The World Series of Poker announced 17 new events to the 2020 WSOP schedule including the "Freezeout Series" or six single-entry events ranging from $500 to $5,000. Three more High Roller events were added including a $250,000 Super High Roller and $50,000 PLO. There's also the mysterious $1,500 buy-in "Mystery Bounty NL" event, a Mixed 9-Game, and the Heads-Up bracelet will now have a buy-in of $25,000.
Hey how about 17 more events? The folks at the WSOP Ministry of Propaganda has been hard at work cranking out press releases informing the poker community about the latest additions to the glorious, almighty 2020 World Series of Poker schedule. They have been slowly releasing the schedule a dozen or so events at a time. This time, there's 17 more events that will be added to the growing list of events for the 51st running of the donks in Las Vegas.
The Rio Casino in Las Vegas will be the location for this year's bonanza of poker where anyone with cash and a huge dream can try to win a coveted WSOP bracelet by walking up to the cage and buy into a WSOP event. But it looks like there will be freezeout options for all you single-bullet purists.
Most recently, the WSOP released their "Value Menu" of low-priced events, which will appear to amateurs and brokedicks alike. They also announced the "Championship" events with $10K buy-ins.
This time around, the WSOP will have a nifty new thing call the "Freezeout" series, which will be certain to make old-school purists happy with single entry event. Of course, those are supposed to benefit the masses, especially noobs and those of us with limited bankrolls.
But the WSOP HQ also added three high roller events to cater to those high-flying, high-falutin, high ballas including the $250,000 Super High Roller, $50,000 High Roller PLO, and $25,000 Higher Roller NL.
The Heads-Up event got bumped up from $10K to $25K this year. It will be capped at 64.
And to be a little bit of mysterious, the WSOP added a Mystery Bounty event, which has a $1,500 buy-in with a $250K max bounty and $1 million in guaranteed bounties. And yes, it's a freezeout format.
So... let's get to the Freezeout series... which included six events. The first one will be a $1K buy-in NL Freezeout on May 27. There's also a $500 NL Freezeout for anyone on a limited budget. In addition, there are... $1,500 NL Freezeout, $2,500 NL Freezeout, $3,000 NL Freezeout, and concluding with a $5,000 NL Freezeout.
How about the Forty Stack and Fifty Stack? The $1K buy-in NL Forty Stack is named after the 40,000 in chips for your starting stack. The Fifty Stack has a $1,500 buy-in and players begin with 50,000 in chips.
For you mixed game enthusiasts, there's a special 9-Hame Mix (6-Handed) on June 19 that has a $2,500 buy-in. On July 6, it's time for the $5,000 Mixed NL/PLO that has a 50,000 starting stack.
If you cannot get out to the WSOP until after the Main Event, there's some good news... the WSOP also added a $800 NL Deepstack late in the series on July 12 and a $1K Super Turbo NL taking place on July 13.
This latest announcement truly has a little bit of something for all levels of poker players... weekend warriors, semi-pros, sniping sharks, and uber-degens.
For more info, check out the 2020 WSOP schedule.
2020 WSOP Additions: Freezeout Series + High Rollers
- May 27 Freezeout NL $1,000
- May 29 High Roller NL $25,000
- May 31 Heads Up NL $25,000
- June 4 Freezeout NL $1,500
- June 7 Forty Stack NL $1,000
- June 11 Freezeout NL $2,500
- June 15 Freezeout NL $500
- June 18 Freezeout NL $3,000
- June 19 9-Game Mix (6-Handed) $2,500
- June 21 Freezeout NL $5,000
- June 27 Super High Roller NL $250,000
- June 28 Mystery Bounty NL $1,500
- July 6 Mixed NL/PLO (6-Handed) $5,000
- July 7 High Roller PLO $50,000
- July 9 Fifty Stack NL $1,500
- July 12 NL Deepstack $800
- July 13 Super Turbo NL