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    Here's what they've announced so far:

    The WSOP will take place from May 26-July 15.

    The Big 50 is returning this year, after getting over 28,000 entries in its inaugural year of 2018. (I finished 666th there, easily cashing for about $3k). The event will have a $500 buyin once again, with 50,000 starting chips and 50-minute levels. Starting flights will be from May 28-May 31. The reentry status is unclear, but presumably there will be at least one reentry per flight. It is also unclear if the first buyin will be rake free again, or if that has been changed.

    The Main Event's starting days will be July 1-3. July 4 will be Day 2 for flights A and B, and July 5 will be Day 2 for flight C. July 6 will be Day 3, and it will continue playing every day forward from there, expected to end on July 14. Late registration will be allowed through 6 levels, but that's actually 12 hours into play, because each level is 2 hours. This will allow people to register not just on Day 2, but also during the entire first two hours of Day 2. The buyin will remain $10,000, as it has always been. If you recall, I finished 128th last year, for about $59k, out of 8569 entrants.

    The Seniors event, which is for ages 50 and over, will begin on June 18, and will again be a $1,000 buyin.

    It will again take place at the Rio, but could move to the new convention center near The LINQ in 2021.

    May 26 is the earliest start to the WSOP in more than a decade.

    It has not yet been announced when the full schedule will drop.

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    Norman Chad is NOT happy about Day 2 registration to the Main, even though it also existed last year. (It should be noted that there's 2 additional hours of it this year, though.)


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    A tweet from the @wsop account this week said it wasn’t planned to offer a rake-free first entry for the Big 50 in 2020.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Druff View Post
    Here's what they've announced so far:

    The WSOP will take place from May 26-July 15.

    The Big 50 is returning this year, after getting over 28,000 entries in its inaugural year of 2018. (I finished 666th there, easily cashing for about $3k). The event will have a $500 buyin once again, with 50,000 starting chips and 50-minute levels. Starting flights will be from May 28-May 31. The reentry status is unclear, but presumably there will be at least one reentry per flight. It is also unclear if the first buyin will be rake free again, or if that has been changed.

    The Main Event's starting days will be July 1-3. July 4 will be Day 2 for flights A and B, and July 5 will be Day 2 for flight C. July 6 will be Day 3, and it will continue playing every day forward from there, expected to end on July 14. Late registration will be allowed through 6 levels, but that's actually 12 hours into play, because each level is 2 hours. This will allow people to register not just on Day 2, but also during the entire first two hours of Day 2. The buyin will remain $10,000, as it has always been. If you recall, I finished 128th last year, for about $59k, out of 8569 entrants.

    The Seniors event, which is for ages 50 and over, will begin on June 18, and will again be a $1,000 buyin.

    It will again take place at the Rio, but could move to the new convention center near The LINQ in 2021.

    May 26 is the earliest start to the WSOP in more than a decade.

    It has not yet been announced when the full schedule will drop.

    I’m playing the big 50, second live tournament ever 🤷🏻*♂️

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    $10k/$50k event schedule announced: https://www.wsop.com/news/2020/Jan/1...FINALIZED.html

    Very similar to last year. They have added one more game to the $50k Poker Players Championship -- NL 2-7 single draw. There is also a new $10k NL Holdem online event, taking place at the same time as Day 1B of the Main Event. Presumably this is aimed at people who just busted from Day 1A or Day 1B of the Main.

    In total, there are 17 $10k/$50k events including the Main Event, which was already announced earlier.

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    $1000 and below events posted

    https://www.wsop.com/news/2020/Jan/1...OLIDIFIED.html

    Most of these have only one rebuy allowed, and some have zero.

    The WSOP, ever-sensitive to social media pressure, has decided to tone down the unlimited rebuy thing, though it's still available on some events. Plus they aren't budging on very late registration, which bothers me more.

    The freezeout format -- allowing only one entry -- is part of a concerted effort by the WSOP in 2020. The opening event, plus at least one No-Limit Hold’em event a week in this format is planned for the rest of the series. The WSOP is committed to keeping a significant portion of the schedule utilizing the freezeout format.

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    Why are they putting out the schedule in bits and pieces over several different days? I don't mind when they put out the starting date with the main event date and list a couple different new events on the first announcement. But this is getting ridiculous. They still do not have the full schedule out with the structure sheets. I would rather they put the whole thing out at once and be done with it.

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