Poker News: WSOP Schedule, WPT Winner, PokerStars Departures

Poker News Roundup

This week’s poker news is headlined by the release of the 2019 World Series of Poker schedule. The 50th edition of the WSOP is going to be a special one, including an array of events that will cater to every type of player.

50th Anniversary World Series Of Poker Sets Live Schedule

The World Series of Poker is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Needless to say, it’s going to be one of the most epic poker tournaments ever put together. While we’ve been waiting to hear details as to what will be special about this year’s festivities, we finally have a schedule to go off.

The WSOP, which will run from May 28th through to July 16th, will have nearly 80 bracelet events. There are 10 Deeptstack gold bracelet events with a buy-in of under $1,000, including a $600 buy-in Deepstack Championship event on June 25. This Deepstack showcase will have a 30,000 starting stack, $500,000 guaranteed prize pool, and a berth in the WSOP Main Event for the champion.

There will also be a charitable event, which will be held on July 2. That will be a three-day $500 buy-in No-Limit Hold’Em SALUTE to Warriors tournament. Active military personnel and veterans can enter. There will be a 25,000 starting stack and 40-minute blind levels, with the proceeds going to the USO and other veterans-based organizations.

They’ve really tried to make the WSOP a little more accessible to the common player in recent years. And it’s unclear if they’ve achieved that. At any rate, there will be 32 events with buy-ins from $1,500 to $3,000. For the big boys, there are 13 $10,000 championship events and six $10,001-or-more High Roller events.

Gaudreault-Remillard Wins WPT DeepStacks Montreal

The field of 685 other players wasn’t able to beat the 686th player. Martin Gaudreault-Remillard won the WPT DeepStacks event in Montreal, giving him a berth in the WPT DeepStacks Championship extravaganza. Gaudreault-Remillard walked away with $186,600 for his first prize. It is just the second live cash of his career.

Rounding out the top three was Julio Cacoilo, who was the runner-up and won just over $97,100, and Raymond Carter, who placed third and earned $62,600. With the tournament being held in Canada, all of the winnings were in Canadian dollars.

PokerStars Parts Ways With Jeff Gross, Jaime Staples

It’s quite a common practice for the big poker brands to partner with players and make them ambassadors. While we often hear about the signings, we rarely hear about the cuts. As regards the latter, it has been reported that two popular and prominent poker personalities have moved on. Jeff Gross and Jaime Staples will seek other paths to share their poker expertise.

Jeff Gross was the host of the PokerFlowShow and had been with PokerStars since 2017. He plans to continue his show under a new format. Meanwhile, Jaime Staples had garnered publicity with his high-stakes prop bet against Bill Perkins. At this stage, it is unclear what his next move will be.