Tuesday May 7, 2019 at 2:07 am

The 2019 World Series of Poker includes 89 bracelet events spread out over seven weeks of nonstop poker action. The 50th anniversary of the WSOP kicks off at the Rio Casino in Las Vegas on Wednesday, May 29 and the final event begins on Monday, July 15th. The $10,000 buy-in WSOP Main Event commences on July 3, 2019 and they will play down to a champion on July 16, 2019. Other noteworthy events include the $100K High Roller, the $50K Players Championship, and nine online events at WSOP.com.


The 2019 World Series of Poker is just around the corner. The 50th running of the donks in Vegas will take place at the Rio Casino in Las Vegas. You can play cash games, bracelet events, satellites, or just hang out gawking on the rail. For the special 50th birthday of the WSOP, there will be 89 bracelets up for grabs (up from 78 last year). At least nine of those can be won online at WSOP.com. And just like the last couple of years, there is no more November Nine. The WSOP Main Event will begin and end in July. The final table will be spread out over three days as per usual (9 to 6, 6 to 3, and 3 to 1) starting on Sunday, July 14 and ending on Tuesday, July 16.

It seems like just yesterday that John Cynn won the 2018 WSOP Main Event in a marathon affair that seemed like it would never end. Cynn faded a field of 7,874 runners to win $8.8 million. Will the numbers recede this year? Or can the Main Event actually close in on 8,000 runners again? I guess we'll find out in two months, eh?

The Chip Reese Trophy is up for grabs in the $50K Poker Players Championship, which begins on Monday June 24. The $100K High Roller is on Thursday, July 11. And the Main Event begins with three flights starting on July 3. Those are the biggest key dates that you should know about.

The 50th anniversary of the WSOP includes a couple special events including the BIG 50 with only a $500 buy-in and a $5 million guaranteed prize pool has four flights. Also, Event #71 SALUTE TO WARRIORS is a $500 NL event with proceeds donated to the USO and other veteran organizations.

Near the end of the series, there's Event #81 BRACELET WINNERS ONLY, which is a $1,500 NL special event open only to previous bling winners.

For all of you ballas out there, the series has four High Rollers including the $100K High Roller, $50K High Roller, $25K PLO High Roller, and an ONLINE High Roller event with a $3,200 buy-in.

At least 16 events have a $10K buy-in, including the Main Event Championship. Among the notable $10K events this year are the first-ever Short Deck NL event, along with the 10K Dealer's Choice (6-Max) and the wooly and wild 10K 6-handed NL.

The WSOP will continue its branded events which is simply printing money for the beancounters. The MILLY MAKER returns along with the MARATHON, MONSTERSTACK, COLOSSUS, CRAZY EIGHTS, and the CLOSER.

If you are looking for cheap events (under 1K), the COLOSSUS Running of the Donks has only a $400 price tag. And the 50th anniversary event, aka the BIG 50, is only $500. The Crazy Eights has an $888 buy-in. Also, eight ONLINE events at WSOP.com are 1K or under with one as low as $400. Yeah, you can bink a bracelet event and some bling for only $400.

There's also several Deepstack events with buy-in under 1K including Event #25 $600 PLO Deepstack, Event #37 $800 NL Deepstack, and Event #42 $600 Mixed NL/PLO Deepstack.

At least nine online bracelets will be awarded in 2019. Sundays have always been a popular day to grind and the WSOP.com made sure to include seven Sunday events. The ONLINE events include a $1K Championship and a $3,200 HIGH ROLLER. There's also events in the $400, $500, and $600 range with one PLO affair.

As per usual, the WSOP kicks off with the $565 Employees NL event. There's also the $1,000 SENIORS event on Thursday, June 13 and the $1K SUPER SENIORS is on Monday, June 17. The LADIES NL event kicks off on Thursday, June 20.

And of course, the ONE DROP charity event returns with the Little One for One Drop, which has a $1,111 buy-in.

According to rumors that the Rio will be sold, this might be the last time the WSOP is played out at the Rio this year, so don't miss out.

Here's a complete list of bling winners the last few summers: 2018 WSOP Bracelet Winners, 2017 WSOP Bracelet Winners, and 2016 WSOP Bracelet Winners.

WSOP Week 1: May 29 to June 2

  • Wed, May 29 @11AM - Event #1: $565 Casino Employees NL
  • Wed, May 29 @Noon - Event #2: $10,000 Super Turbo Bounty
  • Thu, May 30 @11AM - Event #3: $500 NL BIG 50
  • Thu, May 30 @3PM - Event #4: $1,500 Omaha 8
  • Sat, June 1 @3PM - Event #6: $2,500 Limit Mixed Triple Draw
  • Sun, June 2 @3:30PM - Event #7: $400 ONLINE NL
  • Sun, June 2 @6PM - Event #8: $10,000 Short Deck NL

WSOP Week 2: June 3 to June 9

  • Mon, June 3 @11AM - Event #9: $600 NL Deepstack
  • Mon, June 3 @3PM - Event #10: $1,500 Dealer's Choice
  • Mon, June 3 @6PM - Event #11: $5,000 NL
  • Tue, June 4 @11AM - Event #12: $1,000 NL Super Turbo Bounty
  • Tue, June 4 @3PM - Event #13: $1,500 NL 2-7 Lowball
  • Wed, June 5 @11AM - Event #14: $1,500 HORSE
  • Wed, June 5 @3PM - Event #15: $10,000 Heads-Up NL
  • Wed, June 5 @4PM - Event #16: $1,500 NL 6-Max
  • Thu, June 6 @11AM - Event #17: $1,500 NL Shootout
  • Thu, June 6 @3PM - Event #18: $10,000 Omaha 8
  • Fri, June 7 @10AM - Event #19: $1,500 NL MILLIONAIRE MAKER
  • Sat, June 8 @3PM - Event #21: $10,000 NL 2-7 Lowball
  • Sun, June 9 @11AM - Event #22: $1,000 Double Stack NL
  • Sun, June 9 @3PM - Event #23: $1,500 Eight Game Mix
  • Sun, June 9 @3:30PM - Event #24: $600 ONLINE PLO 6-Max

WSOP Week 3: June 10 to June 16

  • Mon, June 10 @11AM - Event #25: $600 PLO Deepstack
  • Mon, June 10 @Noon - Event #26: $2,620 NL MARATHON
  • Tue, June 11 @11AM - Event #28: $1,000 NL
  • Tue, June 11 @3PM - Event #29: $10,000 HORSE
  • Wed, June 12 @11AM - Event #30: $1,000 PLO
  • Wed, June 12 @3PM - Event #31: $3,000 NL 6-Max
  • Thu, June 13 @10AM - Event #32: SENIORS $1,000 NL
  • Thu, June 13 @3PM - Event #33: $1,500 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw
  • Fri, June 14 @10AM - Event #34: $1,000 Double Stack NL
  • Fri, June 14 @3PM - Event #35: $10,000 Dealer's Choice 6-Max
  • Sat, June 15 @3PM - Event #36: $3,000 NL Shootout
  • Sun, June 16 @11AM - Event #37: $800 NL Deepstack
  • Sun, June 16 @3:30PM - Event #38: $600 ONLINE NL KO Bounty

WSOP Week 4: June 17 to June 23

  • Mon, June 17 @10AM - Event #39: SUPER SENIORS $1,000 NL
  • Mon, June 17 @Noon - Event #40: $1,500 PLO
  • Tue, June 18 @11AM - Event #42: $600 Mixed NL/PLO Deepstack
  • Tue, June 18 @3PM - Event #43: $2,500 Mixed Big Bet
  • Wed, June 19 @11AM - Event #44: $1,500 NL Bounty
  • Wed, June 19 @3PM - Event #45: $25,000 HIGH ROLLER PLO
  • Wed, June 19 @3:30PM - Event #46: $500 ONLINE NL Turbo Deepstack
  • Thu, June 20 @11AM - Event #47: $1,000 LADIES NL
  • Thu, June 20 @Noon - Event #48: $2,500 NL
  • Thu, June 20 @3PM - Event #49: $10,000 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw
  • Fri, June 21 @10AM - Event #50: MONSTERSTACK $1,500 NL
  • Fri, June 21 @3PM - Event #51: $2,500 Mixed Omaha 8/Stud 8
  • Sat, June 22 @3PM - Event #52: $10,000 PLO 8-Handed
  • Sun, June 23 @Noon - Event #53: $800 NL Deepstack 8-Max
  • Sun, June 23 @3PM - Event #54: $1,500 Razz
  • Sun, June 23 @3:30PM - Event #55: $1,000 ONLINE NL Doublestack

WSOP Week 5: June 24 to June 30

  • Mon, June 24 @11AM - Event #56: $1,500 NL Super Turbo Bounty
  • Mon, June 24 @2PM - Event #57: $1,000 Tag Team NL
  • Mon, June 24 @3PM - Event #58: $50,000 Poker Player's Championship
  • Tue, June 25 @11AM - Event #59: $600 NL Deepstack Championship
  • Tue, June 25 @3PM - Event #60: $1,500 PLO8
  • Wed, June 26 @10AM - Event #61: $400 COLOSSUS
  • Wed, June 26 @3PM - Event #62: $10,000 Razz
  • Thu, June 27 @3PM - Event #63: $1,500 Omaha Mix
  • Fri, June 28 @10AM - Event #64: $888 Crazy Eights NL
  • Fri, June 28 @3PM - Event #65: $10,000 PLO8
  • Sat, June 29 @3PM - Event #66: $1,500 NL
  • Sun, June 30 @3PM - Event #67: $10,000 Seven Card Stud 8

WSOP Week 6: July 1 to July 6

  • Mon, July 1 @11AM - Event #69: $1,000 Mini Main Event
  • Mon, July 1 @3PM - Event #70: $5,000 NL 6-Max
  • Tue, July 2 @11AM - Event #71: SALUTE TO WARRIORS $500 NL
  • Tue, July 2 @3PM - Event #72: $10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship
  • Wed, July 3 @Noon - Event #73: $10,000 MAIN EVENT - World Championship - Flight A
  • Wed, July 3 @3:30PM - Event #74: $3,200 ONLINE HIGH ROLLER NL
  • Thu, July 4 @Noon - Event #73: $10,000 MAIN EVENT - World Championship - Flight B
  • Fri, July 5 @Noon - Event #73: $10,000 MAIN EVENT - World Championship - Flight C
  • Sat, July 6 @Noon - Event #75: $1,111 Little One for One Drop
  • Sun, July 7 @3:30pm - Event #76: $800 ONLINE NL 6-Max

WSOP Week 7: July 7 to July 15

  • Mon, July 8 @3PM - Event #77: $3,000 Limit Hold'em 6-Max
  • Tue, July 9 @11AM - Event #78: $1,500 PLO Bounty
  • Tue, July 9 @3PM - Event #79: $3,000 NL
  • Wed, July 10 @11AM - Event #80: $1,500 Mixed NL/PLO
  • Wed, July 10 @3PM - Event #81: BRACELET WINNERS ONLY $1,500 NL
  • Thu, July 11 @11AM - Event #82: $1,500 NL Double Stack
  • Fri, July 12 @11AM - Event #84: THE CLOSER $1,500 NL
  • Fri, Jul 12 @3PM - Event #85: $3,00 PLO 6-Max
  • Sat, Jul 13 @3PM - Event #86: $10,000 NL 6-Max
  • Sun, Jul 14 @3PM - Event #87: $3,000 HORSE
  • Sun, Jul 14 @3:30PM - Event #88: $500 ONLINE NL Summer Saver
  • Mon, Jul 15 @Noon - Event #89: $5,000 NL
Latest news
Monday July 22, 2019 at 9:11 pm
2019 WSOP Player of Year: Robert Campbell Leads, Shaun Deeb in Second

The 2019 World Series of Poker is complete and Australian pro Robert Campbell is leading the Player of the Year race over last year's champ Shaun Deeb. Deeb is second overall with ten more events schedule for this October at the 2019 WSOP Europe at the King's Casino in RozVegas. Dan Zack, Daniel Negreanu, and Phil Hui round out the top 5 in the POY.

Thursday July 18, 2019 at 4:56 pm
Chris Moneymaker and David Oppenheim inducted into 2019 Poker Hall of Fame

The 2019 World Series of Poker announced the newest class of inductees into the Hall of Fame. Chris Moneymaker and David Oppenheim got nods this year. They were the only two recognized on a ballot of ten possible candidates that also included Antonio Esfandiari, Huck Seed, David Chiu, Eli Elezra, Jesus Ferguson, Ted Forrest, and Mike Matusow.

Wednesday July 17, 2019 at 9:18 am
Breaking News
Germany's Hossein Ensan wins 2019 WSOP Main Event and $10 million

The 2019 World Series of Poker Main Event Championship concluded at the Rio Casino when Germany's Hossein Ensan defeated Italy's Dario Sammartino heads up to win $10,000,000 and the coveted Main Event bracelet. Three players began Day 10 with Ensan holding a sizable lead. Canada's Alex Livingston busted in third place for a $4 million score. After 101 hands of heads-up action, Sammartino banked $6 million for a runner-up consolation prize. Ensan, 55, became the oldest Main Event Champ since Noel Furlong in 1999.

Tuesday July 16, 2019 at 6:55 am
2019 WSOP Main Event: Hossein Ensan leads final three with 326M

The 2019 WSOP Main Event continued with Day 9 action that saw the returning five players play down to the final three. Germany's Hossein Ensan began the day with the big stack and by the end of Day 9, he retained the lead with 375M. On Day 9, Chicago Cubs superfan Kevin Maahs busted in fifth place and Garry Gates got picked off in fourth place. Alex Livingston is second in chips, while Italian pro Dario Sammartino is the short stack. They return on Tuesday to play down to a champion.

Monday July 15, 2019 at 6:07 am
2019 WSOP Main Event: Hossein Ensan leads with 5 to go

The 2019 WSOP Main Event final table played down from nine to five players on the first of three days of action. Two players busted in the first 11 hands and four players were eliminated overall including Zhen Cai, Nick Marchington, Tim Su, and Milos Skrbic. At the end of Day 8, Hossein Ensan continued to hold the lead with 207.7 million, while Garry Gates was not far behind with 171.7 million.

Sunday July 14, 2019 at 3:33 pm
2019 WSOP: Keith Tiltson wins 100K High Roller; Negreanu 2nd

Daniel Negreanu cashed in his 15th event this summer and advanced to his fourth final table, but he fell short in his quest for bracelet #7 when Keith Tiltson defeated him heads up to win 2019 WSOP Event #83 $100,000 High Roller for a sensational score worth $2,792,406. Tiltson made a pair of final tables in the final week of the 2019 WSOP with a sixth place finish a couple days earlier in the FINAL FIFTY. Meanwhile, Negreanu launched a late assault on the WSOP Player of the Year race.

Saturday July 13, 2019 at 1:57 pm
Breaking News
2019 WSOP: Germany's Hossein Ensan leads final table with 9 remaining

After a lengthy Day 7, the final table for the 2019 WSOP Main Event Championship is set. Only 35 players began Day 7 and when it ended, nine players were still alive and in the hunt for $10 million. Germany's Hossein Ensan bagged up the lead with 177M. Also advancing to the final table are... Garry Gates, Zhen Cai, Kevin Maahs, Alex Livingston, Dario Sammartino, Milos Skrbic, Timothy Su, and Nick Marchington. Action resumes on Sunday.

Friday July 12, 2019 at 7:47 pm
2019 WSOP Main Event: Nicholas Marchington leads final 35 on Day 6

On Day 6 of the 2019 WSOP Main Event Championship, they played down from 106 to 35 players. When play ended, Nicholas Marchington bagged up the lead with 39.8 million. Rounding out the top five are Tim Su, Milos Skrbic, Henry Lu, and Garry Gates. Among the notables who busted on Day 6 were Same Greenwood, Chris Hunichen, Lars Bonding, Alex Winter, Romain Lewis, Jake Schindler, Dan Hachem, Antonio Esfandiari, and Jeff Madsen.

Thursday July 11, 2019 at 9:34 pm
2019 WSOP: Main Event down to 106, Tim Su leader at end Day 5

The 2019 WSOP Main Event played down to 106 entrants on Day 5. Tim Su bagged the chip lead with 19.2 million. Also still alive are Sam Greenwood, Antonio Esfandiari, Romain Lewis, Chad Power, and Chris Hunichen. Among the notables to bust on Day 5 were Andrew Brokos, Chainsaw Kessler, Danielle Anderson, former NFL player Richard Seymour, Chance Kornuth, Adam Friedman, Galen Hall, Todd Brunson and Todd Wittles.

Tuesday July 9, 2019 at 12:53 pm
2019 WSOP: Money bubble bursts, Defending champ Cynn busto

The 2019 WSOP Main Event continued with the first time the entire field condensed into one. Day 3 commenced with 2,880 remaining and fewer than 1,300 getting paid. The money bubble snuck into play late last night and actually burst. Only 1,286 players remain. Everyone who returns for Day 4 locked up a min-cash worth $15,000. Norway's Preben Stokkan bagged and tagged the big stack with 2.18 million even though he was down to chip and a chair at one point. Andrew Brokos chipped up to 1.9M.

Monday July 8, 2019 at 4:32 pm
2019 WSOP: $10M to Main Event champ and 2,880 remain in second-biggest field ever

The 2019 World Series of Poker Main Event allowed late registration up to the start of Day 2 (ABC) and 444 runners took advantage of the extended time. A total of 8,569 are in this year's field, which marks the second highest of all time. The 2019 champion will bank $10 million with all final table players winning at least $1 million. Only 2,880 players advanced to Day 3 with Julian Milliard sitting on the big stack with 948K.

Sunday July 7, 2019 at 4:10 pm
2019 WSOP Main Event: Earthquakes, Naked Guys, and Second Largest Field in History

The 2019 WSOP Main Event hit its second day of action and thus far the total is 8,225 runners and counting. Late registration is still open until Day 2C. The combined Day 1A and Day 1B flights competed into Day 2AB and when the dust settled, only 1,100 or so players remained. Tim Sui bagged the lead with 791K and counting. Of course, Day 2AB was rather boring compared to Day 1C, which was punctuated with a 7.1 earthquake that sent players scattering for cover and a naked guy that went viral.

Friday July 5, 2019 at 4:49 pm
2019 WSOP: Chainsaw Kessler with a big stack after Main Event Day 1B

The 2019 World Series of Poker Main Event continued with Day 1B action on the Fourth of July holiday. A total of 1,915 runners took part in the second of three opening flights. At the end of the night, only 1,417 players survived Day 1B and live on to fight in Day 2. British pro Adam Owen bagged up the big stack with nearly 352K. Chainsaw Kessler bagged up 301,800, which was good for fifth overall. John Hesp, one of the more popular players from last year's Main Event final table, busted on Day 1B.

Friday July 5, 2019 at 3:05 pm
2019 WSOP: Juha Helppi wins 10K Limit bracelet, Joao Vieira wins 5K NL bling

Another blast from the past won a bracelet at the 2019 WSOP in Las Vegas. This time, Finnish pro Juha Helppi emerged victorious after outlasting a field of 118 runners in Event #72 $10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship. He banked $306,622 for the win. Meanwhile, Joao Vieria from Portugal won Event #70 $5,000 NL 6-max and outlasted 815 players for his first bracelet and a sick payout worth $758,011.

Thursday July 4, 2019 at 8:15 pm
 2019 WSOP: Big Day 1A at Main Event, Jeremy Saderne wins Mini Main

The 2019 World Series of Poker continued with the start of the $10,000 buy-in Main Event Championship. This year's Day 1A is one of the biggest in recent memory with an 44% uptick from last year with 1,336 entries. 2013 bracelet winner Bryan Campanello bagged up the Day 1A chip lead with 417,500. Meanwhile, Frenchman Jeremy Saderne won his first bracelet with a victory in WSOP Event #69 $1,000 Mini Main Event. Saderne banked $628,654.

Wednesday July 3, 2019 at 3:35 pm
2019 WSOP: Robert Campbell wins 10K Stud 8, First double-bracelet winner this summer

Australian pro Robert Campbell won his second bracelet at the 2019 World Series of Poker to become the first and only player with multiple bracelet victories in 2019. Campbell moved into first place in the WSOP POY Race ahead of Dan Zack with a victory in Event #67 $10,000 Stud 8 Championship. He outlasted a small field of 151 runners to bank $385,763.

Wednesday July 3, 2019 at 1:41 am
2019 WSOP: David 'ODB' Baker wins second bracelet with LHE score

David 'ODB' Baker outlasted a field of 541 runners to win 2019 WSOP Event #64 $1,500 Limit Hold'em. His final table included Greg FBT Mueller and Jesus Ferguson. ODB banked $161,139 and moved over $3M in career WSOP earnings. Also, over in Event #68, Nicky 'Illari' Baris won the bracelet in the $1,000 NL ONLINE CHAMPIONSHIP and a first-place prize worth $303,738.75. He also prevented Jesus Ferguson from winning a bracelet and denied David 'Bakes' Baker another title.

Saturday June 29, 2019 at 12:25 pm
2019 WSOP: Philip Hui wins $50K Poker Players Championship, Anthony Zinno wins PLO8 bling

Philip Hui faded a field of 74 runners to win the 2019 WSOP $50,000 Poker Players Championship after he outlasted a tough final table and defeated Josh Arieh heads-up for the victory. Hui banked $1,099,311 for first place and he earned his second career bracelet. Meanwhile, Anthony Zinno won his second bracelet with a victory in Event #60 $1,500 PLO8 for a score worth $279,920.

Friday June 28, 2019 at 5:58 am
2019 WSOP: Josh Arieh Leads $50K Poker Players Championship final table

And then there were six remaining in the 2019 WSOP Poker Players Championship. Phil Ivey was the big stack at the end of Day 2 and Day 3 in the 50K PPC. However, on Day 4 Ivey met his fate in 8th place. David Oppenheim bubbled the final table that includes big stack Josh Arieh, Bryce Yockey, Phil Hui, John Esposito, Shaun Deeb, and Dan Cates. First place pays out $1.1 million on Friday.

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