SIGN UP LOG IN
 

WSOP 2020 Championship Events Schedule is complete

Published by

January 13, 2020 2:06 pm

WSOP 2020 Championship Events Schedule is complete

The schedule for the Championship Events of the WSOP 2020, which takes place from May 26th to July 15th 2020 in the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, is now fixed.

The first of a total of 17 events, including the Poker Players Championship and the prestigious Main Event, is scheduled for June 3rd, with the final event to be held on July 3rd.

For 16 of the Championship tournaments, players will have to pay a buy-in of $10,000. The Poker Players Championship is worth $50,000. The best all-around player will be chosen.

The event lasts five days. Players must master a total of nine poker variations, including 2-7 Lowball Draw, Omaha, Stud Poker and Razz, to reach the top ranks.

WSOP Vice President Jack Effel comments:

“Championship events are one of the WSOP’s most special events each year. We’re proud to be the only tournament series to offer such an opportunity, and we’ve worked with some of the most respected players this off-season to ensure that our schedule and events match the state of poker in 2020”.

Back to the Roots: Return of the Freezeout tournaments?

Significantly, 15 out of 17 tournaments are freezeouts. This means that a player cannot buy in again after being eliminated. The question could be whether there is a trend towards the classic freezeout tournament.

Rebuys and Late Entries have been part of the game for several years. Now, however, more and more players are opting for freezeout tournaments. A well-known proponent is Daniel Negreanu, who only spoke in October 2019 of bringing out his tournament series, which would exclusively include freezeouts.

However, many other players also seem to be convinced of the advantages.

Poker Pro Rob Young posted a poll on Twitter:

Rob Yong

Amateurs/qualifiers – what would you say IS the level playing field that qualifiers want in a Main Event (assume no Day 2 buy-in)

56%  Total freezeout
28%  1 RE for event
13%  RE into Day 1B
3%    FO Day1 Qualifiers only

2.072 votes-Final results

“What do you think is the consensus that qualifiers want in a Main event? (assuming there’s no buy-in on Day 2)”

56.4% were in favour of a complete freezeout, 27.6% of the players were in favour of only one rebuy per tournament. It will be interesting to see how the poker game develops in the future.

More News

BlizzCon-Esports: First female HS Champion, Method dominates WoW

BlizzCon-Esports: First female HS Champion, Method dominates WoW

BlizzCon 2019 featured five major Esports tournaments for Overwatch, Hearthstone, World of Warcraft, and Starcraft 2. Xiaomeng "VKLiooon" Li was…

Alonso breaks Rookie Homerun Record

Alonso breaks Rookie Homerun Record

Pete Alonso of the New York Mets beats his 53rd home run of the season. No rookie in the MLB…

LoL team can't pay player and gets banned, finds Riot

LoL team can't pay player and gets banned, finds Riot "hypocritical"

A team from Thailand have been banned from League of Legends for allegedly not paying their players for over a…

Victory for North America: Complexity wins FIFA eCLUB World Cup

Victory for North America: Complexity wins FIFA eCLUB World Cup

The FIFA eClub World Cup in Milan has a surprising winner. The North American team Complexity won the title in…

E-Sports: From Loser Record to the Throne

E-Sports: From Loser Record to the Throne

For many, it is already the highlight of the season. As number eight of the league, the Shanghai Dragons made…

Casino in GTA Online comes tomorrow - Players worry about restrictions

Casino in GTA Online comes tomorrow - Players worry about restrictions

The release of the casino in GTA Online is imminent. But before it opens, players are worried about restrictions. Can…

Today again RakeLESS Sunday on 888poker

Today again RakeLESS Sunday on 888poker

Just in time for the Poker World Cup, WSOP sponsor 888poker is offering its players special discounts. Tonight it's RakeLESS…

LEC: G2-Roleswap, Misfits course change and fresh wind for Vitality

LEC: G2-Roleswap, Misfits course change and fresh wind for Vitality

LEC title defender G2 Esports wants to become even more successful with the next role swap. Misfits Gaming has changed…

Timothy Adams gets the EPT Monte Carlo €25,000 Single-Day High Roller

Timothy Adams gets the EPT Monte Carlo €25,000 Single-Day High Roller

The €25,000 Single-Day High Roller on the 2019 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino European Poker Tour ended with Timothy Adams winning…

Primera Division - Barcelona celebrates third league victory

Primera Division - Barcelona celebrates third league victory

FC Barcelona has narrowly prevailed against FC Villarreal in the Primera Division - but have to tremble again for world…

King's Boss Leon Tsoukernik buys Casino Atrium at Hilton Prague!

King's Boss Leon Tsoukernik buys Casino Atrium at Hilton Prague!

Leon Tsoukernik, known as King's Resort boss and a regular on the world's most expensive poker rounds, has purchased the…

Williams is defeated in Wimbledon finals

Williams is defeated in Wimbledon finals

Serena Williams missed the victory in the Wimbledon final and thus the record victory. The 37-year-old lost against Simona Halep…

National e-sports team fails premiere
National e-sports team fails premiere

The DFB's e-sports national team is the "tournament favorite" to make its debut at the eNations Cup - and is…

Teams from 16 countries meet in the PUBG Nations Cup
Teams from 16 countries meet in the PUBG Nations Cup

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds will host another Esport tournament this summer, featuring teams from 16 countries. The PUBG Corporation has announced another…

Woman wins two million euros in the lottery at the age of 16
Woman wins two million euros in the lottery at the age of 16

Callie Rogers won the jackpot at the tender age of 16 - and won almost two million euros. But she…

Is Barcelona showing a different face?
Is Barcelona showing a different face?

Barcelona - FC Barcelona will welcome FC Villarreal on the 6th matchday of La Liga. After the worst start to…

CS:GO - Renegades return to the island
CS:GO - Renegades return to the island

With the commitment of the entire Grayhound-Ruster, the eSports organisation Renegades returns to the world of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. It…

Dallas Call of Duty shows Roster
Dallas Call of Duty shows Roster

The team ", Dallas Call of Duty," introduced this week every day a new player of their five-headed roster for…

The Berlin Summer Cup comes back
The Berlin Summer Cup comes back

Before the Triple-A Series continues in August at the Spielbank Berlin am Potsdamer Platz, the third edition of the Summer…

STARK Esports and the DFB cooperate in eFootball
STARK Esports and the DFB cooperate in eFootball

The start of the FIFA eNations Cup yesterday marked the beginning of a new era in eFootball, explains STARK eSports…

Powerball cracked: three-quarters of a billion dollars paid out
Powerball cracked: three-quarters of a billion dollars paid out

The Powerball lottery in the USA is known for its high winnings. But one player has recently succeeded in making…

LEC teams dominate LoL summit meeting
LEC teams dominate LoL summit meeting

Fnatic, Origen and G2 Esports have won the Rift Rivals 2019 against North America on behalf of the European League…

Mybetting Deals Tools

Surebet by BetBurger

Surebet by BetBurger

BetBurger is a service focusing on arbitrage bets, also known as sure bets. It turns sports betting into an investment.

Matched Betting by OddsMonkey

OddsMonkey

OddsMonkey offers matched betting services with features to enhance your profits with the best betting offers.

Live Sport Results and Statistics

Live Scores

Always keep ahead of the sports betting game with our real time results and statistics!

2000+ Free Slots

Play the best online slots and your favourites from the biggest developers for free right here!