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WSOP or World Series of Poker is the largest and the most respected poker gaming event of the world, with the winner of its main event regarded as the World Champion of Poker.

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World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2020

The most renowned series of annual poker series of tournaments – the World Series of Poker is back for its 51st annual set of poker tournaments. Since 2004, Caesars Entertainment Corporation ( also known as Harrah’s Entertainment earlier ) has been sponsoring the World Series of Poker ( WSOP ) every year. Poker players from all over the world fly to Las Vegas every year to participate in various poker events for the WSOP gold bracelet and a grand prize money. The 2020 World Series of Poker is set to be held from May 26, 2020 to July 15, 2020 at the Rio All Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. 

The dates for signature events and tournaments, like Casino Employees, Ladies and Super Seniors, for the 51st annual world series of poker (WSOP) has already been finalized. Other popular events like Millionaire Maker, Monster Stack, Double Stack, Tag Team etc. are expected to take up the key slots during the WSOP schedule. The schedule for the events that managed to gather the maximum crowd in the past, like Big 50, Seniors, and the Main Event, Million Maker, Colossus etc. is already announced. Following is the list of confirmed events so far along with the dates, buy ins and other details –

 

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WSOP 2020 Schedule

DATEEVENTBUY-INCHIPSLEVELSRe-EntryTIME
May 27Casino Employees$ 50025,00040 minutes13pm
May 28 & 29 30 & 31BIG 50$ 50050,00050 minutes1/flight10am
June 5 & 6Millionaire Maker$ 1,50025,00060 minutes1/flight10am
June 12 & 13Monster Stack$ 1,50050,00060 minutesFreezeout10am
June 17Ladies No-Limit Hold’em$ 10,000 / $ 1,00020,00060 minutes111am
June 18Seniors – Age 50+$ 1,00020,00060 minutes110am
June 19 & 20Double Stack$ 1,00040,00060 minutes1/flight10am
June 22Super Seniors – Age 60+$ 1,00020,00060 minutes1/flight10am
June 22Tag Team – 2-person teams$ 1,000/Team20,00060 minutesFreezeout2pm
June 24 & 25Colossus$ 40040,00040 minutes1/flight10am
June 26 & 27Crazy Eights 8-Handed$ 88840,00030/40 minutes1/flight10am & 5pm
June 29Mini Main Event$ 1,00060,00030 minutesFreezeout11am
July 1, 2 & 3Main Event$ 10,00060,000120 minutesFreezeout11am
July 4, 5 & 6Little One for One Drop$ 1,000 + $ 11140,00060 minutesUnlimited12pm
July 10 & 11The Closer$ 1,50025,00030 minutes1/flight12pm

 

Events that are listed with two or more dates in the above table, expect larger crowds and utilize multiple flight schedules to get the expected participation numbers. The buy ins for this year’s WSOP at Rio would start at $75. All the live games and events as well as the satellite events will begin on May 26, 2020 and run 24 hours a day throughout the course of the world series of poker at Rio.

 

World Series of Poker Circuit

Following the poker boom in the early 2000s and seeing the great turnout at the World Series of Poker events every year at Las Vegas, the WSOP began the World Series of Poker Circuit in the year 2005. The World Series of Poker Circuit is a satellite series that happens at all the Harrah’s Entertainment properties in the United States. The qualifying players at each site of the world series of poker circuit can participate in the $10,000 buy -in  tournament at each of the respective sites along with getting a chance to participate in the Tournament of Champions – an invitation based poker freeroll event.

The 2020 season marks the 16th circuit of the World Series of Poker Circuit. The 16th season promises to be bigger and grander than ever before – in terms of the number of stops as well as the pay out. This year also sees a 50% increase in the players who will  receive a portion of the prize pool – while earlier 10% of the entrants received a portion of the prize pool, this year 15% of the entrants will receive a share. Poker News would be the main reporting authority for all the live news related to the tournaments and the events.

 

WSOP Circuit Schedule 2020

Start DateEnd DateLocationBuy-ins Starts from
Feb 6, 2020Feb 17 , 2020Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Tampa, 5223 North Orient Road, Tampa, FL$ 250
Feb 14, 2020Feb 25, 2020Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, 3700 West Flamingo Road, Las Vegas, NV  US$ 250
Feb 20, 2020March 2, 2020Horseshoe Hammond 777 Casino Ctr Dr

Hammond, IN  US

$ 250
Feb 25, 2020March 8, 2020 Wsop.com ( Online Circuit )$ 215
Feb 28, 2020 March 9, 2020 Ameristar Casino – St. Charles 1 Ameristar Blvd, Saint Charles, MO  US$ 250

 

2020 WSOP Circuit Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Schedule  – 

DateEventBuy – inMicellaneous
Thu, Feb 6
11:00 AM
2 days
Event # 1 : $ 600 No-Limit Hold’em Double Stack (5 Flights) – Flight A

$ 500,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool

$ 600ReEntry: Unlimited

Starting Chips: 40000

Thu, Feb 6th

12:00 PM

2 Days

Event # 2 : $ 400 Pot-Limit Omaha$ 400ReEntry: Unlimited

Starting Chips: 15000

Thu, Feb 6th

5:00 PM

2 Days

Event # 1 : $ 600 No-Limit Hold’em Double Stack (5 Flights) – Flight B

$ 500,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool

$ 600ReEntry: Unlimited

Starting Chips: 40000

Fri, Feb 7th

11:00 AM

2 Days

Event # 1 : $ 600 No-Limit Hold’em Double Stack (5 Flights) – Flight C

$ 500,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool

$ 600ReEntry: Unlimited

Starting Chips: 40000

Fri, Feb 7th

5:00 PM

2 Days

Event # 1 : $ 600 No-Limit Hold’em Double Stack (5 Flights) – Flight D

$ 500,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool

$ 600ReEntry: Unlimited

Starting Chips: 40000

Sat, Feb 8th

11:00 AM

2 Days

Event # 1 : $ 600 No-Limit Hold’em Double Stack (5 Flights) – Flight E

$ 500,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool

$ 600ReEntry: Unlimited

Starting Chips: 40000

Sat, Feb 8th

4:00 PM

1 Day

Event # 3 : $ 400 No-Limit Hold’em Turbo$ 400ReEntry: Unlimited

Starting Chips: 15000

Sun, Feb 9th

4:00 PM

2 Days

Event # 4 : $ 1,125 No-Limit Hold’em

$ 50,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool

$ 1,125ReEntry: Unlimited

Starting Chips: 25000

Mon, Feb 10th

4:00 PM

2 Days

Event # 5 : $ 600 No-Limit Hold’em 6 Handed$ 600ReEntry: Unlimited

Starting Chips: 20000

Tue, Feb 11th

11:00 AM

2 Days

Event # 6 : $ 400 No-Limit Hold’em MONSTER STACK – Flight A

$ 200,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool

$ 400ReEntry: Unlimited

Starting Chips: 30000

Tue, Feb 11th

4:00 PM

2 Days

Event # 7 : $ 1,125 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed$ 1,125ReEntry: Unlimited

Starting Chips: 25000

Wed, Feb 12th

11:00 AM

2 Days

Event # 6 : $ 400 No-Limit Hold’em MONSTER STACK – Flight B

$ 200,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool

$ 400ReEntry: Unlimited

Starting Chips: 30000

Wed, Feb 12th

4:00 PM

2 Days

Event # 8 : $ 2,200 No-Limit Hold’em High Roller

$ 100,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool

$ 2,200ReEntry: Unlimited

Starting Chips: 30000

Thu, Feb 13th

4:00 PM

2 Days

Event # 9 : $ 3,250 No-Limit Hold’em High Roller 8 Handed

$ 100,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool

$ 3,250ReEntry: Unlimited

Starting Chips: 40000

Fri, Feb 14th

11:00 AM

3 Days

Event # 10 : $ 1,700 MAIN EVENT – Flight A

$ 1,000,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool

$ 1,700ReEntry: 1/Flight

Starting Chips: 30000

Sat, Feb 15th

11:00 AM

3 Days

Event # 10 : $ 1,700 MAIN EVENT – Flight B

$ 1,000,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool

$ 1,700ReEntry: 1/Flight

Starting Chips: 30000

Sat, Feb 15th

4:00 PM

1 Day

Event # 11 : $ 400 No-Limit Hold’em Turbo$ 400ReEntry: Unlimited

Starting Chips: 15000

Sun, Feb 16th

10:00 AM

1 Day

Event # 12 : $ 250 Seniors Event

$ 25,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool

$ 250ReEntry: Unlimited

Starting Chips: 10000

Sun, Feb 16th

4:00 PM

2 Days

Event # 13 : $ 600 No-Limit Hold’em$ 600ReEntry: Unlimited

Starting Chips: 20000

Mon, Feb 17th

11:00 AM

1 Day

Event # 14 : $ 250 No-Limit Hold’em Double Stack

$ 50,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool

$ 250ReEntry: Unlimited

Starting Chips: 20000

 

2020 WSOP Circuit Rio Las Vegas Schedule

DateEventBuy – inMiscellaneous
Fri, Feb 14th

11:00 AM

2 Days

Event # 1 : $ 250 No-Limit Hold’em – Flight A

$ 50,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool

$ 250ReEntry: Unlimited

Starting Chips: 10000

Fri, Feb 14th

4:00 PM

2 Days

Event # 1 : $ 250 No-Limit Hold’em – Flight B

$ 50,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool

$ 250ReEntry: Unlimited

Starting Chips: 10000

Fri, Feb 14th

7:00 PM

2 Days

Event # 1 : $ 250 No-Limit Hold’em – Flight C

$ 50,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool

$ 250ReEntry: Unlimited

Starting Chips: 10000

Sat, Feb 15th

11:00 AM

2 Days

Event # 2 : $ 400 No-Limit Hold’em – Flight A

$ 75,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool

$ 400ReEntry: Unlimited

Starting Chips: 15000

Sat, Feb 15th

4:00 PM

2 Days

Event # 2 : $ 400 No-Limit Hold’em – Flight B

$ 75,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool

$ 400ReEntry: Unlimited

Starting Chips: 15000

Sat, Feb 15th

7:00 PM

2 Days

Event # 2 : $ 400 No-Limit Hold’em – Flight C

$ 75,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool

$ 400ReEntry: Unlimited

Starting Chips: 15000

Sun, Feb 16th

11:00 AM

2 Days

Event # 3 : $ 600 No-Limit Hold’em – Flight A

$ 100,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool

$ 600ReEntry: Unlimited

Starting Chips: 20000

Sun, Feb 16th

4:00 PM

2 Days

Event # 3 : $ 600 No-Limit Hold’em – Flight B

$ 100,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool

$ 600ReEntry: Unlimited

Starting Chips: 20000

Sun, Feb 16th

7:00 PM

2 Days

Event # 3 : $ 600 No-Limit Hold’em – Flight C

$ 100,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool

$ 600ReEntry: Unlimited

Starting Chips: 20000

Mon, Feb 17th

10:00 AM

1 Day

Event # 4 : $ 250 Seniors Event$ 250ReEntry: Unlimited

Starting Chips: 10000

Mon, Feb 17th

4:00 PM

2 Days

Event # 5 : $ 400 No-Limit Hold’em 8-Handed$ 400ReEntry: Unlimited

Starting Chips: 15000

Tue, Feb 18th

12:00 PM

1 Day

Event # 6 : $ 400 No-Limit Hold’em Double Stack Turbo$ 400ReEntry: Unlimited

Levels: 20 minutes

Starting Chips: 30000

Tue, Feb 18th

4:00 PM

2 Days

Event # 7 : $ 400 NLHE/PLO Mix 8-Handed$ 400ReEntry: Unlimited

Starting Chips: 15000

Wed, Feb 19th

12:00 PM

2 Days

Event # 8 : $ 600 No-Limit Hold’em Black Chip Bounty$ 600ReEntry: Single

Starting Chips: 20000
Each bounty is worth $100

Wed, Feb 19th

4:00 PM

2 Days

Event # 9 : $ 600 H.O.R.S.E.$ 600ReEntry: Single

Starting Chips: 20000

Thu, Feb 20th

12:00 PM

2 Days

Event # 10 : $ 400 No-Limit Hold’em Double Stack$ 400ReEntry: Unlimited

Levels: 30 minutes

Starting Chips: 30000

Fri, Feb 21st

11:00 AM

2 Days

Event # 11 : $ 400 No-Limit Hold’em Monster Stack – Flight A$ 400ReEntry: Single/Flight

Levels: 30/45 minutes

Starting Chips: 30000

Fri, Feb 21st

4:00 PM

2 Days

Event # 11 : $ 400 No-Limit Hold’em Monster Stack – Flight B$ 400ReEntry: Single/Flight

Levels: 30/45 minutes

Starting Chips: 30000

Sat, Feb 22nd

1:00 PM

3 Days

Event # 12 : $ 1,700 MAIN EVENT – Flight A

$ 1,000,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool

$ 1,700Reg Closes: 12 levels

ReEntry: Single/Flight

Levels: 40/60 minutes

Starting Chips: 30000
Winner receives a free entry to the 2020 Global Casino Championship.

Sun, Feb 23rd

1:00 PM

3 Days

Event # 12 : $ 1,700 MAIN EVENT – Flight B

$ 1,000,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool

$ 1,700Reg Closes: 12 levels

ReEntry: Single/Flight

Levels: 40/60 minutes

Starting Chips: 30000

Winner receives a free entry to the 2020 Global Casino Championship.

Mon, Feb 24th

12:00 PM

1 Day

Event # 13 : $ 250 No-Limit Hold’em Turbo$ 250ReEntry: Unlimited

Levels: 20 minutes

Starting Chips: 10000

Mon, Feb 24th

4:00 PM

2 Days

Event # 14 : $ 2,200 No-Limit Hold’em High Roller$ 2,200Reg Closes: Day 2

ReEntry: Unlimited

Levels: 40 minutes

Starting Chips: 30000

 

2020 WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Hammond (Chicago Area) Schedule

DateEventBuy – inMiscellaneous
Thu, Feb 20th

12:00 PM

2 Days

Event # 1: $ 400 No-Limit Hold’em – Flight A

$ 500,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool

$ 400ReEntry: Unlimited
Thu, Feb 20th

5:00 PM

2 Days

Event # 1 : $ 400 No-Limit Hold’em – Flight B

$ 500,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool

$ 400ReEntry: Unlimited
Fri, Feb 21st

12:00 PM

2 Days

Event # 1 :  $ 400 No-Limit Hold’em – Flight C

$ 500,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool

$ 400ReEntry: Unlimited
Fri, Feb 21st

5:00 PM

2 Days

Event # 1 : $ 400 No-Limit Hold’em – Flight D

$ 500,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool

$ 400ReEntry: Unlimited
Sat, Feb 22nd

12:00 PM

2 Days

Event # 1 : $ 400 No-Limit Hold’em – Flight E

$ 500,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool

$ 400ReEntry: Unlimited
Sat, Feb 22nd

5:00 PM

2 Days

Event # 2 : $ 250 No-Limit Hold’em Double Stack

$ 50,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool

$ 250ReEntry: Unlimited
Sun, Feb 23rd

10:00 AM

1 Day

Event # 3 : $ 400 Seniors Event

$ 50,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool

$ 400Age 50+

No Casino Championship points awarded.

Sun, Feb 23rd

1:00 PM

2 Days

Event # 4 : $ 400 No-Limit Hold’em Bounty$ 400$100 bounties
Sun, Feb 23rd

5:00 PM

2 Days

Event # 5 : $ 600 Pot-Limit Omaha$ 600ReEntry: Unlimited
Mon, Feb 24th

12:00 PM

2 Days

Event # 6 : No-Limit Hold’em Monster Stack

$ 100,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool 

$ 400
Mon, Feb 24th

5:00 PM

2 Days

Event # 7 : $ 400 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better$ 400ReEntry: Single
Tue, Feb 25th

12:00 PM

2 Days

Event # 8 : $ 250 Multi-Bag Bonus – Flight A

$ 250,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool

$ 250
Tue, Feb 25th

2:00 PM

2 Days

Event # 9 : $ 400 H.O.R.S.E.$ 400
Tue, Feb 25th

5:00 PM

2 Days

Event # 10 : $ 600 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Handed$ 600
Wed, Feb 26th

5:00 PM

2 Days

Event # 8 : $ 250 Multi-Bag Bonus – Flight B

$250,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool

$ 250
Thu, Feb 27th

12:00 PM

2 Days

Event # 8 : $ 250 Multi-Bag Bonus – Flight C

$250,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool

$ 250
Thu, Feb 27th

2:00 PM

2 Days

Event # 11 : $ 1,125 No-Limit Hold’em$ 1,125ReEntry: Unlimited
Fri, Feb 28th

12:00 PM

3 Days

Event # 12 : $ 1,700 MAIN EVENT – Flight A

$ 1,000,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool 

$ 1,700Reg Closes: 12 levels

ReEntry: One/Flight

Levels: 40/60 minutes

Starting Chips: 30000

Winner receives a free entry to the 2020 Global Casino Championship.

Fri, Feb 28th

5:00 PM

2 Days

Event # 8 : $ 250 Multi-Bag Bonus – Flight D

$ 250,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool

$ 250
Sat, Feb 29th

12:00 PM

3 Days

Event #12 : $ 1,700 MAIN EVENT – Flight B

$ 1,000,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool

$ 1,700Reg Closes: 12 levels

ReEntry: One/Flight

Levels: 40/60 minutes

Starting Chips: 30000

Winner receives a free entry to the 2020 Global Casino Championship.

Sat, Feb 29th

5:00 PM

2 Days

Event # 8 : $ 250 Multi-Bag Bonus – Flight E

$ 250,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool

$ 250
Sun, Mar 1st

10:00 AM

1 Day

Event # 13 : $ 400 Seniors Event

$ 50,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool

$ 400Age 50+

No Casino Championship points awarded.

Sun, Mar 1st

1:00 PM

2 Days

Event # 8 : $ 250 Multi-Bag Bonus – Flight F

$ 250,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool

$ 250
Sun, Mar 1st

5:00 PM

2 Days

Event # 14 : $ 2,200 No-Limit Hold’em High Roller$ 2,200
Mon, Mar 2nd

12:00 PM

1 Day

Event # 15 : $ 400 No-Limit Hold’em$ 400

 

2020 WSOP Circuit WSOP.com ( Online Circuit ) Schedule

DateEventBuy – inMiscellaneous
Tue, Feb 25th

4:00 PM

1 Day

Event # 1 : $ 200 No-Limit Hold’em Knockout

$ 25,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool

$ 200ReEntry: Freezeout

Start time is listed at PT.

Wed, Feb 26th

4:00 PM

1 Day

Event # 2 : $ 215 No-Limit Hold’em

$ 75,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool

$ 215ReEntry: 2x

Start time is listed at PT.

Thu, Feb 27th

4:00 PM

1 Day

Event # 3 : $320 No-Limit Hold’em 6 Max

$ 75,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool

$ 320ReEntry: 2x

Start time is listed at PT.

Fri, Feb 28th

4:00 PM

1 Day

Event # 4 : $ 250 No-Limit Hold’em Turbo

$ 50,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool

$ 250ReEntry: 2x

Start time is listed at PT.

Sat, Feb 29th

4:00 PM

1 Day

Event # 5 : $ 320 No-Limit Hold’em Double Stack

$ 75,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool

$ 320ReEntry: 2x

Start time is listed at PT.

Sun, Mar 1st

2:00 PM

1 Day

Event # 6 : $ 320 No-Limit Hold’em Monster Stack

$ 150,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool

$ 320ReEntry: 2x

Start time is listed at PT.

Mon, Mar 2nd

4:00 PM

1 Day

Event # 7 : $ 215 No-Limit Hold’em Turbo Deepstack

$ 50,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool

$ 215ReEntry: 2x

Start time is listed at PT.

Tue, Mar 3rd

4:00 PM

1 Day

Event # 8: $ 1,000 No-Limit Hold’em High Roller 6 Max

$ 100,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool

$ 1000ReEntry: 2x

Start time is listed at PT.

Wed, Mar 4th

4:00 PM

1 Day

Event # 9 : $ 215 No-Limit Hold’em

$ 50,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool

$ 215ReEntry: 2x

Start time is listed at PT.

Thu, Mar 5th

4:00 PM

1 Day

Event # 10 : $ 320 No-Limit Hold’em

$ 75,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool

$ 320ReEntry: 2x

Start time is listed at PT.

Fri, Mar 6th

4:00 PM

1 Day

Event # 11 : $ 215 Pot-Limit Omaha 6-Max

$ 40,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool

$ 215ReEntry: 2x

Start time is listed at PT.

Sat, Mar 7th

4:00 PM

1 Day

Event # 12 : $ 320 No-Limit Hold’em Double Stack

$ 75,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool

$ 320ReEntry: 2x

Start time is listed at PT.

Sun, Mar 8th

2:00 PM

1 Day

Event # 13 : $ 525 No-Limit Hold’em MAIN EVENT

$ 300,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool

$ 525ReEntry: 3x

Start time is listed at PT.

Winner receives free entry to the 2020 Global Casino Championship

 

2020 WSOP Circuit Ameristar St. Charles ( St. Louis Area ) Schedule

DateEventBuy – inMiscellaneous
Fri, Feb 28th

11:00 AM

1 Day

Event # 1 : $ 400 No-Limit Hold’em Double Stack (1 Day)

$ 25,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool

$ 400Starting Chips: 30000
Fri, Feb 28th

4:00 PM

2 Days

Event # 2 : $ 400 No-Limit Hold’em (3 Flights) – Flight A

$ 200,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool

$ 400Starting Chips: 15000
Sat, Feb 29th

12:00 PM

2 Days

Event # 2 : $ 400 No-Limit Hold’em (3 Flights) – Flight B

$ 200,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool

$ 400Starting Chips: 15000
Sat, Feb 29th

4:00 PM

2 Days

Event # 2 : $ 400 No-Limit Hold’em (3 Flights) – Flight C

$ 200,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool

$ 400Starting Chips: 15000
Sun, Mar 1st

10:00 AM

1 Day

Seniors Event # 1 : $ 250 No-Limit Hold’em$ 250Starting Chips: 10000

Must be 50+

Does not qualify for Circuit points

Sun, Mar 1st

2:00 PM

1 Day

Event # 3 : $ 400 No-Limit Hold’em Double Stack (1 Day)$ 400Starting Chips: 30000
Mon, Mar 2nd

11:00 AM

1 Day

Event # 4 : $ 400 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Handed (1 Day)

$ 25,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool

$ 400Starting Chips: 15000
Mon, Mar 2nd

4:00 PM

2 Days

Event # 5 : $ 400 Pot-Limit Omaha$ 400Starting Chips: 15000
Tue, Mar 3rd

11:00 AM

1 Day

Event # 6 : $ 400 No-Limit Hold’em Bounty (1 Day)$ 400Starting Chips: 15000
Tue, Mar 3rd

4:00 PM

2 Days

Event # 7 : $ 250 No-Limit Hold’em$ 250Starting Chips: 10000
Wed, Mar 4th

11:00 AM

2 Days

Event # 8 : $ 400 No-Limit Hold’em Monster Stack

$ 25,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool

$ 400Starting Chips: 30000
Thu, Mar 5th

11:00 AM

2 Days

Event # 9 : $ 600 No-Limit Hold’em$ 600Starting Chips: 25000
Fri, Mar 6th

11:00 AM

3 Days

Event # 10 : $ 1,700 MAIN EVENT – Flight A

$ 400,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool

$ 1,700ReEntry: 1/Flight

Starting Chips: 30000

Fri, Mar 6th

4:00 PM

1 Day

Event # 11 : $ 400 No-Limit Hold’em (1 Day)$ 400Starting Chips: 15000
Sat, Mar 7th

11:00 AM

3 Days

Event # 10 : $ 1,700 MAIN EVENT – Flight B

$400,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool

$ 1,700ReEntry: 1/Flight

Starting Chips: 30000

Sat, Mar 7th

3:00 PM

1 Day

Event # 12 : $ 400 No-Limit Hold’em (1 Day)$ 400Starting Chips: 15000
Sun, Mar 8th

10:00 AM

1 Day

Seniors Event # 2 : $ 250 No-Limit Hold’em$ 250Starting Chips: 10000

Must be 50+

Does not qualify for Circuit points

Sun, Mar 8th

2:00 PM

1 Day

Event # 13 : $ 400 No-Limit Hold’em Double Stack (1 Day)

$ 25,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool

$ 400Starting Chips: 30000

 

WSOP Poker Tournament Contents List Below

World Series of Poker Prize Money and General Info Including:

  • WSOP Online
  • Poker Academy
  • Game History
  • First Tournament Popularity and Growth
  • Circuit and Circuit Ring
  • The Main Event
  • November Nine
  • Players, Rankings, Hall of Fame and Records

WSOP, The event is an annual series of poker tournaments that is held in Las Vegas and is sponsored by Ceasars Entertainment Corporation, formerly known as Harrah’s Entertainment. The origin of WSOP dates back 43 years to 1970 at a small casino called Horseshoe Casino, Las Vegas; since then, WSOP gained acceptance outside of Las Vegas and continues to rise in popularity.

Ceasars Entertainment claims to have paid more than $1.6 billion in total prize money and counting. The 2017 WSOP is going to feature 74 different gold bracelet poker events, covering most of the major poker variations, which take place over 50 consecutive days in the months of June and July.

The winner of each WSOP poker event receives a poker gold bracelet along with a monetary prize that depends on the number of entrants and the buy-in amounts that ranges from $333 to $111,111 in 2017. The WSOP Poker series also features the most sought after award a poker player can win, as the winner of the “Main Event”. The main event is the $10,000 tag team no-limit Hold’em in which teams of 2-4 persons put the buy-ins together.

Over the years, WSOP has evolved, adding new poker variations and higher prize money with more event locations. In the beginning, most of the tournaments of the event was a variation of Texas Hold’em and 7 Card Stud, but with the rising popularity of the event and increase in the number of players, variety of poker variants was added making the total tournaments rise to 74.

World Series of Poker also started poker tournaments in Europe, Africa and Asia-Pacific as WSOPE (World Series of Poker Europe), WSOP- Africa and WSOP APAC (Asia Pacific) respectively in the year 2007, 2010 and 2012.

 

Poker WSOP Online

Caesars Entertainment took the Poker Tournament event online with WSOP.com. The website, however, is only for the residents of the state of Nevada. WSOP.com is an interactive website that offers the residents of Nevada (and eligible poker players) the opportunity to enjoy Texas Hold’em, Omaha, 7 Card Stud and other popular poker variants from the comforts of their homes. The players also get the option to play for real money and even participate in live tournament poker events through satellite.

 

WSOP Poker Academy

The World Series of Poker Academy was established in the year 2005. It is a school which helps poker players in developing their poker skills and strategies. The program, yet another major step taken by WSOP to establish itself as the ultimate poker leader, duration is of 1-3 days. Recently, an Academy also launched in its Online Interactive Poker School.

 

WSOP Game History

The beginning of The World Series Of Poker wasn’t as glamorous as we see it today. It began back in 1970, when there were less than 50 poker tables in the entire Las Vegas event, in a small casino called Horseshoe owned by Benny Binion.

Benny Binion is the man who realized the need of a grand and defining poker tournament and is credited with starting and growing the WSOP.

It is said that in 1969, Tom Moore, a player from Texas and part owner of the Holiday Casino of Reno, and Vic Vickrey, a gambling insider, jointly invited many poker players to Reno to attend the first, and only, Texas Gambler Reunion.

The players, including Benny Binion, played many high stakes poker games over a few days. The other notable players include Jimmy “The Greek” Snyder, Rudy “Minnesota Fats Wanderone, Doyle Brunson, Amarillo Slim Preston, Johny Moss and Puggy Pearson. These are the players who would go on to participate and eventually win the inaugural  WSOP tournaments.

However, that meeting turned out to be the first and last Texas gambler Reunion. Moore and Vickrey decided to pass on the meeting the following year, Benny Binion inspired by the meeting in Reno, saw the potential it could rise up to and designed the championship format for the World Series of Poker.

 

The First World Series of Poker

The first WSOP started with a few people and gathered no media and public attention and little press coverage. Hardly anyone outside of Las Vegas knew about the tournament or even participated in it. The first Poker champion, Johny Moss, was selected in a vote by his peers as the best all around player. Johny didn’t even win a single poker tournament that year. Binion observed the game and improved it continuously adding new tournaments and cash prize for the winners.

 

Poker Tournaments Popularity and Exposure

The main turning point for WSOP was the Amario Slim Preston’s win in the year 1972. Preston was one of the 12 entries of that year and brought huge publicity to the Circuit. Later, he became poker’s and the Poker Tours greatest ambassador and went on a tour that brought major publicity to all things WSOP.

 

Growth over the years of Tournament Poker

Since 1971, cash prizes have been awarded to the winner of all events in the poker tournaments.  Followed by Preston’s publicity in 1972, WSOP got the TV coverage in the year, 1973, for the first time, covered by CBS Sports. It also expanded itself to include four others events- 7 Card Stud, Razz, No Limit Hold’em and Deuce to Seven Draw. Puggy Pearson was the winner that year, followed by Johny Moss in the year 1974 (also in 1970 and 1971) and Doyle Brunson in the year 1975 and 1976. Since 1976, a bracelet has been awarded to the winners of every event.

The next big change happened in the year 1978 when all the top five finishers got cash prize by splitting the main event’s prize money. In the same year, Barbara Freer became the first woman to enter the famous tournament, breaking the all-male fraternity. The next year saw an amateur, Hal Fowler, win the main event giving hope to many other amateur poker players from all over the world, who later followed his footsteps and participated in the tournament to try out their luck.

In 1981, NBC Sports filmed the WSOP event and introduced poker in many homes that was further cemented by a New Yorker, Stu Ungar, winning the poker title that year and the year before. By 1982, a Ladies World Championship was added to event along with the $10,000 buy-in Main Event.

In spite of everything, World Series Poker growth in the first decade was comparatively slow that improved dramatically with the introduction of satellite tournaments. Now, the ordinary poker players got the chance to compete with the best players of the world from the comforts of their homes.

By 1987, there were over 2100 entrants in all the events. The WSOP continued to be popular and saw spectacular growth and changes over the next few years mainly from exploding amount of prize money with higher participation.

In 2003, the win of Chris Moneymaker, an online qualifier was another turning point for ever growing super tournament of poker. The extensive coverage and broadcast of his win on ESPN encouraged millions of people to start playing online poker and ignited the online poker industry.

This sudden growth in online poker is also called “the Moneymaker effect” for Chris Moneymaker.

All of this was taking place in the small casino, Horseshoe. Soon the popularity of the WSOP outgrew the space in the Horseshoe Casino; people were cramped in the building during the WSOP season.

In 2004, Horseshoe was acquired by Harrah’s Entertainment that, in 2010, became Caesars Entertainment Corporation, along with the rights to the WSOP.. The WSOP was then moved to the Harrah’s owned Rio All Suites Casino and Hotel in 2005 that was spacious and could host many poker events. This, subsequently, led to adding of more poker tournaments and different variants and as a result more people flew to Vegas every year to participate in this poker spectacle.

By 2006, the WSOP has become a massive annual gaming event and the richest one at that. It has also expanded its reach in many other cities and casinos and added various tournaments, with the winners of each event receiving a gold bracelet.

In the recent years, non-bracelet events have also been added to the Poker Tournament Circuit like World Series of Rock, Paper and Scissors and Ante Up for Africa.

 

The WSOP Circuit

In 2005, WSOP began a poker tournament circuit where qualifying players at various sites were eligible for a “Tournament of Champions”, a $2 million made for TV, winner-take-it-all event. The circuit events spread over many months, following a fixed schedule for the events at each circuit. It is a build up to the main event of WSOP. Many circuit events led up to the main event and the players qualifying from each of these circuits then participate in the no-limit Texas Hold’em Main Event.

A WSOP Circuit National Championship started in 2011 as a closed event with 100 total players. The winner of each circuit main event and the highest scorer at each of the circuit stops gets to play in the Final Circuit National Championship.

The 2016-2017 WSOP Circuit started in August 2016 at Harrah’s Cherokee in North Carolina. It features 22 US Circuit stops and 6 international circuit stops with up to 8 more expected stops by the end of the circuit season. The 2016-2017 Poker tournament circuit is the thirteenth series of the WSOP circuit and is expected to be the biggest till date.

 

WSOP Circuit Ring

Like the bracelets awarded to the winner of the various WSOP tournaments, a ring is awarded in the preliminary events of the various WSOP Circuit. Each Poker Circuit Casino hosts a number of Ring Events with varying amounts of buy-in suitable for all the poker players. Winners of these Ring Events are awarded with a WSOP Circuit Ring and get a chance to participate in the World Series of Poker Main Event.

 

WSOP Poker Main Event

Since 1972, the Main Event of the Poker Tournament is the $10,000 buy-in no-limit Hold’em. In 1971, the buy-in was of $5000. The winner of the Main Event is referred to as the unofficial World Champion of Poker and receives a gold bracelet and the largest prize in the tournament.

The Main Event is a grand event and many weeks (or even months) of tournaments led up to it. The WSOP 2016 Main Event began in July with the Final Table played over 3 days from October 30 to November 1. It attracted more than 6,500 players from all over the world generating a prize pool of over $63 million. The WSOP 2016 champion was Qui Nguyen who won approx $8 million. Other top 1011 players also received cash prize from the prize pool.

 

WSOP Main Event 2017 Youtube Video Series 

 

The November Nine

The nine final contestants who play the final table are called the November Nine. One among this November Nine contestant would win the Main Event and become the World Champion of Poker. In order to generate hype around November Nine, ESPN and Harrah’s started delaying the main event to start right before the broadcast timing.

Notable WSOP Players

Following are some of the notable players of the circuit tournaments who won the highest number of bracelets or the highest amount of prize money playing poker:

RankNameBraceletEarnings
1.Phil Hellmuth14$13,645,226
2.Phil Ivey10$6,547,112
3.Johny Chan10$4,635,014
4.Doyle Brunson10$2,994,116
5.Johny Moss9$834,422
6.Erik Seidel8$5,352,474
7.Men Nguyen7$4,056,634
8.Billy Baxter7$1,210,920
9.Daniel Negreanu6$16,339,760
10.TJ Cloutier6$4,647,661
11.Jeff Lisandro6$4,191,481
12.Layne Flack6$2,749,817
13.Ted Forrest6$2,009,170
14.Jay Heimowitz6$1,521,798
15.Allen Cunningham5$7,811,676

 

WSOP World Rankings

The WSOP world rankings are a cumulative measure of the performance of each country in the last Poker Main event. The ranking is calculated on the basis of the total prize money won by the players of a particular country. Each player is required to declare his or her country to be designated to him or her. The top 10 countries for the WSOP 2016 are the following:

 

CountryBraceletsEarning
1.   United States54$148,105,895
2.             United Kingdom3$11,362,356
3.             Germany1$8,943,329
4.             Canada1$8,597,668
5.             Austria1$4,488,411
6.             Australia0$4,032,724
7.             Belgium2$3,458,729
8.             Czech Republic2$3,086,412
9.             Spain0$2,882,770
10.        Russian Federation1$2,849,140

 

Player of the Year

GPI Score

The GPI is a system for ranking the best poker players of the world based on the performance of each player in the qualifying tournaments over the last 36 months period. To be ranked in GPI, a player needs to finish a tournament in cash position, that is, a player should receive a portion of the total cash prize for their performance in the qualifying tournaments. A qualifying tournament is where more than 21 players participate and with a buy-in of $1 or more. If a player has won multiple cash prizes in the tournament, the final score would be calculated on the highest finishing position of the player.

 

WSOP Player of the Year

The WSOP Player of the Year (POY) award is given to the player with the highest GPI score which is calculated on the basis of a player’s GPI (Global Poker Index) Score throughout the WSOP event. The Player of the Year is been awarded since 2004 and only “open”, where all the players can participate, WSOP events’ scores are taken into account for the final calculation eliminating the Seniors, Ladies and the Casino Employees events.

 

Poker Hall of Fame

The World Series of Poker also honor players with a Poker Hall of Fame. Since 1979, WSOP has honored 42 players with its Hall of Fame. The selection criteria for the Hall of Fame are based on the playing methods of the player along with the playing stakes. It also takes into account a player’s contribution to the growth and success of poker.

 

WSOP Records

List of the Major records set by the players in WSOP, WSOPE and WSOP APAC

  • Most Bracelets- Phil Hellmuth with 14 bracelets
  • Most Earnings- Antonio Esfandiari with the total earning of $21,107,812
  • Most Cashes- Phil Hellmuth with 109 cashes win.
  • Most Final Tables- Phil Hellmuth making to 53 Final Tables
  • Youngest Bracelet Winner- Annette Obrestad who was 18 years and 364 days
  • Oldest Bracelet Winner- Johny Moss on his 81st birthday
  • Most Final Tables in one year- An Tran, made it to 6 Final Tables in the year 1992
  • Most cashes in one year- Ismael Bojang, total 13 cashes in the year 2014
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