The World Series of Poker (WSOP) has released the full schedule for this summer’s series. It includes 95 traditional events plus 20 online events.
WSOP confirmed May 30 to July 18 as the dates for the series in December, as well as certain marquee events. Now, the full details are available, including buy-ins and structure sheets. The online events will run for almost the entire length of the series, with the first on June 1 and the last on July 16.
If you’re planning on flying to Las Vegas to attend the series in person, you can find the list of in-person events on the company website or check out the breakdown by our friends over at US Poker.
But what if you want to play for one of those 20 online bracelets from the comfort of your own home? Bonus has your back. WSOP keeps changing the way they present their online schedules. In this case, they decided to give the online events a separate numbering system but mix them together with the in-person events on the schedule. Not ideal, guys!
We’ve separated them out for you, and you’ll find the complete online schedule at the bottom of this article. Highlights include:
- The $333 Triple Treys Summer Tip Off on June 1, for players on a budget.
- A $5,200 High Roller Championship running over the course of two days: July 3-4.
- The obligatory $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em Championship on July 8.
- A new $2,000 Freezeout Championship on July 15.
More Online Events Than WSOP 2022
Online bracelet events have been part of the WSOP since 2015. Initially, that was just a single event, but the online component has grown steadily over the years.
The COVID-19 pandemic threw everything for a loop in 2020, causing the cancellation of the series for the first time in its multi-decade history. Out of that, a separate WSOP Online emerged. For a while, it was unclear what things would look like when the world got back to “normal.”
Last year, the live series was finally back to its regular mid-summer timeslot, albeit at a new home. We discovered then that WSOP Online would continue as a separate event, but there would also be online events included in the summer schedule.
For 2022, there were 14 events on offer, not counting standalone tournaments in Pennsylvania and Michigan. So, this year’s 20 events represent a substantial expansion.
All the old favorites are back, like Lucky 7’s and Crazy 8’s. The schedule is also heavy on deepstack and ultra deepstack events (five in total) and Championships (six!).
Speaking of Championships, there’s one other tie-in between the summer WSOP and the annual WSOP Online. The Tournament of Champions is back again this year on May 31. It’s an in-person freeroll open to those who won bracelets in last year’s WSOP Online. WSOP Circuit Ring winners from the 2022-2023 season and bracelet winners from the 2022 WSOP Europe can also enter.
Michigan Participation is the Big Question
All online bracelet events will take place on WSOP.com, available in New Jersey, Nevada, Delaware, Michigan and Pennsylvania.
However, the main network comprises only New Jersey, Nevada and Delaware. The other two states are currently standalone sites.
In past years, Michigan and Pennsylvania players have had their own separate, smaller series of events. This year, there’s been no mention of that yet.
The reason is obvious enough. Michigan recently joined the Multi-State Internet Gaming Agreement, enabling Michigan sites to link up with those in New Jersey, Nevada and Delaware. However, only PokerStars has started sharing traffic.
Michiganders are undoubtedly wondering whether they can play for online bracelets alongside their peers in New Jersey. WSOP is probably asking itself the same question. Unfortunately, the Michigan site runs a newer version of WSOP software (supplied by 888poker), while the network is on an older version. The question is whether WSOP can manage the necessary upgrades between now and May.
Unfortunately, Bonus can’t answer that question either. However, it’s a pretty sure thing that Pennsylvania will get a separate series of events, and Michigan will too, if it can’t join the network in time. WSOP will presumably make its announcement closer to the start of the series once it knows what will or won’t be possible.
WSOP 2023 Full Online Bracelet Schedule
|1||01 Jun||$333||NLHE||Triple Treys Summer Tip Off|
|2||04 Jun||$500||NLHE||Bankroll Builder|
|4||06 Jun||$600||NLHE||Ultra Deepstack|
|8||20 Jun||$3,200||NLHE||High Roller|
|10||25 Jun||$400||NLHE||Ultra Deepstack|
|11||27 Jun||$888||NLHE||Crazy 8's|
|13||03 Jul||$5,300||NLHE||High Roller Championship (Two Days)|
|16||09 Jul||$600||NLHE||Deepstack Championship|
|17||11 Jul||$1,000||NLHE||6-Max Championship|
|18||15 Jul||$2,000||NLHE||Freezeout Championship|
|19||16 Jul||$500||NLHE||Summer Saver|
|20||16 Jul||$777||NLHE||Lucky 7's|