The 47th World Series of Poker Is Now Underway

The first bracelet event of the series starts today.

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The 47th running of the World Series of Poker (WSOP) has gotten underway at the Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
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The 47th running of the World Series of Poker (WSOP) has gotten underway at the Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

Registration opened yesterday and the first bracelet event starts today June 1 at 11am local time with Event #1: $565 Casino Employees No-Limit Hold’em.

The biggest braclet events in the schedule this weekend are The Colossus II No-Limit Hold’em event that starts on June 2 and the 3-day $10,000 buy-in Seven Card Stud Championship that stars on June 4 at 3pm.

The Colossus is a $565 buy-in event that was held for the first time in 2015 when it became the largest live poker tournament in history with 22,374 entries.

This year, the guarantee has been upped to $7 million, from $5 million last year. There will be two starting flights each day (10am & 4pm) on Thursday June 2, Friday June 3 and Saturday June 4.

The tournament utilizes a re-entry format, allowing players to enter the other starting flights if they fail progress in their current flight. There is a guaranteed $1,000,000 first place prize.

The $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship is the first $10,000 buy-in event of the series. The 3-day event starts at 3pm on Saturday June 4.

On Sunday, the WSOP merges live and online play with the EVENT #4: $1,000 WSOP.com Top Up Turbo No-Limit Hold’em. In the 2-day hybrid event, players that cash in $55 single table satellites on WSOP.com (or live at Rio) just before the start of the event will be receive double the starting chips for the event.

There is no live streaming scheduled over the weekend—coverage will start on Monday June 6 with the $10K Seven Card Stud Championship final table.

New additions

New additions to the 2016 event include the new live reporting chip counting tool, ChipIn, that will allow players to share their chip counts during bracelet events from their table or seat.

In addition, start times of most events have been moved up by one hour so the first event of the day will start at 11am and the late events now to begin at 3pm.

Daily Deepstacks now run at 2pm, 5pm, 7pm & 9pm.

This year, eight new events have been added to the schedule:

  • Event #4 $1,000 Top Up Turbo No Limit Hold’em 2 day event
  • Event #12 $565 Pot Limit Omaha
  • Event #23 $2,000 No Limit Hold’em
  • Event #40 $2,500 Mixed Triple Draw Lowball
  • Event #45 $1,500 Mixed No Limit Hold’em/Pot Limit Omaha
  • Event #53 $1,500 Mixed Pot Limit Omaha 8/Omaha 8/Big O
  • Event #54 $888 Crazy Eights Eight Handed No Limit Hold’em
  • Event #61 $1,000 Tag Team No Limit Hold’em.

For the full schedule you can go here.

June 01, 2016
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