World Series Of Poker Releases Complete 2017 Schedule, With Plenty Of New Tourneys

January 25, 2017
World Series Of Poker Releases Complete 2017 Schedule, With Plenty Of New Tourneys

Poker players around the world are busy finalizing their summer plans after the World Series of Poker released the full schedule for the upcoming 2017 WSOP on Wednesday.

This year the series will run from May 30 through July 17, with bracelet events beginning on May 31. As has been the case since 2005, the 2017 WSOP will be held at the Rio in Las Vegas.

For the 48th WSOP, the schedule has been expanded to include 74 bracelet events; that is the most ever. It is five more than the 2016 schedule featured. Three bracelet events will be held online at WSOP NV, after there was just one in 2015 and 2016.

In addition to the mainstays, most notably the WSOP Main Event, there are a number of new events this year to pick from.

The Main Event

The schedule shows the three opening flights for the 2017 Main Event (Saturday July 8, Sunday July 9, and Monday July 10), but it doesn’t detail the remainder the tournament. Many of the other tournaments have links to their structure sheets.

This may be an indication that the WSOP is considering ditching the November Nine concept… or I could just be reading way too much into it.

Returning signature events

  • Event #1: $565 Casino Employees No-Limit Hold’em
  • Event #5: THE COLOSSUS III – $565 No-Limit Hold’em
  • Event #20: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em MILLIONAIRE MAKER
  • Event #31: $1,000 Seniors No-Limit Hold’em Championship (50+)
  • Event #35: $1,000 Super Seniors No-Limit Hold’em (65+)
  • Event #47: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em MONSTER STACK
  • Event #60: $888 Crazy Eights No-Limit Hold’em 8-Handed
  • Event #62: $50,000 Poker Players Championship (6-Handed)
  • Event #70: $10,000 Ladies No-Limit Hold’em Championship
  • Event #71: $1,000 ONLINE No-Limit Hold’em Championship
  • Event #72: High Roller for One Drop – $111,111 No-Limit Hold’em
  • Event #74: The Little One for One Drop – $1,000 +111 No-Limit Hold’em

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New signature events

Event #2: $10,000 Tag Team No-Limit Hold’em Championship

Last year the WSOP introduced a $1,000 buy-in tag-team tournament to the schedule and it was one a hit. It was one of the most talked about and light-hearted events in recent memory, thanks to the low buy-in. A team of four would pay just $250 each.

Not surprisingly, the 2017 schedule features two tag-team events, at two distinct price points. In addition to bringing back the $1,000 price point there will also be a $10,000 event. That will likely feature a bit less fun and more seriousness due to the stakes.

Event #8: $333 ONLINE No-Limit Hold’em

One of three online events, Event No. 8 will take place online, at It is open to anyone in the state of Nevada. The tournament features a $333,333 guarantee and offers unlimited re-entry.

Event #19: THE GIANT – $365 No-Limit Hold’em

The Giant is an offshoot of the Colossus with a few twists. The tournament features a $365 buy-in and offers unlimited re-entry. Day 1 flights will occur every Friday, beginning on June 9, for a period of five weeks. The final Day 1 flight takes place on July 7, and Day 2 of the tournament begins on July 8.

Event #23: THE MARATHON – $2,620 No-Limit Hold’em

The WSOP’s continued experimentation with themed tournaments gets kicked into overdrive this year with The Marathon.

Players will start with 2,620 chips and levels last 100 minutes.

Event #59: $2,500 Big Bet Mix

I’m not including minor structural tweaks or buy-in changes in this list, but the Big Bet Mix deserves mention.

The tournament will feature seven big-bet poker variants, some of which haven’t been featured in many, if any, WSOP bracelet events:

  • Big O
  • No-Limit Hold’em
  • No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw
  • Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better
  • No-Limit 5 Card Draw
  • Pot-Limit Omaha
  • 2-7 Pot-Limit Lowball Triple Draw

Event #61: $3,333 ONLINE No-Limit Hold’em High Roller

Like the other bracelet events, the $3,333 High-Roller tournament will be played exclusively online and features unlimited reentries.

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