WSOP Schedule for 2023: Tournaments and Tips for Your Trip
WSOP 2023 Full Schedule Unveiled: 95 Bracelets up for Grabs!
The full schedule for the 54th iteration of the World Series of Poker is out! The organizers are pulling all the stops this year, looking to break records and make the 2023 WSOP the biggest one yet.
There will be 95 bracelets up for grabs over the six weeks of sizzling poker action. Like the last year, the Series will take place at the new venue, spreading tables between Paris Casino and Horseshoe (formerly Bally's), honoring the legendary Las Vegas casino where it all started.
The Biggest World Series Ever
Last year's World Series of Poker was a massive success, and the organizers are looking to keep up the momentum and make the 2023 WSOP the biggest and most-memorable one in poker history.
Last year saw 88 bracelet-awarding events, so there will be seven additional opportunities for players in 2023 to capture one of the most coveted trinkets in poker. Tournaments will take place across 608 poker tables situated on the 200,000 square feet floor.
The 54th World Series of Poker will kick off on May 30 and run through July 18, while the Main Event will take place July 3 – 17.
The 2022 Main Event saw 8,663 players, becoming second-largest in history of the tournament and falling just shy of breaking the 2006 record.
This year, the organizers have their mind set on breaking that record and they've set up a variety of promotions to make it easier for the players worldwide to win their seats and fulfill what can be described as one of the biggest poker players' dreams.
2023 Main Event Mania
To achieve the goal of running a record-breaking Main Event, the WSOP is running a series of promotions under the common name of “Main Event Mania.” This series of promos and qualifiers will see hundreds of players win their seats on the big stage in Las Vegas.
- GGPoker qualifiers – there will be 500 Main Event seats up for grabs through various online qualifiers on one of the biggest poker sites, alongside another 100 seats available through ClubGG.net.
- WSOP.com Seat Sprint – Players in the US will have a chance to win 112 Main Event seats playing on WSOP.com, with qualifiers running June 25 – July 8.
- Live qualifiers worldwide – WSOP will set up step qualifiers at casinos worldwide, allowing players to win Main Event seats through step satellites, starting at a very affordable buy-in of $140.
If the 2023 ME breaks the 2006 record, organizers will share the joy with all the players who made it possible. Namely, all entrants will be entered into a random draw that takes place on July 8. A lucky winner will receive a free Main Event entry for the next 30 years!
WSOP 2023 Highlight Events
Every year, there are a few World Series of Poker tournaments that create the most buzz and attract the biggest crowds. This year, there will also be a few brand new tournaments added to the mix
- The Millionaire Maker, Colossus, and Monster Stack are back in 2023
- $1,000,000 Tournament of Champions – a freeroll for all 2023 bracelet and gold ring winners
- $1,000 Mystery Millions – a mystery bounty event with a guaranteed top bounty of $1,000,000 and the first place guarantee of $1,000,000
- $10,000 Secret Bounty (new addition)
- $1,500 Short Deck (new addition)
- $1,500 Badugi event (new addition)
WSOP Online Bracelet Events
Although the WSOP is back to its land-based tradition in full force, players will still get a chance to compete for online poker bracelets as well.
Every Sunday for the duration of the series, there will be one bracelet event taking place. There are also “double bracelet days” scheduled for the summer, taking place on June 4, June 25, and July 9.
Full WSOP 2023 Schedule
With 95 bracelets up for grabs this summer, Las Vegas promises heaps of great action. While the kickoff is still a few month away, it’s always good to start planning early.
To help with that, we’re bringing you the full schedule of 2023 WSOP events as well.
|1||May 30||$500||Casino Employees Tournament|
|2||May 30||$25,000||High Roller 6-max|
|3||May 31||$1,000||Mystery Millions|
|4||May 31||$0||Tournament of Champions|
|5||May 31||$1,500||6-max Dealer's Choice|
|6||June 1||$5,000||Mixed NLHE/PLO|
|8||June 2||$25,000||NLHE Heads Up Championship|
|9||June 2||$1,500||Seven Card Stud|
|10||June 3||$10,000||Dealers Choice Championship|
|11||June 4||$600||NLH Deep Stack|
|12||June 4||$5,000||NLHE (8-max)|
|13||June 5||$600||PLO Deepstack|
|14||June 5||$10,000||Seven Card Stud Championship|
|15||June 6||$1,500||6-max NLHE|
|16||June 6||$25,000||NLHE High Roller 8-max|
|17||June 6||$1,500||Omaha Hi-Lo|
|21||June 8||$1,000||PLO 8-handed|
|22||June 8||$10,000||Limit Hold'em Championship|
|23||June 9||$50,000||NLHE High Roller|
|25||June 10||$10,000||Omaha Hi-Lo Championship|
|26||June 11||$800||NLHE Deepstack|
|27||June 11||$1,500||Eight game mix|
|29||June 12||$100,000||NLHE High Roller|
|30||June 12||$1,500||2-7 Limit Triple Draw|
|31||June 13||$600||NLHE/PLO Deepstack|
|32||June 13||$3,000||NLH 6-max|
|33||June 13||$10,000||Razz Championship|
|35||June 14||$10,000||NLHE Secret Bounty|
|36||June 14||$3,000||9-game Mix|
|38||June 15||$10,000||Limit 2-7 Triple Draw Championship|
|39||June 16||$1,500||Monster Stack|
|40||June 16||$250,000||Super High Roller|
|41||June 17||$1,500||Big O|
|42||June 17||$800||8-handed NLHE Deepstack|
|43||June 18||$50,000||Poker Players Championship|
|45||June 19||$1,500||Mixed Omaha Hi-Lo|
|48||June 21||$1,000||Seniors NLHE Championship|
|49||June 21||$1,500||NLHE Super Turbo Bounty|
|50||June 21||$50,000||PLO Championship|
|51||June 22||$1,000||TAG Team|
|52||June 22||$2,500||Mixed Triple Draw|
|53||June 23||$1,500||Millionaire Maker|
|54||June 23||$10,000||H.O.R.S.E. Championship|
|55||June 24||$1,500||Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo|
|56||June 25||$500||NLHE Salute to Warriors|
|57||June 25||$25,000||PLO High Roller|
|58||June 25||$3,000||6-max NLHE|
|60||June 26||$1,000||No Limit 2-7|
|61||June 27||$1,000||Super Seniors|
|62||June 27||$1,500||NLHE/PLO Mix|
|63||June 27||$10,000||Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo Championship|
|64||June 28||$600||NLHE Deep Stack Championship|
|65||June 28||$5,000||NLHE 6-max|
|66||June 28||$1,500||PLO Hi-Lo|
|67||June 29||$1,000||Ladies Championship|
|68||June 29||$1,000||NLHE Super Turbo Bounty|
|69||June 29||$10,000||2-7 No Limit Championship|
|71||June 30||$50,000||PLO High Roller|
|72||July 1||$10,000||NLHE Super Turbo Bounty|
|73||July 1||$2,500||Mixed Big Bet|
|74||July 2||$1,000||Mini Main Event|
|75||July 2||$10,000||PLO Hi-Lo Championship|
|76||July 3||$10,000||Main Event|
|77||July 7||$700||NLHE Lucky 7's|
|78||July 7||$1,500||PLO Bounty|
|80||July 10||$25,000||H.O.R.S.E. High Roller|
|81||July 11||$600||NLHE Ultra Stack|
|82||July 11||$3,000||6-max PLO|
|83||July 12||$1,500||Short Deck Hold'em|
|84||July 12||$50,000||NLHE High Roller|
|85||July 13||$1,500||NLHE Shootout|
|86||July 13||$1,979||Poker Hall of Fame Bounty|
|87||July 13||$2,500||Mixed Tournament|
|88||July 14||$1,500||The Closer|
|89||July 14||$1,000||Flip & GO|
|90||July 14||$10,000||6-max NLHE Championship|
|93||July 16||$10,000||Short Deck Hold’em|
|94||July 17||$5,000||8-max NLHE|
|95||July 18||$1,000||Super Turbo NLHE|
Getting Ready for the WSOP 2023
Now that you have the important details about the World Series of Poker 2023, we're bringing you some useful tips and advice to make your trip and your stay in Las Vegas more enjoyable.
Flights & Accommodation
The first thing you need to figure out is when you want to go and how long you want to stay. If you’re not from the US, the trip can be quite expensive on its own, so you want to start looking for good deals as soon as possible.
You can get your plane tickets at a discounted price if you book well ahead of time.
So, if you want to go, start looking now and check what’s available for the dates you’re planning. There are some amazing deals out there if you book a few months ahead.
The same goes for accommodation. Once the WSOP 2023 is in town, prices will go up, and it will be harder to find a place with a good location. So try to book your place well ahead of time and get that out of your mind.
If you’re traveling with some friends, you should look into renting a house and splitting the costs. There are some great places you can get at more than reasonable prices, and if you pull your money together, you’ll get a much better deal than if you were all paying for accommodation on your own.
Plan in advance what you will play
Maybe you want to hit deep stack tournaments, or you feel like you have an edge in turbo structures, or you want to get into the smallest possible rake events, you can find it all in the World Series of Poker.
If you want to maximize your EV and choose the most profitable tournaments from the WSOP schedule, you need to research what you are planning to play.
On top of that, during WSOP, other Las Vegas casinos also offer various series, where you can find a lot of smaller tournaments, so it makes sense to check it out as well.
This will help you plan your bankroll and find the best possible games. So instead of trying to play as much as you can, pick your tournaments and play only the good ones!
Even if you’ve never been to Las Vegas for the World Series of Poker, you’ve likely seen vlogs from some of the popular players in recent years. In some of those vlogs, you can see that registration lines for certain events can be absolutely mental.
The WSOP will open certain smaller buy-in tournaments for early registration in March/April, and you’ll be able to do it online.
If you already know what events you want to play and want to ensure your seat on a particular day, you should definitely take advantage of the early registration feature.
After all, there is so much to do in Vegas, whether it’s playing poker or just checking out what the city has to offer.
Stay within your bankroll during the WSOP schedule
While playing the WSOP Main Event can be thrilling, you should not jump to this tournament if you do not have sufficient funds and risk a big part of your poker bankroll taking one shot.
However, instead of buying-in directly, you can participate in many satellites during the series and win your seat in the big one. Also, you have an option to sell a part of your shares and still have an unforgettable experience in Las Vegas without breaking the bank.
If none of these helps, do not be harsh on yourself and choose cheaper tournaments. These have much smaller fields and very few professional poker players, so it drastically reduces the variance and gives you a way to build that bankroll.
Learn to rest and keep your energy
Long tournament series, just like the WSOP schedule suggests, require a lot of energy and concentration.
So instead of partying all the time, you should take such a trip seriously and do everything that can help you increase your chance to succeed. To mention a couple of things:
- Get a good night's sleep – probably one of the most important parts of being able to focus and play long sessions, so make sure to rest before playing.
- Exercise – that is not a problem in Las Vegas since most hotels have a gym, and even if you don‘t find one, you can easily exercise simply in your room and increase your energy level.
- Eat healthy food – it is harder to stick to healthy habits while traveling, but when you know that it can make a difference from almost sleeping at the table to making profitable decisions when your opponents are barely keeping their eyes open, it should be enough motivation to do that.
Even if that does not look like much at the moment, it will be a huge help in the long run.
Prepare for the WSOP schedule
If you are not used to playing live games, it makes sense to practice and play at least a couple of tournaments in your local casino before visiting the World Series Of Poker.
It is worth brushing up on your strategy because you could be up against the top players if you are not particularly lucky with your table draw. Therefore, now it is a good time to join a poker training site and go to the 2023 WSOP fully prepared.
Also, you can take advantage of poker software to prepare for the games, so everything is up to you!
Have some fun
Last but not least, enjoy your time in Las Vegas and have fun.
Do not rush playing, do not try to impress others by fancy moves you see on TV or go out of line. You are not here to impress others, so enjoy the moment and play as good as you can.
On top of that, do not forget to visit at least a couple of attractions and actually have some fun to fully enjoy your trip. Resting and taking your mind off the game can help you a lot, especially if you are in for a longer stay.
WSOP 2023 Schedule Summary
Now you know how to prepare for the trip, here is another reminder about a few notable events to keep track of.
- World Series of Poker 2023 lasts from May 30 to July 18
- The Main Event kicks off on July 3
- WSOP 2023 features all the big ones, like Colossus and the Millionaire Maker
- Make sure to prepare for your WSOP 2023 trip early & save time and money