With the World Series fast approaching, a lot of the pre-tournament talk is about which professionals will cover themselves in glory. But what about the man or woman on the street? Often referred to as ‘Weekend Warriors’, hundreds of thousands of recreational poker enthusiasts will travel to Las Vegas, Nevada this summer for their shot at glory. But which events of the 89 offered by the WSOP this year are best to play? We take a look.
There are, of course, dozens and dozens of events, but here are all the tournaments starting on a Thursday, Friday or Saturday, often meaning the weekend warrior has enough time to play them across a weekend by adding just one or two days off. As you can see, there are plenty of WSOP events to choose from:
|2019 WSOP Weekend Warriors Schedule|
|Thursday, May 30, 2019||3||Big Fifty NLH||500|
|Thursday, May 30, 2019||4||Omaha Hi/Lo 8 or Better||1,500|
|Friday, May 31, 2019||5||High Roller||50,000|
|Saturday, June 1, 2019||6||Mixed Triple Draw||2,500|
|Thursday, June 6, 2019||17||Shootout||1,500|
|Thursday, June 6, 2019||18||Omaha 8||10,000|
|Friday, June 7, 2019||19||Millionaire Maker||1,500|
|Friday, June 7, 2019||20||Seven-Card Stud||1,500|
|Saturday, June 8, 2019||21||NL 2-7 Lowball||10,000|
|Thursday, June 13, 2019||32||Seniors||1,000|
|Thursday, June 13, 2019||33||Triple Draw||1,500|
|Friday, June 14, 2019||34||Double Stack NLH||1,000|
|Friday, June 14, 2019||35||Dealers Choice||10,000|
|Saturday, June 15, 2019||36||Shootout NLH||3,000|
|Thursday, June 20, 2019||47||Ladies Championship||1,000|
|Thursday, June 20, 2019||48||NLH||2,500|
|Thursday, June 20, 2019||49||Triple Draw||10,000|
|Friday, June 21, 2019||50||Monster Stack||1,500|
|Friday, June 21, 2019||51||Mixed Omaha/Stud 8 or Better||2,500|
|Saturday, June 22, 2019||52||PLO Championship||10,000|
|Thursday, June 27, 2019||63||Omaha Mix||1,500|
|Friday, June 28, 2019||64||Crazy 8s||888|
|Friday, June 28, 2019||65||PLO8||10,000|
|Saturday, June 29, 2019||66||Limit Hold’em||1,500|
|Wednesday, July 3, 2019||73||Main Event||10,000|
|Saturday, July 6, 2019||75||Little One for One Drop NLH||1,111|
|Thursday, July 11, 2019||82||NLH Double Stack||1,500|
|Thursday, July 11, 2019||83||High Roller||100,000|
|Friday, July 12, 2019||84||The Closer NLH||1,500|
|Friday, July 12, 2019||85||PLO 6-Max||3,000|
|Saturday, July 13, 2019||86||6-Max NLH||10,000|
Whatever your aims, as Daniel Negreanu and Phil Hellmuth – two of the WSOP’s most successful players – both suggest, it’s a great idea to declare your intentions. If you’re traveling for one weekend, look at the tournament(s) that apply to your bankroll on that weekend. Rescheduling once booked – either time off or which tournament you’re going to play – could prove complex, so make sure that you know what you’re doing and when you’re doing it.
You’re only traveling for a weekend, so travel light, and follow our more detailed guides about what you might need to bring and how to survive to get in and out of Vegas. Arrive on time for the events you’ll play, the last thing you ever want to do is to regret not allowing yourself enough time to actually sit down… plus, you’ll always wonder if you would have been dealt aces in the hands you missed, right?
Almost every successful player advises recreational players to do one thing when they sit down in their first WSOP event, and that’s to be themselves. Whatever you did to become successful enough at poker to play the WSOP bring the A-Game version in your own style to the Rio this summer. With all-in action, every weekend, the World Series of Poker always provides a Cinderella story and this year, that could be you!
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