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GGPoker Reveals 54 WSOP 2020 Gold Bracelet Tournaments
The World Series of Poker is an unprecedented and unique series this year, dictated solely by a virus that spread across the world and continues to threaten people in many countries. The WSOP 2020 will be online, partially in the United States and partially in other parts of the world, including Canada.
GGPoker revealed its non-US portion of the WSOP 2020 Online this week. It contains 54 online poker bracelet events, including a Main Event with a $25 million prize pool guarantee.
Canadians in Unique Position in 2020
More than two months ago, the World Series of Poker executives needed to make a decision about the 2020 WSOP. They planned it to be the biggest ever, complete with 101 tournaments and many new offerings, all ready for the usual setting of Las Vegas, Nevada. But the persistent coronavirus gave no sign of easing its grip on society enough to justify the risks involved in a live tournament series, so the WSOP execs postponed it.
As time progressed since that decision, it proved to be the only option. Some poker rooms in the United States have yet to reopen at all, and few have attempted even the smallest of tournaments. The US has also seen a recent rise in the number of Covid-19 cases, more than enough to keep casinos cautious and the border between Canada and the US closed.
This is going to be a long year.
Meanwhile, those WSOP executives put together an 85-event online poker series with two of its partners. They decided to offer 85 bracelets between them, some in the US but a larger number for players outside of the US.
Canadians now have the chance to play from their own homes in any of the 54 events to play out from mid-July through the first week of September on GGPoker.
Split 2020 Series
Action will start for the WSOP 2020 Online in the United States, specifically in New Jersey and Nevada. The 31 bracelet events will play out with one per day from July 1-31 on WSOP.com, the online poker site that shares players in those two states.
Players need not be a resident of either of those states or even the United States. Rather, they must simply be within the borders of New Jersey or Nevada when playing.
We provided the list of those first 31 online tournaments playing out in the US market on WSOP.com when released nearly three weeks ago.
The other 54 events will play out on GGPoker, a site not available to players in the US but definitely open to Canadians. Those tournaments begin on July 19 and run through September 6, with buy-ins ranging from $50 to $25,000.
Newly-Released GGPoker Schedule
This week, GGPoker released its part of the WSOP 2020 Online schedule. Those 54 events start at various times, with a handful of them set for the Asian time zone but most set for players in the Americas and Europe.
Players will find the starting times of the tournaments on the GGPoker site, though most begin at 2pm, 2:30pm, or 3pm ET. Hopefully, they will also soon provide the starting flight options for the events listed here with final days only, as well as more information about the People’s Choice events and structure sheets for all events.
- July 19: $100 NLHE Opener (final day, 1 reentry/flight, $2M GTD)
- July 19: $1,111 NLHE Covid Relief by Caesars Cares
- July 19: $525 NLHE Super Turbo Bounty 6-Handed
- July 21: $5K PLO Championship
- July 22: $1,500 NLHE Fifty Stack
- July 23: $1,050 PLO Bounty
- July 25: $600 NLHE Monster Stack 6-Handed (Asia time zone)
- July 26: $1,500 NLHE (Asia time zone)
- July 26: $2,500 PLO
- July 26: $400 NLHE Colossus (2nd of 3 days, 1 reentry/flight, $3M GTD)
- July 26: $400 PLOSSUS (2nd day of 3 days, 1 reentry/flight, $1M GTD)
- July 28: $10K NLHE Short Deck Championship
- July 29: $2,500 NLHE 6-Handed
- July 30: $840 NLHE Bounty
- August 1: $500 NLHE Deepstack (Asia time zone)
- August 2: $1K NLHE Short Deck (Asia time zone)
- August 2: $1,500 NLHE Millionaire Maker (2nd of 3 days, 1 reentry/flight, $5M GTD)
- August 2: $500 NLHE Turbo Deepstack
- August 4: $2,100 NLHE Bounty Championship
- August 5: $400 PLO
- August 6: $1K NLHE
- August 8: $800 PLO Double Stack (Asia time zone)
- August 9: HK$8K NLHE Asia Championship (final day, 1 reentry/flight, HK$8M GTD)
- August 9: $150 NLHE GGMasters WSOP Edition (freezeout)
- August 9: $10K NLHE Heads-Up Championship (freezeout, no late reg, 128-player cap)
- August 11: $5K NLHE 6-Handed Championship
- August 12: $2,500 NLHE Double Stack
- August 13: $525 NLHE Bounty 6-Handed
- August 15: $300 NLHE Monster Stack 6-Handed (Asia time zone)
- August 16: $1,500 PLO
- August 16: $500 NLHE Mini Main Event (final day, 1 reentry/flight, $5M GTD)
- August 16: $840 NLHE Super Turbo Bounty
- August 18: $600 NLHE Deepstack Championship
- August 19: $800 PLO
- August 20: $500 LHE
- August 22: $500 NLHE Deepstack (Asia time zone)
- August 23: $1,500 NLHE Marathon (Asia time zone)
- August 23: $25K NLHE Poker Players Championship ($10M GTD)
- August 23: $50 NLHE Big 50 (final day, 1 reentry/flight, $1M GTD)
- August 25: $1,500 LHE Championship
- August 26: $1K NLHE 6-Handed
- August 27: $1,500 PLO
- August 29: $300 NLHE Double Stack (Asia time zone)
- August 30: $400 NLHE Forty Stack
- August 30: $5K NLHE Main Event (2nd of 3 days, freezeout flights, $25M GTD)
- August 30: $1K NLHE Turbo 6-Handed
- September 1: People’s Choice – Most popular
- September 2: People’s Choice – Pros vote
- September 3: People’s Choice – Spin the wheel
- September 5: People’s Choice – Most popular
- September 5: $1,050 NLHE Beat the Pros Bounty
- September 6: $10K NLHE WSOP Super Millions ($5M GTD)
- September 6: $100 NLHE WSOP Millions (final day, 1 reentry/flight, $2M GTD)
- September 6: $500 NLHE Closer