The 2020 World Series of Poker schedule features nine poker tournaments — dubbed the high rollers — priced at $25,000 all the way up to a whopping $250,000 buy-in. Included in these expensive bracelet events are two of the most prestigious tournaments in the world.
The 51st annual World Series of Poker kicks off in Las Vegas on May 27. We’ve already announced much of the upcoming WSOP schedule, including the $10,000 buy-in tournaments and many of the “value menu” events. Now we have a full high-roller docket, and are getting close to a complete schedule.
WSOP Schedule Packed With Prestigious Tournaments
We all know that the WSOP Main Event is generally considered to be the most prestigious poker tournament in the world. Few would argue that claim, but there are a couple other World Series of Poker events that matter just as much — if not more — than other events. Two of these tournaments made the 2020 WSOP schedule.
Beginning on June 17 is the $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller, widely considered the most prestigious PLO tournament in poker. Last year’s memorable event saw high-roller superstar Stephen Chidwick win his first WSOP bracelet, defeating a tough field of 278 of the top PLO players in the world, to claim the title and $1,618,417.
The $50,000 Poker Players Championship is also returning to the WSOP schedule. And why wouldn’t it be? Many players, including Daniel Negreanu, consider this event to be the most important poker tournament in the world, outside of the Main Event. The PPC attracts the best of the best when it comes to mixed-game poker. This year’s edition starts on July 7.
On June 27, the WSOP will host its largest buy-in event ever not named the Big One for One Drop — a $1 million tournament in 2012, 2014, and 2018. The $250,000 buy-in Super High Roller will be one of poker’s most expensive tournaments all year.
Six Additional High Rollers on 2020 WSOP Schedule
- High Roller No-Limit Hold’em 8-Handed (May 29) $25,000
- Heads-Up No-Limit Hold’em 8-Handed (May 31) $25,000
- High Roller No-Limit Hold’em (June 5) $50,000
- High Roller Pot Limit Omaha 8-Handed (July 7) $50,000
- High Roller No-Limit Hold’em 8-Handed (July 9) $50,000
- High Roller No-Limit Hold’em 8-Handed (July 11) $100,000
While we’re still waiting for the WSOP to announce its full 2020 schedule, the information provided so far this year makes it clear that tournament officials are looking to cater to both casual players and the game’s highest flyers with their mix of value-priced and nosebleed buy-in events.