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World Series of Poker (WSOP) Schedule Released With More Than 100 Bracelet Chances
The schedule for this year’s edition of the biggest poker tournament series on the planet was released last week, and between the online and live games announced there will be at least 123 chances for players to put a bracelet on their wrist.
Once again, bracelet season is approaching as the World Series of Poker (WSOP) has recently released the schedule for the big summer series and this year there will be almost 100 bracelets up for grabs on the live felt in Vegas. In addition to the live bracelets there will be almost 30 bracelets handed out in various US online bracelet series also announced.
Once again, poker players are booking their flights and rooms, and making plans to descend on Vegas for the biggest poker party on earth with the release of this year’s WSOP schedule. The live festival will feature 95 events at Horseshoe Las Vegas and Paris Las Vegas and the announcement also laid out 28 online bracelet games in various US markets.
To date, there has been no word about international online bracelets – all of the online bracelets announced in this recent release are in the NJ/NV, PA, or MI jurisdictions in the US, and will not include international players. It’s worth noting that players on the ground in Vegas for the festival will be able to compete in WSOP NV bracelet events while they are physically in Nevada, but there are also usually bracelet series announced for international markets through online partner GGPoker.
When the dust settles and all the bracelet series from markets like WSOP Ontario and the larger international crowd are accounted for, it is likely the 2023 bracelet total will approach 200. That continues a trend in recent years as the number of bracelets awarded has ballooned in the era of online poker.
A Usual Start
As has become traditional, the series kicks off on May 30 with the Casino Employees Event. The $500 game has kicked off the series for a number of years, giving industry members an early shot at a bracelet before they head off to respective reporting, directing, and dealing duties for the rest of the Series.
While that is a typical start to the series, there is also something new in the early going. The 3rd scheduled event is a $1,000 Mystery Bounty game, the hottest new format in poker. The WSOP debuted the Mystery format in last year’s Series, but for this year, the bounty barrel will be headlining the early days.
Among the other early feature games are Event #2: High Roller for $25k, the Tournament of Champions freeroll (which typically runs at the end of the series and is open to all ring and bracelet winners of the previous season), and the $1,500 Dealer’s Choice.
Among the biggest games on the schedule every year are the Championship Games. Most of the Championships are $10k buy-ins representing the elite games in their various disciplines. There are a couple of Championships that are a bit bigger, however – The Heads Up Championship costs $25k to get into while the elite Poker Players Championship is a $50k event that is widely seen as overall poker Championship of the world.
There are also a couple of cheaper shots at a Championship bracelet. For women and seniors, the Championship cost will be just $1,000 while the Deepstack Championship is just $600. Interestingly, the Ladies event on Jun 29 actually has an official buy-in of $10k but women are discounted to $1,000 on entry to “discourage” men from entering the event. Yet the Seniors event, which also has restricted entry, requires no such modification to keep the kids away from the adult’s table.
2023 WSOP Championship Events
|Jun 2||FRI||12PM||8||Heads Up No-Limit Hold'em Championship - (64 player max) (3 day event)||$25,000|
|Jun 3||SAT||2PM||10||Dealers Choice 6-Handed Championship (3 day event)||$10,000|
|Jun 5||MON||2PM||14||Seven Card Stud Championship (3 day event)||$10,000|
|Jun 8||THU||2PM||22||Limit Hold'em Championship (8-Handed) (3 day event)||$10,000|
|Jun 10||SAT||2PM||25||Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship (8-Handed) (4 day event)||$10,000|
|Jun 13||TUE||2PM||33||Razz Championship (3 day event)||$10,000|
|Jun 15||THU||2PM||38||Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw Championship (6-Handed) (3 day event)||$10,000|
|Jun 18||SUN||2PM||43||Poker Players Championship (7-Handed) (5 day event)||$50,000|
|Jun 21/22||Wed/Thu||10AM||48||SENIORS No-Limit Hold'em Championship (Must be 50 years of age or older)|
Flight A (5 day event)
|Jun 21||WED||2PM||50||Pot-Limit Omaha Championship (8-Handed) (4 day event)||$10,000|
|Jun 23||FRI||2PM||54||H.O.R.S.E. Championship (Limit Hold'em; Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better, Razz, Seven Card|
Stud, Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better) (8-Handed) (4 day event)
|Jun 27||TUE||2PM||63||Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship (3 day event)||$10,000|
|Jun 28||Wed||10AM||64||Deepstack Championship No-Limit Hold'em (4 day event)||$600|
|Jun 29||THU||10AM||67||LADIES No-Limit Hold'em Championship (4 day event) (Event Entry is $10K; Ladies|
Discounted Price is $1K)
|Jun 29||THU||2PM||69||No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw Championship (7-Handed) (3 day event)||$10,000|
|Jul 2||SUN||2PM||75||Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship (8-Handed) (4 day event)||$10,000|
|Jul 3 - 6||MON - THU||12PM||76||MAIN EVENT No-Limit Hold'em World Championship - Day 1A||$10,000|
|Jul 14||FRI||2PM||90||6-Handed No-Limit Hold'em Championship (3 day event)||$10,000|
The Main Event
As always, the highlight of the series will be the Main Event. The Big Show gets going with the first Day 1 flight on Jul 3 at noon, but players looking for cheaper seats into the big game will have satellite opportunities from Jul 2 through Jul 7.
There are four starting days this year with the final Day 1 scheduled for Jul 6 and two Day 2 flights on the following two days. That means players getting a ticket in satellites on Jul 6 & 7 will be entering the game at the start of Day 2.
2023 WSOP Main Event Schedule
|Jul 2 – 7||Main Event Satellite Days|
|Jul 3||MON||12PM||76A||MAIN EVENT No-Limit Hold'em World Championship - Day 1A|
|Jul 4||TUE||12PM||76B||MAIN EVENT No-Limit Hold'em World Championship - Day 1B|
|Jul 5||WED||12PM||76C||MAIN EVENT No-Limit Hold'em World Championship - Day 1C|
|Jul 6||THU||12PM||76D||MAIN EVENT No-Limit Hold'em World Championship - Day 1D|
|Jul 7||FRI||12PM||MAIN EVENT - Day 2ABC (For all surviving players 1A + 1B + 1C)|
|Jul 8||SAT||12PM||MAIN EVENT - Day 2D (For all surviving 1D players)|
|Jul 9||SUN||12PM||MAIN EVENT - Day 3 (combine all fields into one for first time)|
|Jul 10||MON||12PM||MAIN EVENT - Day 4|
|Jul 11||TUE||12PM||MAIN EVENT - Day 5|
|Jul 12||WED||12PM||MAIN EVENT - Day 6|
|Jul 13||THU||12PM||MAIN EVENT - Day 7|
|Jul 14||FRI||12PM||MAIN EVENT - Plays down to 9 players|
|Jul 15||SAT||OFF||MAIN EVENT - Day Off|
|Jul 16||SUN||TBD||MAIN EVENT - Final Table|
|Jul 17||MON||TBD||MAIN EVENT - Final Table|
It’s the biggest poker party of the year and the schedule is now in. Here is the full schedule of this year’s WSOP to help you plan out your shot at a coveted WSOP Gold Bracelet this summer.