Nine high roller events ranging from $25,000 to $250,000 will be on the 2020 WSOP schedule this summer at the Rio Casino in Las Vegas. The WSOP added a $250,000 Super High Roller to go alongside the $100,000 High Rollers. There's four $50K events including the Poker Players Championship and a trio of $25K events including the Heads-Up Championship.
The World Series of Poker continues to spoon feed events to the masses. Just the other day, they added freezeout events and now they released the full schedule of high roller events at the 2020 WSOP. Yes, the Rio will be the same spot where you can delve into affordable Value Menu WSOP bracelets or shoot for $10K Championship bracelets in various events, or shoot for the moon and go swimming with sharks in the nine high balla events on the schedule.
Yes, nine events have a price tag of $25,000 or more. Two events are six-figure events. How long before there's a regular $1,000,000 bracelet event that's not the One Drop? Give it a few more years.
In the meantime, you have a shot at playing against the best of the best and some deep pocketed semi pros and possibly a few legit celebrities... but mostly it will be the same cast of high stakes regulars sprinkled in with some new faces. It will also be interesting to see which mid-tier pros move up into the SHR realm? Or which cash game savants are willing to take a stab at a $100K or $250K Super High Roller bracelet.
There are three $25,000 buy-in events. The first one begins on May 29 with a $25,000 NL High Roller (8-Handed). This event starts with 150,000 in chips.
On May 31, the Heads-Up Championship kicks off with 64 players seeking the title of WSOP HU Master. The event used to have a $10,000 price tag, but the price of the HU bracelet is going up! It's now among the $25K High Roller affairs.
There's also one of the most fun events at the Rio every summer, which is the big and badass $25,000 PLO High Roller. That's schedule for June 17.
The Poker Players Championship is the one event that pros want to win because they get to take home the Chip Reese Trophy. It's truly a "pro's pro event", but if you can win it... you're beating the best of the best mixed-game players in the world... assembled in one room for one of the toughest mixed-gamed tournaments on the yearly schedule. This year's PPC event is six-handed.
Three other $50K High Roller affairs are on the slate... including two $50K High Rollers and a $50K PLO High Roller. That one should be even degen-crazier than the $25K PLO High Roller. Hi-fi gambooooooooool!
Of course, there's the $100,000 High Roller on the slate for July 11 and players start with 600,000 in chips. But not to be outdone, the suits at the WSOP introduced a $250,000 Super High Roller... which will begin June 27... and players start with 1,500,000 in chips. Sweet Holy Binion! That's a deep-ass-stacked event.
For more info, check out the WSOP Ministry of Propaganda.
2020 WSOP High Roller Schedule
- May 29 High Roller NL $25,000
- May 31 Heads-Up NL Championship $25,000
- June 5 High Roller NL $50,000
- June 17 High Roller PLO $25,000
- June 22 Poker Players Championship $50,000
- June 27 Super High Roller NL $250,000
- July 7 High Roller PLO $50,000
- July 9 High Rollers NL $50,000
- July 11 High Roller NL $100,000