SCOOP and Power Fest have come to a close online, which means it’s time once again to forget your sweatshirt (because it’s 115 degrees outside) only to shell out $40 for a new one once you sit down and think to yourself…
“Are we playing poker on top of an ice rink?”
No, friend. That’s just the Rio.
Let’s take a quick glance at the most popular and anticipated WSOP events happening this summer.
Notable Tournaments at the 2018 WSOP
Tag Team: $1,000 buy-in (June 27th)
The Tag Team tournament is back with a $1K buy-in. There is no $10K event this year. Many players love this tournament, and of course Upswing’s own Doug and Ryan took it down in 2016.
Colossus: $565 buy-in (June 2nd–4th)
The Colossus is in its fourth year, and even though many players were skeptical its staying power, it has continued to be a popular event. The Colossus’s little brother is also back:
Giant: $365 buy-in (Every Friday/Sunday)
The Giant is a No-Limit Hold’em event that will run a day 1 heat every Friday, and a Pot-Limit Omaha event that will run a day 1 heat every Sunday for the duration of the series.
Online Tournaments: $365, $565, $1,000 and $3,200 buy-ins (June 3rd, 22nd, 29th, 30th)
There are four total online tournaments taking place this year on WSOP.com. If you’re looking for a change of pace from sitting in the cold Rio every day, then these are worth checking out from the comfort of your own hotel.
The Marathon: $2,620 buy-in (June 11th)
This tournament is designed for those who like large starting stacks and long levels. There will be complaints for slow play during this event!
Super Turbo Bounty: $1,000 and $10,000 (May 30th, June 29th)
Last year the WSOP introduced the $1K Super Turbo Bounty for the first time, and it looks like it was a success. It’s back with the addition of a $10K event. Demand for bounty tournaments online has been rising, it’s no surprise the WSOP is adding this event to the schedule.
Millionaire Maker: $1,000 buy-in (June 9th, 10th)
These are must-attend events for those passionate about No-Limit Hold’em. They are a great value, and as the name suggests there is a cool million dollars guaranteed to the first place finisher.
The Main Event: $10,000 buy-in (July 2nd–4th)
There’s not much to say here. The Main Event is simply the most anticipated tournament of the summer!
The Little/Big One for One Drop: $1,111 and $1,000,000 buy-in (July 7th,8th,9th,15th)
For an event near the end of the series The Little One for One Drop is a great option. If you are a high roller then try out the $1M buy-in event (or check it out as a fan).
Which WSOP event do you plan on playing?
Let us know in the comments below! And whatever events you choose to play, we wish you the best of luck. See you at the WSOP!
Pro Tip: pack a sweater even though it is the middle of summer in Nevada.
For a complete WSOP schedule, see here.
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