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Final WSOP Europe Schedule Includes 15 Events, €250,000 Buy-in Tournament

King's Casino

Thanks to a flurry of recently added events, the 2019 World Series of Poker Europe is shaping up to be a high-water mark for the festival’s tenure at King’s Casino in Rozvadov.

The newly augmented series will now feature a total of 15 gold bracelet tournaments with a show-stopping €250,000 buy-in tournament for super high rollers.

While the WSOPE is a much smaller affair than the massive flagship WSOP in Las Vegas, this year’s trip to Europe will have extra incentive for players to tune in as the highly coveted Player of the Year contest is still up for grabs and bitter rivals Daniel Negreanu and Shaun Deeb are both within striking distance.

This year’s WSOPE schedule, which runs from October 13 to November 4, has been modified numerous times, which is unusual for the festival. When it was originally announced, it was just 10 tournaments with a heavy focus on No-Limit Hold’em. Organizers have added a number of mixed game events and bigger buy-in tournaments.

€250K Tournament Added for High Rollers

It’s looking likely that a good portion of the super high-stakes community will be making the journey to Rozvadov.

WSOPE organizers have added both a €250,000 buy-in tournament and €25,000 Mixed Game Championship. That’s in addition to the €100,000 No-Limit Hold’em tournament, €25,000 Short Deck and the €25,000 No-Limit Hold’em that were already on the schedule, which means high rollers will have plenty to keep them busy over the course of the series.

“We heard the feedback and are happy to add some mixed games and some bigger buy-in tournaments in order to encourage more players to make the trip,” King’s Casino owner Leon Tsoukernik said.

“After hosting some big events here at King’s recently, players insisted to me they would come back to WSOP Europe if we added a few additional tournaments.”

In total that’s five different tournaments where the buy-in exceeds €25,000. There’s no telling who will play in the high-stakes events but there’s a good chance players like Phil Ivey, Dan “jungleman” Cates and Paul Phua will make an appearance.

Here’s a complete look at the finalized 2019 WSOPE schedule:

Oct. 13€350 Opener No-Limit Hold'em A€220,700.00
Oct. 14€550 Pot-Limit Omaha (Eight-Handed) A€100,000.00
Oct. 14€350 Opener No-Limit Hold'em B€220,700.00
Oct. 15€550 Pot-Limit Omaha (Eight-Handed) B€100,000.00
Oct. 16€1,350 Mini Main Event No-Limit Hold'em A€551,750.00
Oct. 16€250,000 Super High Roller No-Limit Hold'em€5,000,000.00
Oct. 17€1,350 Mini Main Event No-Limit Hold'em B€551,750.00
Oct. 17€2,500 8-Game Mix€250,000.00
Oct. 18€1,350 Mini Main Event No-Limit Hold'em C€551,750.00
Oct. 18€25,500 Short Deck High Roller€2,500,000.00
Oct. 19€1,100 Turbo Bounty Hunter No-Limit Hold'em€200,000.00
Oct. 20€25,500 Platinum High Roller No-Limit Hold'em€1,000,000.00
Oct. 20€1,650 PLO/NLHE Mix€200,000.00
Oct. 21€25,500 Mixed Games Championship€1,000,000.00
Oct. 22€2,200 Pot-Limit Omaha€200,000.00
Oct. 23€100,000 Diamond High Roller No-Limit Hold'em€5,000,000.00
Oct. 24€2,500 Short Deck€250,000.00
Oct. 25€10,350 Main Event A€5,000,000.00
Oct. 26€10,350 Main Event B€5,000,000.00
Oct. 28€550 Colossus No-Limit Hold'em (9 Starting Days)€1,000,000.00

€22 Million in Guarantees for Players

One area where the WSOPE actually bests the traditional WSOP in Las Vegas is the amount of guaranteed prize pools.

The WSOP has typically shied away from offering big guarantees in Las Vegas because players are already willing to make the trip and attempt to win a gold bracelet.

In a sharp contrast, many of the events on the 2019 WSOPE carry a prize pool guarantee. In total, there will be more than €22 million in guaranteed prize pools over the course of the 2019 WSOPE.

One of the biggest values for mid-range grinders will likely be the modest €550 buy-in Colossus, which will offer a very immodest €1-million guaranteed prize pool. The €10,000 Main Event will also feature a hefty €5-million guaranteed prize pool.

Daniel Negreanu Bringing VLOG Heat

One player who’s already confirmed his place at the 2019 WSOPE is fan favorite Daniel Negreanu.

Negreanu doesn’t always play the WSOPE but he’s had an exceptionally good year and is in contention for a record third POY title (he trails Aussie Robert Campbell by 252 points) so he’s decided to hop the Atlantic and play some cards in the fall.

Poker fans will be happy to know that he’s bringing some video gear and will release daily VLOGs based on his exploits at the WSOPE. Negreanu popularized the format at the WSOP in recent years to give fans an inside look at the behind-the-scenes grind of the biggest poker series in the world.

Negreanu will also be selling some of his action in the 2019 WSOPE. This year’s WSOP in Las Vegas marked the first time Negreanu had ever given fans a chance to buy some of his action. It was a worthwhile venture for most of the people who invested in Negreanu. He profited $1.2 million at the series.