The 2023 World Series of Poker (WSOP) returns to Paris Las Vegas and the soon-to-be Horseshoe on the Las Vegas Strip for the 54th annual WSOP to run May 30 through July 18. That's 50 straight days of poker.

The full 2023 WSOP schedule will be released in 2023, but officials did present start dates for 12 tournaments, including the 2023 WSOP Main Event. In 2022, the WSOP Main Event attracted a field of 8,663 entries for what became the second-largest field in the tournament's storied history. The 2023 WSOP will kick off on July 3.

The World Series of Poker is now known for kicking off the series in enormous fashion, and 2023 looks to be no different. Opening the schedule is the $1,000 buy-in WSOP Mystery Millions tournament. This mystery bounty event kicks off May 31 and will have bounties ranging from $1,000 to $1,000,000, plus there will be a $1,000,000 first-place prize guaranteed.

New to the schedule in 2023 is the WSOP Gladiators of Poker, kicking off June 7. This event features an accessible $300 buy-in and boasts a $3,000,000 prize pool guarantee.

Of course, it wouldn't be the WSOP schedule without the return to come of the series' most popular events. Back on the schedule in 2023 are the WSOP $1,500 Monster Stack (June 16), WSOP $1,000 Seniors Championship (June 21), WSOP $1,500 Millionaire Maker (June 23), WSOP $1,000 Ladies Championship (June 29), and WSOP $1,000 Mini Main Event (July 2).

Check out the list of 2023 WSOP events and dates that have been announced so far:

2023 WSOP Key Events & Dates

Wed, May 31 WSOP Mystery Millions $1,000
Wed, Jun 7 WSOP Gladiators of Poker $300
Fri, Jun 16 WSOP Monster Stack $1,500
Wed Jun 21 WSOP Seniors Championship $1,000
Fri, Jun 23 WSOP Millionaire Maker $1,500
Thu, Jun 29 WSOP Ladies Championship $1,000
Fri, Jun 30 WSOP Colossus $400
Sun, Jul 2 WSOP Mini Main Event $1,000
Mon, Jul 3 WSOP Main Event $10,000
Fri, Jul 7 WSOP Lucky 7s $777
Tue, Jul 11 WSOP Ultra Stack $600
Fri, Jul 14 WSOP The Closer $1,500

Recent Field Sizes In the WSOP Main Event

The World Series of Poker Main Event is an event like no other in the poker world. In 2022, the WSOP moved to the Las Vegas Strip for the first time in history and it was a very successful move that was highlighted by a record-breaking $347,900,000 in total prize money across all events and the second-largest WSOP Main Event ever.

Every year, the WSOP Main Event is a sight to behold, and the 2023 edition has hopes of breaking the attendance record of 8,773 entries set in 2008 to become the largest ever. Below is what the WSOP Main Event has delivered in terms of field sizes dating back to Chris Moneymaker's winning year of 2003.

2003 839 $7,802,700 $2,500,000
2004 2,576 $24,224,400 $5,000,000
2005 5,619 $52,818,610 $7,500,000
2006 8,773 $82,512,162 $12,000,000
2007 6,358 $59,784,954 $8,250,000
2008 6,844 $64,333,600 $9,152,416
2009 6,494 $61,043,600 $8,574,649
2010 7,319 $68,798,600 $8,944,138
2011 6,865 $64,531,000 $8,715,638
2012 6,598 $62,021,200 $8,531,853
2013 6,352 $59,708,800 $8,359,531
2014 6,683 $62,820,200 $10,000,000
2015 6,420 $60,348,000 $7,683,346
2016 6,737 $63,327,800 $8,005,310
2017 7,221 $67,877,400 $8,150,000
2018 7,874 $74,015,600 $8,800,000
2019 8,569 $80,548,600 $10,000,000
2021 6,650 $62,011,250 $8,000,000
2022 8,663 $80,782,475 $10,000,000

What's Coming with Full Schedule Announcement?

The 2022 WSOP had 88 live poker tournaments, so the 2023 WSOP schedule is far from complete. While we don't know exactly what events will be scheduled and when, we have a good guess that next year's WSOP schedule will include a solid batch of $10,000 "championship" events across various formats. More recently, the WSOP schedule has incorporated more and more high-roller tournaments with buy-ins going all the way up to $250,000, so we'll likely see a handful of those events return.

At more accessible price points, the World Series of Poker always does well with hitting price points that the everyman can play without breaking the bank. Expect a good bunch of $1,000 to $1,500 events, and then, of course, there will be the various "deep stack" tournaments that have become a favorite of so many players.

The WSOP is truly a one-of-a-kind poker festival that offers just about every type of tournament option for poker players. As more details become available regarding the 2023 WSOP schedule, you can find the news here on PGT.com.

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