In three months, the biggest poker event worldwide will kick off. Now, players and fans globally are creating their schedules, awaiting the 53rd World Series of Poker (WSOP). The event will kick off on May 31 and run through July 20.
The event occurred at Rio in Las Vegas for the past few years. But, the new season has a new venue, Bally's Paris on the Las Vegas Strip.
WSOP plans to give 88 bracelets at the physical casino and 21 gold bracelets online. Whether you are a novice player, pro, budget player, or high roller, the 2022 WSOP event is designed for every type of player.
Also, players will have a chance to play big events by qualifying through satellites. Here are some of the WSOP signature events you cannot afford to miss out on.
Dubbed as the Housewarming, this event will kick off the 2022 WSOP series. Players will participate with a $500 buy-in and play to win part of the $5 million guaranteed. Housewarming starts on June 3 and will go for six days.
WSOP is prospecting to get many players similar to 2021's The Reunion event, which had the same buy-in as the upcoming Housewarming. The reunion recorded 13k registrations, creating a $5.5 million prize pool. Long Ma won the tournament and pocketed $513,604.
Tag Team is another huge tournament awarding millions in prize money. But, it has a unique format from most other events. The Tag Team No-Limit Hold 'em starts on June 26. As the tournament's name suggests, players will play the no-limit hold'em in pairs.
The winners will share the prize won. To participate, you need a $1000 buy-in. The winners of last year's Tag Team were Samy Dighwali and Mike Rutter, who took home two gold bracelets and $113,366.
Starting June 17, one of the flagship WSOP tournaments will return. The Millionaire Maker tournament will run for five days, with players buying in the games for $1500.
Daniel Lazrus won the tournament last year, pocketing $1 million. The event attracted 5330 entries. This year, WSOP will also reward the Millionaire Maker with a seven-figure prize.
While Colossus has the lowest buy-in among all events during the 2022 WSOP, it has a multi-million dollar prize pool. With a buy-in of $400, players can take part in the Colossus event. With two starting flights, this popular event will run for four days starting June 24.
Last year, a Russian poker pro, Anatolii Zyrin, won the event for $314,705. He was competing against 9344 entrants, one of the largest fields at the WSOP events.
The highlight of the series is the 2022 WSOP Main Event. It will kick off on July 3 and run through July 16 with six starting flights.
Players, vaccinated or not, can participate in the 2022 Main Event. Last year, the WSOP Main Event attracted 6550 entries. This was a significant number considering that WSOP did not want unvaccinated players to participate.
This year, the Main Event might attract a bigger number. Koray Aldermir scooped the biggest share of the $62 million guaranteed prize pool, going home with $8 million and a gold bracelet. With a buy-in of $10k, you can participate in the Main Event and stand a chance to win a seven-figure prize.