World Series of Poker Releases Latest Series Of Updates
There are just a few months left before the 2020 World Series of Poker (WSOP) kicks off, and while the schedule is still being finalised, players are all pumped up to be part of another huge year for the world’s longest-running and most prestigious poker festival.
We take a look at what the WSOP has confirmed so far.
The 2020 WSOP is set to return at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on May 26 to July 15. Organisers have been giving us regular updates as well monitoring the coronavirus situation as they continue to put together the final list of events for the festival’s 51st edition. So far, the WSOP has announced a total of 79 events, both live and online.
Among the confirmed events are WSOP mainstays, including the Colossus event, Millionaire Maker, Seniors Event, Little One for One Drop, Monster Stack, Seniors Event and of course, the Main Event.
New events have also been pencilled in, such as the “Value Menu” events featuring buy-ins of $1,000 and below, the “Freezeout Series” comprising of events that will be played in freezeout format, as well as an exciting Mystery Bounty tournament. A new $10K Online High Roller has also been announced.
High Roller Series & High Roller Leaderboard
The 51st WSOP will also introduce a new $250K Super High Roller, the largest buy-in event in the festival’s history. It will headline the 2020 WSOP High Roller Series which features a total of nine events with buy-ins not going below $25,000. The first-ever $50,000 Pot Limit Omaha event will also be part of the Series.
Apart from this, there will also be a new High Roller Leaderboard, also a first for the festival.
Championship Events & Leaderboard
The 2020 WSOP will feature 16 Championship events within the $10,000 price point, featuring a wide range of poker variants, including Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better, H.O.R.S.E, Seven Card Stud, Razz, Super Turbo Bounty NLH, Pot-Limit Omaha, Lowball Triple Draw, Short Deck and the Poker Players Championship. These events will have their own Leaderboard, as announced earlier by the WSOP.
2020 WSOP Main Event
The main highlight of the festival is the $10,000 Main Event taking place on July 1-14. It features three starting flights, scheduled to run on July 1-3. The event will be played as a freezeout tournament. ESPN/ESPN2 will broadcast the Main Event final table on July 12-14.
The bracelet events are still being finalised, and the WSOP will release more updates in the coming weeks.