Advanced Guide to WSOP 2016

Advanced Guide to WSOP 2016

- May 27, 2016

Do you enjoy playing poker online? It’s high time you learn poker tips from pros because the 47th annual World Series of Poker tournament kicks off on Tuesday, May 31. The poker competition is back and it will feature a $75 satellite for its widely sought-after Colossus tournament. On June 2, the Colossus II event will start and it will feature a $565 buy-in – far lower than most of the events in the World Series of Poker this 2016.

Changes in the 2016 WSOP

This year, the WSOP will be held at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The tournament’s committee also announced that there will be several exciting changes that will affect almost all of this summer’s events.

One of the important changes in the tournament is the fact that the number of players has increased by 50 percent. There will also be earlier start times for most events with the tournaments kicking off one hour earlier as compared to previous years. Many events feature higher amounts of starting chips. Among which are the $10,000 buy-in events that include the Main Event with 50,000 starting chips, up 66% from the previous year.

Along with the tournament-wide changes, eight new events were included in the schedule. Among those are a $565 pot-limit Omaha with re-entry, a $1,000 ‘Top Up’ turbo no-limit hold’em, a $2,000 no-limit hold’em event, a $2,500 mixed triple draw lowball featuring limit A-5, 2-7 and Badugi variants, a $1,500 mixed pot-limit Omaha and no-limit hold’em, the $888,888 first-place guaranteed $888 eight-max no-limit hold’em and the $1,000 tag-team no-limit hold’em event.

Team Event in the WSOP

In the WSOP team event, two to four persons will make up a group and they will pitch in to buy-in together. The members will be allowed to select a player from their squad to play an individual hand. Certain rules apply to this newly added event including the person who started the first hand should also finish it. Needless to say, the team cannot switch players between the River and Turn. During a hand, players will not be allowed to collaborate.

WSOP Main Event and the Colossus Event

The WSOP is definitely one of the most anticipated poker events of 2016. On Saturday, July 9, at approximately 11:00 AM, the 2016 WSOP $10,000 no-limit hold’em main event will begin with the first of three starting fights. The game will progress until July 18 when the November Nine is decided upon. On October 30, the final table will resume and it will run until the champion for 2016 is determined live on ESPN. Let's hope to see our favourite professional poker players in the finals! The top 15 percent or the 1,000 top finishers (whichever is bigger) will make the money in this year’s tournament. The final nine players will be guaranteed to receive at least $1 million.

Last year, the $565 buy-in no-limit hold’em Colossus event kicked off and it incredibly drew 22,374 entries. This year, the guaranteed prize pot for the event has increased from $5 million to $7 million. At least $1 million will go to the eventual winner.

2016 World Series of Poker Schedule

WSOP 2016’s schedule will feature 69 official gold bracelet events that are spread out in a span of 50 days. The buy-ins range from as little as $565 to as high as $111,111.

2016 WSOP Calendar

Tues. May 319 AM-Registration Opens, Live Action & Satellites Begin-
Tues. May 311 PM-2016 WSOP Warmup I
Mega Satellite to The Colossus II - 10 entries
$565 entry + $25 cash - unlimited re-entry
Wed. June 111 AM1Casino Employees No-Limit Hold'em$565
Wed. June 11 PM-2016 WSOP Warmup II
Mega Satellite to The Colossus II - 10 entries
$565 entry + $25 cash - unlimited re-entry
Thurs. June 210 AM2AThe Colossus II - No-Limit Hold'em
$7,000,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
$1,000,000 GTD 1st Place
Thurs. June 24 PM2BThe Colossus II
No-Limit Hold'em 2B
Fri. June 310 AM2CThe Colossus II
No-Limit Hold'em 2C
Fri. June 34 PM2DThe Colossus II
No-Limit Hold'em 2D
Sat. June 410 AM2EThe Colossus II
No-Limit Hold'em 2E
Sat. June 44 PM2FThe Colossus II Fight F - No-Limit Hold'em$565
Sat. June 43 PM3Seven Card Stud Championship (3-day Event)$10,000
Sun. June 511 Top Up Turbo No-Limit Hold'em$1,000
Sun. June 53 PM5Dealers Choice/Six-Handed$1,500
Mon. June 611 AM6No-Limit Hold'em$1,500
Mon. June 63 PM72-7 Draw Lowball$1,500
Tues. June 711AM8H.O.R.S.E.$1,500
Tues. June 73 PM9Heads Up No-Limit Hold'em Championship$10,000
Wed. June 811 AM10Six-Handed No-Limit Hold'em Championship$10,000
Wed. June 83 PM11Dealers Choice/Six-Handed$10,000
Thurs. June 911 AM12Pot-Limit Omaha$565
Thurs. June 93 PM13Seven Card Razz$1,500
Fri. June 1010 AM14AMillionaire Maker No-Limit Hold'em Flight A
$1,000,000 Guaranteed 1st and 2nd Places
Fri. June 103 PM15Eight Game Mix/Six Handed$1,500
Sat. June 1110 AM14BMillionaire Maker No-Limit Hold'em Flight B$1,500
Sat. June 113 PM162-7 Draw Lowball Championship$10,000
Sun. June 1211 AM17No-Limit Hold'em$1,000
Sun. June 123 PM18H.O.R.S.E$3,000
Mon. June 1311 AM19Pot-Limit Omaha$1,000
Mon. June 133 PM20Seven Card Razz Championship$10,000
Tues. June 1411AM21Six-Handed No-Limit Hold'em$3,000
Tues. June 143 PM22Limit Hold'em$1,500
Wed. June 1511 AM23No-Limit Hold'em$2,000
Wed. June 153 PM24H.O.R.S.E. Championship$10,000
Thurs. June 1611 AM25No-Limit Hold'em$2,500
Thurs. June 163 PM26Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better$1,500
Fri. June 1710 AM27Seniors No-Limit Hold'em Championship$1,000
Fri. June 173 PM28Limit Hold'em Championship$10,000
Sat. June 1811 AM29No-Limit Hold'em$1,500
Sat. June 183 PM30Six-Handed Pot-Limit Omaha$3,000
Sun. June 1910 AM31Super Seniors No-Limit Hold'em$1,000
Sun. June 193 PM32Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better Championship$10,000
Mon. June 2011 AM33Summer Solstice No-Limit Hold'em$1,500
Mon. June 203 PM342-7 Triple Draw Lowball$1,500
Tues. June 2111 AM35Six-Handed No-Limit Hold'em$1,500
Tues. June 213 PM36Mixed Omaha / Seven Card Stud Hi-Low 8-or Better$2,500
Wed. June 2211 AM37Pot-Limit Omaha$1,500
Wed. June 223 PM38Six-Handed Limit Hold'em$3,000
Thurs. June 2311 AM39Six-Handed No-Limit Hold'em Championship$10,000
Thurs. June 233 PM40Mixed Triple Draw Lowball$2,500
Fri. June 2410 AM41AMonster Stack No-Limit Hold'em Championship Flight A$1,500
Fri. June 243 PM42Shootout No-Limit Hold'em$3,000
Sat. June 2510 AM41BMonster Stack No-Limit Hold'em Flight B$1,500
Sat. June 253 PM43Seven Card Stud Hi-Low Split-8 or Better Championship$10,000
Sun. June 2611 AM44No-Limit Hold'em$1,000
Sun. June 263 PM45Mixed No-Limit Hold'em/Pot-Limit Omaha$1,500
Mon. June 2711 AM46Bounty No-Limit Hold'em$1,500
Mon. June 273 PM472-7 Triple Draw Lowball$10,000
Tues. June 2811 AM48No-Limit Hold'em$5,000
Tues. June 283 PM49Seven Card Stud$1,500
Wed. June 2911 AM50Shootout No-Limit Hold'em$5,000
Wed. June 293 PM51Pot-Limit Omaha Championship$10,000
Thurs. June 3011 AM52No-Limit Hold'em$3,000
Thurs. June 303 PM53Mixed PLO/8 - Omaha/8 - Big O$1,500
Fri. July 110 AM54ACrazy Eights
Eight Handed No-Limit Hold'em
$888,888 GTD 1st Place
Fri. July 14 PM54BCrazy Eights
Eight Handed No-Limit Hold'em
Sat. July 210 AM54CCrazy Eights
Eight Handed No-Limit Hold'em
Sat. July 23 PM55The Poker Players Championship / Six Handed$50,000
Sat. July 24 PM54DCrazy Eights
Eight Handed No-Limit Hold'em
Sun. July 311 AM56No-Limit Hold'em$1,500
Sun. July 33 pm57Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better$1,500
Mon. July 411 AM59No-Limit Hold'em$1,000
Tues. July 511 AM59No-Limit Hold'em$1,000
Tues. July 53 PM60Seven Card Stud Hi-Low-8 or Better$1,500
Wed. July 611 AM61Tag Team No-Limit Hold'em$1,000/Team
Wed. July 63 PM62High Roller Pot-Limit Omaha$25,000
Thurs. July 711 AM63No-Limit Hold'em$1,000
Thurs. July 73 PM64Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better$3,000
Fri. July 811 AM65Ladies No-Limit Hold'em Championship$10,000/$1,000
Fri. July 81 Online No-Limit Hold'em$1,000
Fri. July 81 PM67High Roller for One Drop No-Limit Hold'em$111,111
Sat. July 8
-Satellite Day
Sat. July 911 AM68A"The Main Event" No-Limit Hold'em Championship - Day 1A$10,000
Sun. July 1011 AM68B"The Main Event" No-Limit Hold'em Championship - Day 1B$10,000
Mon. July 1111 AM68C"The Main Event" No-Limit Hold'em Championship - Day 1C$10,000
Tues. July 1211 AMMain Event - Day 2A (1A)
Tues. July 1211 AMMain Event - Day 2B (1B)
Tues. July 123PM69AThe Little One for One Drop No-Limit Hold'em Flight A$1,000+$111
Wed. July 1311 AMMain Event-Day 2C (1C)
Wed. July 133 PM69BThe Little One for One Drop No-Limit Hold'em Flight B$1,000+$111
Thurs. July 1411 AMMain Event - Day 3
Thurs. July 143 PM69CThe Little One for One Drop No-Limit Hold'em Flight C$1,000+$111
Fri. July 1511 AMMain Event - Day 4
Sat. July 1611 AMMain Event - Day 5
Sat. July 1711 AMMain Event - Day 6
Mon. July 1811 AMMain Event - Plays down to 9 players
Main Event - Final 9
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