The dates for the upcoming 2019 World Series of Poker Europe were officially set - the tournaments will return later this year to the poker capital of Europe, which is King's Casino Rozvadov in Czech Republic.
This year's WSOPE will mark the third straight year that the venue has hosted the series. After moving around the WSOPE for a number of years, tournament organizers seem to have settled and are happy on King's Resort Rozvadov ground.
The tournament series will run from October 15th, 2019 to November 4th, 2019. There will be a total of 10 bracelet events (same as 2018), with the main event running from October 25th to October 30th. Last year's €10,000 buy-in main event resulted in a prize pool of over €5,000,000, and there is no reason to think that this year's event will be any smaller.
In total, last year's WSOPE had a total of 6,028 entries and over €20,000,000 in total guaranteed prize money.
The World Series of Poker Europe counts towards the WSOP POY standings, which means that anybody near the top of the leaderboard at the end of this summer's WSOP in Las Vegas will likely attend the series. There will also be ten official gold bracelet events during WSOP-E in 2019.
This will be the 12th year that the World Series of Poker Europe has been run. A number of notable names have won the WSOPE main event, including John Juanda, Phil Hellmuth and Annette Obrestad. Daniel Negreanu made it to heads-up play in 2009 before finally succumbing to Barry Shulman.