As you read this, the biggest names in poker are congregated in Las Vegas, putting their live tournament and online poker skills into action against the greatest players in the game. And this year is not just any typical year at the World Series of Poker. In fact, it’s the 50th year, and you know what that means? More action, bigger prizes and a whole lot more competition! Proceedings kicked off back on May 28th at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, but one month in, there’s everything to play for. Today, we’re taking a look at what’s to come and where the most money is up for grabs…just in case you should fancy buying a ticket, jetting to Vegas and getting in on all the action.
There are events taking place every day in June and just because we’re in the latter end of the month doesn’t mean we’ve missed out. Buy-ins vary from a $400 on Wednesday June 26th in the Colossus Event – a WSOP favourite, all the way up to $25,000 on June 19th in the Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller Event. Come June 23th, players will be rushing to win their share of the guaranteed prize pool of $750,000 in the $800 No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack event. Just two days later, on June 25th, players will be fighting over another chunky prize pool of $500,000 in the $600 No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack Championship.
By July, you’d think everyone might have tired of the tournament – but you thought wrong. Things are just getting started. The last two weeks of the competition see some of the schedule’s most highly-anticipated fixtures, including the 50th Annual Bracelet Winners Only No-Limit Hold’em four-day event, kicking off on July 10th. When there’s that many WSOP bracelet winners around the table, we can expect excitement galore. On July 11th, high rollers will be laying down $100,000 each to participate in the No-Limit Hold’em High Roller event. Of course, we can’t forget the WSOP $10,000 Main Event – the one we’ve all been waiting for – which kicks off on July 3rd and lasts for 10 days. Who will be this year’s champion?
If you can’t make it to Las Vegas, fear not – there’s still plenty of WSOP summer tournament action to enjoy online. Every Sunday throughout the competition, there’s exciting tournaments to enter, from the one-day $1,000 WSOP.com online No-Limit Hold’em Double Stack event on June 23rd, to the $500 WSOP.com online No-Limit Hold’em Summer Saver on the last Sunday of the competition, July 14th.
Can I watch the action online?
Of course! Competitions like this don’t come around all too often. Plus, it needs to be seen to be believed. You can catch coverage of the WSOP over on ESPN and PokerGo. ESPN will be televising every single second of the Main Event, so you don’t have to miss any of the action, plus the TV giant is producing 90 hours of additional content for those of you that can’t get enough.