The 49th Annual World Series of Poker has officially released its schedule. The series will start from the 29th of May and continue upto to the 27th of July featuring 78 bracelet events, including the  $1,000,000 Big One for One Drop which is back on the WSOP after a gap of 4 years. The Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas is once again the host of this magnum opus. The registration at the casino will open on the 29th of May and the first fight for the WSOP 2018 first bracelet will start on the 30th of May.

Pokernews will again be the official media partner of this event. Live coverage with stories, hands, photos, videos, interviews, and podcasts from the floor of the Rio can be found on PokerNews.com/WSOP and WSOP.com.

The Main Event of the WSOP is scheduled to start on Monday , 2nd of July and end on Saturday, July 14. 15th to 17th of July has been allotted to the WSOP Big One for One Drop.

Apart from Big One for One Drop, other notable new events are :

  • $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em Super Turbo Bounty
  • $100,000 No-Limit High Roller
  • $1,000 Double Stack No-Limit Hold’em
  • $365 THE PLO GIANT
  • $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Bounty
  • $565 WSOP.com ONLINE Pot-Limit Omaha 6-Handed
  • The Closer – $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em (1M Gtd.)
  • $50,000 No-Limit Hold’em High Roller

Back on the schedule are some very popular events like the GIANT (starts June 1, weekly), the COLUSSUS IV (June 2), Millionaire Maker (June 9), the THE MARATHON (June 11), Seniors No-Limit Hold’em Championship (June 15) and Super Seniors No-Limit Hold’em (June 17), MONSTER STACK (June 23), the Ladies No-Limit Hold’em Championship (June 28), Crazy Eights (June 30) and the Little One for One Drop (July 7). The honorary and prestigious $50,000 Poker Players Championship will start on the 15th of June 2018.

The $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event will start its first of three starting days on Monday, July 2. Instead of November nine, this year the final table will be played in the regular fashion. The final table is scheduled to begin on the 12th of July (Thursday) and the coronation of the winner will be done on 14 of July (Saturday). The reigning champion of 2017 is Scott Blumstein who won against a tough field of 7221 to win the prize money of $8,150,000 and got his name etched in golden in the WSOP history.

Soon after the main event, the 4 year awaited Big One for One Drop will start on the 15th of July and will continue for 3 days.

The popular Event #2: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em Super Turbo Bounty is returning back this year with the same zeal and is scheduled on Wednesday, the 30th of May.

In 2018, The High Roller for One Drop has been replaced by Event #5: $100,000 No-Limit Hold’em High Roller but this high roller is early in the series and will start from Friday, the 1st of June.

The PLO enthusiasts have the Event #11: $365 PLO GIANT to look upto, as this event is an affordable shot to a bracelet.  The event features unlimited re entries and payouts at every level. The event starts on Sunday, 3rd of June and continues till 1st July, every Sunday.

The online players also have ample events to participate in, viz. Event #47: $565 WSOP.com ONLINE Pot-Limit Omaha 6-Handed (new this year) along with $365, $3,200 and $1,000 Championship events.

Event #75: $1,500 The Closer – No-Limit Hold’em 1M Gtd, as the name suggests, is the last event of the WSOP 2018. Its comes with a guaranteed prize pool of $1M ,two starting days and 30-minute levels.

The complete WSOP 2018 schedule:

# Date Time (PT) Tournament Buy-in
1 Wed., May 30 11 a.m. Casino Employees $565
2 Wed., May 30 3 p.m. No-Limit Hold’em Super Turbo Bounty $10,000
3 Thurs., May 31 11 a.m. No-Limit Hold’em Shootout $3,000
4 Thurs., May 31 3 p.m. Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better $1,500
5 Fri., June 1 3 p.m. No-Limit Hold’em High Roller $100,000
6 Fri., June 1 7 p.m. GIANT (FLIGHT A) $365
6 Fri., June 8 7 p.m. GIANT (FLIGHT B) $365
6 Fri., June 15 7 p.m. GIANT (FLIGHT C) $365
6 Fri., June 22 7 p.m. GIANT (FLIGHT D) $365
6 Fri., June 29 7 p.m. GIANT (FLIGHT E) $365
7 Sat., June 2 10 a.m. COLOSSUS IV (FLIGHT A) $565
7 Sat., June 2 5 p.m. COLOSSUS IV (FLIGHT B) $565
7 Sun., June 3 10 a.m. COLOSSUS IV (FLIGHT C) $565
7 Sun., June 3 5 p.m. COLOSSUS IV (FLIGHT D) $565
7 Mon., June 4 10 a.m. COLOSSUS IV (FLIGHT E) $565
7 Mon., June 4 5 p.m. COLOSSUS IV (FLIGHT F) $565
8 Sat., June 2 3 p.m. Mixed Triple Draw Lowball $2,500
9 Sun., June 3 3:30 p.m. WSOP.com ONLINE No-Limit Hold’em $365
10 Sun., June 3 3 p.m. Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship $10,000
11 Sun., June 3 7 p.m. PLO GIANT (FLIGHT A) $365
11 Sun., June 10 7 p.m. PLO GIANT (FLIGHT B) $365
11 Sun., June 17 7 p.m. PLO GIANT (FLIGHT C) $365
11 Sun., June 24 7 p.m. PLO GIANT (FLIGHT D) $365
11 Sun., July 1 7 p.m. PLO GIANT (FLIGHT E) $365
12 Mon., June 4 3 p.m. Dealers Choice 6-Handed $1,500
13 Tues., June 5 11 a.m. No-Limit Hold’em $1,500
14 Tues., June 5 3 p.m. No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw $1,500
15 Wed., June 6 11 a.m. H.O.R.S.E. $1,500
16 Wed., June 6 3 p.m. Heads Up No-Limit Hold’em Championship $10,000
17 Thurs., June 7 11 a.m. No-Limit Hold’em 6-Handed $1,500
18 Thurs., June 7 3 p.m. Dealers Choice 6-Handed Championship $10,000
19 Friday, June 8 10 a.m. Pot-Limit Omaha (FLIGHT A) $565
19 Friday, June 8 5 p.m. Pot-Limit Omaha (FLIGHT B) $565
20 Friday, June 8 3 p.m. No-Limit Hold’em $5,000
21 Sat., June 9 10 a.m. MILLIONAIRE MAKER (FLIGHT A) $1,500
21 Sun., June 10 10 a.m. MILLIONAIRE MAKER (FLIGHT B) $1,500
22 Sat., June 9 3 p.m. Eight Game Mix $1,500
23 Sun., June 10 3 p.m. No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw Championship $10,000
24 Mon., June 11 11 a.m. THE MARATHON No-Limit Hold’em $2,620
25 Mon., June 11 3 p.m. Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better $1,500
26 Tues., June 12 11 a.m. Pot-Limit Omaha $1,000
27 Tues., June 12 3 p.m. H.O.R.S.E. Championship $10,000
28 Wed., June 13 11 a.m. No-Limit Hold’em 6-Handed $3,000
29 Wed., June 13 3 p.m. Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw $1,500
30 Thurs., June 14 11 a.m. Pot-Limit Omaha $1,500
31 Thurs., June 14 3 p.m. Seven Card Stud $1,500
32 Friday, June 15 10 a.m. Seniors Championship $1,000
33 Friday, June 15 3 p.m. Poker Players Championship $50,000
34 Sat., June 16 11 a.m. Double Stack No-Limit Hold’em (FLIGHT A) $1,000
34 Sun., June 17 11 a.m. Double Stack No-Limit Hold’em (FLIGHT B) $1,000
35 Sat., June 16 3 p.m. Mixed Omaha Hi-Lo (Pot-Limit, Limit, 5-Card) $1,500
36 Sun., June 17 10 a.m. Super Seniors No-Limit Hold’em $1,000
37 Sun., June 17 3 p.m. No-Limit Hold’em $1,500
38 Mon., June 18 3 p.m. Seven Card Stud Championship $10,000
39 Tues., June 19 11 a.m. No-Limit Hold’em Shooutout $1,500
40 Tues., June 19 3 p.m. Mixed Big Bet $2,500
41 Wed., June 20 11 a.m. Limit Hold’em $1,500
42 Wed., June 20 3 p.m. Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed High Roller $25,000
43 Thurs., June 21 11 a.m. No-Limit Hold’em $2,500
44 Thurs., June 21 3 p.m. Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw Championship $10,000
45 Fri., June 22 11 a.m. No-Limit Hold’em (30 minute levels) $1,000
46 Fri., June 22 3 p.m. Mixed Omaha Hi-Lo/Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo $2,500
47 Fri., June 22 3:30 p.m. WSOP.com ONLINE Pot-Limit Omaha 6-Handed $565
48 Sat., June 23 10 a.m. MONSTER STACK (FLIGHT A) $1,500
48 Sun., June 24 10 a.m. MONSTER STACK (FLIGHT B) $1,500
49 Sat., June 23 3 p.m. Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed Championship $10,000
50 Sun., June 24 3 p.m. Razz $1,500
51 Mon., June 25 11 a.m. No-Limit Hold’em Bounty $1,500
52 Mon., June 25 3 p.m. Limit Hold’em Championship $10,000
53 Tues., June 26 11 a.m. Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better $1,500
54 Tues., June 26 3 p.m. No-Limit Hold’em $3,000
55 Wed., June 27 11 a.m. Tag Team No-Limit Hold’em $1,000
56 Wed., June 27 3 p.m. Razz Championship $10,000
57 Thurs., June 28 11 a.m. Ladies Championship $10,000 ($1,000)
58 Thurs., June 28 3 p.m. No-Limit Hold’em 6-Handed $5,000
59 Fri., June 29 11 a.m. No-Limit Hold’em Super Turbo Bounty $1,000
60 Fri., June 29 3 p.m. Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship $10,000
61 Fri., June 29 3:30 p.m. WSOP.com ONLINE No-Limit Hold’em Championship $1,000
62 Sat., June 30 10 a.m. Crazy Eights No-Limit Hold’em (FLIGHT A) $888
62 Sat., June 30 5 p.m. Crazy Eights No-Limit Hold’em (FLIGHT B) $888
62 Sun., July 1 10 a.m. Crazy Eights No-Limit Hold’em (FLIGHT C) $888
62 Sun., July 1 5 p.m. Crazy Eights No-Limit Hold’em (FLIGHT D) $888
63 Sat., June 30 3:30 p.m. WSOP.com ONLINE No-Limit Hold’em High Roller $3,200
64 Sun., July 1 11 a.m. Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship $10,000
65 Mon., July 2 11 a.m. No-Limit Hold’em MAIN EVENT (FLIGHT A) $10,000
65 Tues., July 3 11 a.m. No-Limit Hold’em MAIN EVENT (FLIGHT B) $10,000
65 Wed., July 4 11 a.m. No-Limit Hold’em MAIN EVENT (FLIGHT C) $10,000
66 Tues., July 5 3 p.m. No-Limit Hold’em $1,500
67 Fri., July 6 3 p.m. Pot-Limit Omaha Bounty $1,500
68 Sat., July 7 11 a.m. The Little One for One Drop (FLIGHT A) $1,111
68 Sun., July 8 11 a.m. The Little One for One Drop (FLIGHT B) $1,111
68 Mon., July 9 11 a.m. The Little One for One Drop (FLIGHT C) $1,111
69 Sat., July 8 3 p.m. Pot-Limit Omaha 6-Handed $3,000
70 Mon., July 9 3 p.m. Limit Hold’em 6-Handed $3,000
71 Tues., July 10 11 a.m. No-Limit Hold’em (30-minute levels) $5,000
72 Tues., July 10 3 p.m. Mixed No-Limit Hold’em/Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed $1,500
73 Wed., July 11 11 a.m. No-Limit Hold’em Double Stack (30-minute levels) $1,000
74 Wed., July 11 3 p.m. No-Limit Hold’em Six-Handed Championship $10,000
75 Thurs., July 12 11 a.m. The Closer – No-Limit Hold’em $1M Gtd. (FLIGHT A) $1,500
75 Fri., July 13 11 a.m. The Closer – No-Limit Hold’em $1M Gtd. (FLIGHT B) $1,500
76 Thurs., July 12 3 p.m. H.O.R.S.E. $3,000
77 Fri., July 13 3 p.m. No-Limit Hold’em High Roller $50,000
78 Sun., July 15 11 a.m. The Big One for One Drop $1,000,000

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