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The 2017 World Series of Poker Schedule is out!

The World Series of Poker (WSOP) schedule is out!


Here is a summary of the mixed game events for 2017 (*please check the official schedule at wsop.com for errors, omissions, or changes):


June 1 - Event #4 $1500 Omaha Hi/Lo

June 2 - Event #6 $10K Stud

June 3 - Event #7 $2500 Mixed Triple Draw (Badugi, A-5, 2-7)

June 4 - Event #9 $10K Omaha Hi/Lo

June 5 - Event #11 $1500 Dealer's Choice

June 6 - Event #13 $1500 2-7 Single Draw

June 7 - Event #14 $1500 HORSE

June 8 - Event $17 $10K Dealer's Choice

June 10 - Event #21 $1500 8-game mix

June 11 - Event #22 $10K 2-7 Single Draw

June 12 - Event #24 $1500 Limit Hold'em

June 13 - Event #26 $10K Razz

June 14 - Event #28 $1500 2-7 Triple Draw

June 15 - Event #30 $10K HORSE

June 16 - Event #32 $1500 Mixed Omaha Hi/Lo

June 17 - Event #34 $10K Triple Draw

June 19 - Event #38 $10K Limit Holdem

June 20 - Event #40 $1500 Stud Hi/Lo

June 22 - Event #44 $3000 HORSE

June 23 - Event #46 $1500 PLO8

June 24 - Event #48 $10K Stud Hi/Lo

June 27 - Event #53 $3K Limit Holdem

June 28 - Event #54 $10K PLO8

June 28 - Event #55 $1500 Stud

June 29 - Event #57 $2500 Stud8/O8

June 30 - Event #59 $2500 Big-Bet Mix (*new*?)

July 2 - Event #62 $50K Poker Players Championship

July 6 - Event #69 $1500 Razz


Good luck to all bracelet hunters!

Thinking Outside the Hold'em Box: Dealers Choice

The fan favorite of last year's World Series of Poker returns to the 2015 schedule. The $1500 Dealers Choice bracelet event starts today! No less than nineteen different poker variants appear on the Dealers Choice slate. Players will take turns choosing to play their strongest games while avoiding being exploited in their weaker ones (or in games they've possibly never played at all!)

Variety is the spice of life, no? Check out what's on the menu in my latest PokerNews article on the 2015 WSOP Dealer's Choice event.

Thinking Outside the Hold'em Box: Badugi

While players continue to argue whether Badugi should be considered a real poker game or not, the fact of the matter is that the game -- or variations of it -- has become a mixed game staple and is here to stay. Draw games are coming back into favor, and Badugi is no exception. Read all about this interesting game in my newest article on PokerNews.

Thinking Outside the Hold'em Box: Deuce-to-Seven Triple Draw

Probably one of the "funnest" games to learn, Deuce-to-Seven Triple Draw is likely the first of the draw format games that most of today's No Limit Hold'em players will be introduced to. For basic strategies and tips, check out my latest article on PokerNews and start drawing!

Thinking Outside the Hold'em Box: No Limit Deuce-to-Seven Single Draw

Tomorrow marks the opening of the first 2-7 Single Draw event at the World Series of Poker -- a rarely spread but very cool variant worth checking out. Last year, Daniel Negreanu barely got edged out of another bracelet in the Championship event... will he get his revenge this year?

Check out my latest article on PokerNews and read more about this interesting game.

Thinking Outside the Hold'em Box: Razz

If you're a No Limit Hold'em player who can't seem to get away from garbage hands such as 7-2, 6-4, 5-3, and the like, then maybe you're playing the wrong game!  Check out my latest article on PokerNews where I discuss the game where you want to keep those low cards coming... Razz!

George Danzer

Check out my newest article for PokerNews where I review George Danzer's mixed games video series on Twitch entitled "Mixed Game Madness with George Danzer", and compile some interesting Deuce-to-Seven Triple Draw tips. If you don't already know, Danzer is the 2014 World Series of Poker Player of the Year, and three-time bracelet winner. He's going for the title defense this year at the Series.... Good luck, George!

Grand Poker Series at the Golden Nugget

The Grand Poker Series at the Golden Nugget in Downtown Las Vegas has always been a favorite of mixed game players of all levels, with affordable buy-ins and competitive structures. Sam Minutello, Poker Room Manager at the Golden Nugget tweeted advanced notice of the upcoming schedule for the series, taking place May 27 to July 3.

Here are some of the mixed games highlights of the series:

Event 1 (May 27): $240 Omaha Hi/Lo
Event 4 (May 29): $240 Omaha Hi/Lo & Stud Hi/Lo (O.E.)
Event 8 (Jun 1): $240 "H2O" (PL Hold'em, PL 2-7 Single Draw, PLO)
Event 10 (Jun 2): $240 H.O.R.S.E.
Event 12 (Jun 3): $240 PLO
Event 16 (Jun 5): $240 Triple Stud (Razz, Seven Card Stud, Stud Hi/Lo)
Event 21 (Jun 8): $240 Pot Limit Omaha Hi/Lo
Event 23 (Jun 9): $350 H.O.R.S.E.
Event 23 (Jun 10): $560 PLO Championship
Event 28 (Jun 12): $240 Stud Hi/Lo
Event 32 (Jun 15): $240 Seven Card Stud
Event 34 (Jun 16): $240 8-Game Mix
Event 37 (Jun 18): $240 Limit Hold'em
Event 42 (Jun 22): $560 H.O.R.S.E. Championship
Event 44 (Jun 23): $350 Pot Limit Omaha Hi/Lo
Event 46 (Jun 24): $240 No Limit HORSE
Event 54 (Jun 29): $560 Stud Hi/Lo & Omaha Hi/Lo Championship

2015 World Series of Poker Schedule Released

Good news for #mixedgamesrevolution believers everywhere!

The 2015 World Series of Poker is scheduled to take place at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, from May 27th to July 14th.  The schedule has just been announced (click here) and there are plenty of offerings for mixed game enthusiasts.  Thankfully, the two-tiered mixed game track is back: a lower limit $1500 event paired with a $10K championship event in a variety of non-No-Limit-Hold'em (NLH) disciplines.

In addition, there are a few interesting changes this year:

  • The lower limit $1500-$3000 events now have increased starting stacks! THANK YOU WSOP! For example, last year the $1500 events started players with 4,500 in tournament chips (3x the buy-in); this year, everyone starts with 7,500 in tournament chips for the same buy-in (i.e. 5x the buy-in). Mind you, some of last year's first few blind levels have disappeared; however, the addition of a repeated intermediate level(s) more than makes up for this, and in fact, represents a much better structure (if the first few levels are too low, then the pots you win at the beginning of the tournament, especially when playing limit games, become meaningless). The downside -- still no dinner break for 4pm starts (and most of the mixed game events start at 4pm).
  • The Poker Player's Championship is now being played as the standard 10-game mix, instead of an 8-game mix.
  • The $1500 Eight-Game Mix has been removed from the schedule. However, the $3000 H.O.R.S.E. event has found its way back in!
  • The $3000 Omaha Hi/Lo event has been replaced with a $3000 6-Handed Limit Hold'em event.
  • The $5000 Pot Limit Omaha event is now a $3000 Pot Limit Omaha event, and a new "high-roller" $25K Pot Limit Omaha event has been added.
  • The ever-popular $1500 Dealer's Choice is back on the schedule, along with a new companion: a $10K Dealer's Championship
  • And speaking of Dealer's Choice, the pool of games has changed slightly: Pot-Limit Five Card Draw High has been replaced with No-Limit Five Card Draw High (garnering a little more action), and... wait for it... THREE NEW GAMES have been added -- Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo Regular (a.k.a. Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo No Qualifier -- check out the blurb on page 420 of A Poker Player's Guide to Mixed Games),  Fixed Limit Omaha (High Only), and the big-action cash game making its WSOP tournament debut, BIG O!  (BIg O = Pot-Limit 5-Card Omaha Hi/Lo). This means choosing from a total of 19 possible games - a record in live play!

Here is a summary of some of the non-NLH events on the 2015 WSOP schedule. You can check out the official schedule or our mixed games tournament calendar for dates and starting times of these, and other events.

  • Limit Hold'em: $1500 (Jun 2), $3000 (Jun 7), $10K (Jun 24)
  • Omaha Hi/Lo: $1500 (May 28), $10K (Jun  8)
  • Razz: $1500 (Jun 1), $10K (Jun 6)
  • Seven Card Stud: $1500 (Jun 23), $10K (Jun 11)
  • Stud Hi/Lo: $1500 (Jul 2), $10K (Jun 19)
  • Omaha Hi/Lo & Stud Hi/Lo: $2500 (Jun 3)
  • H.O.R.S.E.: $1500 (Jun 10), $3000 (Jun 16), $10K (Jul 1)
  • Pot Limit Omaha: $1000 (Jun 11), $1500 (Jun 17), $10K (Jun 26), $25K (Jun 29)
  • 2-7 Triple Draw: $1500 (Jun 15), $10K (May 31)
  • 2-7 Single Draw: $1500 (Jun 9), $10K (Jun 13)
  • Ten-Game: $1500 (Jun 18), $50K Poker Player's Championship (Jun 21)
  • Dealer's Choice: $1500 (Jun 25), $10K (Jul 3)

Just starting out and curious to learn about some of these games? You may not be ready for the World Series of Poker yet, but there's no better time to start learning than now. Check out A Poker Player's Guide to Mixed Games, which covers the games in the Poker Player's Championship and more.

Mixed Games and MiniFTOPS XXVII


Full Tilt is hosting their "Mini" FTOPS XXVI Series to start off the new year, from January 4th to January 18th.

There are a number of popular mixed games offerings in the schedule each year, for a fraction of the buy-in of the primary FTOPS series. This "Mini" series includes the following events:

Event #5: Tuesday Jan 6 at 2:30 p.m. ET - $55 6-Max 10-Game
Event #7: Wednesday Jan 7 at 12:30 p.m. ET - $32 Razz
Event #11: Friday Jan 9 at 12:30 p.m. ET - $22 Stud Hi/Lo
Event #21: Wednesday Jan 14 at 12:30 p.m. ET - $22 H.O.R.S.E.
Event #25: Friday Jan 16 at 12:30 p.m. ET - $22 6-Max 25-Game Mix

Curious to know what games are played in this crazy 25-Game Mix?

  • Limit Hold'em, Pot Limit Hold'em, No Limit Hold'em
  • Limit Omaha Hi/Lo, Pot Limit Omaha Hi/Lo, No Limit Omaha Hi/Lo
  • Limit Razz
  • Limit Seven Card Stud Hi, Limit Five Card Stud Hi
  • Limit Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo
  • Limit 2-7 Triple Draw, Pot Limit 2-7 Triple Draw, No Limit 2-7 Triple Draw
  • Limit A-5 Triple Draw
  • Limit Badugi
  • Limit 5-Card Draw, Pot Limit 5-Card Draw, No Limit 5-Card Draw
  • No Limit 2-7 Single Draw
  • Pot Limit Omaha, Pot Limit 5-Card Omaha, Pot Limit 6-Card Omaha
  • Pot Limit Irish, No Limit Irish
  • Pot Limit Courchevel

PokerNews Holiday Gift Guide

Looking for a gift this season for that poker player in your life (maybe you)?

PokerNews has put out their annual Holiday Gift Guide with a variety of amazing, and unique gift ideas that goes beyond just playing cards and plastic chip sets in metal cases. Check it out!

(... OH, and by the way... I'd love some RunGood gear and an All-American Dave gift certificate... just sayin')

And while you're checking the list out, don't forget to stock up on a few "#10s" and welcome your friends to the mixed games revolution. Remember what Christmas really means... less than six months before WSOP!