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World Series of Poker Finalizes 2019 European Schedule

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If the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas is simply not enough for you, the WSOP is giving players a shot at 11 more gold bracelets in the Czech Republic this fall.

The 2019 WSOP Europe will take place October 13 to November 4, 2019, at King’s Resort in Rozvadov with €16 million (about $17.8 million US) in guaranteed prize pools.

The 11 different bracelet events will offer a variety of different poker games with buy-ins ranging from €350 all the way up to €100,000 for the high roller event. That’s a tad less than the 80 events offered on the 2019 WSOP schedule in Las Vegas.

This year marks the 11th anniversary of the WSOPE, which began in 2008. The WSOPE has taken place in Rozvadov for the last three years but has been hosted across locations in Europe including London, Cannes, Paris and Berlin.

Short Deck to Make European Debut

The newly released 2019 WSOPE schedule is comprised primarily of No-Limit Hold’em events but there are a few Pot-Limit Omaha events added for good measure. There’s also one game on tap that’s never been offered at the WSOPE.

Short Deck Hold’em, which removes all cards lower than a six from the deck, will debut at the WSOPE on October 18. Short Deck got its start in high-stakes poker rooms in Asia so it makes sense the event will carry a high roller buy-in of €25,500.

There’s plenty for players on the opposite end of the spectrum, however, as the series begins with an affordable €350 buy-in “Opener” No-Limit Hold’em tournament. Despite the small buy-in the tournament will offer a guaranteed prize pool of €220,000.

The main attraction as usual will be the €10,350 Main Event, which kicks off on October 25. Unlike the Main Event in Las Vegas, the WSOPE edition allows re-entry for players who bust on Day 1s.

Last year English pro Jack Sinclair outlasted all 534 entries to win the WSOPE Main Event for €1.1 million. It was particularly satisfying for Sinclair considering he made the 2017 WSOP Main Event final table in Las Vegas but eventually finished eighth.

This year’s WSOPE will end with a new edition of the popular “Colossus” No-Limit Hold’em tournament with a €550 buy-in and a hefty €1 million-guaranteed prize pool.

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

#EventStarting Dates
1€350 "Opener" No-Limit Hold'em - €220,000 GuaranteeOct. 13 & 14
2€550 8-Handed Pot-Limit Omaha - €100,000 GuaranteeOct. 15 & 16
3€1,350 Mini Main Event No-Limit Hold'em - €550,000 GuaranteeOct. 16, 17, 18
4€1,100 Turbo Bounty Hunter - €200,000 GuaranteeOct. 17
5€25,500 Short Deck High Roller No-Limit Hold'em - €2,500,000 GuaranteeOct. 18
6€1,650 Pot-Limit Omaha/No-Limit Hold'em Mix - €200,000 GuaranteeOct. 19
7€25,500 Platinum High Roller No-Limit Hold'em - €1,000,000 GuaranteeOct. 20
8€2,200 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed - €200,000 GuaranteeOct. 21
9€100,000 Diamond High Roller - €5,000,000 GuaranteeOct. 23
10€10,350 WSOP Europe Main Event - €5,000,000 GuaranteeOct. 25 & 26
11€550 Colossus No-Limit Hold'em - €1,000,000 GuaranteeOct. 28-Nov. 2

WSOP Circuit Precedes WSOPE

The WSOPE isn’t even the only WSOP-branded series to take place at King’s Resort this fall.

The smaller WSOP Circuit is scheduled to precede the WSOPE with €2 million in guaranteed prize pools spread across 14 tournaments from September 20 to October 8, 2019.

The WSOP Circuit is designed for players with slightly smaller bankrolls so the buy-ins will range from just €60 to €600. The schedule is still in development but you can see a rough draft on the King’s Resort home page.

This year players can pre-register for the WSOP Circuit online and skip the line to register in person.

King’s Resort is offering special rates for poker players over the course of the entire WSOP Circuit and WSOPE. King’s Resort is right on the German border, roughly halfway between Prague and Munich, making it a relatively easy destination for many Europeans.

The casino at King’s Resort is also renowned for offering high-stakes cash games so it goes without saying the rooms will be packed to the brim during the WSOPE with plenty of options for poker players.