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Experience the Thrills of the 2020 WSOP: All You Need to Know

Have you been eagerly awaiting the 2020 World Series of Poker (WSOP) schedule? Well, the wait is finally over! Brace yourself for another exciting summer of poker at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in...

Find out all the information you need in our 2020 WSOP Frequently Asked Questions

Have you been eagerly awaiting the 2020 World Series of Poker (WSOP) schedule? Well, the wait is finally over! Brace yourself for another exciting summer of poker at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. With 87 live events and 14 online events, the 51st annual WSOP promises to be bigger and better than ever before.

When and Where is the WSOP?

Last year's WSOP attracted a record-breaking 187,298 entries, generating a staggering $293,183,345 in prize money. This year, from Tuesday, May 26 to Wednesday, July 15, poker players from around the world will once again descend upon the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino for the biggest poker tournament series in the world.

What's on the Schedule?

The WSOP has been releasing the events in batches, keeping us all on the edge of our seats. Here's a breakdown of the key announcements so far:

  • December 11, 2019: Main Event, BIG 50, and Seniors Event confirmed.
  • December 19, 2019: Key Weekend & Signature No-Limit Hold'em Events, including the Millionaire Maker, Monster Stack, Colossus, and Little One for One Drop, announced.
  • January 9, 2020: WSOP $10,000 Championship Events unveiled, featuring the new $10,000 buy-in Online High Roller and a new High Roller Leaderboard.
  • January 15, 2020: 'Value Menu' offering events priced $1,000 and under.
  • January 23, 2020: 'Freezeout Series' featuring No-Limit Hold'em events with the freezeout format and a new Mystery Bounty tournament.
  • January 29, 2020: Nine High Roller events, including the $250,000 buy-in Super High Roller, the biggest buy-in tournament ever at the WSOP.
  • February 5, 2020: $1,500 Buy-in Events finalized, along with a new dedicated $1,500 buy-in event leaderboard.
  • February 13, 2020: 14 Online Bracelet events announced, with eight events taking place over eight consecutive days from June 28 to July 5.

The Main Event

The WSOP Main Event, the most prestigious tournament of the series, will kick off on July 1. Players will have three starting flights, with Day 2ab and Day 2c to follow. The final table will be televised on ESPN/ESPN2 from July 12-14, following an off day on July 11.

How Much Does it Cost to Enter?

The WSOP offers events for all bankrolls, with buy-ins starting as low as $75. From the $400 Colossus to the $250,000 Super High Roller, there's something for everyone. Non-bracelet tournaments at the Rio will have buy-ins as low as $75. And don't forget about the single table satellites!

Online Events

The WSOP.com ONLINE poker platform will host 14 gold bracelet events this year, including a $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em event on June 30 and a $10,000 Online Championship event on July 2. These online events are open to players within the borders of Nevada or New Jersey.

WSOP High Roller Series

Get ready for the WSOP High Roller Series! With buy-ins starting at $25,000, this series features nine thrilling events. The highlight is the brand new $250,000 Super High Roller, the largest buy-in bracelet event in WSOP history.

Championship Events

The WSOP tradition of offering all variants of poker continues with 16 tournaments priced at $10,000 each. These tournaments will feature 24 different game types, including a new addition to the $50,000 Poker Players Championship—No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw.

Value Menu and Freezeout Series

To cater to all players, the WSOP has introduced the "Value Menu" with 25 tournaments priced $1,000 or under. Additionally, the "Freezeout Series" will feature a variety of No-Limit Hold'em tournaments with buy-ins ranging from $500 to $5,000.

Exciting New Additions

This year, the WSOP brings you the Mystery Bounty Event, where bounties range from $100 to an incredible $250,000. There will also be expanded use of electronic registration systems, ensuring a faster and more efficient process for players.

Registration and Safety

Registration for individual events will open in April. You can register online or in person, and various payment methods are accepted. The WSOP is also implementing new measures to enhance safety and reduce wait times, including more registration stations and electronic kiosks.

COVID-19 Concerns

With concerns surrounding the coronavirus, the WSOP is closely monitoring the situation. As of now, all events and schedules remain intact, with preparations in place to ensure the safety of all participants and staff.

Save the Dates

Mark your calendars for the most anticipated poker festival of the year! The 2020 World Series of Poker will be an experience like no other, with incredible cash prizes, thrilling competitions, and memories that will last a lifetime. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to be a part of poker history!

Conclusion

The 2020 WSOP is set to be the ultimate poker extravaganza, with 87 live events and 14 online events. Whether you're a seasoned pro or a newcomer to the game, there's an event for you. So get ready to join the action at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas and be a part of poker's most prestigious tournament series.

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