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Barcelona, Paris and Morocco: WSOP Announces 2020 International Circuit

WSOP Announces 2020 International Circuit

The 2019 World Series of Poker ended with a dramatic Player of the Year mishap, but eyes are already on 2020. The WSOP recently released its international circuit schedule for next year and it includes stops on five continents. The dates range from now until June. If you’re looking to get in on some of this international WSOP action and can’t wait until next year’s WSOP Europe, then check out the international schedule below:

2019-20 WSOP International Circuit Schedule
November 14 - 22, 2019Holland Casino
Rotterdam, Holland
November 14 - 24, 2019Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino
November 14 - December 9, 2019The Star Sydney
Sydney, Australia
December 6 - 14, 2019Enjoy Punta del Este Resort
January 10 - 19, 2020Casino de Marrakech
March 5 - 23, 2020King's Resort
Rozvadov, Czech Republic
March 25 - April 5, 2020Sonesta Maho Beach, Casino Royale
St. Maarten
April 9 - 19, 2020Casino Barriére Le Croisette
Cannes, France
May 18 - June 1, 2020Club Pierre Charron
Paris, France
May 30 - June 7, 2020Casino de Marrakech
June 11 - 21, 2020Casino Barcelona
Barcelona, Spain

The stop in Barcelona is brand new and the WSOP circuit is going back to Paris after a brief hiatus.

“New markets have performed well and we’re continually searching for new locales to bring the WSOP experience to players in those regions,” WSOP director Gregory Chochon said in a press release announcing the new stops.

The WSOP premiered a stop in Monterrey, Mexico, earlier this year and the Main Event drew more than 1,000 players. It was a 20,000-peso buy-in event with a 10-million peso guarantee. The prize pool nearly doubled the guarantee and amateur Roberto Borrego took down the event for a total of $175,701. Prior to that, his biggest cash had been slightly more than $3,000.

While these events are scattered all around the world in a number of currencies, they do share a few similarities. Aside from an assortment of poker tournaments, two players from each stop will qualify for the 2019-20 Global Casino Championship. Each stop’s Main Event champion will get a spot at the championship and so will the Casino Champion, which will be the player who scores the most points throughout that stop.

These qualifiers will join U.S. circuit qualifiers for a $1-million guaranteed prize pool tournament at the Harrah’s Cherokee in North Carolina in August 2020 for the Global Casino Championship. Aside from the qualifiers, players who finished in the top 100 of the WSOP Player of the Year race and any Circuit ring winners are eligible to buy in for $10,000. Past champs include Dominik Nitsche, Loni Harwood and the most recent champ, Ryan Eriquezzo, who won $279,431 for winning the title.

If you want a chance to qualify for the Global Casino Championship but don’t have the chance to visit any of these countries next year, the WSOP has plenty of circuit events across the United States. Click here for a full schedule that runs until May 2020.