The World Series of Poker (WSOP) schedule has been released, providing players with an overview of the 88 bracelet events that will take place this summer at the Horseshoe and Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip. The 2022 World Series of Poker will include something for everyone, whether that’s a $500 No-limit Hold’em event or a $10,000 Store’s Choice Event.
With the calendar now available and the 2022 World Series of Poker just weeks away, here are five events you can’t afford to miss this summertime.
The Housewarming Event
The Housewarming No-limit Cash game, which costs $500 to participate and boasts a gigantic fixed prize pool of $5 million, is one of the first events in the series and one you definitely don’t want to miss.
The first-weekend tournament, which begins on June 3 and runs for six days, is expected to draw a large field of players eager to compete for a share of the guaranteed prize pool of seven figures.
In last year’s launch weekend, The Homecoming No-Limit Hold’em event had approximately 13,000 participants and created a prize fund of slightly over $5.5 million. Don’t miss out on Housewarming’s debut action, which is expected to draw a large player pool and yield millions in cash prizes.
The Millionaire Maker Contest
The $1,500 Millionaire Maker No-Limit Hold’em event, which starts on June 17 and runs for five days, is another low-cost tournament that should attract hundreds of players. The main event of the WSOP is expected to create a prize pool in the millions of dollars, with the winner guaranteed a seven-figure payday.
In last year’s Millionaire Maker event there were 5,330 total contestants with $1,500 Millionaire Maker No-Limit Hold’em, resulting in a $3.4 million prize pool. Daniel Lazrus took first place in that event, earning his second career bracelet as well as a cool million dollars.
The Millionaire Maker could be your best bet if you want to attempt turning $1,500 to millions of dollars.
Tag Team Match
$1,000 Tag Team No-Limit Hold’em is one of the most interesting moments of the World Series, with players competing in 2 batches for an opportunity to secure not one, but two WSOP titles. This year’s tag tournament begins on June 26 and will last three days.
Last year’s Tag Team tournament drew 641 teams, resulting in a grand prize of little under $600,000. The duo of Mike Ruter and Samy Dighlawi won the tag team championship for $113,366 and two medals.
The Tag Team championship’s unusual design makes it an entertaining and interesting event that will undoubtedly be one of the series’ headliners in 2022.
The $400 Colossus No-Limit Hold’em tournament, which will take place later, is expected to draw thousands of players and a multi-million-dollar prize pool. The four-day tournament begins on June 24 and competitors will be able to choose between 2 different groups.
The $3.1 million total payouts for the 2021 Colossus drew 9,399 total participants, making it one of the spreads in WSOP history. Anatolii Zyrin of Russia won his second bracelet and $314,705 after overcoming a field of over 10,000 competitors.
Without mentioning the WSOP Main Event, the world championship tournament, this list would be far from complete.
The Main Event in 2021 drew a field of 6,550 participants and generated a prize fund of little over $62 million, and with the vaccine and mask requirements removed, this year’s competition might potentially exceed that.
Poker legends such as Johnny Chan, Dan Harrington, Chris Moneymaker, Joe Hachem, Martin Jacobson, and Joe McKeehen have all come from the global tournament final. Germany’s Koray Aldemir won the Main Event of the 2021 World Series of Poker for $8 million and his first career bracelet.
While a $10,000 buy-in tournament may not be within everyone’s financial means, the Main Event is just something you can’t afford to miss if you can handle it.