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2020 WSOP Schedule: 12 more events confirmed

A total of 12 additional events have been recently announced for the 2020 World Series of Poker (WSOP), that is set to take place at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino from May 26 to July 15, 2020.

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A few days ago, WSOP was announcing details of  the  Main Event, BIG 50 and Senior’s Event.

Other popular key events like the Millionaire Maker, Monster Stack, Double Stack, Tag Team, Colossus, Crazy Eights, Mini Main Event, Little One for One Drop and The Closer also have now their respective dates on the 2020 WSOP calendar.

2019 Best Sellers are back

Along with the previously announced tournaments (BIG 50, Seniors & Main Event), the 12 that were presented now proved to be the most popular events of the WSOP.

The 2019 WSOP notably featured huge field sizes in these signature events: The Main Event (8,569), Big 50 (28,371), Deepstack No-Limit Hold’em (6,150), Millionaire Maker (8,809), Double Stack (6,214), Monster Stack (6,035), Crazy Eights (10,185), Seniors Championship (5,916), Colossus (13,109), Deepstack Championship (6,140), Mini Main Event (5,521) and Little One for One Drop (6,248) for a combined astounding 111,267 entries.

A total of 187,298 players entered the 2019 WSOP, creating a $293,183,345 prize pool.

To accommodate the expected number of participants, WSOP will set up over 500 poker tables across 200,000 square-feet of ballroom space.

Schedule for other popular events namely the Heads-up Championship and The Poker Players Championship are yet to be released and a full schedule is expected to be announced in early 2020.

More events to be announced

Instead of disclosing the entirety of the schedule, WSOP has been doing partial announcements to effectively market their events.

“While we are still putting together the 2020 WSOP schedule in its entirety, we have cemented the key No-Limit Hold’em events that anchor it all,” said WSOP Vice President Jack Effel.

“We hope this announcement right before the holidays can help you lock in travel plans so you can join us at the Rio in Las Vegas for the 51st running of the WSOP. We will continue to fill out the rest of the schedule and provide updates as we progress.”

Pre- registration won’t open until all events have been determined and approved by regulators.

All of the announced events were all previously held in last years’ WSOP and all the scheduled dates are subject to change.

DATE EVENT BUY-IN CHIPS LEVELS Re-Entry TIME
May-27 Casino Employees $500 25,000 40 minutes Single Re-entry 3pm
May 28 & 29 30 & 31 BIG 50 $500 50,000 50 minutes One per flight 10am
June 5 & 6 Millionaire Maker $1,500 25,000 60 minutes One per flight 10am
June 12 & 13 Monster Stack $1,500 50,000 60 minutes Freezeout 10am
Jun-17 Ladies No-Limit Hold’em $10,000/$1,000 20,000 60 minutes Single Re-entry 11am
Jun-18 Seniors – Age 50+ $1,000 20,000 60 minutes Single Re-entry 10am
June 19 & 20 Double Stack $1,000 40,000 60 minutes 1/flight 10am
Jun-22 Super Seniors – Age 60+ $1,000 20,000 60 minutes 1/flight 10am
Jun-22 Tag Team – 2-person teams $1,000/Team 20,000 60 minutes Freezeout 2pm
June 24 & 25 Colossus $400 40,000 40 minutes One per flight 10am
June 26 & 27 Crazy Eights 8-Handed $888 40,000 30/40 minutes One per flight 10am & 5pm
Jun-29 Mini Main Event $1,000 60,000 30 minutes Freezeout 11am
July 1, 2 & 3 Main Event $10,000 60,000 120 minutes Freezeout 11am
July 4, 5 & 6 Little One for One Drop $1,000 + $111 40,000 60 minutes Unlimited 12pm
July 10 & 11 The Closer $1,500 25,000 30 minutes One per flight 12pm

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