WSOP, World Series of Poker, Starts May 30, 2018

The WSOP, World Series of Poker, starts today May 30, 202018. There will be 78 poker events including 9 new events add to the roster. Over $200 million will be on tables this year. Only the creme de la crop of over 100,000 players will be fortunate to take home any of the cash, though. Poker pros and wannabees are bracing with edge of their seat action for the next crop of big winners. History is made every year with these new winners and seasoned champs. I’m wondering if Phil Ivey will appear here. He’s been laying low from the highly promoted tournaments lately.
Popular events like the Colossuss, the Millionaire Maker tournament, Monster Stack and Crazy Eights will come back. As noted above, there are nine new tournaments this year. Some of the tournaments will start after the Main Event including the Big One for One Drop, the $10,000 six max, the $50,000 high roller tourney and the $1,500 NLH with 15,000 starting chips and 30 minute levels. This year’s tournament concludes July14.
Most tournaments start at either 11 am or 15:00. Weekend tournaments are 10 am or 17:00.
Bracelet events will use the Big Blind Ante format. This format of playing has the big blind putting up the ante for the entire table. It’s hope this format speeds up the game. But there are detractors who feel a small stacked player who might be forced to go all-in at their turn with a poor hand. They would rather not put up the entire table’s ante and their stack into and lose. This is the first year of this and it will be interesting to see if it makes it to next year’s WSOP. Eight of the bracelet tournaments will use this method.
Two Daily Deepstack tourneys and several of the Mega Satellites as well as the weekend high roller events will use this new format.
The entire 202018 WSOP events are below:

$565 No-Limit Hold’em Casino Employees
May 30, 2018 – May 31, 2018
Buy-in: $565

$10,000 No-Limit Hold’em Super Turbo $3K Bounty (20 min levels)
May 30, 2018 – May 30, 2018
Buy-in: $10,000

$3,000 No-Limit Hold’em Shootout (2,000 max)
May 31, 2018 – Jun 02, 2018
Buy-in: $3,000

$1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8/OB
May 31, 2018 – Jun 02, 2018
Buy-in: $1,500

$100,000 No-Limit Hold’em
Jun 01, 2018 – Jun 04, 2018
Buy-in: $100,000

$365 No-Limit Hold’em Giant
Jun 01, 2018 – Jul 01, 2018
Buy-in: $365

$565 No-Limit Hold’em Colossus $1 Million 1st Place GTD
Jun 02, 2018 – Jun 07, 2018
Buy-in: $565

$2,500 Mixed Triple Draw Lowball
Jun 02, 2018 – Jun 04, 2018
Buy-in: $2,500

$10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8/OB
Jun 03, 2018 – Jun 05, 2018
Buy-in: $10,000

$365 No-Limit Hold’em WSOP.com Online
Jun 03, 2018 – Jun 03, 2018
Buy-in: $365

$365 Pot-Limit Omaha Giant
Jun 03, 2018 – Jul 03, 2018
Buy-in: $365

$1,500 Dealer’s Choice Six Max
Jun 04, 2018 – Jun 06, 2018
Buy-in: $1,500

$1,500 No-Limit Hold’em Big Blind Antes
Jun 05, 2018 – Jun 07, 2018
Buy-in: $1,500

$1,500 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw
Jun 05, 2018 – Jun 07, 2018
Buy-in: $1,500

$1,500 H.O.R.S.E.
Jun 06, 2018 – Jun 08, 2018
Buy-in: $1,500

$10,000 No-Limit Hold’em Heads-Up (512 max)
Jun 06, 2018 – Jun 08, 2018
Buy-in: $10,000

$1,500 No-Limit Hold’em Six Max
Jun 07, 2018 – Jun 09, 2018
Buy-in: $1,500

$10,000 Dealer’s Choice Six Max
Jun 07, 2018 – Jun 09, 2018
Buy-in: $10,000

$565 Pot-Limit Omaha
Jun 08, 2018 – Jun 10, 2018
Buy-in: $565

$5,000 No-Limit Hold’em Big Blind Antes
Jun 08, 2018 – Jun 11, 2018
Buy-in: $5,000

$1,500 No-Limit Hold’em Millionaire Maker
Jun 09, 2018 – Jun 13, 2018
Buy-in: $1,500

$1,500 Eight Game Mix Six Max
Jun 09, 2018 – Jun 11, 2018
Buy-in: $1,500

$10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw
Jun 10, 2018 – Jun 12, 2018
Buy-in: $10,000

$2,620 No-Limit Hold’em Marathon (26,200 starting chips; 100 min levels)
Jun 11, 2018 – Jun 15, 2018
Buy-in: $2,620

$1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8/OB
Jun 11, 2018 – Jun 13, 2018
Buy-in: $1,500

$1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha
Jun 12, 2018 – Jun 14, 2018
Buy-in: $1,000

$10,000 H.O.R.S.E.
Jun 12, 2018 – Jun 14, 2018
Buy-in: $10,000

$3,000 No-Limit Hold’em Six Max
Jun 13, 2018 – Jun 15, 2018
Buy-in: $3,000

$1,500 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw
Jun 13, 2018 – Jun 15, 2018
Buy-in: $1,500

$1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha
Jun 14, 2018 – Jun 16, 2018
Buy-in: $1,500

$1,500 Seven Card Stud
Jun 14, 2018 – Jun 16, 2018
Buy-in: $1,500

$1,000 No-Limit Hold’em Seniors
Jun 15, 2018 – Jun 17, 2018
Buy-in: $1,000

$50,000 Poker Players Championship Six Max
Jun 15, 2018 – Jun 19, 2018
Buy-in: $50,000

$1,000 No-Limit Hold’em Double Stack
Jun 16, 2018 – Jun 20, 2018
Buy-in: $1,000

$1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8/OB; Omaha Hi-Lo 8/OB; Big O
Jun 16, 2018 – Jun 2018, 2018
Buy-in: $1,500

$1,000 No-Limit Hold’em Super Seniors
Jun 17, 2018 – Jun 19, 2018
Buy-in: $1,000

$1,500 No-Limit Hold’em
Jun 18, 2018 – Jun 20, 2018
Buy-in: $1,500

$10,000 Seven Card Stud
Jun 18, 2018 – Jun 20, 2018
Buy-in: $10,000

$1,500 No-Limit Hold’em Shootout (2,000 max)
Jun 19, 2018 – Jun 21, 2018
Buy-in: $1,500

$2,500 Mixed Big Bet Event
Jun 19, 2018 – Jun 21, 2018
Buy-in: $2,500

$1,500 Limit Hold’em
Jun 20, 2018 – Jun 22, 2018
Buy-in: $1,500

$25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Eight Max
Jun 20, 2018 – Jun 23, 2018
Buy-in: $25,000

$2,500 No-Limit Hold’em
Jun 21, 2018 – Jun 23, 2018
Buy-in: $2,500

$10,000 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw
Jun 21, 2018 – Jun 23, 2018
Buy-in: $10,000

$1,000 No-Limit Hold’em Big Blind Antes (30 min levels)
Jun 22, 2018 – Jun 23, 2018
Buy-in: $1,000

$2,500 Mixed: Omaha Hi-Lo 8/OB; Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8/OB
Jun 22, 2018 – Jun 24, 2018
Buy-in: $2,500

$565 Pot-Limit Omaha Six Max WSOP.com Online
Jun 22, 2018 – Jun 22, 2018
Buy-in: $565

$1,500 No-Limit Hold’em Monster Stack
Jun 23, 2018 – Jun 27, 2018
Buy-in: $1,500

$10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Eight Max
Jun 23, 2018 – Jun 25, 2018
Buy-in: $10,000

$1,500 Razz
Jun 24, 2018 – Jun 26, 2018
Buy-in: $1,500

$1,500 No-Limit Hold’em $500 Bounty
Jun 25, 2018 – Jun 27, 2018
Buy-in: $1,500

$10,000 Limit Hold’em
Jun 25, 2018 – Jun 27, 2018
Buy-in: $10,000

$1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8/OB
Jun 26, 2018 – Jun 28, 2018
Buy-in: $1,500

$3,000 No-Limit Hold’em Big Blind Antes
Jun 26, 2018 – Jun 28, 2018
Buy-in: $3,000

$1,000/Team No-Limit Hold’em Tag Team (2-4 person)
Jun 27, 2018 – Jun 29, 2018
Buy-in: $1,000

$10,000 Razz
Jun 27, 2018 – Jun 29, 2018
Buy-in: $10,000

$1,000 No-Limit Hold’em Ladies
Jun 28, 2018 – Jun 30, 2018
Buy-in: $1,000

$5,000 No-Limit Hold’em Six Max
Jun 28, 2018 – Jul 01, 2018
Buy-in: $5,000

$1,000 No-Limit Hold’em Super Turbo $300 Bounty (20 min levels)
Jun 29, 2018 – Jun 29, 2018
Buy-in: $1,000

$10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8/OB
Jun 29, 2018 – Jul 01, 2018
Buy-in: $10,000

$1,000 No-Limit Hold’em WSOP.com Online
Jun 29, 2018 – Jun 29, 2018
Buy-in: $1,000

$888 No-Limit Hold’em Crazy Eights $888,888 1st Place GTD
Jun 30, 2018 – Jul 03, 2018
Buy-in: $888

$3,200 No-Limit Hold’em WSOP.com Online
Jun 30, 2018 – Jun 30, 2018
Buy-in: $3,200

$10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8/OB
Jul 01, 2018 – Jul 03, 2018
Buy-in: $10,000

$10,000 No-Limit Hold’em
Jul 02, 2018 – Jul 14, 2018
Buy-in: $10,000

$1,500 No-Limit Hold’em
Jul 05, 2018 – Jul 07, 2018
Buy-in: $1,500

$1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha $500 Bounty
Jul 06, 2018 – Jul 08, 2018
Buy-in: $1,500

$1,111 No-Limit Hold’em Little One for One Drop
Jul 07, 2018 – Jul 12, 2018
Buy-in: $1,111

$3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Six Max
Jul 08, 2018 – Jul 10, 2018
Buy-in: $3,000

$3,000 Limit Hold’em Six Max
Jul 09, 2018 – Jul 11, 2018
Buy-in: $3,000

$5,000 No-Limit Hold’em (30 min levels)
Jul 10, 2018 – Jul 11, 2018
Buy-in: $5,000

$1,500 Mixed No-Limit Hold’em & Pot-Limit Omaha Eight Max
Jul 10, 2018 – Jul 12, 2018
Buy-in: $1,500

$1,000 No-Limit Hold’em Double Stack (30 min levels)
Jul 11, 2018 – Jul 12, 2018
Buy-in: $1,000

$10,000 No-Limit Hold’em Big Blind Antes Six Max
Jul 11, 2018 – Jul 13, 2018
Buy-in: $10,000

$1,500 No-Limit Hold’em (30 min levels) $1 Million GTD
Jul 12, 2018 – Jul 15, 2018
Buy-in: $1,500

$3,000 H.O.R.S.E.
Jul 12, 2018 – Jul 14, 2018
Buy-in: $3,000

$50,000 No-Limit Hold’em Big Blind Antes
Jul 13, 2018 – Jul 14, 2018
Buy-in: $50,000

$1 Million No-Limit Hold’em Big One for One Drop
Jul 15, 2018 – Jul 17, 2018
Buy-in: $1,000,000

High Five Tournament at Americas Cardroom

Americas Cardroom is holding its first High Five tournament of the year. It’s a great way to get in with small buy-ins from satellites as low as .25 cents and up. Over $840,000 in prize pools are on the table for the taking. And there will be winners. It may as well be you. Bonuses for first timers are in effect, up to $1000. So you can get money back from that as well.

It’s extremely competitive and the tournaments have many players. Give yourself 8 to 10 hours and the amount of players is around 2000 per tourney. Some of the tournaments are going over their original prize pool. It’s a very exciting place to be. The tournament schedule is below and include Pot Luck Omaha, PLO, tourneys as well.

Date Time (ET) Event # Guarantee Buy in Type
Wednesday, January 20th 3:00pm #1 $6,000 $3+$0.30 5 HR LR
Wednesday, January 20th 5:00pm #2 $7,000 $15+$1.50 Regular
Wednesday, January 20th 7:00pm #3 $25,000 $60+$6 Regular
Wednesday, January 20th 8:00pm #4 $10,000 $8+$0.80 6 Max
Wednesday, January 20th 9:30pm #5 $2,500 $10+$1 PLO8 Turbo
Thursday, January 21st 3:00pm #6 $3,000 $2+$0.20 Rebuys/Addon
Thursday, January 21st 5:00pm #7 $15,000 $80+$8 PLO
Thursday, January 21st 7:00pm #8 $50,000 $200+$15 Regular
Thursday, January 21st 8:00pm #9 $35,000 $20+$2 Rebuys/Addon
Thursday, January 21st 9:30pm #10 $15,000 $60+$3 Mega Stack Hyper
Friday, January 22nd 3:00pm #11 $15,000 $15+$1.50 6-Max 5 HR LR
Friday, January 22nd 5:00pm #12 $20,000 $40+$4 Regular
Friday, January 22nd 7:00pm #13 $30,000 $100+$9 Regular
Friday, January 22nd 8:30pm #14 $10,000 $15+$1 Mega Stack Turbo
Friday, January 22nd 9:00pm #15 $3,500 $7+$0.70 4 Max
Saturday, January 23rd 3:00pm #16 $5,000 $10+$0.50 Hyper Mega Stack
Saturday, January 23rd 5:00pm #17 $15,000 $60+$6 6 Max PLO8 KO $50 Buyin, 10 bounty
Saturday, January 23rd 7:00pm #18 $30,000 $150+$10 6-Max KO $110 Buyin, 40 Bounty
Saturday, January 23rd 8:00pm #19 $14,000 $30+$3 Regular
Saturday, January 23rd 9:00pm #20 $4,000 $10+$1 Regular
Sunday, January 24th 12:00pm #21 $10,000 $5+$0.50 5 HR LR
Sunday, January 24th 2:00pm #22 $50,000 $50+$5 5 HR LR
Sunday, January 24th 4:00pm #23 $420,000 $420+$35 Main
Sunday, January 24th 5:00pm #24 $25,000 $60+$6 PLO
Sunday, January 24th 9:00pm #25 $20,000 $100+$9 Megastack Turbo

Satellite Schedule

DIRECT SATELLITES

Date Buy-in Time (ET) Name
Wednesday, January 20th $30+$3 7:30 PM 10-Seat GTD High Five #23 $420K GTD Sat
Thursday, January 21st $30+$3 7:30 PM 10-Seat GTD High Five #23 $420K GTD Sat
Friday, January 22nd $60+$6 7:30 PM 20-Seat GTD High Five #23 $420K GTD Sat
Saturday, January 23rd $60+$6 7:30 PM 40-Seat GTD High Five #23 $420K GTD Sat
Sunday, January 24th $60+$6 1:30 PM 50-Seat GTD High Five #23 $420K GTD Sat
On Going $51+$4 9 Players  High Five #23 $420K GTD Satellite
From January 13th to January 24th $3+0.30 12:30 AM 3-Seat GTD High Five #23 $420K GTD Sat
From January 13th to January 24th $6+0.60 1:25 PM 3-Seat GTD High Five #23 $420K GTD Sat
From January 13th to January 24th $6+0.60 4:20 PM 3-Seat GTD High Five #23 $420K GTD Sat
From January 13th to January 24th  $4+0.40 6:00 PM 3-Seat GTD High Five #23 $420K GTD Sat

MEGA SATELLITES

Date Buy-in Time (ET) Name
Wednesday, January 20th $30+$3 7:30 PM 10-Seat GTD High Five #23 $420K GTD Sat
Thursday, January 21st $30+$3 7:30 PM 10-Seat GTD High Five #23 $420K GTD Sat
Friday, January 22nd $60+$6 7:30 PM 20-Seat GTD High Five #23 $420K GTD Sat
Saturday, January 23rd $60+$6 7:30 PM 40-Seat GTD High Five #23 $420K GTD Sat
Sunday, January 24th $60+$6 1:30 PM 50-Seat GTD High Five #23 $420K GTD Sat

SUPER SATELLITES

Date Buy-in Time (ET) Name
From January 13th to January 24th $0.25+0.02 12:05 AM High Five #23 Super Sat. 5 Seats GTD
From January 13th to January 24th $0.25+0.02 10:05 AM High Five #23 Super Sat. 3 Seats GTD
From January 13th to January 24th $0.25+0.02 11:05 AM High Five #23 Super Sat. 3 Seats GTD
From January 13th to January 24th $0.25+0.02 12:05 PM High Five #23 Super Sat. 3 Seats GTD
From January 13th to January 24th $0.25+0.02 1:05 PM High Five #23 Super Sat. 3 Seats GTD
From January 13th to January 24th $0.25+0.02 2:05 PM High Five #23 Super Sat. 3 Seats GTD
From January 13th to January 24th $0.25+0.02 3:05 PM High Five #23 Super Sat. 3 Seats GTD
From January 13th to January 24th $0.25+0.02 4:05 PM High Five #23 Super Sat. 5 Seats GTD
From January 13th to January 24th $0.25+0.02 5:05 PM High Five #23 Super Sat. 5 Seats GTD
From January 13th to January 24th $0.25+0.02 9:05 PM High Five #23 Super Sat. 5 Seats GTD
From January 13th to January 24th $0.25+0.02 10:05 PM High Five #23 Super Sat. 5 Seats GTD
From January 13th to January 24th $0.25+0.02 11:05 PM High Five #23 Super Sat. 5 Seats GTD

2014 Latin American Series of Poker Tour Schedule Announced

The Latin American Poker Tour 2014 schedule has been announced by PokerStars. It’s the 7th season and will stop in several Latin American countries including Chile, Brazil, Peru, Panama , Uruguay and one more destination to be announced.

The seventh season hopes to build on the success of the sixth season that had a record prize pool of nearly $10,000,000 with more than 4,000 players and 1,000 online qualifiers. The sixth season was a big improvement over Season 5. Hopefully , this next season will be even better.

LAPT President, David Carrion, said: “Season 6 was LAPT’s best ever, with the number of unique players growing at a dramatic rate by any standards in the world. We are committed to maintaining our re-entry proposal, along with improvements in the overall schedule after taking into consideration player feedback. Our partners are committed to the festivals, and players are enjoying the repeated stops and similar dates. We have high expectations to continue to deliver an accessible tour with large fields and strong prize pools, always under the umbrella of superb service and authentic poker.”

Commenting on the schedule changes, LAPT Tournament Director, Michael Ward, said: “LAPT 7 is going to be more exciting than ever. We have added a $500 NLH Freeze-Out event with 30-minute levels, as well as a $500 NLH Deep Stack Turbo with a single re-entry to this season’s line-up. We have also standardised all Main Event buy-ins across the year at $1,700, except for the Grand Final at $3,000, and raised the buy-in of the NLH Unlimited Re-entry event from $500 to $1,100. I hope that our regular players enjoy the improvements in the schedule and that we attract even more new ones.”

The Seventh Season Starts March 19 – March 23 in Chile

The Enjoy Casino and Resort will kick off the 7th season. It’s win for the poker tour and the hotel. Gino Breschi, manager at Enjoy Viña del Mar, said: “The Enjoy Group is proud to host the most important poker tournament in the Latin American region. Last year we gathered 1,024 players, making it the biggest event of the series, and we are working hard towards breaking this record. This tournament stop is recognized internationally and constitutes an effective way of promoting tourism in the area, making it a must for players from all over the world.”

The Latin American Poker Tour and Brazilian Series of Poker will combine for a poker tourney at the end of May in São Paulo .

Players can play both at land based casinos and online through qualifying satellites.

One of the simplest ways to play the new Latin American Poker Tour is by winning a seat online at PokerStars.net. For further information please visit: http://www.lapt.com

Event

 

Main Event

 

Buy-in

 

Chile, Viña del Mar
Enjoy Casino and Resort
March 19-23, 2014 $1,550 + $150
LAPT/BSOP Brazil, São Paulo
Holiday Inn Anhembi
May 30-June 3, 2014 R$3,910 + R$490
Panama City, Panama
Veneto Wyndham Grand Hotel and Casino`
July 23-27, 2014 $1,550 + $150
TBC September 10-14 $1,550 + $150
Lima, Peru

Atlantic City Casino

October 15 – 19, 2014 1,550 + $150
LAPT Grand Final
Punta del Este, Uruguay
Mantra Resort, Spa and Casino
November 26-30, 2014 $2,700 + $300