WSOP Adds ‘Mystery Bounty’, $250K Super High Roller To 2020 Schedule

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The World Series of Poker has included 17 new events to the 2020 summer schedule including a $250K Super High Roller and 'Mystery Bounty' Event.

The schedule for the 2020 World Series of Poker continued to take shape on Thursday as officials revealed the dates for another 12 events, including a brand new ‘mystery’ bounty tournament and the largest buy-in tournament ever to take place at the WSOP.

With the announcement of these 12 new events, a total of 17 brand new tournaments have been added thus far to the 2020 WSOP.

Freezeout Series

Following up their previous announcement that this year’s World Series of Poker will have a “concerted effort” to provide players more freezeout tournaments, the latest batch of dates includes another six No Limit Hold’em events priced between $500 and $5,000 that gives players just a single shot to make the money.

When all is said and done, including staple events like the Main Event and the Monster Stack, the WSOP promises players more than 40 events on the schedule will utilize the freezeout format. The six tournaments announced today have been dubbed the Freezeout Series six-pack and hit a variety of price points.

Freezeout Series Six-Pack Dates

DATE EVENT START TIME (PT) BUY-IN
05-27 Freezeout No Limit Hold’em 11:00 AM $1,000
06-04 Freezeout No Limit Hold’em 11:00 AM $1,500
06-11 Freezeout No Limit Hold’em 11:00 AM $2,500
06-15 Freezeout No Limit Hold’em 11:00 AM $500
06-18 Freezeout No Limit Hold’em 01:00 PM $3,000
06-21 Freezeout No Limit Hold’em 03:00 PM $5,000

“Mystery Bounty”

One of those new single-shot tournaments that is sure to draw some buzz is the first-ever $1,500 Mystery Bounty No Limit Hold’em.

The tournament plays like a typical bounty tournament where players will capture a cash reward for every player they eliminate. However, there’s a twist. The will be 100 “mystery bounties” of varying values that total at least $1,000,000.

A standard bounty is $100, but the 100 players who unknowingly hold a “mystery bounty” will be valued between $2,500 and $250,000. The mystery part is that players will have no idea if they are battling against a player worth $100 or $250,000 until they actually bust that player and cash out.

Bounty Amount # of Prizes
$250,000 1
$100,000 3
$25,000 6
$10,000 10
$2,500 80

This event is scheduled for Sunday, June 28, one day after the $888 Crazy Eight event and just one day before the $1,000 Mini Main Event.

Historic Super High Roller

Another new event added to the schedule is the $250,000 Super High Roller NLHE bracelet event.

The tournament is not only new to the World Series of Poker but, according to the announcement, it’s new to the city of Las Vegas. It will mark the first time that a tournament with a price point this high has ever been run in Sin City. While the player pool for such a nosebleed event is limited, the interest that the $250,000 Super High Roller bracelet event will draw from the poker playing public will be quite high.

In addition to the $250K, three more big buy-in tournaments were part of the announcement. On May 29, there will be a $25,000 NLHE High Roller Eight Max scheduled and on July 7 the $50,000 Pot Limit Omaha High Roller will take place.

The 64-player Heads-Up tournament returns in 2020 as well, however, this year the buy-in has gone up from $10,000 to a $25,000 buy-in.

Read: WSOP Adds $10,000 Online Event and 15 More Events To 2020 Schedule

“New events are always a result of player input and we’re thankful to have received many great suggestions this year,” said Jack Eiffel, WSOP Vice President. “The 2020 WSOP is chock-full of new events, new price points and a little mystery sure to resonate with poker players everywhere. We can’t wait to open our doors in four short months to get things started.”

For everything you need to know about the 2020 World Series of Poker, check out our Ultimate Guide to the 2020 WSOP.

2020 WSOP New Event Schedule

DATE EVENT START TIME (PT) BUY-IN
05-27 Freezeout No Limit Hold’em 11:00 AM $1,000
05-29 High Roller NLHE Eight Max 03:00 PM $25,000
05-31 Heads-Up NLHE 06:00 PM $25,000
06-04 Freezeout No Limit Hold’em 11:00 AM $1,500
06-07 Forty Stack NLHE 11:00 AM $1,000
06-11 Freezeout No Limit Hold’em 11:00 AM $2,500
06-15 Freezeout No Limit Hold’em 11:00 AM $500
06-18 Freezeout No Limit Hold’em 01:00 PM $3,000
06-19 Nine-Game Mix Six Max 03:00 PM $2,500
06-21 Freezeout No Limit Hold’em 03:00 PM $5,000
06-27 Super High Roller NLHE 12:00 PM $250,000
06-28 Mystery Bounty’ NLHE 11:00 AM $1,500
07-06 Mixed NLHE/PLO Eight Max 06:00 PM $5,000
07-07 High Roller Pot Limit Omaha 03:00 PM $50,000
07-09 Fifty Stack NLHE 12:00 PM $1,500
07-12 No Limit Hold’em Deepstack 11:00 AM $800
07-13 Super Turbo NLHE 11:00 AM $1,000

* 5 of the 17 events above have been previously announced.