What would you do if you won the lottery? Probably go to the World Series of Poker, right?
So just how large a jackpot do you need in order to play in every event on this year’s WSOP schedule?
Don’t worry — PokerNews has done the math and has figured out just how much money you’ll have to save up between now and May 31!
Bookmark this page! All you need to know about the 2022 WSOP is here.
Crunching the Numbers
First, let’s take a look at the overall schedule. This year, there are 88 events on the WSOP schedule. They have buy-ins ranging from Event #51: $400 Colossus all the way to Event #50: $250,000 Super High Roller.
We can split it down even further, with 12 events having buy-ins of less than $1,000, including the Salute to Warriors, Lucky 7’s and the $5m GTD Housewarming to kick of the WSOP.
The traditional buy-in of $1,500 is also prevalent throughout the schedule, with no fewer than 22 events coming with that buy-in. Event such as the Millionaire Maker, Monster Stack and Closer will surely be fan favorites yet again.
The schedule naturally includes 13 Championship events, including the WSOP Main Event, each coming with the traditional $10,000 buy-in.
There are also 10 events with buy-ins of $25,000 and up, featuring the $25,000 Heads-Up Championship along with $100,000 and $250,000 High Rollers.
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What About Re-Entry Tournaments?
But what if someone needs to fire again, I hear you ask?
Well, players may re-enter if they want to in 53 of the 88 WSOP events. Notable freezeout tournaments on the schedule include the Super Turbo Bounty, Tag Team, Shootout, Mini Main Event and most Championship events.
As for re-entry events, 29 of them are single re-entry, 14 allow for up to two re-entries and 10 allow for more than two. In fact, four tournaments come with unlimited re-entry.
Unlimited Re-Entry Tournaments
The four events that allow for unlimited re-entry at the 2022 WSOP are:
- Event #24: $1,000 GGPoker Flip & Go
- Event #71: $1,111 One More for One Drop
- Event #75: $777 Lucky 7’s
- Event #76: $1,979 Poker Hall of Fame Bounty
In 2021, various poker players fired more than once in the Flip & Go tournament. GGPoker Ambassador Daniel Negreanu took nine entries, Jeff Gross took 18 while David Williams fired a staggering 19 bullets in the tournament.
Check out this video of Negreanu’s Flip & Go tournament experience:
The Final Calculations
So if you add up every event’s buy-in, you get to $981,767. But in order to reach our final total of how much it will cost to enter each WSOP tournament, we’re going to assume that players fire the maximum number of bullets in each event.
For unlimited re-entry events, we have factored in three bullets for all but the Flip & Go, where we’ve allowed for five entries – pretty reasonable considering the exploits of both Gross and Williams.
The total? $1,849,801.
Not bad…especially considering Negreanu himself has said that he’ll only be playing 49 of the 88 bracelet events, and his buy-ins come to over $930,000 — and that’s before re-entries are even taken into account!
But what else could $1.8 million get you?