2020 WSOP Online Schedule Features $25M Guaranteed Main Event

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The 2020 World Series of Poker online schedule has $66 million guaranteed including $25 million for the Main Event.

The 2020 World Series of Poker Online Main Event was always going to be a big deal. Now it’s official – it will have the largest prize pool in the history of online poker. GGPoker released its entire 2020 WSOP online schedule on Friday and the $5,000 Main Event comes with a $25 million guarantee.

“We knew GGPoker would go BIG on the WSOP Online Series, but this is ridiculous,” said Ty Stewart, Executive Director of the World Series of Poker. “The single biggest guarantee in the history of online poker is exactly what this once-in-a-lifetime event deserves.”

The Main Event is clearly the highlight of the 54-event schedule, but there is also a $5,000 Pot Limit Omaha, $10,000 Heads-Up No Limit Hold’em event, a $10,000 Short Deck event, and the $25,000 NLHE Players Championship to make up the rest of the marquee events.

The Main Event

The $25 million guarantee on the Main Event makes it the largest online poker tournament prize pool ever. The previous high was the 2018 partypoker MILLIONS which guaranteed $20 million and ended up at $21,780,000.

There are multiple starting flights, each one a freezeout, for the $5,000 buy-in Main Event beginning on August 16. Day 2 runs on August 30 and the final table will be played out on September 6.

Players start with 50,000 chips and the event will be played eight-handed throughout.

Two Other Eight Figure Guarantees

Along with the Main Event, there are two more eight-figure guarantees, one belonging to the $10,000 buy-in WSOP Super MILLION$ and the other is the $25,000 buy-in NLHE Poker Players Championship coming in at $10 million each.

The other events with guarantees are the $100 buy-in The Opener ($2 million), $400 Colossus ($3 million), $400 PLOssus ($1 million), $1,500 Millionaire Maker ($5 million – $1 million to first), HK$8,000 NLHE Asia Championship (HK$8 million), $150 GGMasters WSOP Edition ($1 million), $500 Mini Main Event ($5 million), $50 BIG50 ($1 million), and the $100 WSOP Millions ($2 million).

Asian Market Focus

Taking advantage of GGPoker’s strong following in Asia, there are 11 events with a start time that puts it in prime time in most of that market. These events all begin at 8 am ET which puts them at 8 PM in Beijing, China, and 9 PM in Seoul, Korea, and Tokyo, Japan.

The highlight of that group is the HK$8,000 buy-in Asia Championship. The No Limit Hold’em event has an HK$8 million guarantee.

DATEEVENT #TIME (ET)EVENTBUY-INGUARANTEE
07/2578:00$600 Monster Stack No Limit Hold'em 6-Handed$600--
07/2688:00$1,500 No Limit Hold'em$1,500--
08/01158:00$500 Deepstack No Limit Hold'em$500--
08/02168:00$1,000 Short Deck No Limit Hold'em$1,000--
08/08228:00$800 Double Stack Pot Limit Omaha$800--
08/09238:00HK$8,000 No Limit Hold'em Asia Championship [Final Day]HK$ 8000HK$8,000,000
08/15298:00$300 Monster Stack No Limit Hold'em 6-Handed$300--
08/22368:00$500 Deepstack No-Limit Hold'em$500--
08/23378:00$1,500 Marathon No Limit Hold'em$1,500--
08/29438:00$300 Double Stack No Limit Hold'em$300--
09/05508:00People's Choice Event [Most Popular]----

The Great Game of Pot Limit Omaha

While Hold’em makes up a bulk of the schedule, there are nine Pot Limit Omaha events on the schedule including the $5,000 buy-in Pot Limit Omaha Championship on July 21. The biggest PLO field is likely to come from the $400 PLOssus. There are 15 starting flights beginning July 19. Players can reenter each flight one time and the event has a $1 million guarantee.

There are no Omaha 8-or-better events on the schedule.

Familiar Events Throughout

It just wouldn’t be the WSOP without some of the nicknamed events on the schedule. The 2020 WSOP Online schedule includes the Millionaire Maker, the Marathon, Colossus, PLOssus, and the Monster Stack.

The Millionaire Maker has a $1,500 buy-in with $1 million going to the eventual champion. Players can enter the event through the 15 starting flights that begin on July 26 and players can reenter each flight once. Players start that event with 50,000 chips and levels will be 13 minutes long.

The $400 buy-in Colossus has a total of 14 starting flights beginning July 20 and players can reenter one time per flight.

People’s Choice

One unique element of the schedule includes four events at the tail-end of the schedule that will be decided by the players through one of three methods. There are two events dubbed “People’s Choice – Most Popular”, a “People’s Choice – Spin the Wheel” event, and a “People’s Choice – Pros Vote” event. The manner in which this tournament formats and structures will be determined was not announced.

Streaming Schedule

Seven final tables, including the Main Event, will be streamed on PokerGO. Other PokerGO events include Event #2 ($1,111 Every 1 for Covid Relief), Event #10 ($400 Colossus), Event #11 ($300 PLOssus), Event #17 ($1,500 Millionaire Maker), Event #25 ($10,000 Heads Up NLHE), and Event #38 ($25,000 NLHE Poker Players Championship).

Each of these seven events will be stopped once they reach the final table and broadcast on PokerGO the following Saturday,

The remaining 47 final tables will be streamed on GGPoker’s Twitch channel GGPoker.TV.

2020 WSOP ONLINE SCHEDULE – GGPOKER

DATEEVENT #TIME (ET)EVENTBUY-INGUARANTEE
07/19114:30$100 The Opener [Final Day]$100$2,000,000
07/19214:00$1,111 Every 1 for Covid Relief$1,111--
07/19316:00$525 Super Turbo Bounty No Limit Hold'em 6-Handed$525--
07/21414:00$5,000 Pot Limit Omaha Championship$5,000--
07/22514:00$1,500 Fifty Stack No Limit Hold'em$1,500--
07/23614:00$1,050 Bounty Pot Limit Omaha$1,050--
07/2578:00$600 Monster Stack No Limit Hold'em 6-Handed$600--
07/2688:00$1,500 No Limit Hold'em$1,500--
07/26914:00$2,500 Pot Limit Omaha$2,500--
07/261014:30$400 Colossus [Day 2]$400$3,000,000
07/261115:00$400 PLOssus [Day 2]$400$1,000,000
07/281214:00$10,000 Short Deck No Limit Hold'em Championship$10,000--
07/291314:00$2,500 No Limit Hold'em 6-Handed$2,500--
07/301414:00$840 Bounty No Limit Hold'em$840--
08/01158:00$500 Deepstack No Limit Hold'em$500--
08/02168:00$1,000 Short Deck No Limit Hold'em$1,000--
08/021714:30$1,500 Millinaire Maker$1,500$5,000,000
08/021816:00$500 Turbo Deepstack No Limit Hold'em$500--
08/041914:00$2,100 No Limit Hold'em Bounty Championship$2,100--
08/052014:00$400 Pot Limit Omaha$400--
08/062114:00$1,000 No Limit Hold'em$1,000--
08/08228:00$800 Double Stack Pot Limit Omaha$800--
08/08234:00$10,000 Heads Up No Limit Hold'em Championship$10,000--
08/09248:00HK$8,000 No Limit Hold'em Asia Championship [Final Day]HK$ 8000HK$8,000,000
08/092513:00$1500 GGMasters WSOP Edition [High Roller]$1500
08/092613:00$150 GGMasters WSOP Edition [Freezeout]$150$1,000,000
08/112714:00$5,000 No Limit Hold'em 6-Handed Championship$5,000--
08/122814:00$2,500 Double Stack No Limit Hold'em$2,500--
08/132914:00$525 Bounty No Limit Hold'em 6-Handed$525--
08/15308:00$300 Monster Stack No Limit Hold'em 6-Handed$300--
08/163114:00$1,500 Pot Limit Omaha$1,500--
08/163214:30$500 Mini Main Event [Final Day]$500$5,000,000
08/163316:00$840 Super Turbo Bounty No Limit Hold'em$840--
08/183414:00$600 No Limit Hold'em Deepstack Championship$600--
08/193514:00$800 Pot Limit Omaha$800--
08/203614:00$500 Limit Hold'em$500--
08/22378:00$500 Deepstack No-Limit Hold'em$500--
08/23388:00$1,500 Marathon No Limit Hold'em$1,500--
08/233914:00$25,000 NLHE Poker Players Championship$25,000$10,000,000
08/234014:30BIG 50 [Final Day]$50$1,000,000
08/254114:00$1,500 Limit Hold'em Championship$1,500--
08/264214:00$1,000 No Limit Hold'em 6-Handed$1,000--
08/274314:00$1,500 Pot Limit Omaha$1,500--
08/29448:00$300 Double Stack No Limit Hold'em$300--
08/304514:00$400 Forty Stack No Limit Hold'em$400--
08/304614:30$5,000 No Limit Hold'em Main Event [Day 2]$5,000$25,000,000
08/304716:00$1,000 Turbo No Limit Hold'em 6-Handed$1,000--
09/014814:00People's Choice Event [Most Popular]--
09/024914:00People's Choice Event [Pros Vote]--
09/035014:00People's Choice Event [Spin the Wheel]--
09/055114:00$1,050 Beat the Pros [Bounty]$1,050--
09/065214:00$10K WSOP Super MILLION$$10,000$10,000,000
09/065314:30$100 WSOP MILLION$ [Final Day]$100$2,000,000
09/065416:00$500 The Closer$500--

Note: An earlier version of this article listed the number of Main Event flights. PocketFives is working to confirm this number.