WSOP online series to award 85 WSOP braceletsJune 9, 2020 1:56 pm
WSOP organizers promised poker players would get the chance to win WSOP bracelets online this summer. It turns out they weren’t kidding.
Following the postponement of this year’s World Series of Poker, it announced the 2020 Summer Online World Series of Poker. It will award 85 online WSOP bracelets between July and September. The series will be divided into two sections, each played on a different platform
The first section will begin on July 1 and run the entire month until July 31 with 31 bracelets up for grabs in 31 events. All events will be played on WSOP.com which means that anyone that wants to play will need to be in either Nevada or New Jersey.
The 31 events are all either No-Limit Hold’em or Pot-Limit Omaha tournaments due to limitations on games played on the WSOP.com platform. Buy-ins will range from as low as $400 and up to $3,200. There will also be satellites to several events running on WSOP.com to give players the opportunity to earn their way in for much cheaper.
Getting things started on July 1 is the $500 No-Limit Hold’em Kick-off. Some of the standout tournaments on the schedule include a $600 No-Limit Hold’em MonsterStack tournament on July 10, The Big 500 No-Limit Hold’em tournament with a $500 buy-in on July 12, a $3,200 No-Limit Hold’em High Roller tournament on July 14, and a $500 No-Limit Hold’em Senior’s tournament on July 30.
The Main Event concludes the series on July 31. It is dubbed the No-Limit Hold’em Championship and has a $1,000 buy-in.
Full details on the second section of the Summer Online World Series of Poker have not been announced yet. What is known is that is will be made up of 54 events, running from July 19 to September 6, and award 54 online WSOP bracelets. All 54 events will be played online at GGPoker, which will allow players outside New Jersey and Nevada to compete for an online WSOP bracelet.
The 85 online WSOP bracelets scheduled to be awarded during the series are by far the most that WSOP has ever handed out. The first WSOP online event that awarded a WSOP bracelet was played at the 2015 WSOP. Since then 18 online WSOP bracelets have been awarded, including nine at last year’s WSOP.