World Series of Poker® Main Event ® to Return
Due to travel restrictions and out of an abundance of caution for player safety, this year's format will be unique, where early round play will begin online with one entry on WSOP.com or GGPoker.com, before shifting to a live setting for final table action on two continents. Each "bracket" will pay out prize money to tournament entrants independently. The final table will be a world's first, as an ultimate heads-up duel for the World Championship, where
All in-person tournaments, domestic and international, will be subject to special COVID rules and procedures, the details of which will be published at a later date and will require players to undergo a required health screening prior to live participation. All participants must agree to abide by all applicable rules.
Dates for Domestic Tournament:
Day 1 –
Day 2 –
Final Table –
International residents eligible to use GGPoker's popular online poker platform will have three dates from which to choose their starting flight. Similar to the traditional offline events, players may only choose one date of play. Similar to the domestic flight, and subject to casino availability, play will be paused for the final nine contestants who will report to King's Casino in Rozvadov,
Dates for International Tournament:
Day 1A –
Day 1C - Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020
Day 2, Play down to 9 players,
Final Table – *King's Casino, Tuesday, Dec.15, Play down to a winner
*Subject to local regulatory approval
Finally, the winner of the Domestic Tournament and the winner of the International Tournament will meet at the
Heads-Up Championship of Domestic Winner vs International Winner:
A comprehensive list of satellite events allowing qualification for as little
To welcome visiting players,
Note, players are allowed to create and/or fund their online poker accounts prior to arriving within the state borders of
As has been the case each year since 2003,
"There must be a World Champion in 2020," said
Added GGPoker Head of Poker Operations
To stay up to date on the latest WSOP news, visit: www.WSOP.com.
About the World Series of Poker
The World Series of Poker® is the largest, richest and most prestigious gaming event in the world, having awarded more than
GGPoker is one of the world's leading online poker rooms, with a growing global player base. It offers a range of innovative games and features such as the patented Rush & Cash poker, All-In or Fold, Spin & Gold, integrated staking platform, SnapCam video messaging, the ability to squeeze your hole cards, PokerCraft, and Smart HUD, all designed to enhance gaming experiences and make poker more fun than ever.
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