Planet Hollywood Reveals Draft Schedule for Goliath Tournament Series

Planet Hollywood Reveals Draft Schedule for Goliath Tournament Series

Planet Hollywood’s draft schedule for its annual summer Goliath series includes “The 2020” event with a guaranteed prize pool worth at least $202,020, and a $1,700 main event with a $1 million guarantee.


Planet Hollywood will again host its annual Goliath summer series, and released a draft schedule for the festival this past weekend. (Image: Twitter)

The casino released the tentative schedule this weekend before finalizing its plans, as has become an annual tradition by Poker Operations Manager Chris Gawlik. Players provide feedback on the offerings, and management tends to make minor tweaks before releasing the final schedule.

What’s Scheduled … For Now

The 2020 Goliath is tentatively scheduled to run from May 27 to July 8, with mostly No-Limit Hold’em events (featuring big blind antes) along with a variety of Pot-Limit Omaha and other mixed games. The draft schedule doesn’t include any Triple Stud or HORSE tournaments.

Highlights of the initial plans include:

  • “The 2020,” a two-day NLHE event beginning June 1 with a $220 buy-in, a $202,020 guaranteed prize pool, and $42,020 guaranteed to first.
  • “The Quarter Milly,” a two-day NLHE event beginning June 2 and June 10 with a $250 buy-in, and a guaranteed $250,000 prize pool with at least $50,000 going to the winner.
  • “The Centennial,” a two-day NHLE event beginning June 23 that guarantees $100,000 on just a $135 buy-in. The winner of this tournament is guaranteed $20,000.
  • “The Goliath,” a three-day NHLE event that guarantees a $1 million prize pool with at least $200,000 guaranteed to the champion.

Other notable tournaments include $400 buy-in Dealer’s Choice and Seven-Card Stud events, a series of $200 Survivor tournaments, a $500 Big O event, and a $100 All-In or Fold tournament in which all of the payouts are bounties, with each player being worth $80.

Plans Still Tentative

While plans are subject to change, Planet Hollywood has tended to make only minor adjustments from its draft schedule in previous years before releasing a final draft.

The poker room’s Twitter account said structures will likely not be released until April, but hasn’t said when a final schedule is expected.

Last year’s main event had the same buy-in and attracted 744 players, creating a prize pool of nearly $1.14 million. Ben Farrell took the title, claiming the $162,400 first-place payout.

Written by
Johnny Kampis
Johnny Kampis -- the author of "The Essential Guide to Vegas during the World Series of Poker" and "Vegas or Bust: A Family Man Takes on the Poker Pros" -- has been making the summer trek to Las Vegas from Alabama since 2004. When not playing poker, he's a professional journalist who's written for American Spectator, Fox News, HuffPost,, and many others. He currently writes for the Taxpayers Protection Alliance and serves on the FCC's media advisory panel.


William Lange wrote...

can’t wait for another year of tourney’s.

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