Although the live World Series of Poker tournament was postponed and it’s not certain whether it will take place, the officials behind WSOP are not getting lazy. In fact, WSOP lovers will have an opportunity to take part in 85 bracelet events on the web.
These events will start on July 1, which was supposed to be the original date for the start of the 2020 WSOP Main Event. The online version of the tournament will last through early September.
The live World Series of Poker has been postponed recently due to the coronavirus pandemic that befell the world, including the US. Many live poker tournaments were either canceled or postponed, and poker players were left with no other options than to take part in online cash games and tournaments.
The only news regarding WSOP bracelet events was that the officials decided to postpone it for fall 2020. However, they will have an opportunity to compete for the iconic golden bracelet in 85 online events that will be part of the 2020 Summer Online World Series of Poker.
According to the press release on WSOP.com, a total of 31 events will take place on the tournament’s official website. However, many events — 54 of them, to be precise — will take place on GGPoker, which became the official partner of the WSOP.
Ty Stewart, Executive Director of the WSOP, stated that poker players are used to playing WSOP events during the summer and that the summer wouldn’t be the same without the WSOP. Moreover, Stewart expressed his enthusiasm for the re-opening process of land-based casinos and was positive about the future of offline events.
Finally, Stewart stated that he was excited about deepening the relationship between the World Series of Poker and GG Poker, claiming that the two companies will see “some history unfold online this summer.”
WSOP.com to Host 31 Events
Throughout July, players will have an opportunity to take part in bracelet events. Every day in July, there will be one bracelet event. All of them will start at 3 pm PDT, and players will also have an opportunity to take part in the Online Bracelet Series Leaderboard, where the winner will receive $100,000.
Although every event will start every day in July, it is not clear whether they would last for one day or for several days.
There will be two popular formats in the available events — hold ’em and Omaha. Moreover, players will have a chance to take part in some events that were popular in live WSOP, such as BIG 50, Senior’s Event, and MonsterStack.
The most important event will be the $1,000 No-Limit Hold ’em Championship, which will take place on the last day of July.
Buy-ins will start at $500 and usually go up to $1,000. However, WSOP.com will also offer two high roller events that will take place on July 13 and 14. One of them will require the buy-in of $1,500, and the other $3,200.
Those who aren’t willing to pay at least $500 to buy their seat into online WSOP events will have a chance to take part in satellite tournaments that start at $1. To take part in this tournament, players need to be physically present in Nevada or New Jersey. In other words, players from Delaware will not be able to take part in online WSOP.
Apart from the WSOP, players will also have a chance to take part in many other popular online poker tournaments that will take place during the summer.