WSOP 2016 Schedule Released

With the 2016 World Series of Poker just three months away, the organization has now finally released its schedule for the prestigious poker tournament series held annually in Las Vegas.
As usual, the action will kick-off with Event #1: $565 Casino Employees No-Limit Hold’em, which will get underway on June 1st, with the WSOP subsequently running all the way up until its last tournament on July 12th, namely Event #69: $1,111 Little One for One Drop.
Similar to last year, the 2016 WSOP will feature a number of events that proved popular additions the previous year, including the $565 buy-in Colossus II which in its inaugural year attracted a huge field of 22,374 players, including reentries, to create a prize pool worth $11.2 million. This summer, Colossus II will run from June 2nd until June 6th, but unlike in 2015 when the winner received a $638,880 first place prize, this time around the eventual champion is guaranteed to collect at least $1 million.
This year, the WSOP will also feature eight brand new bracelet tournaments, including a $565 Pot-Limit Omaha event, which is designed to satisfy the increasing appetite for lower buy-in events. In addition, a $1,000 Tag Team event has been added to the schedule, a format which hasn’t been seen since 1983, and will permit up to four player teams to compete against one another, with the ultimate winning team members each receiving a bracelet a piece.
Finally, the WSOP Main Event that will get underway on July 9th has increased each player’s starting stack from 30,000 to 50,000 chips, and will feature a new prize structure that will reward 15% of all competitors, rather than the previous 10%. Commenting on the this year’s overall WSOP schedule, Tournament Director Jack Effel said:
“Our schedule this year really runs the gamut for all levels of poker enthusiasts, so we hope you will peruse the events and make your plans to join us this summer at the Rio.”

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