World Series of Poker 2020 Main Event announcedNovember 13, 2020 5:27 pm
In December, a 2020 World Series of Poker Main Event champion will be crowned.
The WSOP announced a new online-hybrid main event this week that will be open to both US and international players. To do this WSOP will be hosting events in the US on WSOP.com and internationally on GGPoker.
A $10,000 freezeout tournament will be held on WSOP.com with Day 1 starting on Sunday, December 13. Anyone who survives Day 1 will advance to Day 2 on Monday which will then play down to the final nine players. As this tournament is being held on WSOP.com it will only be open to players located n New Jersey and Nevada.
When will World Series of Poker 2020 Main Event happen?
Another $10,000 freezeout tournament open to international players will be held on GGPoker with three Day 1 starting flights. Day 1A will be held on Sunday, November 29. Day 1B will be held on Saturday, December 5. And, Day 1C will be held on Sunday, December 6. Players will only be allowed to play in one Day 1 flight. All players who survive a Day 1 flight will advance to Day 2 on Monday, December 7 where they will play down to the final nine players.
The final tables from both WSOP.com and GGPoker will be played live. The WSOP.com final table will be played at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on Monday, December 28. The GGPoker final table will be played at the King’s Casino in the Czech Republic on Tuesday, December 15.
The winners from each tournament’s final table will then faceoff in a special heads-up finale. The winner of the finale will win an extra $1 million on top of the prize money collected in their original tournament, a WSOP bracelet and be awarded the title of 2020 WSOP Main Event champion. This heads-up event will be held at the Rio on Wednesday, December 30.
According to the WSOP, if travel is restricted or casinos are shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they reserve the right to move tournament play online or reschedule events. All in-person tournaments must follow special COVID-19 rules and protocols which the WSOP will publish closer to the event to ensure they are abiding local regulations.