The schedule for the 2020 WSOP has been finalized. Plus a look at if the coronavirus could have the potential to cause disruption to this summer’s WSOP. Find these stories and more in the Thursday Hit and Run.
2020 WSOP schedule has been finalized
With a gradual release of 2020 events over the last couple of months, the WSOP has revealed that its 2020 schedule has been finalized. This summer’s series will run from May 26th to June 15th and include a record 101 bracelet events with 87 of the events again held at the Rio Casino and another 14 held on WSOP.com
Eight new tournaments have been added to the schedule, with this group of tournaments featuring buy-ins ranging from $2,500 to $5,000. The schedule includes a June 1st Mixed Triple Draw Lowball event, a June 7th HORSE, a No-Limit Hold’em 6-handed on June 25th and July 8th, a Limit Hold’em 6 Handed on July 5th, a Pot Limit Omaha 6-Handed on July 10th, a Mixed Big Bet on July 13th and a No Limit 8-Handed on July 14th. You can find the full schedule on the WSOP.com website.
To address congestion at the WSOP this year, they will separate the locations of registration and payouts into two different rooms. The WSOP will also look at dedicating new resources (staff, technology and equipment) to improve the registration and payout experience for players.
The 2020 WSOP starts 3 months from today!
We have finalized the gold bracelet schedule and ALL events can be seen here: https://t.co/glD5nqgeHE
— WSOP (@WSOP) February 27, 2020
– With the coronavirus spreading across the world, more people are becoming concerned about this summer’s World Series of Poker. Two major events in Asia have already been canceled and with players traveling from all over the world ready to play poker’s biggest tournament series, some have questioned whether it could be in danger:
I think there is a real chance of WSOP being cancelled. There are just so many countries that fly in and with severe travel restrictions it might not be realistic. https://t.co/IkgVNFNrdI
— Doug Polk (@DougPolkPoker) February 27, 2020
– William Hill has announced a partnership with a Michigan Tribe to bring online gambling to the state. As part of the deal, William Hill will operate the sportsbook at the Turtle Creek Casino with an online sportsbook and casino to follow. William Hill joins The Stars Group, PointsBet and Scientific Games among the companies that have entered into partnerships.
– In Thursday’s featured poker training video, we continue our look at Colossos’ $0.10/$0.25 No Limit “Cash Games with Colossos” series. In this episode, Colossos multi-tables $0.10/$0.25 and goes through a verification process to determine if his play was +EV.
Best poker videos on the Internet
– Jeff Boski chronicles his appearance at the WSOP Circuit Event at the Rio in Las Vegas where he sits down at a $400 buy-in event:
– The Weekly Poker Showdown hosted by Jaime Staples welcomes the latest member of Team partypoker and Twitch streamer Jordan Drummond to the podcast. He talks about how he elevated his game in the poker world so quickly:
– partypoker released a teaser trailer of the upcoming Super High Roller Series set for Sochi, Russia from March 6th to March 16th. Poker fans will be able to tune in to the action for free fromYouTube.
– Garret Aldelstein is involved in another big hand from a Live at the Bike session from February 7th that is getting some attention on YouTube: