WSOP Main Event isn’t the Only Bracelet Event Running at the Rio

Contrary to popular belief, the WSOP Main Event isn’t the only bracelet event currently running or left on the 2019 summer schedule. In fact, high roller season is about to kick back into gear.

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The Rio will remain packed for the next week. (Image: CardsChat News)

Day 2C of the Main Event began at 11 am inside the Rio. Registration remained open until play started. But there is more action going on at the World Series of Poker on Sunday than just the world championship event, including an online bracelet tournament and the Little One Drop.

Big Little One Drop

For those who busted early from the Main Event or don’t have $10,000 to enter a poker tournament, the $1,111 Little One Drop charity event provides players with an opportunity to win big without investing two months worth of income.

Day 1A of the Little One Drop, a much cheaper version of the previous $1 million Big One for One Drop and $111,000 High Roller for One Drop, kicked off on Saturday with 702 entries. Cards were in the air for Day 1B at noon today and will be back in the air for 1C at the same time tomorrow.

Some familiar faces such as Valentin Vornicu, John Hesp, and David “ODB” Baker, are already guaranteed to come back for Day Two.

Also on Sunday, the $800 WSOP.com Online No Limit Hold’em 6-Handed tournament gets underway at 3:30 pm PT. That is the eighth of nine online bracelet events. On July 14, you can enter the $500 WSOP.com Online No Limit Hold’em Summer Saver, the online finale for the summer.

High Rollers in Store

If you love that high stakes action, you’re in for a treat. The WSOP saved a couple of the high rollers for the final few days of the series.

On Monday at 6 pm, the $50,000 Final Fifty No Limit Hold’em kicks off High Roller Week at the Rio.

Then on Thursday at 11 am, the first and only six-figure event of the summer – $100,000 No Limit Hold’em High Roller – begins. Last year’s tournament had a controversial ending with Elio Fox and Nick Petrangelo battling heads-up for the bracelet in what was essentially a dog and pony show. The players had agreed to a chop before the heads-up match and thus were disinterested in playing their “A” games.

There are still of 14 gold bracelet events remaining on the 2019 World Series of Poker schedule. That includes the aforementioned high rollers and lower stakes tournaments such as The Closer, a $1,500 buy-in no limit hold’em event.

Written by
Jon Sofen
Semi-pro poker player with 17 years experience on the felt and more than five years working as professional poker media.

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