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2022 WSOP Schedule Released; 102 Bracelet Events
The 2022 WSOP schedule is in the public domain making the 2022 World Series of Poker official. The WSOP management team has wasted little time in publishing the schedule after the 2021 edition concluded on November 23, 2021.
Players from around the world have 102 chances to get their hands on a coveted gold WSOP bracelet. There are 88 live bracelet events in addition to 14 online bracelet events on the 2022 WSOP schedule.
All live events take place at either Horseshoe Casino or Paris on the famous Las Vegas Strip. Horseshoe Casino is currently Bally’s, which is undergoing a refurbishment in time for the WSOP. This year marks the first time the WSOP takes place away from the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino since 2005.
2022 WSOP Schedule Highlights
The 2022 WSOP schedule has events running from May 31 through July 20. Hold’em events make up 52 of the 88 bracelet-awarding tournaments. Omaha tournaments account for another 13 bracelets.
Everything kicks off with the $500 Casino Employees No-Limit Hold’em event. This tournament is restricted to players who work in the industry, giving them the chance to become a WSOP champion and boost their bankrolls before embarking on 50-day working stretch.
A $100,000 buy-in High Roller Bounty No-Limit Hold’em tournament is the first open event on the 2022 WSOP schedule. This event will attract the biggest names in poker, not least because each bounty adds $25,000 to players’ wallets.
June 2-7 sees what should be one of the best-attended events on the 2022 WSOP schedule. The House Warming is a $500 buy-in No-Limit Holdem tournament that comes with a whopping $5 million guarantee. It requires 10,000 entrants to hit the guaranteed amount.
Both the $1,500 Monster Stack and the $1,500 Millionaire Maker return for 2022. Daniel Lazrus triumphed in the Millionaire Maker last fall and turned his $1,500 into $1,000,000. They run June 10-14 and June 17-21 respectively.
The $400 Colossus returns from June 24-27. It attracted almost 9,400 players last year and paid Anatolii Zyrin a cool $314,705.
WSOP Main Event and Mini Main Event Dates Confirmed
July 1-3 is when the $1,000 Mini Main Event is scheduled to run. Some 3,821 players competed in the 2021 WSOP Mini Main Event at the Rio. Greek grinder Georgios Sotiropoulos took the event down for $432,575 and his third WSOP bracelet.
The $10,000 Main Event shuffles up and deals the day the Mini Main Event crowns its champion. Mark July 3-16 on your calendar if you plan on trying to become this year’s champion.
The 2021 edition drew in a 6,550-strong crowd, making it one of the biggest Main Events in history. Germany’s Koray Aldemir was the last player standing. He banked $8,000,000 in addition to his first gold WSOP bracelet. There is no chance on Earth that Aldemir does not return to Vegas to defend his title.
- #2, $100,000 No-Limit Hold’em Bounty ($25k bounties)
- #5, $500 The Housewarming No-Limit Hold’em ($5 million guaranteed)
- #19: $25,000 High Roller Pot-Limit Omaha
- #37: $1,500 Millionaire Maker
- #42, $100,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold’em
- #51: $400 Colossus No-Limit Hold’em
- #56, $50,000 Poker Players Championship
- #70, $10,000 Main Event
- Tournament of Champions ($1 million guaranteed freeroll)
No Proof of Vaccination Required
Players no longer need proof of COVID-19 vaccination to play any event on the 2022 WSOP schedule. This represents a complete U-turn in thinking from the World Series of Poker. In addition, face masks are no longer a requirement. However, these rules are subject to change depending on the guidelines set by the state of Nevada.
Forcing people to be fully vaccinated ground the gears of some poker pros. Poker power couple Kristen Bicknell and Alex Foxen are complete anti-vaxxers. Therefore, they did not play in any 2021 WSOP events. Foxen is yet to win a bracelet but Bicknell has three to her name.