Championship Events test the best
The World Series of Poker has announced the finalized schedule for the Championship Events for this summer’s 2020 WSOP. The Championship Events are the tournaments with $10,000 buy-ins.
There are 16 such events in all, the last of which is the Main Event, slated to begin on July 1 with the first of three starting days. A total of 24 different game types will be represented in the Championship Events.
16 such events in all, the last of which is the Main Event
“This poker smorgasbord establishes the annual champion of each discipline, recognizing their skills and mastery in the same manner martial arts does in the athletic realm,” said the WSOP in its Thursday morning announcement.
The Championship Events will also have their own leaderboard, separate from the WSOP Player of the Year race.
$10,000 online bracelet event added
All the $10,000 events were on the schedule last year except for one: WSOP.com Online No-Limit Hold’em. It is the first time an internet gold bracelet event has been offered at that price point. It will take place at noon on July 2, an earlier starting time than every Championship Event except for the Main Event.
Also of note is the $50,000 Poker Players Championship, the one Championship Event that is not a $10,000 buy-in. It is a five-day event beginning June 22. No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw has been added to the event, bringing the total games in rotation to nine.
The other eight games, the same ones from last year, are No Limit Hold’em, Seven Card Stud, Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better, Razz, Pot-Limit Omaha, Fixed-Limit Hold’em, Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better, and 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw 6-Handed.
2020 WSOP Main Event
The one Championship Event that had already had its dates announced was the $10,000 Main Event.
July 10 – or the morning of July 11, depending on how long it takes – will be the day that the final table will be determined. It is not the “November Nine” anymore, as the final table will begin following a one-day break.
ESPN and ESPN2 will broadcast the final table in its entirety “semi-live” with a 30-minute delay
As has been the standard for a few years, the final table will run for three days. ESPN and ESPN2 will broadcast the final table in its entirety “semi-live” with a 30-minute delay.