It has been announced that the Main Event at the World Series Of Poker, also known as WSOP Main Event, is to return at the end of this month despite the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
Organisers have carefully planned to host this year’s online and live hybrid event that will see them play host to the $10,000 No-Limit Hold-Em World Championship.
For international players, the event will begin on the 29th November 2020, with domestic players in the United States taking part of 13th December 2020.
As the event has been carrying some uncertainty, WSOP have created a unique hybrid event for this year, whereby the format will see the early rounds played online, then live table action for the final round.
In light of this, there will be two finals played across two different continents and each prize pool will be paid to entrants independently.
The final table will make history books at WSOP as there will be a $1 million total prize money up for grabs from Caesars Entertainment with an ultimate heads up duel deciding the winner.
The WSOP Main Event 2020 will include single entry, freeze outs, the longest levels and deepest stacks ever offered on the internet.
Due to the introduction of Covid-19 rules and measures, organisers of the poker tournament will release details at a later date on how in-person tournaments can take place on a domestic and international basis.
In addition, all entrants will be required to undergo health screening prior to taking part and players must agree to abide by the new, strict safety measures and rules.
The winner of the Domestic Tournament and the winner of the International Tournament will meet at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, United States.
Executive Director of the World Series of Poker Ty Stewart commented:
“There must be a World Champion in 2020.
Poker’s history is too important. It’s a unique format for the Main Event, but this is a unique year.
We want to keep players’ health and safety top of mind and still deliver a great televised showcase for the game we love.”
Steve Preiss, GGPoker Head of Poker Operations added:
“We’re very happy to continue to deepen our relationship with WSOP.
It was a huge summer of record-setting action on GGPoker and we’re excited to offer players access to the biggest tournament of all.”