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85 Online Bracelet Events Scheduled This Summer; 31 on WSOP.com & 54 on GGPoker

2020 Summer World Series of Poker Online Bracelet Schedule

The live 2020 World Series of Poker may be on ice for the moment, but a long summer of online bracelet events lies ahead. A total of 85 bracelets will be awarded starting July 1 (the day the 2020 WSOP Main Event was originally supposed to start) and running through early September.

While the live WSOP has been postponed and targeted for this fall due to the COVID-19 pandemic, poker enthusiasts have been clamoring for the online portion of the schedule to be released. The wait ended over the weekend, as the schedule leaked for the 2020 Summer Online World Series of Poker on WSOP.com.

An official press release followed on Monday, but the leak was initially picked up by Joseph Cheong and Chris Moorman, with the former taking it to Twitter.

The WSOP's presser further expanded on the 31 planned events for WSOP.com with the announcement of another 54 to take place on newly minted partner GGPoker.

“It wouldn’t be Summer without WSOP,” said Ty Stewart, executive director of the WSOP. “While we are thrilled to be reopening our venues and optimistic about future offline events, we couldn’t be more excited about deepening our relationship with GGPoker and watching some history unfold online this summer.”

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Official Gold Bracelet Event Every Day in July

The online bracelet schedule for the Summer Online WSOP contains a whopping 31 events, running daily throughout July. In addition to the daily bracelet up for grabs, players can also participate in a $100,000 Online Bracelet Series Leaderboard, where points can be earned for additional cash prizes.

It's unknown at this time whether the events will be finished in one day or extend to a second day.

The scheduled WSOP.com events are available in hold'em and Omaha formats. Popular live staples like the BIG 50, MonsterStack and Senior's Event have been moved online.

The marquee tournament is $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em Championship, which takes place on Friday, July 31. All events will kick off at 3 p.m. PDT.

Satellites are running for as little $1. Players need to be physically present in either the states of Nevada or New Jersey to be able to participate on the WSOP.com client, which means players in Delaware will not be able to participate.

2020 Summer WSOP.com Online Bracelet Schedule

DateDayTimeEvent #EventBuy-in
July 1Wednesday3 p.m.1No-Limit Hold'em Kick-Off$500
July 2Thursday3 p.m.2No-Limit Hold'em 8-Handed Deepstack$1,000
July 3Friday3 p.m.3No-Limit Hold'em$400
July 4Saturday3 p.m.4No-Limit Hold'em Super Turbo$500
July 5Sunday3 p.m.5No-Limit Hold'em Freezeout$1,000
July 6Monday3 p.m.6PLO8 6-Handed$600
July 7Tuesday3 p.m.7No-Limit Hold'em Knockout Deepstack$800
July 8Wednesday3 p.m.8No-Limit Hold'em Freezeout$500
July 9Thursday3 p.m.9No-Limit Hold'em 6-Max$1,000
July 10Friday3 p.m.10No-Limit Hold'em MonsterStack$600
July 11Saturday3 p.m.11No-Limit Hold'em Turbo Deepstack 6-Handed$500
July 12Sunday3 p.m.12The BIG 500 No-Limit Hold'em$500
July 13Monday3 p.m.13No-Limit Hold'em High Roller Freezeout$1,500
July 14Tuesday3 p.m.14No-Limit Hold'em High Roller$3,200
July 15Wednesday3 p.m.15PLO 8-Max HR$1,000
July 16Thursday3 p.m.16No-Limit Hold'em Turbo$500
July 17Friday3 p.m.17No-Limit Hold'em$777
July 18Saturday3 p.m.18No-Limit Hold'em 8-Handed Turbo DeepStack$1,000
July 19Sunday3 p.m.19No-Limit Hold'em$400
July 20Monday3 p.m.20PLO 6-Handed$500
July 21Tuesday3 p.m.21No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed$777
July 22Wednesday3 p.m.22No-Limit Hold'em Turbo Deepstack$500
July 23Thursday3 p.m.23No-Limit Hold'em Knockout$500
July 24Friday3 p.m.24No-Limit Hold'em 8-Handed$400
July 25Saturday3 p.m.25No-Limit Hold'em Summer Saver$500
July 26Sunday3 p.m.26No-Limit Hold'em Grande Finale$500
July 27Monday3 p.m.27No-Limit Hold'em Freezeout$400
July 28Tuesday3 p.m.28Omaha Hi-Lo 6-Max$1,000
July 29Wednesday3 p.m.29No-Limit Hold'em Turbo Deepstack 6-Handed$600
July 30Thursday3 p.m.30No-Limit Hold'em Senior's Event$500
July 31Friday3 p.m.31No-Limit Hold'em Championship$1,000

GGPoker to Carry Additional Bracelet Events

If 31 online bracelets wasn't enough, another 54 will be awarded on GGPoker to make for 85 total.

While the schedule for said events hasn't been initially made available, they'll run from July 19 through Sept. 6, meaning there will be some overlap with the WSOP.com series. The WSOP did promise that "buy-in levels and formats that cater to a wide range of players" will be on tap at GGPoker.

The announcement of online bracelet events on GG comes as little surprise after the two companies wrapped up an online WSOP Circuit series that awarded 18 gold rings to winners. More than $47 million was paid out in said events, blasting past the $28 million in guarantees, and the entire series ran into the nine figures.

“With over $100M in guarantees during the WSOPC Super Series in May and more than $134M in awarded prizes, it’s clear that GGPoker and the WSOP make a good pair,” said Steve Preiss at GGPoker.

Will There Be Live WSOP Events in 2020?

In an interesting twist, the 85 scheduled online bracelet events almost exactly mirrors the originally announced 87 live bracelet events planned for summer of 2020 before the COVID-19 pandemic shut those plans down.

The actual make-up of those events, though, couldn't be more different. Traditionally, the WSOP has hung its hat on being the poker festival that offers the widest variety of poker formats — don't hold your breath while looking for big razz or 2-7 single draw tournaments outside of the WSOP.

None of those niche and mixed formats are likely to be played during the online portions of the WSOP. The WSOP.com schedule, as it has been in the past, is made up of Omaha and hold'em events. The GGPoker schedule, while yet to be released, figures to be the same as the client only supports no-limit hold'em, pot-limit Omaha, and short deck.

Those who enjoy other formats or consistent action at five-figure stakes shouldn't give up hope just yet, however. WSOP Executive Director Stewart indicated nothing has changed as far as the planned running of a live 2020 WSOP later in the year.

"We are still hopeful the traditional WSOP may be played November-December and for all of our partners are considering this a brand extension versus a pure replacement,” he told PokerNews. He also revealed that all official ITM statistics (cashes, final tables, etc.) will be tracked and reported, and that player identities would be validated.

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