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World Series Of Poker Releases $10,000 Championship Event Schedule

No-Limit 2-7 Single Draw Added To Poker Players Championship, $10K Heads-Up Left Off The Schedule


The World Series of Poker announced Thursday morning that the championship event schedule for the 2020 WSOP would feature 17 different poker variants.

Championship events are defined as tournaments with a buy-in of $10,000 or more. The schedule features the $50,000 Poker Players Championship along with 16 other tournaments with a $10,000 buy-in. The 17 events encompass 24 different poker variants, including the addition of a $10,000 buy-in online event.

The WSOP continues to roll out information regarding the upcoming series, with the latest confirmed dates coming just a few weeks after the dates for 12 events were released. With the release of the championship schedule, there are now 32 events confirmed for the 51st annual WSOP.

The most notable change of the schedule comes from the Poker Players Championship. Over the last few years, the event has typically been an 8-game format with a HORSE rotation along with no-limit hold’em, pot-limit Omaha and 2-7 triple draw. This year, the event will keep those games in the mix, but add no-limit 2-7 single draw as well.

In exchange for the online event, it appears as if the series has done away with the $10,000 no-limit hold’em heads-up event. It’s possible that the dates for that event are released in a separate announcement, but it seems likely that it’s off the schedule at least for 2020.

These championship events are typically smaller than most and filled with more elite pros. One of the reasons that WSOP Vice President Jack Effel is excited to announce the release.

“The Championship Events are always among the most special offered at the WSOP each year,” said Effel. “We are proud to be the only tournament series who spreads such an offering and have worked with some of the games most distinguished players this off-season to ensure our schedule and the events themselves align well with where poker is in 2020.”

After some controversy regarding the 2019 WSOP Player of the Year, it was announced that the championship events will have a leaderboard dedicated to those events only with a similar structure to the general POY structure.

Last year, the WSOP saw a record 187,298 entries over the 90-event schedule. It awarded a record $293,183,345 in prize money. The series is scheduled to run from May 26 through July 15, 2020. The first championship event kicks off on June 3.

Here is the complete list of championship events for the 2020 series:

Date Event Buy-In Chips Levels Re-Entry Start Time
June 3 Omaha Hi-Lo $10,000 60,000 60/90 minutes Freezeout 3 p.m.
June 6 Seven Card Stud $10,000 60,000 60/90 minutes Freezeout 3 p.m.
June 8 Short Deck $10,000 60,000 60 minutes 1 3 p.m.
June 9 HORSE $10,000 60,000 60/90 minutes Freezeout 3 p.m.
June 12 Super Turbo Bounty NLH $10,000 60,000 20 minutes Freezeout 2 p.m.
June 13 Dealers Choice 6-Handed $10,000 60,000 60/90 minutes Freezeout 3 p.m.
June 15 No-Limit 2-7 Single Draw $10,000 60,000 60/90 minutes 1 3 p.m.
June 18 2-7 Triple Draw $10,000 60,000 60 minutes Freezeout 3 p.m.
June 20 Pot-Limit Omaha $10,000 60,000 60 minutes Freezeout 3 p.m.
June 22 Poker Players Championship $50,000 300,000 100 minutes Freezeout 3 p.m.
June 24 Razz $10,000 60,000 60/90 minutes Freezeout 3 p.m.
June 26 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo $10,000 60,000 60 minutes Freezeout 3 p.m.
June 28 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo $10,000 60,000 60/90 minutes Freezeout 3 p.m.
June 29 No-Limit Hold’em Six-Max $10,000 60,000 60 minutes Freezeout 3 p.m.
June 30 Limit Hold’em $10,000 60,000 60/90 minutes Freezeout 3 p.m.
July 1-3 Main Event $10,000 60,000 120 minutes Freezeout 11 a.m.
July 2 Online NLH $10,000 30,000 20 minutes Freezeout Noon