WSOP 2015 Schedule Announced
This is the 46th year for the World Series of Poker, and there are some new events on the schedule. There have also been some changes to the Main Event. It is still a No-limit Hold’em game like it has always been, and the cost to enter is still $10,000, but they have changed the number of players that will cashout, increasing the number to 1,000 of those that enter, providing over 5,000 players enter (last year there were 6,683). Although that would usually reduce the amount that the higher finishers get, the organizers have promised that those who make it to the final table will receive a prize of over $1 million. The Main Event kicks off on July 5th, a day after the Independence Day celebrations, and it will be shown on ESPN.
There are eleven new events in total, many of which are No-Limit Hold’em events. These include a $565 Colossus Event, which will be the fifth event on the schedule and will be followed by a Hyper No-Limit Hold’em Event, which is also new. Later in the schedule there is a new Extended Play Event, a $5,000 Turbo Event, a $25,000 High Roller Event, a $1,500 Bounty Event, a 50/50 Event and more. There is also a Super Seniors No-Limit Hold’em Event added, where those above a certain age can play over the course of two days beginning June 21st, and a Dealer’s Choice Event which costs $10,000 to enter.
One of the most interesting events is the 64th event, which will be the first event to be played entirely online at WSOP.com. This will commence on July 2nd and will finish a day later at the casino.