Stud8 or Better Mix
  • 6-30 Event #58: $1,500 NL
  • 7-1 Event #60A: $888 Crazy Eights NL 8-Handed
  • 7-1 Event #60B: $888 Crazy Eights NL 8-Handed
  • 7-2 Event #60C: $888 Crazy Eights NL 8-Handed
  • 7-2 Event #60D: $888 Crazy Eights NL 8-Handed
  • 7-1 Event #61: $3,333 ONLINE NLHigh Roller
  • 7-2 Event #62: $50,000 Poker Players Championship (6-Handed)

WSOP Week 6: July 3 to July 10

  • 7-3 Event #63: $1,000 NL
  • 7-3 Event #64: $1,500 NL Hold'em/PLO (8-Handed) Mix
  • 7-4 Event #65: $1,000 NL (30 minute levels)
  • 7-4 Event #66: $1,500 NL
  • 7-5 Event #67: $25,000 PLO (8-Handed) High Roller
  • 7-6 Event #68: $3,000 NL
  • 7-6 Event #69: $1,500 Razz
  • 7-7 Event #70: $10,000 Ladies NL Championship
  • 7-7 Event #71: $1,000 ONLINE NL Championship
  • 7-7 Event #72: High Roller for One Drop - $111,111 NL
  • 7-8 Event #73A: $10,000 MAIN EVENT - World Championship - Day 1A
  • 7-9 Event #73B: $10,000 MAIN EVENT - Day 1B
  • 7-10 Event #73C: $10,000 MAIN EVENT - Day 1C

WSOP Week 7: July 11 to July 21

  • 7-11 Event #74A: Little One for One Drop - $1,000 +111 NL
  • 7-12 Event #74B: Little One for One Drop - $1,000 +111 NL
  • 7-13 Event #74C: Little One for One Drop - $1,000 +111 NL
  • 7-11 Event #73: Day 2 A and Day 2 B - $10,000 MAIN EVENT
  • 7-12 Event #73: Day 2 C - $10,000 MAIN EVENT
  • 7-13 Event #73: Day 3 - $10,000 MAIN EVENT
  • 7-14 Event #73: Day 4 - $10,000 MAIN EVENT
  • 7-15 Event #73: Day 5 - $10,000 MAIN EVENT
  • 7-16 Event #73: Day 6 - $10,000 MAIN EVENT
  • 7-17 Event #73: Day 7 - $10,000 MAIN EVENT - Down to 9
  • 7-18 DAY OFF
  • 7-19 DAY OFF
  • 7-20 Event #73: Day 8 - $10,000 MAIN EVENT FINAL TABLE - Down to 6
  • 7-21 Event #73: Day 9 - $10,000 MAIN EVENT FINAL TABLE - Down to 3
  • 7-22 Event #73: Day 10 - $10,000 MAIN EVENT - FINALE
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Friday December 15, 2017 at 6:17 pm
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Tuesday December 12, 2017 at 9:38 pm

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Friday December 8, 2017 at 5:01 pm
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Thursday December 7, 2017 at 3:55 pm
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Wednesday December 6, 2017 at 6:57 pm
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