2020 WSOP to feature record 101 gold bracelet events as schedule finalised

The event schedule for the 2020 World Series of Poker at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas has been finalised, with a record 101 gold bracelet events to be held over seven weeks from 27 May to 15 July.

The epic schedule, which grows on the 90 bracelets awarded last year, will include 17 brand new events for 2020, headlined by a “Freezeout Series” of six No Limit Hold’em events with buy-in ranging from US$500 to US$5,000 and utilizing a traditional freezeout structure.

Also of interest is a new US$1,500 buy-in Mystery Bounty No Limit Hold’em tournament, starting on Sunday 28 June 2020, which will include a guaranteed US$1 million in “mystery bounties” including at least one US$250,000 bounty and 100 other mystery bounties ranging from $2,500 to $250,000. The remainder will be worth US$100 each.

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“New events are always a result of player input and we’re thankful to have received many great suggestions this year,” said WSOP Vice President Jack Effel.  “The 2020 WSOP is chock-full of new events, new price points and a little mystery sure to resonate with poker players everywhere.”

Also on the schedule in 2020 will be a record 14 online gold bracelet events run through the WSOP.com online platform, including a stretch of eight events over eight consecutive days from 28 June to 5 July.

Buy-ins begin at US$400 up to a US$10,000 Super High Roller on 2 July.

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Speaking of high rollers, the 2020 WSOP will feature a total of nine events in its High Roller Series, starting with a US$25,000 8-handed High Roller No Limit Hold’em event scheduled for 29 May. 

Another three events with buy-ins ranging from US$25,000 to US$50,000 will take place in the week between 29 May and 5 June, while the US$50,000 Poker Players Championship kicks off on 22 June.

The US$250,000 Super High Roller NLHE takes place from 27 June before the High Roller Series concludes with a US$100,000 NLHE event on 11 July.

“We have something for everyone on the 2020 World Series of Poker schedule and the high rollers are no exception,” said Jack Effel.  “The High Roller Series are great spectacles for the fans and a challenging series of events is sure to bring out the game’s best and those looking to take them on.”

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The ever-popular Championship series will see a total of US$10,000 Championship events held, including the PLO on 20 June and 6-handed on 29 June.

And of course let’s not forget the big one – the 2020 WSOP Main Event. Kicking off on Wednesday 1 July, the main event will feature three Day 1 flights, with those surviving the opening day returning for Day 2 on 4 July. The final table is scheduled to take place over three days from 12 to 14 July.

The super-sized 2020 WSOP schedule comes after a record 187,298 entries participated in the 50th running of the WSOP in 2020, contributing to a total of $293,183,345 in prize money and an average prize pool of $3,257,592 prize pool across the 90 events.

The full 2020 WSOP schedule can be viewed here.

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