Registration opens for World Series of Poker
May 30, 2017 3:02 AM
by Patricia Chavira
The day after Memorial Day is the traditional start of the World Series of Poker.
This year registration opens on Tuesday, May 30 at 9 a.m.
At noon the same day is the first 2017 WSOP Warm Up.
This Mega Satellite to the Colossus III features a budget-friendly $75 buy-in. A seat will be given away for every ten entries.
A $150 Mega Satellite to the Colossus is also scheduled for 4 p.m., where one seat will be given away to the Colossus for every five entries.
On Wednesday, May 31 at 11 a.m., the 2017 WSOP officially kicks off with Event No. 1: $565 Casino Employees No-Limit Hold’em tournament. This two-day event allows one re-entry per player.
Also on Wednesday, Event No. 2: $10,000 Tag Team No-Limit Hold’em Championship begins at 3 p.m. Two to four persons are allowed on a team, but each team must register together. This is a three-day event.
Thursday, June 1, features Event No. 3: $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em Shootout. This tournament is limited to 2,000 players. The Shootout begins at 11 a.m.
Also on Thursday, Event No. 4: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better begins at 3 p.m.
This is the first event my husband will play. If he goes deep, I will be in Las Vegas to cheer him on.
The much-anticipated Colossus III returns on Friday, June 2 at 10 a.m. Multiple flights will run throughout the weekend.
With a $565 buy-in and $1 million guaranteed for first place, the Colossus III is sure to break records this year.
Additional flights take place at 4 p.m. Two flights a day will continue until the last flight at 4 p.m. on Sunday.
For those players with bigger bankrolls, Event No. 6: $111,111 High Roller for One Drop will take place Friday at 3 p.m. and run for three days.
While the recreational players are vying for $1 million in the Colossus, professional poker players will be playing in Event No. 7: $2,500 Mixed Triple Draw Lowball (limit) featuring A-5, 2-7, Badugi.
Sunday, June 4 features Event No. 9: $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship. This three-day event begins at 3 p.m.
The second week of the WSOP kicks off at 11 a.m. with Event No. 10: $1,000 Tag Team No-Limit Hold’em. Each team must register together. At 3 p.m. Event No. 11: $1,500 Dealers Choice six-handed featuring 19 games. Details and updates can be found at wsop.com.