WSOP Main Event in an hybrid format at GGPoker

The World Series of Poker (WSOP) will this year crown its champion in a unique hybrid online and live format for the $ 10 000 buy-in No Limit Hold'em Championship: essentially two different tournaments will be played, one for US based players and another for international players. The winners of both tournaments will then face-off for the title. Read the full article to know more.

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WSOP Main Event in an hybrid format at GGPoker

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Due to rather complicated US laws, the WSOP Main Event ($ 10 000 No Limit Hold'Em) will be held in a format that is both live and online. There is a US portion of the tournament and an International portion. Each tournament has an independent pay out and the final champion gets $ 1 million on top of the prize for the tournament already won (US or International). Players can not participate at both tournaments. Satellite tournaments will be held for cheap buy-ins of only $ 1 so everybody has a chance to qualify and maybe become the champion, or you can pay the $ 10 000 entry fee.

It works like this: the US portion of the tournament is online restricted to players based in New Jersey and Nevada (players must physically be in those states, regardless if they do reside there or not) starting on Dec 13. The final nine players will then play a final table on Dec 28. Meanwhile, the international portion will be held at GGPoker, staring on Nov 29 with a final table for the top 9 on Dec 15. Both final tables are played and broadcast live. Finally, winners of both tournaments play on Dec 30 in Las Vegas at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino (heads-up format) and the last man standing will finally be crowned as the WSOP champion.

WSOP Main Event schedule for international players:

Day 1 A – Nov 29
Day1 B – Dec 5
Day 1 C – Dec 6
Day 2 – Dec 7, played until only 9 last for the Final Table

The Final Table of the international tournament is going to be at the King's Casino in the Czesch Republic and players are subject to procedures against coronavirus.

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