ArticleThe 2023 World Series of Poker: What You Need to Know

The World Series of Poker (WSOP) is an iconic annual poker event that attracts players from around the globe. With the 2023 edition just around the corner, it’s time to prepare for another thrilling tournament. Here are the most important things you need to know about the upcoming 2023 World Series of Poker.

By Gio | 30 May 2023
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  • Dates and Location:

The 2023 WSOP is scheduled to take place from Tue, May 30, 2023 – Tue, Jul 18, 2023 at the Las Vegas Strip at Horseshoe Las Vegas and Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino. This renowned poker festival offers a wide range of events, catering to players of all skill levels and bankrolls.

  • Event Schedule:

The 54th annual WSOP features a comprehensive event schedule that includes various poker formats and buy-in levels. From No Limit Hold’em and Pot Limit Omaha to mixed games and specialty events, there’s something for everyone. The schedule also incorporates prestigious tournaments like the Main Event, High Roller events, and the Players Championship (Dan Cates @junglemandan won it back-to-back in a iconic fashion).

The best place to find the whole schedule is wsop.com website itself, so go check it out.

To avoid queues and congestion, the WSOP encourages players to utilize the online mobile registration process to sign up for events, register, and pay online. Players who register online will need to visit the Champagne Ballroom located in the Le Centre Des Conventions in Paris Las Vegas one time before playing in their first event to verify their registration with valid identification upon arrival to the series. 

https://www.wsop.com/
  • The Main Event:

The highlight of the WSOP is undoubtedly the Main Event. This flagship tournament attracts players from everywhere, each vying for the coveted WSOP bracelet and a chance to etch their name in poker history. With a multimillion-dollar prize pool, the Main Event promises intense competition and life-changing opportunities for participants.

The 2022 World Series of Poker Main Event ended with Espen Jorstad from Norway winning the $10 million grand prize in a field of 8,663 players. Jorstad beat Australia’s Adrian Attenborough with a full house of deuces over queens on the final hand.

Espen Jorstad
Main Event for Life: If the Main Event record is broken, all entrants in the field will be placed into a drawing that awards a non-transferrable Main Event buy-in for the next 30 years. The drawing will utilize each player’s Caesars Rewards number and would be held on July 8.
  • Satellites and Qualifiers:

For those looking to participate in the WSOP but seeking a more affordable entry, satellite tournaments and qualifiers are available. These satellite events offer the chance to win seats into higher buy-in tournaments or even secure a spot in the Main Event at a fraction of the cost.

  • Online Presence:

In recent years, the WSOP has expanded its online presence, offering players the opportunity to compete in online bracelet events. Nowadays, almost everyone plays the online events as well, and one can see players doing that simultaneously while at a live poker table.

WSOP.COM Online Bracelet Events: Popular WSOP Online Bracelet events are back, including every Sunday during the summer, with three special “Double Up Bracelet Days” on June 4, June 25, and July 9. The schedule is highlighted by exciting events including the $500 Summer Saver, a $3,200 High Roller, and the signature $1,000 NLHE Online Championship.

To follow the action with live updates, photos, prize structures, winners and everything else, as always the best places to do that would be Pokernews.com and wsop.com

  • Buying and selling action:

If you want to sell a piece of your action, or you want to have even more interesting rail time, there are several options from where you could do that. You can explore the offers at PokerStake or SharkScope.

The 2023 World Series of Poker is set to captivate the poker world once again, offering an exhilarating blend of high-stakes competition, thrilling events, and life-changing opportunities. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a poker enthusiast, the WSOP presents a unique and unparalleled experience. Mark your calendars, prepare your strategies, and get ready to be part of poker history at the 2023 World Series of Poker. Good luck to all participants, and may the cards be in your favor!

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Important Information (from wsop.com website)

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