WSOP Announces 2017 Schedule, With More Online Events Than Ever Before

Posted on January 30, 2017
[toc]The World Series of Poker has announced its schedule for 2017.

It will begin on May 31 and run through until July 18, with 74 total events making this one of the busiest WSOP schedules ever.

Naturally, most events are returning. The recurring events include the Millionaire Maker, the Monster Stack, the Little One For One Drop and both the Ladies’ and Seniors’ events.

The $10,000 Main Event will begin on July 8, running for 10 days. Among other changes, $10,000 events will start players with 50,000 chips.

Last year was a record-breaking one for the WSOP, with 107,833 total entrants across all events.

This, plus a new 15 per cent payout structure, meant that a record 15,767 entrants cashed in WSOP events. The Main Event, won by Qui Nguyen, saw 6,737 entrants.

New events at the 2017 WSOP

In addition to the return of many old favourites, the WSOP has announced several all-new poker events to take place at the 2017 WSOP.

This includes a trio of entirely-online events, a record low buy-in and an apparent bid to break its own record for the world’s largest-field live poker event.

$10,000 Tag Team No Limit Hold’em

This will be the first event, kicking off the series alongside the $565 Casino Employees’ Event. The $10,000 buy-in is a total for the team, which can be between two and four players.

$333 WSOP.com ONLINE No Limit Hold’em

This event is played out entirely on WSOP.com in Nevada, beginning on June 3.

It marks the first entirely-online event at the WSOP and is the lowest buy-in event in WSOP history.

$3,333 WSOP.com ONLINE No Limit Hold’em High Roller

This event will also be played entirely online.

THE GIANT $365 No Limit Hold’em

This event features unlimited re-entry, weekly Day 1 flights with payouts each flight and a Day 2 beginning on July 8.

Currently, the largest-field live poker tournament record is held by the Colossus II event from the WSOP 2016, with 21,613 entries.

$1,000 No Limit Hold’em Super Turbo BOUNTY

This event features 20-minute levels, making it the fastest structure ever played at the WSOP for a bracelet event. Each bounty is worth $300.

$2,500 Big Bet Mix

This tournament is a mixed game event made entirely of big bet games, i.e. No Limit and Pot Limit variants in a ten-game mix.

$1,500 No Limit Hold’em/Pot Limit Omaha 8-max

This event combines the world’s two most popular poker games in an eight-handed format.

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