WSOP announces all $10,000 Championship events for this summer
By Bob Garcia
The complete lineup of the deep-pocket games for the upcoming WSOP series is now available
The World Series of Poker (WSOP) has released a second set of events for the upcoming series this summer. For those waiting to start planning this poker year in advance, there will be 17 different variants featured in the 2020 WSOP. With a buy-in of $10,000 or higher, these tournaments are called Championship events. Among that list, there is the $50,000 Poker Players Championship tournament, as well as the other 16 events with a $10,000 buy-in. The WSOP organization continues to gradually release information about this year’s poker series.
A few weeks back, the WSOP officials released the dates for 12 other events that will take place this summer and, with this new information, a total of 32 events are now confirmed to occur at the 51st annual WSOP. One change was observed in this series – while the event usually comes in an 8-game format with a HORSE rotation, this year, the series will keep those games plus the addition of a no-limit 2-7 single draw as well. Some other new things were added, like a $10,000 buy-in online event, and perhaps this online tourney is the reason that the $10,000 NLHE heads-up event was not announced. It seems to be it will be out of this year’s agenda, if it’s not that it will be announced later.
Jack Effel, vice president for WSOP, announced the tournament schedules with excitement, stating, “The Championship Events are always among the most special offered at the WSOP each year. We are proud to be the only tournament series who spreads such an offering and have worked with some of the games most distinguished players this off-season to ensure our schedule and the events themselves align well with where poker is in 2020.”