The World Series of Poker announced the full 2015 schedule featuring 68 total events, ten new events and the Main Event guarantees to pay out 1,000 places with the goal of paying out at least $1 million to each player at the final table.
“If you’ve never thought about coming to Las Vegas for the WSOP, this is the year,” said Ty Stewart, WSOP Executive Director. “Now more than ever, the WSOP has something for everyone and with this schedule we believe the value and opportunity for player success exists in each and every event we are offering in 2015,”
The 2015 sees a number of changes, including for the first time an online bracelet – Event 64 $1,000 No Limit Hold’em event on July 2. The final two players are scheduled to play heads up live at the Rio.
The Main Event needs 5,000 players to pay out an even 1,000 players and if the event hits 6,683 entrants then each player at the final table earns $1 million. It will feature three starting flights like the past few years and will play down the final nine on July 14 before resuming in November to crown a champ.
A $565 Colossus No Limit Hold’em takes place the opening weekend with a $5,000,000 guarantee and that leads into a $1,000 Hyper NLHE event featuring 20-minute levels on Day 1 and 30 minutes on Day 2. The Millionaire Maker returns on June 5 with a $1,500 buy-in.
Players with cushy bankrolls can look forward to 17 events with a $10,000 buy in or larger featuring a $25,000 Pot Limit Omaha Eight-handed event, a $10,000 Dealer’s Choice event, and the $111,111 High Roller for One Drop returns.
A $1,500 Bounty event ($500 for every bounty) is on the schedule, a Seniors Championship and a Super Seniors (65 and up), and DraftKings is sponsoring a $1,500 50/50 NLHE event where half the field cashes.
“We feel very good about the 2015 WSOP schedule and appreciate all the feedback and assistance the poker community provided,” said WSOP Tournament Director Jack Effel. “We can’t wait to see everyone, break some records and award life-changing money beginning May 27.”
Schedule highlights include:
- $565 Colossus No Limit Hold’em – May 29 (Four starting flights)
- $1,000 Hyper Hold’em – May 31
- $1,500 Millionaire Maker – June 5
- $1,500 Monster Stack – June 13
- $1,500 Extended Play No Limit Hold’em – June 20 (90 minute levels)
- $50,000 Poker Players Championship – June 21
- $111,111 High Roller for One Drop – June 28
- $25,000 High Roller Pot Limit Omaha – June 29
- $777 Lucky Sevens No Limit Hold’em – July 3
- $10,000 Dealers Choice Championship – July 3
- $10,000 NLHE Main Event – JUly 5
The lower buy-in events were retooled for larger starting stacks for players looking for maximum value.
- $565 buy-in – 5,000 starting chips
- $777 buy-in – 5,000 starting chips
- $1,000 buy-in – 5,000 starting chips
- $1,500 buy-in – 7,500 starting chips
- $2,500 buy-in – 12,500 starting chips
- $3,000 buy-in – 15,000 starting chips
- $5,000 buy-in – 25,000 starting chips
The full schedule with structure sheets is available at WSOP.com. The physical footprint of the WSOP remains the same withe Amazon, Pavillion and Brasilia housing approximately 450 tables.
The Daily Deepstacks events return with the popular $235 at 3pm, $185 at 6 pm and $135 at 10 pm. Mega satellites, qualifiers and Sit & Gos run everyday in the Pavilion room, as well as, dozens of cash game tables.
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