After a long wait following the cancellation of the 2020 World Series of Poker due to the coronavirus pandemic, poker lovers can now finally enjoy the action online. The 2020 Online World Series of Poker kicked off on July 1 and is set to run until September 6.
While the online tournament series may seem rather weird for people who were used to being part of the action in the land-based venues, the online tournament series promises a lot of fun for every poker lover. To begin with, the online poker series features a total of 85 WSOP gold bracelets all of which are up for grabs on both GGPoker and WSOP.com.
WSOP.com’s daily series poker action began on July 1 and will remain available till July 31. This will, unfortunately, be available to only New Jersey and Nevada players. GGPoker, on the other hand, will be kicking off its massive array of 54 bracelet events on July 19 and they will run till September 6.
Record-Breaking Events in Store
While it may have been a result of circumstance, there is a lot of optimism about the tournaments. Most notable, it is expected that the 2020 Online World Series of Poker will become the largest online poker event ever, that is, in terms of the prize pool. Speaking of the prize pool, the event has a massive guarantee which has certainly caught the attention of poker players and pros from all around the globe.
“With over $100M in guarantees during the WSOPC Super Series in May and more than $134M in awarded prizes, it’s clear that GGPoker and the WSOP make a good pair. We’re excited to create bracelet events that the worldwide poker community will embrace, as well as innovative programming with PokerGo.”
Steve Preiss, Head of Poker Operations for GGPoker.
The players will have the chance to participate in a ton of exciting events with very reasonable buy-ins. Even the “Main Event” which will go down on WSOP.com on July 31 will have a buy-in of $1,000. This might seem a little high but it is definitely low enough that a considerable number of players will be able to get in on the fun. To put this into perspective, the No-Limit Hold’em Championship “Main Event” will cost a whopping $9,000 less than the traditional Main Event. That said, if you have always wanted to participate in that particular event but the high buy-in has kept you away, this might your chance to be a part of it.