The 2012 WSOP schedule was announced today.
The big news is–despite speculation that it would be axed–the November 9 will remain for one more year.
Except it’ll be played in October. October 28th and 30th to be exact. Expect lots of wacky Halloween costumes in the stands.
The reason for the change: the WSOP did not want to run the Main Event final table during the same time frame as the U.S. Presidential elections.
Otherwise, the 2012 WSOP schedule is mostly the same as the past few years.
The 2012 WSOP will run from Sunday, May 27 (with the first open bracelet event on Monday the 28th, i.e. Memorial Day) through July 16th.
The WSOP clearly expects this year to be bigger and better than its record-breaking 2011 iteration. A total of 61 bracelets will be up for grabs in 2012 (three more than last year). A total of 92 tables will be added this year as well, as the Rio is opening up the Brasilia room to accommodate the expected overflow.
The $1,000,000 buy-in Project One Drop tournament will begin Sunday, July 1st. And the 2012 WSOP Main Event will begin on Saturday, July 7th.
Get a full breakdown of the new events and schedule on wsop.com here.