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2020 WSOP Schedule: What We Know (So Far) as Online Events Announced

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

With just months to go until the 2020 World Series of Poker at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV, the poker world is still awaiting the final schedule of bracelet events.

PokerNews takes a look at everything we know so far about the 51st annual WSOP, from the biggest buy-in bracelet event in history to any exciting new events announced.

When is the WSOP?

In 2019, the Rio played host to a record-breaking festival, with 187,298 entries generating $293,183,345 in prize money. The 51st annual World Series of Poker will run from Tuesday, May 26 to Wednesday, July 15 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

How many events will there be?

This year the WSOP have been releasing the events in batches. As of February 10th, 79 live and online events have been announced:

  • 11th December 2019: Main Event, BIG 50 and Seniors Event confirmed
  • 19th December 2019: Key Weekend & Signature No-Limit Hold'em Events such as the Millionaire Maker, Monster Stack, Colossus and Little One for One Drop announced
  • 9th January 2020: WSOP $10,000 Championship Events unveiled, featuring new $10,000 buy-in Online High Roller. They also announced a new High Roller Leaderboard.
  • 15th January 2020: 'Value Menu' which consists of two-dozen events priced $1,000 and under
  • 23rd January 2020: 'Freezeout Series' which are a half-dozen new No-Limit Hold'em events that will utilize the freezeout format. They also announced a new Mystery Bounty tournament.
  • 29th January 2020: Nine High Roller events will take place, including a $250,000 buy-in Super High Roller, the biggest buy-in tournament ever at the WSOP.
  • 5th February 2020: $1,500 Buy-in Events were finalized. They also announced a new dedicated $1,500 buy-in event leaderboard.
  • 13th February: A total of 14 Online Bracelet events announced, including a stretch of eight events over eight consecutive days from June 28-July 5.

Hossein Ensan won the 2019 World Series of Poker Main Event for $10,000,000
Hossein Ensan won the 2019 World Series of Poker Main Event for $10,000,000

When is the 2020 WSOP Main Event?

The biggest, richest and most prestigious poker festival in the world will once again be headlined by the $10,000 Main Event Championship, which will begin with three starting flights on July 1, July 2 and July 3 2020.

Players who survive either Day 1a or 1b will return for Day 2ab on July 4, while players who survive Day 1c will return for Day 2c on July 5.

The fields will combine on July 6 and the tournament is expected to reach a final table on July 10. Following an off day on July 11, the Main Event final table will be televised on ESPN/ESPN2 from July 12-14.

Main Event Schedule

July 1stDay 1a
July 2ndDay 1b
July 3rdDay 1c
July 4thDay 2ab
July 5thDay 2c
July 6-10Days 3-7
July 11Off
July 12-14Final Table

How much does it cost to enter the 2020 WSOP?

This year the World Series of Poker will have bracelet events for all bankrolls, from the $400 Colossus (June 24-25) to the $250,000 Super High Roller (June 27). Buy-ins for non-bracelet tournaments at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in 2020 will start as low as $75.

Single table satellites for all poker variants at low, medium and high limits will begin on May 26 and run throughout the festival.

Keith Tilston won his first ever WSOP bracelet in the 2019 $100,000 High Roller, defeating Daniel Negreanu heads-up
Keith Tilston won his first ever WSOP bracelet in the 2019 $100,000 High Roller, defeating Daniel Negreanu heads-up

When are the WSOP Online Events?

The WSOP.com ONLINE poker platform will run fourteen gold bracelet events, an increase of five from 2019. A $10,000 online Championship event on July 2nd had already been announced, but there is also an additional $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em event on June 30th.

“We believe the 2020 offering of online gold bracelet events features our best schedule yet,” said WSOP.com’s Director of Online Poker Danielle Barille. “This year we offer a consistent schedule of Sunday events every week of the WSOP, plus a special selection of eight events from June 28 to July 5 to coincide with the biggest week of the live WSOP when most players are in town to play.”

All WSOP.com online gold bracelet events are expected to be open to anyone inside the borders of Nevada or New Jersey during the event dates. Players do not have to be residents of those states, they simply must conduct all game play while physically inside them.

Players participating in WSOP.com online events can do so via desktop, mobile or tablet for all No-Limit Hold’em events. The Pot-Limit Omaha event will require a desktop connection

DateTime (PT)EventBuy-inStarting StackLevelsRe-Entry
May-313:30pmWSOP.com ONLINE No-Limit Hold’em$40015,00015 minutesSingle
June 73:30pmWSOP.com ONLINE PLO 7-Handed$77720,00015 minutesTriple
Jun-093:30pmWSOP.com ONLINE Freezeout Knockout Deepstack NLH$80040,00010 minutesFreezeout
Jun-143:30pmWSOP.com ONLINE 8-Handed NLH Turbo Deepstack$50040,0008 minutesSingle
Jun-213:30pmWSOP.com ONLINE Freezeout No-Limit Hold’em$50020,00015 minutesFreezeout
Jun-283:30pmWSOP.com ONLINE No-Limit Hold’em Championship$1,00020,00015 minutesSingle
Jun-293:30pmWSOP.com ONLINE No-Limit Hold’em$50015,00015 minutesSingle
Jun-303:30pmWSOP.com ONLINE No-Limit Hold’em 8-Handed$1,50020,00015 minutesSingle
Jul-013:30pmWSOP.com ONLINE High Roller NLH 8-Handed$3,20025,00020 minutesSingle
Jul-0212 noonWSOP.com ONLINE Super High Roller Championship$10,00030,00020 minutesFreezeout
Jul-033:30pmWSOP.com ONLINE No-Limit Hold’em$40015,00015 minutesSingle
Jul-043:30pmWSOP.com ONLINE No-Limit Hold’em Turbo Deepstack$50040,0008 minutesSingle
Jul-053:30pmWSOP.com ONLINE 6-Handed No-Limit Hold’em$60015,00015 minutesSingle
Jul-123:30pmWSOP.com ONLINE Summer Saver No-Limit Hold’em$50020,00015 minutesSingle

When is the WSOP High Roller Series?

Nine events featuring a buy-in of $25,000 and up make up the 2020 WSOP High Roller Series, and headlining the Series is the brand new $250,000 buy-in Super High Roller. This will be the largest buy-in bracelet event in the WSOP's history.

The Series includes the Heads-up Championship, whose buy-in has increased from $10,000 to $25,000 and the first-ever $50,000 buy-in Pot Limit Omaha Event.

DateTimeEventBuy-inStarting StackLevelsRe-Entry
May-293pmHigh Roller No-Limit Hold’em 8-Handed$25,000150,00060 minutesSingle
May-316pmHeads Up No-Limit Hold’em$25,000150,00020 minutesFreezeout
Jun-051pmHigh Roller No-Limit Hold’em 8-Handed$50,000300,00060 minutesSingle
Jun-173pmHigh Roller Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed$25,000150,00060 minutesSingle
Jun-223pmPoker Players Championship 6-Handed$50,000300,000100 minutesFreezeout
Jun-2712noonSuper High Roller No-Limit Hold’em 8-Handed$250,0001,500,00060 minutesSingle
Jul-073pmHigh Roller Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed$50,000300,00040 minutesSingle
Jul-096pmHigh Roller No-Limit Hold’em 8-Handed$50,000300,00040 minutesSingle
Jul-113pmHigh Roller No-Limit Hold’em 8-Handed$100,000600,00040 minutesSingle

Phil Hui won the 2019 WSOP $50K Poker Players Championship for $1,099,311
Phil Hui won the 2019 WSOP $50K Poker Players Championship for $1,099,311

When are the 2020 WSOP Championship Events?

There will be 16 tournaments priced at the $10,000 mark, forming part of the WSOP's tradition of offering all variants of poker. These 16 tournaments will feature formats encompassing 24 different game types, with the $50,000 Poker Players Championship adding a ninth discipline to its rotation, with the addition of No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw.

"We are proud to be the only tournament series who spreads such an offering..."

“The Championship Events are always among the most special offered at the WSOP each year,” said WSOP Vice President Jack Effel. “We are proud to be the only tournament series who spreads such an offering and have worked with some of the games most distinguished players this off-season to ensure our schedule and the events themselves align well with where poker is in 2020.”

All the Championship events will be part of a new leaderboard the WSOP has planned for 2020. There will be a point-tracking leaderboard throughout the summer where a winner will be crowned with prizes up for grabs.

More details about leaderboards will be announced closer to the WSOP.

DateTimeEventBuy-inStarting StackLevelsRe-Entry
Jun-033pmOmaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better$10,00060,00060/90 minutesFreezeout
Jun-063pmSeven Card Stud$10,00060,00060/90 minutesFreezeout
Jun-083pmShort Deck$10,00060,00060 minutesSingle
Jun-093pmH.O.R.S.E.$10,00060,00060/90 minutesFreezeout
Jun-122pmSuper Turbo Bounty NLH$10,00060,00020 minutesFreezeout
Jun-133pmDealers Choice 6-Handed$10,00060,00060/90 minutesFreezeout
June 15 3pmNo-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw$10,00060,00060/90 minutesSingle
Jun-183pmLimit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw$10,00060,00060 minutesFreezeout
Jun-203pmPot-Limit Omaha$10,00060,00060 minutesFreezeout
Jun-223pmPoker Players Championship$50,000300,000100 minutesFreezeout
Jun-243pmRazz$10,00060,00060/90 minutesFreezeout
Jun-263pmPot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better$10,00060,00060 minutesFreezeout
Jun-283pmSeven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better$10,00060,00060/90 minutesFreezeout
Jun-293pm6-Handed No-Limit Hold’em$10,00060,00060 minutesFreezeout
Jun-303pmLimit Hold’em$10,00060,00060/90 minutesFreezeout
July 1-311amMain Event$10,00060,000120 minutesFreezeout
Jul-0212noonWSOP.com ONLINE NLH$10,00030,00020 minutesFreezeout

60/90 minutes means 60-minute levels on Day 1 & 90-minute levels from Day 2 onwards

Femi Fashakin won the inaugural $500 BIG 50 at the 2019 World Series of Poker for $1,147,449
Femi Fashakin won the inaugural $500 BIG 50 at the 2019 World Series of Poker for $1,147,449

What is the Value Menu at the 2020 WSOP?

The WSOP announced that 25 different tournaments will be spread at the Rio priced $1,000 or under, and these tournaments would constitute the 'Value Menu'. These new tournaments will drive new players to the WSOP while also creating large prize pools, offering "something for everyone" at the world's favourite poker festival.

"Delivering large prize pools, new players and exciting formats are core objectives of the WSOP"

“Everyone loves good value and the WSOP has continued to enhance its offering to meet the demand at these meaningful price points,” said WSOP Vice President Jack Effel. “Delivering large prize pools, new players and exciting formats are core objectives of the WSOP and these 25 events are key to meeting this mandate.”

Here are the 25 events that make up the 'Value Menu':

DateTimeEventBuy-inStarting StackLevelsRe-Entry
May-2711amFreezeout No-Limit Hold’em$1,00020,00030 minutesFreezeout
May-272pmCasino Employees Event No-Limit Hold’em$50025,00040 minutesSingle
May 28-3110amBIG 50 No-Limit Hold’em$50050,00050 minutesOne per flight
Jun-0111amNo-Limit Hold’em Deepstack$60030,00030 minutesSingle
Jun-0211amSuper Turbo Bounty NLH - $300 bounty/player$1,00020,00020 minutesFreezeout
Jun-0711amForty Stack No-Limit Hold’em$1,00040,00030 minutesSingle
Jun-0811amPot-Limit Omaha Deepstack 8-Handed$60030,00030 minutesSingle
Jun-1011amPot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed$1,00020,00040/60 minutesSingle
Jun-1411amNo-Limit Hold’em Deepstack$80040,00030 minutesSingle
Jun-1511amFreezeout No-Limit Hold’em$50025,00030 minutesFreezeout
Jun-1611am8-Handed Mixed NLH/PLO Deepstack$60030,00030 minutesSingle
Jun-1711amLadies No-Limit Hold’em Championship$1,00020,00060 minutesSingle
Jun-1810amSeniors No-Limit Hold’em Championship (50+)$1,00020,00060 minutesSingle
June 19-2010amDouble Stack No-Limit Hold’em$1,00040,00060 minutesOne per flight
Jun-2111am8-Handed No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack$80040,00030 minutesSingle
Jun-2210amSuper Seniors No-Limit Hold’em (60+)$1,00020,00060 minutesSingle
Jun-222pmTAG TEAM No-Limit Hold’em (2-person teams)$1,000/Team20,00060 minutesFreezeout
Jun-2311amDeepstack Championship No-Limit Hold’em$60030,00040/60 minutesSingle
June 24-2510amCOLOSSUS No-Limit Hold’em$40040,00040 minutesOne per flight
June 26-2710am/5pmCRAZY EIGHTS No-Limit Hold’em 8-Handed$88840,00030/40 minutesOne per flight
Jun-2911amMini Main Event No-Limit Hold’em$1,00060,00030 minutesFreezeout
Jun-3011amFINAL 500 Salute to Warriors No-Limit Hold’em$50025,00040 minutesSingle
July 4-612 noonLittle One for ONE DROP No-Limit Hold’em$1,000+$11120/40,00060 minutesUnlimited
Jul-1211amNo-Limit Hold’em Deepstack$80040,00030 minutesSingle
Jul-1311amSuper Turbo No-Limit Hold’em$1,00020,00020 minutesSingle

30/40 minutes means 30-minute levels on Day 1 & 40-minute levels from Day 2 onwards

What is the Freezeout Series at the 2020 WSOP?

The 'Freezeout Series' are a half-dozen new No-Limit Hold'em tournaments priced between $500 and $5,000 that will utilize the freezeout format, meaning only one entry is allowed.

WSOP staples such as the Monster Stack, Main Event and the Mini-Main Event will keep the freezeout format, with more than 40 events on this year's schedule giving players just one shot to turn their buy-in into a bracelet.

DateTimeEventBuy-inStarting StackLevelsRe-Entry
May-2711amFreezeout No-Limit Hold’em$1,00020,00030 minutesFreezeout
May-316pmHeads Up No-Limit Hold’em$25,000150,00020 minutesFreezeout
Jun-0411amFreezeout No-Limit Hold’em$1,50025,00040/60 minutesFreezeout
Jun-1111amFreezeout No-Limit Hold’em$2,50035,00040/60 minutesFreezeout
Jun-1511amFreezeout No-Limit Hold’em$50025,00030 minutesFreezeout
Jun-181pmFreezeout No-Limit Hold’em$3,00040,00040/60 minutesFreezeout
Jun-213pmFreezeout No-Limit Hold’em$5,00050,00040 minutesFreezeout

40/60 minutes means 40-minute levels on Day 1 & 60-minute levels from Day 2 onwards

How does the WSOP Mystery Bounty Event work?

On Saturday, June 28 at 11 a.m., the $1,500 Mystery Bounty No-Limit Hold'em tournament gets underway, with a 50,000 chip starting stack and a guaranteed $1,000,000 in "mystery bounties."

On the face of it, the tournament will run as a normal freezeout bounty tournament, with part of the prize pool going towards bounties and the remainder going to a finishing position. However, the WSOP has announced that not all bounties will have the same value, with bounties ranging from the standard amount of $100 up to $250,000.

Every player is a bounty, and any player eliminated must turn over their assigned bounty chip to the player that eliminated them.

Bounty AmountNumber of Prizes
Total $1,000,000100
There are many different ways to buy into the 2020 World Series of Poker

How can I buy into the WSOP?

Registration for individual events won't open until April, however, last year players were able to register online using either a credit card, wire transfer or cashier's check.

Alternatively, anyone could register in person receiving their starting seat assignment and receipt. This guarantees players entry into an event. Players may use cash, casino chips and cashier's checks as methods of payment. For 2019, in-person event registration was able to be made using either credit or debit cards (card processing fees apply).

Remember to bring a valid photo ID and your Caesars Rewards Loyalty card to register for events. Participants residing outside the United States must also provide a second form of identification.

Full 2020 WSOP Schedule So Far

Start DateEventBuy-inStarting StackLevel Length (minutes)Re-entry
May 27Freezeout No-Limit Hold'em$1,00020,00030None
May 27Casino Employees Event$50025,000401
May 28-31BIG 50$50050,000501/flight
May 28Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better$1,50025,00040/60Freezeout
May 29High Roller No Limit Hold'em$25,000150,000601
May 30Dealer's Choice 6-Handed$1,50025,00040/601
May 31Heads Up No-Limit Hold’em$25,000150,00020None
June 1No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack$60030,000301
June 2Super Turbo Bounty NLH - $300 bounty/player$1,00020,00020None
June 2Seven Card Stud$1,50025,00040/60Freezeout
June 36-Handed No-Limit Hold'em$1,50025,00040/601
June 3Omaha Hi-Lo Championship$10,00060,00060/90None
June 4Freezeout No-Limit Hold'em$1,50025,00040/60None
June 4H.O.R.S.E.$1,50025,00040/60Freezeout
June 5-6Millionaire Maker$1,50025,000601/flight
June 5Mixed: PLO Hi-Lo 8; Omaha Hi-Lo 8; Big O$1,50025,00040/601
June 5High Roller No-Limit Hold’em$50,000300,000601
June 6Stud Championship$10,00060,00060/90None
June 7FORTY STACK No-Limit Hold'em$1,00040,000301
June 8Pot-Limit Omaha Deepstack 8-Handed$60030,000301
June 8Short Deck Championship$10,00060,000601
June 9Super Turbo Bounty NLH ($500 bounties)$1,50025,00020Freezeout
June 9H.O.R.S.E. Championship$10,00060,00060/90None
June 10No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw$1,50025,000601
June 10Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed$1,00020,00040/601
June 11Freezeout No-Limit Hold'em$2,50035,00040/60None
June 11Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better$1,50025,00040/60Freezeout
June 12-13MONSTER STACK No-Limit Hold'em$1,50050,00060None
June 12Super Turbo Bounty No-Limit Hold'em$10,00060,00020None
June 12Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw$1,50025,00040/601
June 13Dealer's Choice Championship$10,00060,00060/90None
June 14No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack$80040,000301
June 14Pot-Limit Omaha (8-Handed)$1,50025,00040/601
June 15Freezeout No-Limit Hold'em$50025,00030None
June 152-7 Single Draw Championship$10,00060,00060/901
June 168-Handed Mixed NLH/PLO Deepstack$60030,000301
June 16Razz$1,50025,00040/60Freezeout
June 17Ladies No-Limit Hold’em$10,000/$1,00020,000601
June 17SHOOTOUT No-Limit Hold'em$1,50025,00040Freezeout
June 17High Roller Pot-Limit Omaha$25,000150,000601
June 18Freezeout No-Limit Hold'em$3,00040,00040/60None
June 18Seniors No-Limit Hold'em Championship (50+)$1,00020,00060Single
June 182-7 Triple Draw Championship$10,00060,00060None
June 19-20Nine-Game (6-Handed)$2,50035,000601
June 19-20Double Stack No-Limit Hold'em$1,00040,000601/flight
June 20Pot-Limit Omaha Championship$10,00060,00060None
June 21Freezeout No-Limit Hold'em$5,00050,00040None
June 218-Handed No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack$80040,000301
June 22Super Seniors No-Limit Hold'em (60+)$1,00020,000601/flight
June 22Tag Team No-Limit Hold'em (2-person teams)$1,000/Team20,00060None
June 22Poker Players Championship$50,000300,000100None
June 23Deepstack Championship No-Limit Hold'em$60030,00040/601
June 23Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better (8-Handed)$1,50025,00040/601
June 24-25Colossus$40040,00040One per flight
June 24Razz Championship$10,00060,00060/90None
June 26-27Crazy Eights$88840,00030/40One per flight
June 26Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo Championship$10,00060,00060None
June 27Limit Hold'em$1,50025,00040/60Freezeout
June 27Super High Roller No-Limit Hold'em$250,0001,500,000601
June 28MYSTERY BOUNTY No-Limit Hold'em$1,50050,00030None
June 28Stud Hi-Lo Championship$10,00060,00060/90None
June 29Mini Main Event$1,00060,00030None
June 29Six-Max No-Limit Hold'em Championship$10,00060,00060None
June 30Final 500 SALUTE TO WARRIORS No-Limit Hold'em$50025,000401
June 30Limit Hold'em Championship$10,00060,00060/90None
July 1-14No-Limit Hold'em Main Event$10,00060,000120None
July 2WSOP.com Online No-Limit Hold'em$10,00030,00020None
July 4-6Little One for One Drop$1,000 + $11140,00060Unlimited
July 6Mixed No-Limit Hold'em/Pot-Limit Omaha$5,00050,000301
July 7BOUNTY No-Limit Hold'em ($500 bounties)$1,50025,00040/60Freezeout
July 7High Roller Pot-Limit Omaha$50,000300,000401
July 8BOUNTY Pot-Limit Omaha ($500 bounties)$1,50025,00040/601
July 9FIFTY STACK No-Limit Hold'em$1,50050,000301
July 9Mixed No-Limit Hold'em/PLO (8-Handed)$1,50025,00040/601
July 9High Roller No-Limit Hold’em$50,000300,000401
July 10-11CLOSER No-Limit Hold'em$1,50025,000301/flight
July 11High Roller No-Limit Hold’em$100,000600,000401
July 12No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack$80040,000301
July 12Eight Game Mix (6-Handed)$1,50025,00040/601
July 13Super Turbo No-Limit Hold'em$1,00020,000201
  • The 2020 WSOP has announced 79 live and online bracelet events so far. Check out everything we know right now.

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