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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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    And here's some more events added:

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

    This include some 10k+ events which weren't on the previous 10k+ event schedule released 2 weeks ago. Confused yet?

    There's also a number of "Freezout NL" events on the schedule, along with a new Mystery Bounty event, which is kinda Amaya-Pokerstars-like, as it has a random bonus feature to it. All of the bounties are $100, EXCEPT 99+ bounties will be $2500 or more, with at least one bounty being $250,000. So basically you're trying to knock people out and pray. The buyin is $1500 and it's on June 28.

    12 more events were announced today total.

    Still missing are most of the limit/mix events.

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    $1500 events finalized:

    https://www.wsop.com/news/2020/Feb/1...FINALIZED.html

    Still missing some events, such as the $3000 and $5000 buyin ones.

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    Here are events of interest to me. I omitted some which are going to be in conflict with higher priority events (meaning not the same day or day before an event I really want to play):

    May 28 3pm $1500 O8
    May 29-31 10am $500 Big 50 NL
    June 2 3pm $1500 Seven Card Stud
    June 3 3pm $10k O8
    June 5 3pm $1500 Mixed Omaha (one rebuy)
    June 6 10am $1500 Millionaire Maker NL
    June 11 3pm $1500 Stud8
    June 12-13 10am $1500 Monster Stack NL
    June 14 3pm $1500 PLO
    June 19-20 10am $1000 Double Stack NL
    June 23 3pm $1500 PLO8 (one rebuuy)
    June 27 3pm $1500 Limit Holdem
    June 28 11am $1500 Mystery Bounty NL
    June 30 3pm $10k Limit Holdem
    July 2 11am $10k Main Event
    July 7 12pm $1500 NL Bounty
    July ?? 3pm $3k Limit Holdem
    July 12 3pm $1500 Eight Game Mix

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    A good way to know the WSOP schedule is complete is when they’ve numbered all of the events on the schedule.

    I assume there’s going to be two more schedule updates - one with the remaining live events and the other announcing the online schedule.

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    Update 2/28/20: This is my schedule. Still undecided about $10k O8. Pieces to be sold shortly.

    Will not be selling Main Event or Big 50.

    Trip #1
    May 28 3pm $1500 O8
    May 29-31 10am $500 Big 50 NL
    June 2 3pm $1500 Seven Card Stud
    June 3 3pm $10k O8**
    June 5 3pm $1500 Mixed Omaha (one rebuy)
    June 6 10am $1500 Millionaire Maker NL*

    Trip #2
    June 23 3pm $1500 PLO8 (one rebuuy)
    June 27 3pm $1500 Limit Holdem
    June 28 11am $1500 Mystery Bounty NL*
    June 29 $1100 satellite to $10k Limit Holdem****
    June 30 3pm $10k Limit Holdem
    July 2 11am $10k Main Event
    July 5 3pm $3k Limit Holdem***
    July 7 12pm $1500 NL Bounty***

    * = Will miss event if I make Day 2 of previous event
    ** = Still deciding whether to play or not
    *** = Will miss event if I am still alive in the Main Event
    **** = Satellite pays the cash equivalent if I win a seat, plus any cash received for the place I finish. Does NOT buy you a piece to the bigger event

    Pieces not for sale yet.

    Packages will be the same format as last year. There will be a package of $1500-$3000 events, and a separate package of $10k limit events. I will NOT be selling the Main Event or any event with a buyin of under $10k.

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    Full schedule posted. https://wsop.com/tournaments

    Also general overview of the WSOP and some minor changes announced for this year: https://www.wsop.com/news/2020/Feb/1...NTHS-AWAY.html

    Some bullshit about kiosks and online registration, but I still feel this is only useful if you don't have a Diamond card. Otherwise registering live in the Diamond room is a better idea.

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    looking at what's posted so far I see a frustrating lack of real information, other than the bare schedule. I can't find any structure guides, for instance.
    As far as registration goes, there doesn't really seem to be anything new except for some smoke and mirrors. The lines to stand in will be in different rooms. There will be a new line you can stand in to talk about registration problems. You can't register from that line, but you can bitch and moan to someone about how messed up it is.
    You STILL have to go to the main area at least once to verify your credit card.
    I'm glad I got Diamond status through the status matching method for $95. That should eliminate some of the madness.

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    Seriously thinking of not going after going for 11 years in a row. Depending on the whole virus situation.

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    If you think the sneezing wheezing nose picking toilet scenario was bad before Corona...wait til this clusterfuck awaiting...
    Horrendous Bathroom facilities and a Virus could not ask for a greedier less caring host than the wsop...word

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    Considering playing one event this year. I think Im considering $500 Freezeout, Mini-Main Event, or The Milly Maker. Any thoughts on the best tournament to take a shot in $1500 or less?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrSayre View Post
    Considering playing one event this year. I think Im considering $500 Freezeout, Mini-Main Event, or The Milly Maker. Any thoughts on the best tournament to take a shot in $1500 or less?

    Monster Stack has good value.

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