The World Series of Poker is the most prestigious poker event in the world. The tournament always takes place over the summer, but we’re already excited for next year’s event – especially now that the dates have been announced.
The WSOP has announced that next year’s World Series of Poker will take place from Tuesday, May 26th to Wednesday, July 15th at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino. The Main Event will be held from July 1 to July 14, 2020.
The buy-in for the Main Event will, as always, be $10,000. There will be three starting flights from July 1st to July 3rd. Players who make it through Days 1A and 1B will be returning on July 4th for Day 2AB. Players who make it through Day 1C will come back on Day 2C on July 5th.
Then, on July 6th, all of the fields will be combined. Players who have survived both Day 2s will continue to compete throughout the main event until the final table which is anticipated to start on July 10th.
A Look At the 2019 WSOP
In the 2019 World Series of Poker, the Main Event drew the second-biggest field in the history of the tournament. 8,569 players entered the tournament and generated an impressive $80.5 million prize pool. The Main Event was won by Hossein Ensan, who won $10 million. The rest of the final table payouts were as follows:
- Second place: $6,000,000
- Third place: $4,000,000
- Fourth place: $3,000,000
- Fifth place: $2,200,000
- Sixth place: $1,850,000
- Seventh place: $1,525,000
- Eight place: $1,250,000
- Ninth place: $1,000,000
Overall, there were 90 bracelet events. They attracted over 150,000 players from around the world – 25% more runners than were present at the 2018 WSOP Las Vegas.
Last year marked the 50th anniversary of the World Series of Poker, an impressive achievement for any poker event. It shows that land-based poker is an enduring activity that will continue to attract players for years to come. So, we do have high hopes for the upcoming World Series of Poker in 2020. We’re like to see event organisers trying to outdo last year’s events with more tournaments, events and special offers for players around the world.