The World Series of Poker announced several key dates and schedule highlights for 2019 on Friday. The 50th edition of poker's most famous tournament series kicks off with the "Big 50", a tournament with a $500 buy-in that won't take any entry fees for anyone's first attempt to play the event. The prizepool is guaranteed to be $5 million with at least $1 million for the winner. Also of note - the 2019 WSOP main event will kick off on Wednesday, July 3.

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