An additional 17 dates have been announced for the 2020 WSOP. PokerStars PA generates nearly $2 million in revenue for month, larger than most online sportsbooks. Find these stories and more in the Friday Hit and Run.
WSOP 2020 will offer 10 championship events
On Thursday, the World Series of Poker announced that they had finalized the schedule for 2020 WSOP Championship events, which is comprised of sixteen $10,000 events for a variety of games. With the exception of a WSOP.com online event at the Poker Players Championship, all events will start players off with 60,000 in chips. Aside from the Short Deck and No Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw, the events will be freezeouts and not allow reentries.
The $10,000 Championship schedule begins on June 3rd with the Omaha Hi/Lo 8 or Better. In addition to the $10,000 buy-in events, the $50,000 Players Championship has also been revealed for June 22nd. The No Limit Hold’em event will start players out with 300,000 chips with blinds increasing every 100 minutes. Although already announced, the first day of the WSOP Main Event will be held from July 1st to July 3rd.
A full schedule of Championship events can be seen below:
|Date||Starting time||Event||Buy-in||Starting Chips||Levels||Re-Entry|
|June 3rd||3pm||Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better||$10,000||60,000||60/90 minutes||Freezeout|
|June 6th||3pm||Seven Card Stud||$10,000||60,000||60/90 minutes||Freezeout|
|June 8th||3pm||Short Deck||$10,000||60,000||60 minutes||1|
|June 9th||3pm||H.O.R.S.E.||$10,000||60,000||60/90 minutes||Freezeout|
|June 12th||2pm||Super Turbo Bounty NLH||$10,000||60,000||20 minutes||Freezeout|
|June 13th||3pm||Dealers Choice 6-Handed||$10,000||60,000||60/90 minutes||Freezeout|
|June 15th||3pm||No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw||$10,000||60,000||60/90 minutes||1|
|June 18th||3pm||Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw||$10,000||60,000||60/90 minutes||Freezeout|
|June 20th||3pm||Pot-Limit Omaha||$10,000||60,000||60 minutes||Freezeout|
|June 22nd||3pm||Poker Players Championship||$50,000||300,000||100 minutes||Freezeout|
|June 24th||3pm||Razz||$10,000||60,000||60/90 minutes||Freezeout|
|June 26th||3pm||Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better||$10,000||60,000||60 minutes||Freezeout|
|June 28th||3pm||Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better||$10,000||60,000||60/90 minutes||Freezeout|
|June 29th||3pm||6-Handed No-Limit Hold’em||$10,000||60,000||60 minutes||Freezeout|
|June 30th||3pm||Limit Hold’em||$10,000||60,000||60/90 minutes||Freezeout|
|July 1st-3rd||11am||Main Event||$10,000||60,000||120 minutes||Freezeout|
|July 2nd||12noon||WSOP.com ONLINE NLH||$10,000||30,000||20 minutes||Freezeout|
– PokerStars PA had a banner month during November, generating almost $2 million in rake at cash games and tournaments, despite open for just over three weeks in the month. The figure even eclipsed the online sports betting revenue of all but one online sportsbook in the state, FanDuel.
– Maine Governor Janet Mills has vetoed a 2019 bill that would have legalized sports betting in the state. In a letter to the Maine legislature Mills said she doesn’t feel it’s the will of the people yet. “I remain unconvinced at this time that the majority of Maine people are ready to legalize, support, endorse and promote betting on competitive athletic events.”
– Day 2 of the partypoker MILLIONS UK 2020 Main Event is in the books. Meijie Zheng holds the chip lead with 60 players remaining out of the original 530 entrants. Action will pick up on Saturday as the remaining players battle for a piece of the $5.3 million prize pool. Elsewhere in the $10,000 High Roller Finale, John Duthie holds an early chip lead with 24 players entering the event thus far.
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– He won the 2018 APPT Manila Main Event. Now Florencio “Flo” Campomanes has taken down the Red Dragon Manila Main Event to win the equivalent of $270,183 after coming out on top of a 669 entry field.
– Freek Scholten is the winner of Event #4 at the Aussie Millions No Limit Hold’em Mix Max event to win $59,737, defeating 342 entries over the course of the tournament.
– In Friday’s featured PartTimePoker classic poker training video, we continue our look at Carroters’ “Talks Poker With A Student” series where Carroters and a student go over various poker strategies. In this episode, Carroters and his student talk about raising rivers.
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– Quads versus a full house were seen during Sam Trickett’s Room Cash Game at the partypoker MILLIONS UK. Check it out below. Poker fans can continue to follow the action through the partypoker LIVE channel on Youtube. Watch the full stream from yesterday here.
– Jaime Staples posted has posted Twitch highlights from a December 15th session where he makes the $530 High Roller final table, which is paying $40,000 for first place.
– William Hung of American Idol fame sat down with Chad Holloway to discuss the Ante 4 Autism charity event at the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas this month:
– Here are Twitch highlights from a recent $500 Pot Limit Omaha session from JNandezPoker: