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World Series of Poker - Hybrid Main Event 2020 set to be played at WSOP and GGPoker

  • Main Event 2020 to be hybrid online-live tournament
  • International tournament starts at GGPoker later this month
  • US Players to play via WSOP.com from mid-December
World Series of Poker Main Event
Play begins at the final table at the World Series of Poker (WSOP) (Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images)
Details of the 2020 Main Event were announced at the end of last week, with the World Series of Poker (WSOP) and GGPoker hosting a hybrid format of the $10,000 No-Limit Hold-Em World Championship.

For obvious reasons, travel restrictions are in place around the world, and the Main Event 2020 will start on online, with play across two brackets.

For domestic players in the United States, play will take place at WSOP.com, while international players will look to advance by playing at GGPoker.

GGPoker has enjoyed a big rise in popularity in recent months, at least partly due to it hosting the World Series of Poker.

You can join using the GGPoker bonus code NEWBONUS and get the best possible welcome bonus to play with.

Those who advance from the online tables will then move to a live casino to play out a final table, ahead of a $1million finale featuring the winners of each final table. Subject to travel regulations, the final will be played at the Rio Casino in Las Vegas on December 28th. The heads-up winner also earns the bracelet.

Read on for all the key dates ahead of the Main Event:

Main Event Poker 2020 Dates


Date
Event Information & Notes
Sunday, November 29Day 1A* (International Tournament)
Saturday, December 5Day 1B* (International Tournament)
Sunday, December 6Day 1C* (International Tournament)
Monday, December 7Day 2 (International Tournament - Play down to 9 players)
Sunday, December 13Day 1 (US Tournament)
Monday, December 14Day 2 (US Tournament - Play down to 9 players)
Tuesday, December 15Final Table (International Tournament - Play continues to a winner)
Monday, December 28Final Table (US Tournament) Play continues to a winner; prize monies paid

*International residents eligible to use the GGPoker platform will have three dates from which to choose their starting flight. Similar to the traditional offline events, players may only choose one date of play.

World Series of Poker FAQs

What is the World Series of Poker?

The World Series of Poker (WSOP) is a series of poker tournaments held annually in Las Vegas and, since 2004, sponsored by Caesars Entertainment. It dates its origins to 1970.

When is the 2020 World Series of Poker?

The 2020 World Series of Poker (WSOP) will be the 51st edition of the event. Originally scheduled to begin on May 26 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, it was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In June, the WSOP introduced the 2020 World Series of Poker Online, a series of 85 online tournaments, 31 on WSOP.com and 54 on GGPoker. The series started on July 1 and concluded in September.

What is the GGPoker promo code?

Use GGPoker bonus code NEWBONUS to get the biggest welcome bonus when you join.

What are the 2020 Main Event Poker Dates?

Play will begin online, with international players starting November 29 on GGPoker and American players December 13 on WSOP.com. Once both tournaments reach the final nine players, a final table will be held live - December 15 at King's Casino in Rozvadov, Czech Republic for international players, and December 28 at the Rio for American players. The winners of both final tables will then meet in a heads-up match at the Rio on December 30 to determine the champion.

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