WSOP Announces 17 New Events for 2020

The World Series of Poker have recently announced a further 17 events to be added into their schedule. WSOP have responded to the ask from the poker community to bring more freezeout structures into place by adding six new events with no reentries into their schedule.

By: James Currie

The six events, which are all in the $500-$1500 buy-in range, are being headlined by the exciting new $1500 Mystery Bounty No Limit Hold'em Event. This bounty form mimics the original bounty tournament but will a little variation to it. Every player will start with the original bounty of $100 apart from 100 players.

Eighty bounties will be worth $2500, ten bounties will be worth $10,000, six bounties worth $25,000, three bounties worth $100,000, and one bounty worth $250,000 all at random.

Other changes being made to the schedule are the Heads Up No Limit Hold’em and the Super High Roller Event. The standard $10k heads up event is now being repriced at a $25k buyi-n after it was left off the championship schedule, there was speculation that it had been rebranded. The upcoming $250k SHB will be the biggest event on the schedule, and is one of the biggest in WSOP History.

It is only The Big One for One Drop 2012, 2014, and 2018 that make up the only seven figure buyins ever to be on the schedule.

The WSOP events are run from May 26 to July 15, 2020. This is a list of the 17 recent added events to the schedule:

Date Event Buy-In Chips
May 27 Freezeout No-Limit Hold’em $1,000 20,000
May 29 High Roller No-Limit Hold’em 8-Handed $25,000 150,000
May 31 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold’em $25,000 150,000
June 4 Freezeout No-Limit Hold’em $1,500 25,000
June 7 Forty Stack No-Limit Hold’em $1,000 40,000
June 11 Freezeout No-Limit Hold’em $2,500 35,000
June 15 Freezeout No-Limit Hold’em $500 25,000
June 18 Freezeout No-Limit Hold’em $3,000 40,000
June 19 Nine-Game Mix (6-Handed) $2,500 35,000
June 21 Freezeout No-Limit Hold’em $5,000 50,000
June 27 Super High Roller No-Limit Hold’em  $250,000 1,500,000
June 28 Mystery Bounty No-Limit Hold’em $1,500 50,000
July 6 Mixed NLH/PLO (8-Handed) $5,000 50,000
July 7 High Roller Pot-Limit Omaha $50,000 300,000
July 9 Fifty Stack No-Limit Hold’em $1,500 50,000
July 12 No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack $800 40,000
July 13 Super Turbo No-Limit Hold’em $1,000 20,000



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