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WSOP Daily Deepstacks Events Move To Masquerade Village For 2020

The WSOP Announced Info On The Popular Non-Bracelet Events Alongside Details Regarding Satellites and Cash Games

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Despite player speculation and concerns related to the Coranvirus’ impact on the 2020 World Series of Poker, the game’s largest and richest series is currently proceeding as planned. The WSOP sent out a press release on Wednesday, March 4 with information regarding the popular non-bracelet ‘Daily Deepstacks’ events that have been held throughout the series in recent years. The release also included details on satellites and cash games for 2020.

The ‘Daily Deepstack’ events are designed to last just one day, allowing poker players a chance to buy-in at an affordable price point and play at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino without being committed to multiple days of tournament action. The events have previously taken place in the Pavilion Ballroom, but will be relocated to Masquerade Village for the vast majority of the series. The new home will include a dedicated cage for registration.

These events will also see an increase in starting stack size across the board. There is also set to be a new mixed-game option for Daily Deepstacks players: the $250 buy-in H.O.R.S.E. event that will run at 5:00 p.m. on Mondays from June 1 through July 13. The 1:00 pm, 4:00 pm, 7:00 pm and 10:00 pm Daily Deepstacks will run daily from May 26 to July 13, and with the new dedicated space in the Masquerade Village area, there are expected to be no interruptions to this schedule.

Here is a look at the Daily Deepstacks schedule for 2020:

  • 1:00 pm – $250 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em – 25,000 starting chips; 30-minute levels. Late reg 8 levels until 5:35 pm
  • 4:00 pm – $200 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em – 20,000 starting chips; 30-minute levels. Late reg 8 levels until 8:35 pm
  • 7:00 pm – $400 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em – 30,000 starting chips; 20-minute levels. Late reg 8 levels until 10:00 pm
  • 10:00 pm – $150 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em – 15,000 starting chips; 20-minute levels. Late reg 8 levels until 1:00 am
  • Wednesdays at 9:00 am – $2 50 buy-in Seniors No-Limit Hold’em (age 50+) – 25,000 chips; 30-minute levels
  • Sundays at 5:00 pm – $250 buy-in Pot-Limit Omaha – 25,000 chips; 30-minute levels; late reg 8 levels until 9:35 pm
  • Mondays at 5:00pm – $250 H.O.R.S.E. – 25,000 chips; 30-minute levels; late reg 8 levels until 9:35 pm

Cash Games

King's Lounge photo provided by Joe Giron / WSOPThe Pavilion Ballroom will remain the home of cash games for the 2020 WSOP, with 95 tables available and stakes ranging from $1-$3 all the way up to $1,000 – $2,000 blinds.

There will once again be a dedicated cage serving cash game players inside the Pavilion Ballroom, as well as the 15-table King’s Lounge high stakes area. The majority of the tables in the cash game area will feature upgrades chairs, automatic shufflers, USB charging ports and upgraded tables.

The cash game area is open for business 24/7 from Tuesday, May 26 at 9:00 am through the end of July 11th.

Here are the most common games found with buy-in minimums and maximums in parenthesis:

  • $1-$3 No-Limit Texas Hold’em ($100-$300)
  • $2-$5 No-Limit Texas Hold’em ($200-$1000)
  • $5-$10 No-Limit Texas Hold’em ($400 No Max)
  • $10-$25 No-Limit Texas Hold’em ($1,000 No Max)
  • $1-$2-$5 Pot-Limit Omaha ($100-$500)
  • $5-$5 Pot-Limit Omaha ($200 No Max)
  • $5-$10-$25 Pot-Limit Omaha ($1,000 No Max)
  • $25-$25-$50 Pot-Limit Omaha ($2,500 No Max)
  • $20-$40 Mix ($400 No Max)
  • $50-$100 Mix ($1,000 No Max)
  • $10-$20 Limit Omaha 8 or Better ($200 No Max)
  • $20-$40 Limit Omaha 8 or Better ($400 No Max)
  • $75-$150 Limit Omaha 8 or Better ($1,500 No Max)
  • $1-$2-$5 Big O ($100-$500)
  • $5-$5-$10 Big O ($200 No Max)
  • $5-$10 Big O ($400 No Max)
  • $50-$100 Seven Card Stud 8 or Better ($1,000 No Max)
  • Pineapple Open Face Chinese Poker (POFC) – Starting at $5 a point all the way up to a $100 a point (Min. buy-in 100 Points)

Satellites

Players looking to win their way into the gold bracelet events at a discount can try their hand in any of the vast array of satellite tournaments offered this summer. Single-table satellites will once again be available around the clock in the Pavillion Ballroom, with buy-ins as low as $75. The 10-handed tournaments will be available from Tuesday, May 26 through July 11.

There will also be multi-table ‘Mega Satellites’ available throughout the series. The press release explains how these tournaments work in the following manner:

“In the $1,100 buy-in satellite, for every $10,000 into the prize pool, one person is awarded $10,000 in tournament buy-in chips. So, for example, if this mega satellite attracted 100 entrants, it would award 10 prize packages, each valued at $10,000, paid in tournament buy-in chips. Any monies that don’t equal a $500 tournament buy-in chip, will be paid out to the next highest finisher in cash.”

Mega Satellite schedule:

  • 9:00 am – $180 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em (10 entries = $1,500 tournament buy-in chips)
  • 2:00 pm – $580 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em (10 entries = $5,000 tournament buy-in chips)
  • 8:00 pm – $1,100 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em (10 entries = $10,000 tournament buy-in chips)
  • Specialty Megas: The 2pm Mega Satellite plays as a $580 buy-in when there is a $5,000 gold bracelet event running the next day or no $10,000 event. If a $10,000 gold bracelet event is running the next day, the 2pm Mega Satellite plays as a $1,100 buy-in.
  • 12 noon & 6:00 pm – Specialty mega-satellites for $25,000 and above gold bracelet events are also scheduled on days before these events are scheduled to run. Buy-ins range from $320 to $625, to $2,700 and $5,300 and run as step-satellites, with the $320 running at 12 noon awarding must-play seats into the 6pm $2,700 satellite. The $625 mega satellite at 12 noon awards must-play seats into the 6pm $5,300 buy-in mega satellite.

Main Event Satellite Days: June 30 to July 4 are designated Main Event satellite days, allowing a plethora of options at the Rio for players to qualify for poker’s richest event on the calendar. Among the options:

  • 8:00 am – $140 buy-in, turbo format ($1,100 in buy-in chips to 1pm Mega; must play)
  • 8:00 am – $1,100 buy-in, turbo format (every $10,000 in prize pool pays $10,000 in tournament buy-in chips) July 1-5 only
  • 10:00 am & 4:00 pm – $580 buy-in (every $10,000 in prize pool pays $10,000 in tournament buy-in chips)
  • 1:00 pm – $1,100 buy-in (every $10,000 in prize pool pays $10,000 in tournament buy-in chips)
  • 2:00 pm – $250 buy-in ($2,175 in buy-in chips to 8pm Mega; must play)
  • 8:00 pm – $2,175 buy-in (every $10,000 in prize pool pays $10,000 in tournament buy-in chips)

Online satellites into live WSOP events are also available to players located inside of Nevada or New Jersey at the time the satellite takes place on WSOP.com. Check out the official website for more info on their online offerings. For international players, 888 Poker is also hosting events that will award seats at this year’s WSOP.

Check out the following link a complete look at the 2020 World Series of Poker schedule of bracelet events: click here.