Hybrid Live And Online $10,000 World Series Of Poker Main Event To Be Held In December

Simply 49 days before the new year, the Globe Series of Poker has announced that there will certainly undoubtedly be a $10,000 WSOP centerpiece world champ decided in 2020.

Regardless of the question developed by a global pandemic, the WSOP sent out a press release on Friday, Nov. 13 revealing that the biggest as well as richest online poker competition on the planet would take place for the 51st consecutive year.

The 2020 WSOP main event will once more include a $10,000 buy-in, with no-limit hold ’em as the game. While those standard truths stay the same, fairly a whole lot will be various for this main event.

“There must be a World Champion in 2020,” said WSOP Executive Director Ty Stewart. “Poker’s history is too important. It’s a unique format for the main event, but this is a unique year. We want to keep players’ health and safety top of mind and still deliver a great televised showcase for the game we love.”

“Due to travel restrictions, and out of an abundance of caution for player safety, this year’s format will be unique, where early round play will begin online with one entry on WSOP.com or GGPoker.com, before shifting to a live setting for final table action on two continents,” said the press release from the WSOP. “Each ‘bracket’ will pay out prize money to tournament entrants independently. The final table will be a world’s first, as an ultimate heads-up duel for the World Championship, where $1 million in prize money will be on the line courtesy of Caesars Entertainment, Inc. and GGPoker. The Main Event will be held consistent to the traditional ‘freeze-out’ standards of the Main Event, offering only single entry, as well as the longest levels and deepest stacks ever offered on the online platform.”

There will basically be both a US-facing as well as global centerpiece which will certainly be run online and also soft-pedal to a last table. The two events will after that play out those final tables live at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Gambling Enterprise in Las Vegas as well as the King’s Casino Rozvadov, with both champs of those occasions conference in a final heads-up showdown for the ultimate title as well as an included $1 million prize.

The ‘Residential Competition’ starts on Sunday, Dec. 13, as well as will certainly be offered to all gamers within the borders or Nevada as well as New Jersey. The last table is anticipated to be set the complying with day. The last 9 players standing will certainly reconvene on Monday, Dec. 28 to play to a champion. ESPN is set to air coverage of the event, featuring discourse from Lon McEachern as well as Norman Chad.

The ‘International Competition’ will certainly include 3 starting flights on Nov. 29, and also Dec. 5 and 6. The last table is arranged to be set on Dec. 7, with the real-time final table at King’s Casino on Tuesday, Dec. 15.

“All in-person tournaments, domestic and international, will be subject to special COVID rules and procedures, the details of which will be published at a later date and will require players to undergo a required health screening prior to live participation,” the WSOP noted in their release. “All participants must agree to abide by all applicable rules.”

The final heads-up face-off between the domestic and also worldwide champions will certainly take place at the Rio on Dec. 30, with the champion gold bracelet as well as the $1 million in added cash prize on the line.

The WSOP was readied to honor a record variety of gold arm bands this year, with 101 events initially planned to range from late May via the middle of July, yet was forever put on hold together with the remainder the real-time texas hold’em scene during the very early months of the pandemic.

The series joined a variety of various other prominent texas hold’em competitions in hosting an on the internet version of their events during the springtime and also summer months. The WSOP Online granted 85 gold arm bands from the start of July via early September, with occasions spread across 2 separate on the internet texas hold’em platforms. An overall of 283,983 entrances were made throughout the series, with $174.5 million in prize money awarded in the process.

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