Fans of the WSOP were excited to hear that while 2020 has crushed live poker in so many ways, a WSOP Main Event will still carry on. A few weeks ago, it was announced that GGPoker and WSOP.com will start the online portion of the Main Event, titled the WSOP $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em World Championship, in December online. Once the fields have narrowed down, the final tables will take place in live form and eventually, the two winners will face off to name the final champion. At GGPoker, satellites and qualifiers are already live so that players can get in on the action early.
So Much Value
At GGPoker, the site will be giving away over $5 million in WSOP Main Events seats by December 6. Qualifiers start at a very low $0.50, so players of all skill levels and bankrolls can compete. Because the event is a hybrid one and will take place in the US and abroad, players from around the world have a shot at competing in the Main Event.
For international players, GGPoker is providing over 500 seats to the big event. The standard buy-in to the tournament is $10,000. Players can compete in the qualifiers for mere change or use the direct buy-in satellites to move their way up to possibly winning a seat. The direct buy-in satellites start at $54 and go as high as $1,050.
Satellites and qualifiers are continually running at GGPoker, with options 24 hours a day. With the $0.50 qualifiers, players can win a seat to the $5 qualifier. The $5 then leads to the $54 event, which guarantees one to two seats to the Main Event.
The $10 events will lead to the $100 event which leads to the $1,050. Players who compete in the $1050 event will be vying for one of three to twenty-five seats to the Main Event. The $20 satellites offer seats to the $200 event which provides one to three seats to the Main Event.
Lastly, there is the $525 qualifier. This event provides two to 10 seats to the Main Event. When seat counts vary, the amount provided by GGPoker to the Main Event is based on the number of players competing in the satellite.
The Main Event
The hybrid event will start online at the WSOP site in Nevada and New Jersey while GGPoker will offer options for international players. The online portion of the event will pay out prize money to those who make it to the final table.
The final table in the US will be played in Las Vegas at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. For international players, the final table will take place at King’s Resort. The winners of these final tables will then face off at the Rio with a final head to head matchup.
The winner will be named the WSOP 2020 Main Event bracelet winner. An additional $1 million will be paid to the first-place finisher. The footage will be streamed so fans can tune in while the final round goes down.