World Series of Poker releases full 2020 tournament schedule


After teasing us with a few details back in December, the World Series of Poker today announced their Championship events to be held at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino this summer.

world-series-of-poker-releases-full-2020-tournament-scheduleThere are a few headlines to appreciate in the flurry of festival dates. Two in particular are the inclusion of a new variant to the lucrative and legendary $50,000-entry Poker Players Championship, that being No Limit Hold’em 2-7 Single Draw.

Whether that will have a huge effect on a field who pride themselves on thriving in mixed games is a matter that will only be played out in June, but it will be interesting to watch what happens when the cards are in the air for that event.

Elsewhere, one obvious absence is the $10,000 Heads-Up Championship Event. Fondly enjoyed by many fans, the attendance by players in recent years had not been spectacular, and it seems that – for now at least – the WSOP have shelved it.

With 17 separate championship events announced, the 2020 World Series of Poker haven’t changed the buy-ins for the events, which have remained at $10,000 apart from the Poker Players Championship ($50,000). Overall, we now know 32 of the events that are scheduled to take place at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in the summer. The Las Vegas poker festival, famed the world over, is coming into it’s 51st series, and a golden anniversary year.

What should be very interesting is the possibility that players involved in the $10,000-entry WSOP Main Event, the biggest live poker tournament in the world, may well be hoping the WiFi holds at the Rio while they’re in action, with the $10,000-entry WSOP online event taking place on the 2nd July.

In a statement, WSOP Vice President Jack Effel told excited fans about his hopes for the Series.

“The Championship Events are always among the most special offered at the WSOP each year. 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.”

As well as the standard Player of the Year race, this year will also see a ‘Championship Events Only’ Player of the Year leaderboard, one for the highest rollers to target for bragging rights. With over 187,000 entries last year seeing the 90 WSOP events that took place in Las Vegas (or online) compile not much less than $300 million in prize money, the 2020 WSOP is expected to be bigger than ever and gets underway from May 26th to July 15th.

World Series of Poker 2020 Championship Events schedule

Date Time Event Entry Levels Structure
3rd June 2020 3.00pm Omaha Hi-Lo $10,000 60/90 mins Freezeout
6th June 2020 3.00pm Seven Card Stud $10,000 60/90 mins Freezeout
8th June 2020 3.00pm Short Deck $10,000 1 hour Single
9th June 2020 3.00pm H.O.R.S.E. $10,000 60/90 mins Freezeout
12th June 2020 3.00pm Super Turbo Bounty NLHE $10,000 20 mins Freezeout
13th June 2020 3.00pm Dealers Choice 6-Max $10,000 60/90 mins Freezeout
15th June 2020 3.00pm No-Limit 2-7 Single Draw $10,000 60/90 mins Single
18th June 2020 3.00pm 2-7 Triple Draw $10,000 1 hour Freezeout
20th June 2020 3.00pm Pot Limit Omaha $10,000 1 hour Freezeout
22nd June 2020 3.00pm Poker Players Championship $50,000 100 mins Freezeout
24th June 2020 3.00pm Razz $10,000 60/90 mins Freezeout
26th June 202o 3.00pm Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo $10,000 1 hour Freezeout
28th June 2020 3.00pm Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo $10,000 60/90 mins Freezeout
29th June 2020 3.00pm No-Limit Hold’em 6-Max $10,000 1 hour Freezeout
30th June 2020 3.00pm Limit Hold’em $10,000 60/90 mins Freezeout
1st-3rd July 2020 11.00am WSOP NLHE Main Event $10,000 2 hours Freezeout
2nd July 2020 12 noon WSOP Online NLHE $10,000 20 mins Freezeout