The $25M Gtd. 2020 WSOP Online Main Event on GGPoker Kicks Off Tonight!
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It's time for the biggest event of the 2020 World Series of Poker Online on GGPoker! Tonight, the first flight of the 2020 WSOP Online Main Event, with an astonishing $25,000,000 in guarantees up for grabs, will kick off at 7 p.m. GMT.
It's a prize pool certainly worthy of having the WSOP Main Event name attached to it, and players across the world will no doubt have saved up their respective one times for this occasion. Check out what to expect from this unique event in online poker history.
The cards are in the air in the GGPoker WSOP Online. The PokerNews live reporting team is on top of all things WSOP. Don't miss a beat!
22 Flights, Three Bullets, $25,000,000 in guaranteed prize money
A whopping 22 starting flights gives players ample opportunity to work out the best possible time for them to take their shot. But there's a catch: only a maximum of three bullets per player are allowed. You have a shot, a mulligan, and a final attempt. Three strikes? You're out! As an additional note, reentering into the same flight is not allowed.
Each starting flight will play 15 levels before the cut to Day 2 is made. All flights except Flight U and V will feature 30-minute levels, while the last two flights feature 20-minute levels. Late registration will be open for 10 levels (300 minutes in flights A-T and 200 minutes in flights U & V).
From August 16-23, one daily starting flight at 7 p.m. GMT will take place. A second starting flight will be added at 2 p.m. from August 24-29. On August 30, two flights will kick off at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. before the start of Day 2 later that night.
Day 2 will continue on Sunday, August 30 at 6:30 p.m. GMT, and will play down until 40 players are remaining before hard-stopping. The final 40 will then return on Saturday, September 5 to play down to a champion and divide the lion's share of the $25,000,000 guaranteed prize pool.
GGPoker ambassador Daniel Negreanu has announced he'll be using his first bullet on Monday and will stream the action on his channels. Meanwhile, players like Michael Addamo, Connor Drinan, and Belarmino de Souza have already been spotted in the first flight.
PokerNews will bring a daily update of the survivors of every flight, and pick up comprehensive live reporting coverage from Day 2 onwards. The final day will also be broadcasted on GGPoker's twitch channel with cards-up coverage.
Spin Your Way Into the WSOP Main Event For Just $2!
Despite the life-altering money up for grabs, we can imagine the $5,000 entry fee is a hefty chunk out of the average player's bankroll to compete. Luckily, GGPoker has added a special $2 WSOP Spin & Gold edition of its popular poker format. Win your way directly into the $5K WSOP Main Event or receive up to $10,000 in cash!
The special WSOP Spin & Gold features the following prizes & probabilities:
|12,000||$10,000||$8,000||$6,000||1 per 1,000,000|
|3,000||$5K WSOP Main Event ticket||$500 WSOP Satellite ticket||$500 WSOP Satellite ticket||55 per 1,000,000|
|30||$50 WSOP Satellite ticket||$10 WSOP Satellite ticket||-||4,045 per 1,000,000|
|5||$10 WSOP Satellite ticket||-||-||100,000 per 1,000,000|
|3||$6||-||-||200,000 per 1,000,000|
|2||$4||-||-||695,899 per 1,000,000|
There will be different speeds depending on the Multiplier. The starting chip, blind structure, and time bank are applied differently depending on the multiplier.
2020 WSOP Online Main Event schedule
|Date||Event Day||Time (GMT)||Notes||Level time|
|Aug. 16||Day 1A||7:00 p.m.||Play 15 levels, 10 levels late reg.||30 minutes|
|Aug. 17||Day 1B||7:00 p.m.||"||"|
|Aug. 18||Day 1C||7:00 p.m.||"||"|
|Aug. 19||Day 1D||7:00 p.m.||"||"|
|Aug. 20||Day 1E||7:00 p.m.||"||"|
|Aug. 21||Day 1F||7:00 p.m.||"||"|
|Aug. 22||Day 1G||7:00 p.m.||"||"|
|Aug. 23||Day 1H||7:00 p.m.||"||"|
|Aug. 24||Day 1I||2:00 p.m.||"||"|
|Aug. 24||Day 1J||7:00 p.m.||"||"|
|Aug. 25||Day 1K||2:00 p.m.||"||"|
|Aug. 25||Day 1L||7:00 p.m.||"||"|
|Aug. 26||Day 1M||2:00 p.m.||"||"|
|Aug. 26||Day 1N||7:00 p.m.||"||"|
|Aug. 27||Day 1O||2:00 p.m.||"||"|
|Aug. 27||Day 1P||7:00 p.m.||"||"|
|Aug. 28||Day 1Q||2:00 p.m.||"||"|
|Aug. 28||Day 1R||7:00 p.m.||"||"|
|Aug. 29||Day 1S||2:00 p.m.||"||"|
|Aug. 29||Day 1T||7:00 p.m.||"||"|
|Aug. 30||Day 1U||11:00 a.m.||"||"|
|Aug. 30||Day 1V||1:00 p.m.||"||"|
|Aug. 30||Day 2||6:30 p.m.||Play until 40 remaining||40 minutes|
|Sep. 5||Day 3||6:30 p.m.||Play until a champion||40 minutes|
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