It has been confirmed that the World Series of Poker will take place online. 85 bracelet events will be held on WSOP.com and GGPoker for both American and international players.
Schedule for WSOP Players in the USA
All WSOP events for American players will take place on WSOP.com, following the schedule listed below. All events will start at 3pm (PST), except for the NLHE Turbo Deepstack 6-Max on July 11th which will start at 1pm.
|1||Wednesday 1st July||$500||NLHE Kick-Off|
|2||Thursday 2nd July||$1,000||NLHE 8-Max Deepstack|
|3||Friday 3rd July||$400||NLHE|
|4||Saturday 4th July||$500||NLHE Super Turbo|
|5||Sunday 5th July||$1,000||NLHE Freezeout|
|6||Monday 6th July||$600||PLO8 6-Max|
|7||Tuesday 7th July||$800||NLHE Knockout Deepstack|
|8||Wednesday 8th July||$500||NLHE Freezeout|
|9||Thursday 9th July||$1,000||NLHE 6-Max|
|10||Friday 10th July||$600||NLHE MonsterStack|
|11||Saturday 11th July||$500||NLHE Turbo Deepstack 6-Max|
|12||Sunday 12th July||$500||The BIG 500 NLHE|
|13||Monday 13th July||$1,500||NLHE High Roller Freezeout|
|14||Tuesday 14th July||$3,200||NLHE High Roller|
|15||Wednesday 15th July||$1,000||PLO 8-Max High Roller|
|16||Thursday 16th July||$500||NLHE Turbo|
|17||Friday 17th July||$777||NLHE|
|18||Saturday 18th July||$1,000||NLHE 8-Max Turbo DeepStack|
|19||Sunday 19th July||$400||NLHE|
|20||Monday 20th July||$500||PLO 6-Max|
|21||Tuesday 21st July||$777||NLHE 6-Max|
|22||Wednesday 22nd July||$500||NLHE Turbo Deepstack|
|23||Thursday 23rd July||$500||NLHE Knockout|
|24||Friday 24th July||$400||NLHE 8-Max|
|25||Saturday 25th July||$500||NLHE Summer Saver|
|26||Sunday 26th July||$500||NLHE Grande Finale|
|27||Monday 27th July||$400||NLHE Freezeout|
|28||Tuesday 28th July||$1,000||Omaha Hi-Lo 6-Max|
|29||Wednesday 29th July||$600||NLHE Turbo Deepstack 6-Max|
|30||Thursday 30th July||$500||NLHE Senior’s Event|
|31||Friday 31st July||$1,000||NLHE Championship|
What About International Players?
Events for international players will be held on GGPoker, and they will take place from July 19th to September 6th. This will be the first time that poker players outside of the United States will be able to compete for a WSOP bracelet online.
The Poker Community Reacts
Poker pro Ryan Laplante polled his Twitter followers to find out what they think of the decision to bring the entirety of the 2020 World Series of Poker online. The reviews were mixed.
Some players are concerned that the WSOP is diluting bracelet value by making so many bracelet events available online. There are significantly more bracelets this year than there have in previous years (for example, 2016 had 69, and 2018 had 78) – and, 2019 had 90 due to it being the 50th anniversary of the tournament. So, that issue is being heavily debated on forums and Twitter, as poker fans wonder if earning a bracelet in this year’s online WSOP will carry as much prestige as earning a live bracelet in previous years.
On the other hand, plenty of poker players are thrilled that they have the chance to play in the most prestigious tournament in the world – even if they can’t actually travel to Las Vegas. Previously, there were rumours that the WSOP wouldn’t take place at all this year, so it’s a pleasant surprise that bracelets will be awarded in 2020.