The 2019 World Series of Poker is officially underway. Doors opened on Tuesday at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas for satellite and cash poker game, while the first events also kicked off on Tuesday.
2019 World Series of Poker Awarding 89 Gold Bracelets
The 2019 World Series of Poker will feature 89 gold bracelet events over multiple disciplines of poker, including online poker. However, if you’re unable to attend the WSOP in person, there are multiple ways to follow all of the action online.
Throughout the event, we will bring you coverage of the series. Furthermore, one big name has already put himself in position to win his seventh career bracelet.
2019 WSOP Action Underway
Two bracelet events kicked off tournament play on Wednesday. The first was the $500 Casino Employees Event. This event is open exclusively to those that work in the casino industry. Perhaps the most famous winner of the event is PokerNews’ Chad Halloway that won the event back in 2013. Outside of his win, most people probably couldn’t tell you a single winner of the event and many champions are forgotten about a week after they win.
The second event to kick off play on Wednesday was $10,000 NL Hold’em Super Turbo Event. This is a two-day event and drew a field of 204 players. The structure allowed for the event to play down to the final table in a single day.
The buy-in guaranteed that a solid field would make the final table and this one didn’t disappoint. Asher Conniff made the final table as chip leader and second in chip is Loren Klein. Klein is remembered for winning a WSOP bracelet in 2018 while wearing a Make America Great Again hat supporting unpopular US President Donald Trump. Also making the final table is Ali Imsiriovic, Brian Green, and Pin Liu.
– Daniel Negreanu Makes $10k Turbo Final Table
The player that most of the poker world will be watching is poker hall of famer Daniel Negreanu. Negreanu made the final table and will start the event fourth in chips. Prior to the 2019 WSOP, Negreanu said that he felt he would win WSOP Player of the Year and would play an expanded schedule to try and achieve that goal.
Negreanu is well on his way towards that lofty goal with a final table appearance. He already has won four career bracelets in Las Vegas, or six if you include WSOP Asia and WSOP Europe. Winning this event would therefore put him in rare company with five bracelets won in the US.
WSOP to Stream on PokerGO and CBS All Access
Anyone following poker over the last few years knows that online streaming of bracelets events have been expanding. Last year, PokerGO produced and streamed numerous final tables and this year, Poker Central and CBS has partnered to give unprecedented access to WSOP final tables.
A total of 41 days of live coverage will stream over PokerGO and CBS All Access. Out of those 41 days, 25 days worth of coverage will stream exclusively on CBS All Access. Only eight days will stream exclusive to PokerGO and the remainder of coverage will be shared by both parties.
Of course, if you don’t have the time to stream the final table, you can find highlights of bracelet events on CBSSports.com. Also, there will be multiple news services reporting on the outcomes of bracelet events, including PokerNews and WSOP.com. They will provide day-by-day coverage of all events and hand results from the majority of final table hands from each event.
Also, we will be reporting on any significant stories occurring at the 50th World Series of Poker. The World Series of Poker will subsequently run through July 16 and will feature a total of 89 bracelet events, including nine events exclusive to WSOP.com.