Get Ready For The 2020 WSOP , Official Schedule Now Released
The 2020 World Series of Poker (WSOP) schedule is finally released! The world’s largest and longest-running festival returns to the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on May 26 to July 15, for an action-filled summer.
Announcing the schedule, WSOP Executive Director Ty Stewart said they are looking forward to opening their doors to thousands of poker players from all around the world who will compete for hundreds of millions of dollars in guarantees, and the highly-coveted gold bracelets.
2020 WSOP Main Event
While the schedule is filled with tons of huge-value events, the big attraction of the festival will always be the $10,000 Main Event. In 2019, the Main Event attracted a total of 8,569 players, making it the second largest Main Event field in WSOP history, generating a total prize pool of $80,548,600.
The whopping $10,000,000 top prize was ultimately taken home by German player Hossein Ensan, who also walked away with his first ever gold bracelet.
Next year’s edition of the Main Event will feature three starting flights taking place on July 1-3, 2020. Players will battle it out for a seat at the final table which will be televised on ESPN on July 12-14.
BIG 50 Returns
Once again, the 2020 WSOP will kick off with the BIG 50 No Limit Hold’em event on May 28. The event debuted during this year’s edition of the festival to mark the tournament’s 50th year anniversary. It was won by Nigerian player Femi Fashakin who captured his maiden gold bracelet alongside a cool $1,147,499 as the top prize. The signature event drew a total 28,371 entries, making it the largest live poker tournament of all time.
Other Exciting Events
Among the other highlights of the 2020 WSOP schedule is the $1,000 Seniors No-Limit Hold’em Championship, exclusive for players aged 50 and above. It will take place on June 18-21. The 2019 Seniors event was captured by Howard Mash for $662,594. The financial adviser from Florida topped a field of 5,916 players and outclassed Jean-Rene Fontaine heads up to secure the title.
A number of popular events will also make a return to the 2020 edition, including the Millionaire Maker, Casino Employees, Heads-up Championship, Ladies Event, and The Poker Players Championship. The full schedule and details of the 2020 WSOP will be unveiled early next year. Pre-registration is expected to open on March or April. More than $200 million in guarantees are on offer during the festival, spread across 51 days of intense poker action.