It’s official! The tournament schedule has been finalized for the 2019 World Series of Poker this summer in Las Vegas, Nevada. The 50th anniversary of the WSOP will be held at the Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino. The fun will start with the traditional Casino Employee’s tournament on May 29th and end six weeks later with a $5,000 buy-in NL Hold ‘Em tournament starting July 15th.

2019 WSOP Events

In addition to the traditional WSOP tournaments, there are plenty of new tournaments at the WSOP this year. In honor of the 50th running of the WSOP there will be a $50,000 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em tournament and a “Big 50” $500 buy-in event with a $5 Million guarantee and an unraked first entry. Short deck poker will have its debut at the 2019 WSOP, as well as a $1,000 buy in “Mini Main Event”. While there will be no Big One for One Drop this year, it’s counterpart the Little One for One Drop will start on July 6th. There will also be a $500 Salute to Warriors NL Hold ‘Em event benefiting US Military Veterans.

The 2019 WSOP has scheduled 20 events with buy-ins of $10,000 or more. If you’re not looking to lay down that kind of cash, there are plenty of events with buy-ins below $1,000. In addition to the Big 50, those with smaller bankrolls can buy into the Colossus ($400), a number of $600-$800 Deepstacks, the above-mentioned Salute to Warriors, or the $888 Crazy 8s NL Hold ‘Em Championship.

2019 WSOP Changes

There are also a number of changes coming with the 2019 WSOP. For the first time this year, all No Limit Hold ‘Em events will feature a big blind ante. Re-entries will be more limited this year. Also, a number of events will be offering larger starting stacks. Main Event entrants will start with 60,000 chips (vs. last year’s 50,000) and can buy in until the start of Day 2.

Changes are also coming to the Daily Deepstacks. In addition to the deepstacks offered last year, there will be weekly PLO Deepstacks events and weekly Seniors Deepstack events. Both of these will offer buy ins of $250.

In addition to the traditional, Ladies, Seniors, and Main Event tournaments, there are a number of new tournaments at the WSOP this year. Click To Tweet

2019 Advanced Poker Training Meet & Greet

APT will be offering our annual Meet & Greet during the WSOP in June. The Meet & Greet date has been set for Saturday June 22nd. More details, including location, special guests and prizes will be announced in the coming months. In the meantime, save the date for a fun afternoon with the APT crew.


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