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Published: 3rd June 2016 Written by WSOP, WSOP 2016
Updated: 11th December 2023

world series of poker 2016The World Series of Poker 2016 is in full swing with the winner of the first WSOP bracelet event of 2016 being Christopher Sand in the Casino Employees Championship.

The 2nd event, the Colossus II is underway featuring a low buy-in of $565 with six starting flights and a million guaranteed for first place prize.

There is still time to qualify online for the 2016 World Series of Poker Main Event with satellites starting from just 1¢ on 888poker, play your way to the final satellite on Sundays.

As the official sponsors of the World Series of Poker 2016, 888poker a special Supersize ME tournament promotion where players can win premium prize packages to experience Las Vegas as a VIP.

World Series of Poker 2016

The 47th edition of the World Series of Poker has began with the first of the six-nine bracelets having already been awarded in the WSOP Casino Employees Championship event.

The Christopher Sand is the first of the 2016 World Series of Poker winners beating a field of 731 players to take home $75,157 and gold bracelet.

The WSOP Colossus II is currently underway and up to six starting flights are running until Saturday, this low buy-in re-entry tournament was the most popular event on the 2015 WSOP schedule.

2016 WSOP Colossus II No-Limit Hold’em
Starting Days: June 1st-4th, 2016
Buy-in: $565
Prize Pool: million guaranteed for first place

Last year the event attracted 22,374 players, watch the WSOP Colossus Final Table 2015 for more details. The winner of the event was Cord Garcia who claimed the title and $638,880 for first place prize.

See the full 2016 WSOP schedule for upcoming events in the live poker tournament series at the Rio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

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World Series of Poker 2016 Main Event Satellites

The 2016 WSOP qualifiers and promotions are available on 888poker, the official online poker site sponsor of the series for two years running.

This gives 888poker the opportunity to run the best satellite tournaments and promotions for players to win a prize packages to the World Series of Poker 2016.

Play your way to the weekly final satellite every Sunday for only 1¢, prize packages include: Main Event buy-in, accommodation and cash for travel and spending.

For more information on 888poker WSOP Las Vegas 2016 satellites click here.