69 Bracelet Events To Make Up 2016 SchedulePublished on February 24th, 2016 1:27 pm EST
Poker players who have been impatiently awaiting the release of this year's World Series of Poker schedule can breathe a sigh of relief, as WSOP officials finally published the finalized line-up yesterday.
The 47th annual World Series of Poker will run from May 31st to July 18th and feature a total of 69 bracelet events. There are a total of eight new events this year, including a $1,000 Tag Team No Limit Hold'em tournament and a $565 PLO with re-entry event. The other new events include:
-$1,000 Top Up Turbo No Limit Hold'em
-$2,000 No Limit Hold'em
-$2,500 Mixed Triple Draw Lowball
-$1,500 Mixed No Limit Hold'em/Pot Limit Omaha
-$1,500 Mixed Pot Limit Omaha-8/Omaha-8/Big O
-$888 Crazy Eights Eight-Handed No Limit Hold'em
There are a number of key changes being implemented to the World Series of Poker this year, including:
-most of the bracelet events will now pay out 15% of the field
-due to the increase in the number of players paid, tournaments will reach the $ earlier
-earlier start times (first event of the day will get underway at 11 am, while the late events will start at 3 pm)
-five times starting chips for all $10,000 events
Some players are unhappy with the new 15% payout structure, though the move is seen as being helpful when it comes to attracting more entries from casual players.
The first event of this year's World Series of Poker will be the $565 Casino Employees No Limit Hold'em event. The first open event of this year's World Series of Poker will be the $565 Colossus II tournament, which will have a guaranteed prize pool of $7 million. This event, which gets underway on June 2nd, will see the winner walk away with a minimum of $1 million.
The $1,500 Millionaire Maker will be making its return this year as well. The event, which will begin on June 10th, will see both the winner and runner-up walk away with a guaranteed prize of at least $1 million.
Other notes of interest:
-$50,000 Poker Players Championship is set to begin on Saturday, July 3rd
-$1 million Big One for ONE DROP event will reportedly be taking place later in the year at another location
-the $10,000 main event will begin on Saturday, July 9th
-the final event of the schedule (Event #69) will be the $1,111 Little One for ONE DROP event, which will begin on Tuesday, July 12th
The finalized schedule can be viewed below:
Source: WSOP.com - 2016 World Series of Poker Schedule
Filed Under: The World Series of Poker