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2017 WSOP scheduled for May 30 to July 17

Tags: 2017 WSOP.
Posted on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 by "T".

According to WSOP.com, the WSOP announces their most popular festival scheduled to run right May 30 to July 17 next year. WSOP Executive Director Ty Stewart stated in a release, "We want to wish everyone Happy Holidays and best wishes for a safe and successful 2017. We are busy trying to finalize the entire 2017 WSOP schedule. We anticipate a similar series to last year with a few new wrinkles, but ensuring a broad array of options to satisfy every potential participant."

The longest-running poker tournament series shall conclude on July 17 with satellites, cash games, gold bracelet events, and daily deepstack tournaments 3x a day for 49 straight days.

The WSOP Main Event will see a final table of nine on July 17.

What also excites the poker fans is that next year's WSOP schedule will feature Colossus III, the world's biggest live poker event as the opening weekend event - a 3-day $565 buy-in reentry no-limit hold'em tournament starting June 2 to June 4. The $565 Colossus III is indeed an incredibly cheap event compared to other tournaments in the WSOP. It features a $1 million guaranteed prize pool and has attracted 43,987 entrants during its first two years.

Events which are also back on schedule are the Millionaire Maker, the Ladies Championship, Monster Stack, the Little one for ONE DROP, and the Seniors Event.

The Seniors Event, which is a $1,000 buy-in event for players 50 years of age and over, has a slot on the calendar: June 16, Friday. For the first time ever, it will be a re-entry event.

The 2016 WSOP is comprised of 69 events and brought in 107,833 entrants from 107 countries, a record for the Series. Total prize pools across all tournaments reached to over $221 million.

Qui Nguyen won the Main Event this year utilizing a super-aggressive style of play, winning $8 million. The main event attracted 6,737 players, and was aired on TV by ESPN for its 15th year in a row.

Next year's WSOP event is expected to be even bigger, with at least 70 events.

888poker is the international poker partner of WSOP 2017 with satellite qualifications to win a seat into the event.

Source: http://www.wsop.com/news/2016/Dec/8998/2017-WSOP-SET-FOR-MAY-30---JULY-17-2017.html

 


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4 comments for "2017 WSOP scheduled for May 30 to July 17"

 doubletop77712/21/2016 9:09:04 AM GMT
We have only just finished the last World Series and next years schedule is already out. It will be surprising just how fast this will come along and there wioll be thousnads of players' dreaming of winning
 pochui12/21/2016 11:34:22 AM GMT
well i am really thrilled to hear that wsop organizers expect to add a few wrinkles to their events, way better than contemplating on how to add a few wrinkles on anyone's salami or shaved balls. not sure about whether to take my skills and wrinkles to next years wsop and dominate the field... don't want to embarrass the pro's.
 dule-vu12/21/2016 12:20:56 PM GMT
year isnt over yet,just finished last WSOP and they talking about new one,like it will be in one month!everybody just rush to publish something and to be first,its more and more sick!where is may!you dont know will you be live tomorrow and not to think about may!
 Tony_MON7ANA12/21/2016 7:40:11 PM GMT
Oh, boy. Time goes faster as you get older.
I just can't believe that more than a month has passed since Qui Nguyen was crowned the 2016 WSOP main event champion and in less than 180 days the 2017 event will begin!

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