The 2023 World Series of Poker (WSOP) tournament schedule is out finally. The 54th edition of the renowned tournament series will take place between May 30 and July 18. Players will receive 95 gold bracelets in the series.
Paris Las Vegas and Horseshoe Las Vegas will host the series. Besides holding live events, there will be 34 online bracelets, 20 of them will be for New Jersey and Nevada WSOP.com players, seven bracelets will be for Pennsylvania players, and seven for Michigan players. Thus, the 2023 WSOP participants will win more than 129 bracelets.
The poker operator will announce the WSOP Online and WSOP Europe dates later. Ty Stewart, WSOP's Executive Director, and SVP stated that last year's WSOP debut in Las Vegas had a high momentum that makes them believe they will have a successful World Championship and WSOP at Horseshoe and Paris this year.
The main event will attract talented players from all over the world to Las Vegas and it might be the biggest tournament in WSOP's history. The WSOP $10,000 buy-in no-limit Hold'em World Championship will occur from July 3 to July 17 and its organizers have made several moves called "Main Event Mania."
The event is likely to break the 8,773 entrants record turnout that was made in 2006. Last year's turnout almost broke this record as 8,663 players competed thus making it the second-largest field.
The 2023 Main Event will have more than 600 seats that GGPoker will award. Also, WSOP.com will award an extra 112 guaranteed seats between June 25 and July 8, hence issuing 10 seats per day on average.
The "Global Qualification Weekend" will occur on May 20 and 21. Specific live card rooms globally will provide seat satellites for local gamers to qualify for the main event. Still, participating sites will have a $140 buy-in step event and a $1,175 mega satellite that will provide a travel stipend and a seat to the major event.
WSOP will hold a draw if the main event sets a new turnout and all eligible entrants will compete for a non-transferable main event buy-in that will last for three decades. The operator will hold the 'lifetime main event" drawing on July 8th.
Other Changes and Additions in the 2023 WSOP
This year's series has many changes and new tournaments compared to the 2022 WSOP. For example, the poker operator moved the Tournament of Champions to the first week after holding it as the last bracelet tournament last year.
WSOP made a press release stating that it will limit the 2023 field to players who win a WSOP Circuit ring in a live tournament, or the WSOP.com/WSOP.ca/GGPoker.net online circuit between July 20, 2022, and May 22, 2023, champions of WSOP Europe 2022 and WSOP Online 2022. Interested players will sign up for the forthcoming Tournament of Champions on May 30. Those who win the 2023 bracelets will qualify for the 2024 WSOP.
Last summer's Million Dollar Bounty tournament will be the $1,000 Mystery Millions. It will have a $1,000,000 guaranteed top bounty, and a seven-figure payout. The tournament's first of four starting flights will take place on May 31.
The "Gladiator of Poker" will have $300 buy-ins and a $3 million prize pool. Its four starting flights will occur between June 7 and June 10.
Still, a $1,500 buy-in short deck tournament will begin on July 12 and the Badigui bracelet event will occur on June 7. WSOP will kick off the first five-card pot-limit Omaha eight-or-better bracelet tournament on June 17.