2012 World Series of Poker Schedule Released

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The World Series of Poker has announced the 2012 WSOP schedule, along with numerous changes and additions. This year, 61 gold bracelets will be up for grabs from May 27 through July 16, 2012, at the Rio All-Suite Hotel in Las Vegas.

"This year’s WSOP schedule is very exciting,” said WSOP Tournament Director Jack Effel, who will oversee the event for the seventh consecutive year.

“We’re introducing some fantastic new events, while bringing back many successful stalwarts that our players love. We will expand our footprint this year to include extra tables dedicated to cash games, as well as plenty of satellite and single-day tournament space, so players will have an easy time finding a desirable game without ever having to leave the Rio Convention Center.”

The most notable changes involve the Main Event. First, instead of the usual four starting days, there are only three (Saturday, July 7; Sunday, July 8; and Monday, July 9). Also, the traditional day off has been removed. Finally, there will be no November Nine this year because the final table has been moved up a week to accommodate the U.S. presidential election. Instead of happening in November, the final table will be held in two stages. First, nine players will play down to two on Sunday, Oct. 28, and the heads-up battle will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 30.

There are also some new events on this year’s schedule, including Event #3: $3,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold’em/Pot-Limit Omaha; Event #6: $5,000 Mix-Max No-Limit Hold’em; Event #28: $2,500 Four-Handed No-Limit Hold’em; and Event #49: $1,500 Ante Only No-Limit Hold’em. Furthermore, there will be two new non-bracelet events including a $560 Doubles No-Limit Hold’em and a $560 Bracelet Bounty No-Limit Hold’em, which will see a bounty placed on any former bracelet winner to enter the field.

The inclusion of Event #49: $1,500 Ante Only No-Limit Hold’em comes on the heels of the WSOP’s introduction of the event at the recent WSOP Circuit stop at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. What is an Ante Only tournament? According to the WSOP: “In a twist on traditional no-limit hold’em poker, this event will be played without the small and big blind bets. All players at the table will ante to begin every hand, with the person to the left of the button starting the action with a choice of folding or bringing in the minimum chip amount in play. The event will create a lot of action and multiple-player pots.”

Here are some of the other changes for this year’s WSOP:

  • An additional 92 tables have been added, bringing the total number of tables up to 470. The Brasilia Ballroom will be used to accommodate the extra tables.
  • The opening weekend, June 2 and 3, will feature a $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em Re-Entry tournament.
  • The $1,000,000 buy-in One Drop event will be held on July 1.
  • The Seniors Event will begin at 10 a.m. and The Big One for One Drop will start at 1:11 p.m.
  • Preregistration for the 2012 WSOP will be available online beginning Feb. 8, 2012.

Full 2012 World Series of Poker Schedule

DateTimeEventBuy-InDuration
Sun 27 May12:00#1 Casino Employees NLHE$5002-Days
Mon 28 May12:00#2 No Limit Hold'em$1,5003-Days
Tue 29 May12:00#3 Heads-up NLHE / PLO$3,0003-Days
Tue 29 May17:00#4 Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo$1,5003-Days
Wed 30 May12:00#5 Pot Limit Hold'em$1,5003-Days
Thu 31 May12:00#6 No Limit Hold'em Mixed$5,0004-Days
Thu 31 May17:00#7 Seven Card Stud$1,5003-Days
Fri 01 Jun12:00#8 Omaha Hi/Lo$1,5003-Days
Sat 02 Jun12:00#9 No Limit Hold'em Re-Entry$1,5005-Days
Sun 03 Jun17:00#10 Seven Card Stud$5,0003-Days
Mon 04 Jun12:00#11 Pot Limit Omaha$1,5003-Days
Tue 05 Jun12:00#12 Heads-Up NLHE$10,0004-Days
Tue 05 Jun17:00#13 Limit Hold'em$1,5003-Days
Wed 06 Jun12:00#14 No Limit Hold'em Shootout$1,5003-Days
Wed 06 Jun17:00#15 Seven Card Stud Hi Low$5,0003-Days
Thu 07 Jun12:00#16 No Limit Hold'em Six-Max$1,5003-Days
Fri 08 Jun12:00#17 Pot Limit Hold'em$10,0003-Days
Fri 08 Jun17:00#18 Seven Card Razz$2,5003-Days
Sat 09 Jun12:00#19 No Limit Hold'em$1,5003-Days
Sat 09 Jun17:00#20 Limit Hold'em$5,0003-Days
Sun 10 Jun12:00#21 No Limit Hold'em$1,0003-Days
Sun 10 Jun17:00#22 2-7 Triple Draw (Limit)$2,5003-Days
Mon 11 Jun12:00#23 No Limit Hold'em Six-Max$3,0003-Days
Mon 11 Jun17:00#24 Omaha Hi/Lo$5,0003-Days
Tue 12 Jun12:00#25 Limit Hold'em Shootout$1,5003-Days
Tue 12 Jun17:00#26 Pot Limit Omaha$3,0003-Days
Wed 13 Jun12:00#27 HORSE$1,5003-Days
Thu 14 Jun12:00#28 No Limit Hold'em Four-Handed$2,5003-Days
Fri 15 Jun12:00#29 Seniors NLHE Championship$1,0003-Days
Fri 15 Jun17:00#30 2-7 Draw No Limit$1,5003-Days
Sat 16 Jun12:00#31 No Limit Hold'em$1,5003-Days
Sat 16 Jun17:00#32 HORSE$10,0003-Days
Sun 17 Jun12:00#33 No Limit Hold'em$1,0003-Days
Mon 18 Jun12:00#34 Pot Limit Omaha Six-Max$5,0003-Days
Mon 18 Jun17:00#35 Mixed Hold'em$2,5003-Days
Tue 19 Jun12:00#36 No Limit Hold'em Shootout$3,0003-Days
Tue 19 Jun17:00#37 Eight game Mix$2,5003-Days
Wed 20 Jun12:00#38 No Limit Hold'em$1,5003-Days
Thu 21 Jun12:00#39 Pot Limit Omaha$10,0003-Days
Thu 21 Jun17:00#40 Limit Hold'em Six-Max$2,5003-Days
Fri 22 Jun12:00#41 No Limit Hold'em$3,0003-Days
Fri 22 Jun17:00#42 Omaha/Seven Card Stud Hi/Low$2,5003-Days
Sat 23 Jun12:00#43 No Limit Hold'em$1,5003-Days
Sun 24 Jun12:00#44 No Limit Hold'em$1,5003-Days
Sun 24 Jun17:00#45 The Poker Players Championship$50,0005-Days
Mon 25 Jun12:00#46 No Limit Hold'em$2,5003-Days
Tue 26 Jun12:00#47 Pot Limit Omaha Hi/Lo$1,5003-Days
Tue 26 Jun17:00#48 Limit Hold'em$3,0003-Days
Wed 27 Jun12:00#49 Ante Only No Limit Hold'em$1,5003-Days
Thu 28 Jun12:00#50 No Limit Hold'em$5,0003-Days
Fri 29 Jun12:00#51 Ladies NLHE Championship$1,0003-Days
Fri 29 Jun17:00#52 10-Game Mix Six-Max$2,5003-Days
Sat 30 Jun10:00Doubles No Limit Hold'em$5601-Day
Sat 30 Jun12:00#53 No Limit Hold'em$1,5003-Days
Sun 01 Jul12:00#54 No Limit Hold'em$1,0003-Days
Sun 01 Jul13:11#55 The Big One for One Drop$1,000,0003-Days
Mon 02 Jul12:00#56 No Limit Hold'em$1,5003-Days
Tue 03 Jul12:00#57 No Limit Hold'em Six-Max$10,0003-Days
Tue 03 Jul17:00#58 Pot Limit Omaha Hi/Lo$3,0003-Days
Wed 04 Jul12:00#59a No Limit Hold'em$1,0004-Days
Thu 05 Jul12:00#59b No Limit Hold'em$1,0004-Days
Thu 05 Jul17:00#60 2-7 Draw No Limit$10,0003-Days
Fri 06 Jul12:00Bracelet Bounty$5601-Day
Sat 07 Jul12:00#61a No Limit Hold'em Main Event$10,00010-Days
Sun 08 Jul12:00#61b No Limit Hold'em Main Event$10,00010-Days
Mon 09 Jul12:00#61c No Limit Hold'em Main Event$10,00010-Days

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