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World Series Of Poker Championship Dates In 2020

WSOP Championship Poker Dates 2020

If you’re looking to become a 2020 World Series of Poker champion, then whip out a calendar and start checking out hotel or Airbnb deals in Las Vegas because the WSOP just announced dates for its 2020 championship events.

Before the holidays, the WSOP announced about a dozen events that included some of the WSOP’s greatest hits including the Casino Employees, Ladies, Millionaire Maker, Colossus and the Little One for One Drop events.

These were the more accessible and affordable events that draw huge crowds. Last year, the Millionaire Maker and Colossus both eclipsed the Main Event in entrants. The 2019 WSOP Main Event drew 8,569 players while a total of 8,809 took their shot at the Millionaire Maker and a whopping 13,109 people signed up for the Colossus. That’s almost two percent of the population of Las Vegas.

The tournaments announced yesterday have significantly smaller fields, but they’re some of the most prestigious in the world. The WSOP announced on Thursday that they’re going to have 16 different $10,000 buy-in championship events this year that will span 24 different games. The first one is the Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better on June 3 and the last is an online No-Limit Hold’em event on WSOP.com on July 3.

Changes for 2020

“The Championship Events are always among the most special offered at the WSOP each year,” WSOP vice-president Jack Effel said in a press release announcing the tournaments. “We are proud to be the only tournament series who spreads such an offering and have worked with some of the game’s most distinguished players this off-season to ensure our schedule and the events themselves align well with where poker is in 2020.”

Part of that work has resulted in a new dedicated leaderboard for championship events. There will be prizes for winners, but the WSOP said they’ll announce more specific details as we get closer to the summer. This is part of the WSOP’s effort to revamp its Player of the Year leaderboard, which faced some snafus (Daniel Negreanu was incorrectly awarded WSOP Player of the Year for a few days before it was discovered that Robert Campbell was the actual champion) and a lot of criticism last year.

Championship Event Dates

The 2020 World Series of Poker will kick off on May 26 with tournaments, cash games and shenanigans at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. So far, here is a list of the confirmed events:

WSOP Event Schedule
Championship EventStarting DateTime
Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or BetterWednesday, June 33 pm
Seven Card StudSaturday, June 63 pm
Short DeckMonday, June 83 pm
H.O.R.S.E.Tuesday, June 93 pm
Super Turbo Bounty NLHEFriday, June 122 pm
Dealers Choice 6-MaxSaturday, June 133 pm
NL 2-7 Lowball DrawMonday, June 153 pm
Limit 2-7 Triple DrawThursday, June 183 pm
Pot-Limit OmahaSaturday, June 203 pm
$50,000 Poker Players ChampionshipMonday, June 223 pm
RazzWednesday, June 243 pm
Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-LoFriday, June 263 pm
Seven Card Stud Hi-LoSunday, June 283 pm
6-Max No-Limit Hold’emMonday, June 293 pm
Main EventWednesday, July 111 am
Online No-Limit Hold’emThursday, July 212 pm

Other Confirmed Event Dates

WSOP Event Schedule - Additional Dates
Championship EventStarting DateBuy-In
Casino EmployeesMay 27$500
BIG 50May 27-May 31$500
Millionaire MakerJune 5-6$1,500
Monster StackJune 12-13$1,500
Ladies No-Limit Hold’emJune 17$10,000/$1,000*
Seniors - 50+June 18$1,000
Double StackJune 19-20$1,000
Super Seniors - 60+June 22$1,000
Tag Team - 2 peopleJune 22$1,000/team
ColossusJune 24-25$400
Crazy Eights 8-maxJune 26-27$888
Mini Main EventJune 29$1,000
Little One for One DropJuly 4-6$1,111
The CloserJuly 10-11$1,500

*The tournament has a $10,000 buy-in with a 90 percent discount for women