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2018 WSOP Schedule Announced - $1 Million Buy-in Tournament Returns

Tags: 2018 WSOP, Antonio Esfandiari, Scott Blumstein.
Posted on 15 December 2017 by "T".

The 2018 World Series of Poker schedule has just been announced this Tuesday, and 78 official gold bracelet events will be up for grabs. Also, after four years, they are finally bringing back the $1,000,000 Big One for One Drop! The 2018 WSOP is scheduled from May 29 to July 17, 2018, with the Main Event on July 2 to 14, 2018, and the Big One for One Drop on the last day, July 17.



The 49th Annual edition of the summer poker event shall take place at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas for the 14th consecutive year.

Several of the most popular events shall be back, including the $565 Colossus on June 2, $1,500 Millionaire Maker on June 9, $2,620 The Marathon on June 11, $50,000 Poker Players Championship on June 15, and the $888 Crazy Eights on June 30. While there will be classic favorites in the event, there will be new tournaments in 2018 that players can look forward to joining, such as:

New WSOP Events in 2018

May 30

$10,000 Super Turbo Bounty NL Hold’em

June 1

$100,000 HIGH ROLLER No-Limit Hold’em

June 3


June 16

$1,000 Double Stack No-Limit Hold’em

June 23

$565 Online PLO 6-Handed

June 25

$1,500 BOUNTY No-Limit Hold’em

July 12

$1,500 THE CLOSER No-Limit Hold’em

July 13

$50,000 HIGH ROLLER No-Limit Hold’em

The Return of the Biggest of Them All

Antonio Esfandiari Last held in 2014, the $1 million buy-in Big One for One Drop returns to the World Series of Poker and it is one tournament that is making everyone excited. The most expensive tourney to be made in the history of North American poker, this 3-day action-packed event starts on June 15, a day after the conclusion of the Main Event, and certainly is not for the bankroll-challenged among us.

At the previous Big One events, the poker world witnessed Antonio Esfandiari win it in 2012 and Dan Colman in 2014. Aside from a massive pile of cash, it is crucial that you bring your ultimate A game to this event as well.

Esfandiari’s score of $18,346,673 remains the largest win in the history of tournament poker. He bested 48 players, including his heads-up opponent Sam Trickett, and sealed his way to an epic victory. Two years later, Colman bagged the event, with a memorable win of his own as well, adding to his bank account $15,306,668, and then he infamously went sour-faced and refused to do interviews after he won his eight-figure prize. In 2016, the tournament moved to Monte Carlo for an invite-only Extravaganza, in which Elton Tsang won it for $11,111,111.

Who do you think will be the next world champ?

Scott BlumsteinThe 2018 WSOP Main Event shall start a week earlier than the norm, with the three Day One starting flights scheduled on July 2, 3 and 4. On July 14, a new world champion shall be crowned.

At the moment, Scott Blumstein is the reigning champion. The 888poker ambassador and New Jersey native won a massive $8,150,000 for besting a huge field of 7,221 players earlier in 2017.

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15 comments on "2018 WSOP Schedule Announced - $1 Million Buy-in Tournament Returns"

 doubletop77715/12/2017 13:25:40 GMT
It's crazy how quickly this schedule has come around and ,it seem like only yesterday, the main event was on. Once Xmas is out of the way, we will be counting down the days yet again
 pajalnick15/12/2017 15:55:59 GMT
of course these events will not be very fast yet, but we will wait .... of course these will be very interesting events and I hope that some BRM members will take part in these events .... this year it was but the man was not lucky ... I hope that this will happen next year ..... maybe it will be me
 Mober15/12/2017 23:55:00 GMT
Lets see how many ill be in this time with that incredible amount of 1 million buy in.
Some of us wish to get that kind of money once in our life somehow,
and other buy in a seat to play poker. Smile Oh well.
Going to be an interesting series once more.
 CALICUL16/12/2017 10:34:11 GMT
Until the start of these tournaments will start the third world war. Smile There are many months to wait for these tournaments but the members of this community will have to watch for satellites of these major tournaments. Is the most affordable offer for us if we dreamed of playing in these tournaments. Smile
 pochui16/12/2017 11:59:01 GMT
fcuk yeah, it does indeed sound epic when you buyin for a tournament for a fcukin 1 million dollaros... oh and get aa in the first hand and get busted say with quads vs some dude getting straight flush... epic, really epic. bad beat for a million dollaros
 dule-vu16/12/2017 12:10:12 GMT
for sure there will be good number of players who will try this kind of tournament with such a big buy in!as I see last winner had over 18 million dollars,who know what we will have next year!but they should offer everything for players,especially for players who have money!
 Gerimantas16/12/2017 15:32:41 GMT
Very big money to play a tournament, to oay 1 million of dollars for buyin is too big for many people, i think omoy very rich people can play this tournament, aldo some poker pro who have huge bankrolls and maybe some who are having staking contract. Big money to win also for small number or people
 Tony_MON7ANA16/12/2017 23:24:24 GMT
So, the $1 million buy-in Big One for One Drop tournament will be held on the last day of the 2018 WSOP event? I guess the $10,000 buy-in Main Event which will end on July 14 still be considered the most prestigious tournament of the year.
 DaCapo7117/12/2017 08:35:17 GMT
This $1 million Big One Event was a amazing and it was interesting to see, how many players payed this buyin. And the tournament schedule shos 78 tourneys with the chance to win a golden bracelet. Perhaps one of us can win a sat tourney and qualify for one of this amazing events.
 pochui17/12/2017 13:57:47 GMT
now when I think about it for more than a minute I think I would choose the option of playing wsop main event with 10k buyin for 100 years in a row rather than playing a single big one tourney with enormous 1 million buyin. though this is just my personal choice.
 Gerimantas17/12/2017 19:22:49 GMT
Yes i like what pochii say, it is much better to try many times wsop main event, a very prestigious tournament and not play one time very big tournament with 1 million buyin. Of course 100 years not possible I think, good joke but not real, can play legal from 18 tears, so to play 100 times you need to live at 118 years Shock
 godoy18/02/2018 00:16:45 GMT
 godoy02/06/2018 20:46:59 GMT
the guy who plays a tournament of this greatness is behind the money that is not of the prestige that a spade of this offers or more is just to participate in a tournament of this ja and a historic feat and should be celebrated by those who play because the pleasure will be in win more yes participate disson
 ligador3703/06/2018 01:00:25 GMT
1 million buy in? Maybe I'll play it, haha. What madness, sometimes it costs me to loose $ 20 dollars and here they talk about 1 million!
Clearly they do not do it for the money, but for the prestige. They could risk much less money and still get a good sum,
We hope to increase the prize this year, and whoever wins the tournament, win more than 20 million! Nice to see that tournament!

 godoy03/06/2018 21:54:42 GMT
what about these people who have real fortunes to play a tournament who are they and from where comes so much money to play so if it is to convert the money in the Brazilian quota of more than 3.6 million dollars aja bala lkkkkkkk

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