Going for the Gold: WSOP Announces 14 Online Bracelet Events this Summer

February 13, 2020
Going for the Gold: WSOP Announces 14 Online Bracelet Events this Summer

As the World Series of Poker released its summer schedule sporadically over the last few weeks, one question remained. How many online poker events could players expect?

That all changed on Thursday with the release of a schedule of 14 WSOP.com online gold bracelet events. That includes new price points and three freezeout events when events get underway at the Rio in Las Vegas.

“We believe the 2020 offering of online gold bracelet events features our best schedule yet,” WSOP.com director of online poker Danielle Barille said in a news release.

“This year we offer a consistent schedule of Sunday events every week of the WSOP, plus a special selection of eight events from June 28 to July 5 to coincide with the biggest week of the live WSOP when most players are in town to play.”

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Expanding opportunities to win a WSOP bracelet

The announcement allows players in New Jersey and Nevada a shot at some big money and a gold bracelet. This year’s slate of events is an increase from only nine events in 2019.

The WSOP noted that with new states regulating and set to open up in the US in the next couple of years, “the WSOP is bolstering its online offerings in 2020 to help elevate this popular variant of poker.”

The WSOP is set to run from May 26 to July 15 this summer with online events scheduled from May 31 to July 12. That includes a stretch of eight events over eight consecutive days from June 28 to July 5.

Three-time bracelet winner Upeshka De Silva added an online bracelet to his trophy case in 2019. He won the $600 No Limit Hold’em Bounty for $98,263. He’s excited to see even more opportunities to multi-table a live event and battle it out online.

“I like them and will be playing all of them,” he told USPoker. “Winning one was great. The true landscape of poker should include live and online. I’m so glad online events are well represented.”

A look at the new WSOP.com online events

With the announcement, the WSOP also hailed several new events on the schedule. Buy-ins this year range in price from $400 to $10,000, and the new offerings from WSOP.com this year include:

  • June 7 – $777 PLO Seven-Handed
  • June 30 – $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em
  • July 2 – $10,000 Super High Roller

The WSOP has made an effort to focus on freezeout and single re-entry events in 2020. That carries over to the online events as well.

There will be three events utilizing the freezeout format and 10 allowing only single re-entry. Only the $777 PLO tournament features more than a single re-entry, instead allowing for three.

With the hashtag #MyFirstWSOP trending last summer, USPoker documented John Forlenza’s first cash. The player from New Jersey notched a small cash in the Millionaire Maker and is now excited about more action online.

“I’m very excited,” he said after the announcement. “I will try and play all of them besides the $10,000 event.”

Here’s a complete schedule of online events:

DateEventBuy-inChipsLevelsRe-EntryTIME (PT)
May 31WSOP.com ONLINE No-Limit Hold’em$40015,00015 minutes13:30 PM
June 7WSOP.com ONLINE PLO 7-Handed$77720,00015 minutes33:30 PM
June 9WSOP.com ONLINE Freezeout Knockout Deepstack NLH$80040,00010 minutesFreezeout3:30 PM
June 14WSOP.com ONLINE 8-Handed NLH Turbo Deepstack$50040,0008 minutes13:30 PM
June 21WSOP.com ONLINE Freezeout No-Limit Hold’em$50020,00015 minutesFreezeout3:30 PM
June 28WSOP.com ONLINE No-Limit Hold’em Championship$1,00020,00015 minutes13:30 PM
June 29WSOP.com ONLINE No-Limit Hold’em$50015,00015 minutes13:30 PM
June 30WSOP.com ONLINE No-Limit Hold’em 8-Handed$1,50020,00015 minutes13:30 PM
July 1WSOP.com ONLINE High Roller NLH 8-Handed$3,20025,00020 minutes13:30 PM
July 2WSOP.com ONLINE Super High Roller Championship$10,00030,00020 minutesFreezeout12 noon
July 3WSOP.com ONLINE No-Limit Hold’em$40015,00015 minutes13:30 PM
July 4WSOP.com ONLINE No-Limit Hold’em Turbo Deepstack$50040,0008 minutes13:30 PM
July 5WSOP.com ONLINE 6-Handed No-Limit Hold’em$60015,00015 minutes13:30 PM
July 12WSOP.com ONLINE Summer Saver No-Limit Hold’em$50020,00015 minutes13:30 PM

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More details about the online schedule

All WSOP.com online gold bracelet events are expected to be open to anyone inside the borders of Nevada or New Jersey.

The Wire Act continues to be the subject of debate and lawsuits and may have some impact on online poker. But that isn’t expected to derail plans for players in both states.

Those heading to Las Vegas for live events can create and fund an account and withdraw funds from anywhere.

Participants can play in WSOP.com events via desktop, mobile, or tablet for all No-Limit Hold’em events. However, organizers note that a desktop connection is required for the PLO tournament.

All the events today will also be part of a new leaderboard the WSOP has planned for 2020. A similar plan was recently announced for the $1,500 events.

The 14 online events will feature a point-tracking leaderboard throughout the summer with the winner earning additional prizes.

Beyond the bracelet events, the $215 buy-in  “25 Seat Scramble” is set for June 28. The event will award 25 WSOP Main Event seats.

Below is a complete look at the entire WSOP schedule so far

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Starting Flight DatesEventBuy-inRe-entries
May 27Freezeout No-Limit Hold’em$1,000 Freezeout
May 27Casino Employees Event No-Limit Hold’em$5001
May 28Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better$1,500Freezeout
May 28, 29, 30, 31Big 50$5001 per flight
May 29High Roller No-Limit Hold’em 8-Handed$25,0001
May 30Dealers Choice 6-Handed$1,5001
May 31Heads Up No-Limit Hold’em$25,000 Freezeout
May 31WSOP.com ONLINE No-Limit Hold’em$4001
June 1No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack$6001
June 1Mixed Limit Triple Draw Lowball$2,500 1
June 2Super Turbo Bounty NLH - $300 bounty/player$1,000Freezeout
June 2Seven Card Stud$1,500Freezeout
June 36-Handed No-Limit Hold’em$1,5001
June 3Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better$10,000Freezeout
June 4Freezeout No-Limit Hold’em$1,500Freezeout
June 4H.O.R.S.E.$1,500Freezeout
June 5-6Millionaire Maker$1,5001 per flight
June 5High Roller No-Limit Hold’em 8-Handed$50,0001
June 5Mixed: PLO Hi-Lo 8; Omaha Hi-Lo 8; Big 0$1,5001
June 6Seven Card Stud$10,000Freezeout
June 7Forty Stack No-Limit Hold’em (40,000 starting chips)$1,0001
June 7HORSE$3,000Freezeout
June 7WSOP.com ONLINE PLO 7-Handed$7773
June 8Pot-Limit Omaha Deepstack 8-Handed$6001
June 8Short Deck$10,0001
June 9Super Turbo Bounty NLH ($500 bounties)$1,500Freezeout
June 9HORSE$10,000Freezeout
June 9 WSOP.com ONLINE Freezeout Knockout Deepstack NLHE$800Freezeout
June 10Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed$1,0001
June 10No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw$1,5001
June 11Freezeout No-Limit Hold’em$2,500Freezeout
June 11Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better$1,500Freezeout
June 12-13Monster Stack
$1,500Freezeout
June 12Super Turbo Bounty NLH$10,000Freezeout
June 12Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw$1,5001
June 13Dealers Choice 6-Handed$10,000Freezeout
June 14No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack$8001
June 14Pot-Limit Omaha (8-Handed)$1,5001
June 14WSOP.com ONLINE 8-Handed NLH Turbo Deepstack$5001
June 15Freezeout No-Limit Hold’em$500Freezeout
June 15No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw$10,0001
June 168-Handed Mixed NLH/PLO Deepstack$6001
June 16Razz$1,500Freezeout
June 17Ladies Championship$1,000 (ladies)
$10,000 (men)
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June 17Shootout No-Limit Hold’em$1,500Freezeout
June 17High Roller Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed$25,0001
June 18Seniors Championship (age 50 and up)$1,0001
June 18No-Limit Hold'em$3,000Freezeout
June 18Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw$10,000Freezeout
June 19-20Double Stack$1,0001 per flight
June 19Nine-Game Mix (6-Handed) $2,5001
June 20Pot-Limit Omaha$10,000Freezeout
June 218-Handed No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack $8001
June 21Freezeout No-Limit Hold’em$5,000Freezeout
June 21 WSOP.com ONLINE Freezeout No-Limit Hold’em$500Freezeout
June 22Super Seniors (age 60 and over)
$1,0001 per flight
June 22Tag Team (two-person teams)$1,000 per teamFreezeout
June 22Poker Players Championship$50,000Freezeout
June 23Deepstack Championship No-Limit Hold’em$6001
June 23Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better (8-Handed)$1,5001
June 24-25Colossus$4001 per flight
June 24Razz$10,000Freezeout
June 25No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed$5,0001
June 26-27Crazy Eights$8881 per flight
June 26Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better$10,000Freezeout
June 27Super High Roller No-Limit Hold’em$250,0001
June 27Limit Hold’em$1,500Freezeout
June 28Mystery Bounty No-Limit Hold’em
($1 million in bounty guarantees; $250,000 max bounty)
$1,500Freezeout
June 28Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better$10,000Freezeout
June 28WSOP.com ONLINE No-Limit Hold’em Championship $1,0001
June 29Mini Main Event $1,000Freezeout
June 296-Handed No-Limit Hold’em$10,000Freezeout
June 29WSOP.com ONLINE No-Limit Hold’em$5001
June 30FINAL 500 Salute to Warriors No-Limit Hold’em$5001
June 30Limit Hold’em$10,000Freezeout
June 30WSOP.com ONLINE No-Limit Hold’em 8-Handed $1,5001
July 1, 2, 3Main Event$10,000Freezeout
July 1 WSOP.com ONLINE High Roller NLH 8-Handed$3,2001
July 2WSOP.com Online NLHE Super High Roller$10,000Freezeout
July 3WSOP.com ONLINE No-Limit Hold’em$4001
July 4-6Little One for ONE DROP No-Limit Hold’em$1,000 + $111 Unlimited
July 4WSOP.com ONLINE No-Limit Hold’em Turbo Deepstack$5001
July 5Limit Hold'em 6-Handed$3,000Freezeout
July 5WSOP.com ONLINE 6-Handed No-Limit Hold’em$6001
July 6Mixed No-Limit Hold’em; Pot-Limit Omaha (8-hand)$5,0001
July 7Bounty No-Limit Hold’em ($500 bounties)$1,500Freezeout
July 7High Roller Pot-Limit Omaha$50,0001
July 8Bounty Pot-Limit Omaha ($500 bounties)$1,5001
July 8No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed$3,0001
July 9Fifty Stack No-Limit Hold’em$1,5001
July 9Mixed No-Limit Hold’em/PLO (8-Handed)$1,5001
July 9High Roller No-Limit Hold’em 8-Handed$50,000 1
July 10-11The Closer$1,5001 per flight
July 10Pot Limit Omaha 6-Handed$3,0001
July 11High Roller No-Limit Hold’em 8-Handed$100,0001
July 12No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack$8001
July 12Eight Game Mix (6-Handed)$1,5001
July 12WSOP.com ONLINE Summer Saver No-Limit Hold’em$5001
July 13Super Turbo No-Limit Hold’em$1,0001
July 13Mixed Big Bet$2,5001
July 14No-Limit Hold’em 8-Handed$5,0001

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