After having to postpone the 2020 World Series of Poker due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, WSOP officials promised poker players they would soon have a solution so that would “allow players to chase WSOP glory from their homes.”
On Monday, the WSOP took the first step towards fulfilling that promise.
The WSOP has announced 31 events for players in the regulated American markets served by WSOP.com and 54 events on GGPoker for players located outside of the United States. Before being postponed, the 2020 WSOP was scheduled to award 101 bracelets including 14 that were going to be played on WSOP.com for players in New Jersey and Nevada.
“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.”
This marks the first time that players located outside of the United States have been able to compete for a WSOP bracelet online. Players inside Nevada borders first played for a WSOP bracelet in 2015. In 2018, players in New Jersey played in bracelet events alongside their Nevada-based colleagues following the intra-state merger of player pools in New Jersey, Nevada, and Delaware.
“There’s nothing in the world like winning a WSOP bracelet,” said Daniel Negreanu, who joined GGPoker as an ambassador earlier this year. “Bringing this experience online will open the door for a new generation of poker players to feel the rush of competing for the game’s biggest prize.”
WSOP.com is currently not available in Pennsylvania.
Stewart also indicated that PokerCentral, owner of PokerGO and the official streaming partner of the WSOP, will also be involved in creating content including live streams, highlight packages as well as “virtual bracelet ceremonies” with interviews with each winner.
The decision to partner with GGPoker for the WSOP bracelet events just weeks after the conclusion of the WSOP Super Circuit Online Series on the growing online poker site which awarded $6,728,197.80 over 18 ring events and nearly $128 million over 498 events scheduled around those ring events.
WSOP.com Online Bracelet Events 2020
The WSOP.com online bracelet events kick-off on July 1 with one event each day through the month of July culminating with the $1,000 buy-in Championship event on Friday, July 31. There are six other events with a $1,000 buy-in as well as a $1,500 and a $3,200 High Roller event.
According to a press release, WSOP.com players will also be able to win their share of $100,000 to be awarded to top performers in July’s bracelet events.
|1||2020-07-01 00:00:00||No Limit Hold'em Kick-Off||$500|
|2||2020-07-02 00:00:00||No Limit Hold'em 8-Handed Deepstack||$1,000|
|3||2020-07-03 00:00:00||No Limit Hold'em||$400|
|4||2020-07-04 00:00:00||No Limit Hold'em Super Turbo||$500|
|5||2020-07-05 00:00:00||No Limit Hold'em Freezeout||$1,000|
|6||2020-07-06 00:00:00||Pot Limit Omaha 8-or-better 6-Handed||$600|
|7||2020-07-07 00:00:00||No Limit Hold'em Knockout Deepstack||$800|
|8||2020-07-08 00:00:00||No Limit Hold'em Freezeout||$500|
|9||2020-07-09 00:00:00||No Limit Hold'em 6-Max||$1,000|
|10||2020-07-10 00:00:00||No Limit Hold'em MonsterStack||$600|
|11||2020-07-11 00:00:00||No Limit Hold'em Turbo Deepstack 6-Handed||$500|
|12||2020-07-12 00:00:00||The BIG 500 No Limit Hold'em||$500|
|13||2020-07-13 00:00:00||No Limit Hold'em High Roller Freezeout||$1,500|
|14||2020-07-14 00:00:00||No Limit Hold'em High Roller||$3,200|
|15||2020-07-15 00:00:00||Pot Limit Omaha 8-Max High Roller||$1,000|
|16||2020-07-16 00:00:00||No Limit Hold'em Turbo||$500|
|17||2020-07-17 00:00:00||No Limit Hold'em||$777|
|18||2020-07-18 00:00:00||No Limit Hold'em 8-Handed Turbo Deepstack||$1,000|
|19||2020-07-19 00:00:00||No Limit Hold'em||$400|
|20||2020-07-20 00:00:00||Pot Limit Omaha 6-Handed||$500|
|21||2020-07-21 00:00:00||No Limit Hold'em 6-Handed||$777|
|22||2020-07-22 00:00:00||No Limit Hold'em Turbo Deepstack 6-Handed||$500|
|23||2020-07-23 00:00:00||No Limit Hold'em Knockout||$500|
|24||2020-07-24 00:00:00||No Limit Hold'em 8-Handed||$400|
|25||2020-07-25 00:00:00||No Limit Hold'em Summer Saver||$500|
|26||2020-07-26 00:00:00||No Limit Hold'em Grande Finale||$500|
|27||2020-07-27 00:00:00||No Limit Hold'em Freezeout||$400|
|28||2020-07-28 00:00:00||Omaha 8-or-better 6-Max||$1,000|
|29||2020-07-29 00:00:00||No Limit Hold'em Turbo Deepstack 6-Handed||4600|
|30||2020-07-30 00:00:00||No Limit Hold'em Senior's Event||$500|
|31||2020-07-31 00:00:00||No Limit Hold'em Championship||$1,000|
GGPoker Online WSOP Bracelet Events 2020
Players who are able to play on GGPoker will begin chasing bracelets on July 19. The event schedule for the WSOP bracelet events on GGPoker has not been announced but the company indicated they plan to “unveil its bracelet schedule on a rolling basis”. The final event concludes on September 6.
“With over $100M in guarantees during the WSOPC Super Series in May, it’s clear that GGPoker and the WSOP make a good pair,” said Steve Preiss, GGPoker’s head of Poker Operations. “We’re excited to create bracelet events that the community will embrace, as well as innovative programming with PokerGO.”
Buy-ins are expected to be similar to those offered by GGPoker in the WSOP Super Circuit Online where buy-ins ranged from $50 up to $25,000.