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2019 World Series of Poker schedule

John Cynn is the defending World Series of Poker main event champion. In July 2018, Cynn took down the biggest title in poker as well as a first place prize of $8.8 million. AP Photo/John Locher

The 2019 World Series of Poker begins on May 29 and runs through July 16. The site, as it has been since 2005, is the Rio All Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

Television coverage of the 2019 WSOP main event -- poker's world championship -- goes from July 3 through July 16. There will be coverage on ESPN networks during every night of the tournament, with supplemental coverage provided by PokerCentral.

"ESPN's established relationship with the World Series of Poker and Poker Central always brings our audience the top content from this event," said Rob Temple, senior vice president of programming and acquisitions, ESPN. "It is a consistent hit for ESPN and we take pride in the extensive broadcast coverage we provide the fans from this exciting, fan-favorite tournament."

There are a number of significant changes and special events in store for the 2019 WSOP, from the adoption of a big blind ante for all no-limit hold'em events, to a slight increase in chip stack size for most events and the ability for players to enter the main event all the way up to the start of Day 2 of the tournament, on either July 6 or 7. For full details into all of these changes, you can visit WSOP.com.

A record number of WSOP gold bracelets will be on the line in the summer of 2019. Here's what we know about the schedule so far:

All times listed below local (Las Vegas -- PT)

Wednesday, May 29

11 a.m.
Event 1: $500 casino employees event


12 p.m.
Event 2: $10,000 super turbo bounty no-limit hold'em


Thursday, May 30

Flight A: 11 a.m.
Event 3: Big 50 - $500 no-limit hold'em
- $5 million guaranteed prizepool
- $1 million guaranteed minimum winner's prize


3 p.m.
Event 4: $1,500 limit Omaha hi-lo 8 or better


Friday, May 31

Flight B: 11 a.m.
Event 3: Big 50 - $500 no-limit hold'em
- $5 million guaranteed prizepool


3 p.m.
Event 5: 50th anniversary high roller - $50,000 no-limit hold'em


Saturday, June 1

Flight C: 10 a.m.
Event 3: Big 50 - $500 no-limit hold'em
- $5 million guaranteed prizepool


3 p.m.
Event 6: $2,500 limit mixed triple draw
- A-5 triple draw lowball, 2-7 triple draw lowball and badugi


Sunday, June 2

Flight D: 10 a.m.
Event 3: Big 50 - $500 no-limit hold'em
- $5 million guaranteed prizepool


3:30 p.m.
Event 7: $400 online no-limit hold'em


6 p.m.
Event 8: $10,000 short deck no-limit hold'em
- All deuces, threes, fours and fives removed from standard 52-card deck


Monday, June 3

11 a.m.
Event 9: $600 no-limit hold'em deepstack
- $500,000 guaranteed prizepool


3 p.m.
Event 10: $1,500 dealer's choice
- Six-handed tables
- 20 games to choose from


6 p.m.
Event 11: $5,000 no-limit hold'em


Tuesday, June 4

11 a.m.
Event 12: $1,000 no-limit hold'em super turbo bounty
- Each bounty worth $300


3 p.m.
Event 13: $1,500 no-limit 2-7 lowball draw


Wednesday, June 5

11 a.m.
Event 14: $1,500 HORSE


3 p.m.
Event 15: $10,000 heads-up no-limit hold'em


4 p.m.
Event 16: $1,500 six-handed no-limit hold'em


Thursday, June 6

11 a.m.
Event 17: $1,500 no-limit hold'em shootout


3 p.m.
Event 18: $10,000 limit Omaha hi-lo 8 or better


Friday, June 7

Flight A: 10 a.m.
Event 19: Millionaire Maker - $1,500 no-limit hold'em
- $1 million guaranteed first place prize


3 p.m.
Event 20: $1,500 seven-card stud


Saturday, June 8

Flight B: 10 a.m.
Event 19: Millionaire Maker - $1,500 no-limit hold'em
- $1 million guaranteed first place prize


3 p.m.
Event 21: $10,000 no-limit 2-7 lowball draw


Sunday, June 9

11 a.m.
Event 22: $1,000 double stack no-limit hold'em


3 p.m.
Event 23: $1,500 eight game mix


3:30 p.m.
Event 24: $600 online pot-limit Omaha


Monday, June 10

11 a.m.
Event 25: $600 pot-limit Omaha deepstack


12 p.m.
Event 26: $2,620 no-limit hold'em marathon


3 p.m.
Event 27: $1,500 seven-card stud hi-lo 8 or better


Tuesday, June 11

11 a.m.
Event 28: $1,000 no-limit hold'em


3 p.m.
Event 29: $10,000 HORSE


Wednesday, June 12

11 a.m.
Event 30: $1,000 pot-limit Omaha


3 p.m.
Event 31: $3,000 six-handed no-limit hold'em


Thursday, June 13

10 a.m.
Event 32: $1,000 seniors no-limit hold'em championship
- Players must be at least 50 years old


3 p.m.
Event 33: $1,500 limit 2-7 lowball triple draw


Friday, June 14

Flight A: 10 a.m.
Event 34: $1,000 double stack no-limit hold'em


3 p.m.
Event 35: $10,000 dealer's choice
- Six-handed tables
- 20 games to choose from


Saturday, June 15

Flight B: 10 a.m.
Event 34: $1,000 double stack no-limit hold'em


3 p.m.
Event 36: $3,000 no-limit hold'em shootout


Sunday, June 16

11 a.m.
Event 37: $800 no-limit hold'em deepstack
- $750,000 guaranteed prizepool


3:30 p.m.
Event 38: $600 online no-limit hold'em knockout bounty


Monday, June 17

10 a.m.
Event 39: $1,000 super seniors no-limit hold'em
- Players must be at least 60 years old


12 p.m.
Event 40: $1,500 pot-limit Omaha


3 p.m.
Event 41: $10,000 seven-card stud


Tuesday, June 18

11 a.m.
Event 42: $600 mixed no-limit hold'em/pot-limit Omaha deepstack
- $500,000 guaranteed prizepool
- Eight-handed tables


3 p.m.
Event 43: $2,500 mixed big bet
- A rotation of seven no-limit and pot-limit games


Wednesday, June 19

11 a.m.
Event 44: $1,500 no-limit hold'em bounty


3 p.m.
Event 45: $25,000 pot-limit Omaha high roller


3:30 p.m.
Event 46: $500 online turbo deepstack no-limit hold'em


Thursday, June 20

11 a.m.
Event 47: $1,000/$10,000 ladies no-limit hold'em championship
- Official buy-in is $10,000, but women get a 90 percent discount on the buy-in (used to dissuade men from entering)


12 p.m.
Event 48: $2,500 no-limit hold'em


3 p.m.
Event 49: $10,000 limit 2-7 lowball triple draw


Friday, June 21

Flight A: 10 a.m.
Event 50: Monster Stack - $1,500 no-limit hold'em


3 p.m.
Event 51: $2,500 mixed Omaha hi-lo 8 or better & seven-card stud hi-lo 8 or better


Saturday, June 22

Flight B: 10 a.m.
Event 50: Monster Stack - $1,500 no-limit hold'em


3 p.m.
Event 52: eight-handed $10,000 pot-limit Omaha


Sunday, June 23

12 p.m.
Event 53: $800 eight-handed no-limit hold'em deepstack
- $750,000 guaranteed prizepool


3 p.m.
Event 54: $1,500 razz


3:30 p.m.
Event 55: $1,000 online no-limit hold'em double stack


Monday, June 24

11 a.m.
Event 56: $1,500 no-limit hold'em super turbo bounty
- Each bounty worth $500


2 p.m.
Event 57: $1,000 tag team no-limit hold'em


3 p.m.
Event 58: $50,000 Poker Players Championship
- Played with an eight-game format
- Six-handed tables


Tuesday, June 25

11 a.m.
Event 59: $600 no-limit hold'em deepstack championship
- $500,000 guaranteed prizepool


3 p.m.
Event 60: $1,500 pot-limit Omaha 8 or better


Wednesday, June 26

Flight A: 10 a.m.
Event 61: Colossus - $400 no-limit hold'em


3 p.m.
Event 62: $10,000 razz


Thursday, June 27

Flight B: 10 a.m.
Event 61: Colossus - $400 no-limit hold'em


3 p.m.
Event 63: $1,500 Omaha mix
- Three types of Omaha played on rotation: pot-limit Omaha hi-lo 8 or better, limit Omaha hi-lo 8 or better and Big O


Friday, June 28

Flight A: 10 a.m.
Event 64: Crazy Eights - $888 no-limit hold'em
- $888,888 guaranteed first place prize


3 p.m.
Event 65: $10,000 pot-limit Omaha hi-lo 8 or better


Flight B: 5 p.m.
Event 64: Crazy Eights - $888 no-limit hold'em
- $888,888 guaranteed first place prize


Saturday, June 29

Flight C: 10 a.m.
Event 64: Crazy Eights - $888 no-limit hold'em
- $888,888 guaranteed first place prize


3 p.m.
Event 66: $1,500 limit hold'em


Sunday, June 30

Flight D: 10 a.m.
Event 64: Crazy Eights - $888 no-limit hold'em
- $888,888 guaranteed first place prize


3 p.m.
Event 67: $10,000 seven-card stud hi-lo 8 or better


3:30 p.m.
Event 68: $1,000 online no-limit hold'em championship


Monday, July 1

11 a.m.
Event 69: Mini main event - $1,000 no-limit hold'em


3 p.m.
Event 70: $5,000 six-handed no-limit hold'em


Tuesday, July 2

11 a.m.
Event 71: Salute to Warriors - $500 no-limit hold'em
- Proceeds from the event will be donated to the USO and other veterans organizations


3 p.m.
Event 72: $10,000 limit hold'em


Wednesday, July 3

Flight A: 12 p.m.
Event 73: The Main Event - $10,000 no-limit hold'em world championship
- Players can enter until the start of play on Day 2 (July 6 or 7)


3:30 p.m.
Event 74: $3,200 online no-limit hold'em high roller


Thursday, July 4

Flight B: 12 p.m.
Event 73: The Main Event - $10,000 no-limit hold'em world championship
- Players can enter until the start of play on Day 2 (July 6 or 7)


Friday, July 5

Flight C: 12 p.m.
Event 73: The Main Event - $10,000 no-limit hold'em world championship
- Players can enter until the start of play on Day 2 (July 6 or 7)


Saturday, July 6

Flight A: 12 p.m.
Event 75: Little One for One Drop - $1,111 no-limit hold'em


Sunday, July 7

Flight B: 12 p.m.
Event 75: Little One for One Drop - $1,111 no-limit hold'em


3:30 p.m.
Event 76: $800 online six-handed no-limit hold'em


Monday, July 8

Flight C: 12 p.m.
Event 75: Little One for One Drop - $1,111 no-limit hold'em


3 p.m.
Event 77: $3,000 six-handed limit hold'em


Tuesday, July 9

11 a.m.
Event 78: $1,500 pot-limit Omaha bounty


3 p.m.
Event 79: $3,000 no-limit hold'em


Wednesday, July 10

11 a.m.
Event 80: $1,500 mixed no-limit hold'em pot-limit Omaha


3 p.m.
Event 81: 50th Annual WSOP's bracelet winners only event - $1,500 no-limit hold'em
- Only WSOP bracelet winners (from any year) are allowed to participate in this event


Thursday, July 11

11 a.m.
Event 82: $1,500 no-limit hold'em double stack


3 p.m.
Event 83: High Roller - $100,000 no-limit hold'em


Friday, July 12

Flight A: 11 a.m.
Event 84: The Closer - $1,500 no-limit hold'em


3 p.m.
Event 85: $3,000 six-handed pot-limit Omaha


Saturday, July 13

Flight B: 11 a.m.
Event 84: The Closer - $1,500 no-limit hold'em


3 p.m.
Event 86: $10,000 six-handed no-limit hold'em


Sunday, July 14

Flight C: 11 a.m.
Event 84: The Closer - $1,500 no-limit hold'em


3 p.m.
Event 87: $3,000 HORSE


3 p.m.
Event 88: $500 online no-limit hold'em summer saver


Monday, July 15

12 p.m.
Event 89: $5,000 no-limit hold'em