With the start of every New Year, poker players get excited to find out new details of the upcoming World Series of Poker. Beginning in May each year, the WSOP wastes no time in getting the schedule together so players can plan on attending. This week, the WSOP announced the full schedule of the series, including a Value Menu. This value option will include lower buy-in events so that players can easily afford to take part.
Value Menu Details
The 2020 WSOP will begin on May 26th and run through July 15th. The Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino will play host yet again and players will descend upon Las Vegas in the hopes of WSOP gold. For the Value Menu, the WSOP has announced there will be 25 events total. This series of tournaments will be more affordable and will have buy-ins ranging from $400 to $1,000.
Jack Effel, the Vice President of the WSOP, commented on the Value Menu, stating that everyone loves a good deal. The WSOP continues to enhance their offering to meet the demand of ‘meaningful price points’. The events will provide large prize pools and exciting formats for players to enjoy their time at the WSOP.
With the Value Menu, 24 of the 25 events will be either a freezeout format or a single re-entry. The Little One for One Drop is the only exception, with a buy-in of $1,000 + $111 and unlimited reentries. The latest update to the schedule is a $1,000 Freezeout No Limit Hold’em event that will begin early in the schedule, on May 27th.
Now that the Value Menu has been announced, we now know that the 2020 WSOP will include 45 total events. Standard events with higher buy-ins include Crazy Eights, Colossus, a Ladies event, Seniors option and the Millionaire Maker.
Main Event Action
The most anticipated event of the WSOP is always the Main Event. Taking place from July 1st to the 14th, the $10,000 Main Event Championship is the headliner and always sees a huge turnout. The three starting flights will run from July 1st to the 3rd, with players able to jump back in if eliminated.
Players will then return for Day 2ab on July 4th or Day 2c on July 5th. The fields come together on the 6th and the event will play down until the final table is reached. This is expected to take place by the 10th. The next day, the Main Event final table will begin.
The final table is recorded and televised soon after on ESPN and ESPN2. It will be exciting to see who all takes part and how far the pros get as well as which amateurs will possibly make it through to the final table.
Last year, Hossein Ensan was able to defeat Dario Sammartino in the final round to win $10,000,000 and the crown.
With the schedule now complete, players can begin to plan their trip to Las Vegas to compete in many of the 2020 WSOP events. Or just hang out and catch all the action!