The schedule of 2018 World Series of Poker (WSOP) has been announced. The 49th Annual World Series of Poker will run from May 29 to July 17, 2018. The next year’s event will host 78 gold bracelet events, an increase of four from this year. 2018 WSOP will feature nine new events, while five previous events have been deleted from the schedule.
Best known as the Main Event, $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em Championship will begin on Monday, July 2 with the first of three starting flights. The format remains the same; the event gets to Day 3 with a merged field after multiple Day 2 flights and running every day until its conclusion. This year was the first occasion when “November Nine” format was discarded, wherein the nine-handed final table reconvened in November after a pause.
The Main Event has been the concluding tournament of the World Series of Poker traditionally. In 2018 WSOP, there will be plenty of events after the Main Event is over. These include the Little One for One Drop and the Big One for One Drop. In 2018 edition, the million-dollar buy-in Big One for One Drop is the final event on the WSOP schedule.
$10,000 Super Turbo Bounty No-Limit Hold’em, $365 PLO GIANT, $1,000 DOUBLE STACK No-Limit Hold’em, $1,500 BOUNTY Pot-Limit Omaha, $1,000 DOUBLE-STACK No-Limit Hold’em events are the replacements of $10k Tag Team, $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em, $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em, $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em, $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em, respectively.
$100,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold’em, $565 WSOP.com ONLINE Pot-Limit Omaha 6-Handed, $50,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold’em and $1,500 THE CLOSER No-Limit Hold’em events are the new additions to the schedule.
The online bracelet events have been increased from three to four, the addition being a six-handed Pot-Limit Omaha event. The WSOP is yet to reveal the tournament structures.
ESPN and PokerGO will provide live coverage of the event, with the former broadcasting on television and the latter on the internet. The broadcast schedule will be announced later.