WSOP 2020 online und live

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Lennart folder 20. November 2020

The WSOP 2020 is to be held despite Corona, but in a hybrid version of online and live poker. On the official website of the World Series of Poker, the unofficial world of poker championship, those responsible have announced the form for this year, which is adapted for global pandemic. The most famous poker tournament in the world, the Main Event, will be largely as an online event, while the final table is then played live at the poker table in Las Vegas.

The unofficial poker world championship, the WSOP, will be held this year in a very special way due to the corona pandemic. ((©fva2105/Pixabay)

The poker world must continue to turn despite corona pandemic

The worldwide corona pandemic has humanity further under control and places a large shadow in 2020. The poker scene is also due to the recurring lockdowns and the ones Accident closures of the poker rooms and casinos hard hit. Numerous tournaments were canceled, others in a slimmed -down form were held on the Internet. The World Series of Poker (WSOP), which usually takes place in Las Vegas in summer, was initially moved backwards. Now the organizers commented on further planning.

So prevent health risks and Travel restrictions Currently a normal discontinuation of the world’s largest poker tournament series. However, according to Ty Stewart, the Executive Director of the World Series of Poker, a complete elimination is not a real alternative, after all, despite Corona it has to be also a poker world champion in 2020 give. But a journey at the current time for the numerous players from all over the world is almost impossible. In addition, the average number of participants with several thousand people is clearly too high. For this reason, a hybrid variant from online poker and live poker should enable the tournament this year.

“The history of the poker game is too important. It is a unique format for the Main Event, but this is a unique year. We would like to focus on the health and security of the players and still provide a great live spectacle for the game that we love. ”You Stewart, Executive Director der World Series of Poker, Press release on the official website of the WSOP

WSOP Main Event – Vom Screenummums up to the pokerish

The WSOP Main Event will be on this year Various online events and three live events divide. Poker players from the United States are opposed to WSOP.com in an online tournament in New Jersey and Nevada on December 13th and Nevada on December 14th, where there is only nine players. Players from other countries, on the other hand, only have the possibility of participating if the Poker platform GGPoker can be used in their country. These players can take part in one of a total of three dates. Day 1a starts on November 29, Day 1b on December 5th and Day 1c on December 6th. If the players manage to survive the first day, on day 2 (December 7th) it will continue until there are only nine players left.

So you can take part in the WSOP Main Event. The World Series of Poker is not only the largest, but also the most popular poker tournament series in the world. Players around the world take part in the big event. The entry fee of $ 10,000 is at least on your wallet at least for non-professionals. However, there are various other ways that can be reached on one of the coveted tickets. Various tickets are played on various online poker platforms in numerous satellite tournaments. The freenolls and qualification tournaments mostly offered weekly can already be played with a buy-in of just one US dollar. Other qualification tournaments require a higher buy-in, but you usually have to prevail against significantly fewer opponents.

When the online tournaments are completed and only nine players are left with both the Americans and players from the rest of the world, the live events start. In the United States the Final Table Classic in the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas played out. This will take place on December 28th this year. The extra-American final Table will also take place with nine players on December 15th in the King´s Casino in Rozvadov (Czech Republic). A prerequisite for both final tables is of course the corresponding approval by the local authorities taking into account all Corona pre-view measures.

The respective winners of the Final Tables from the US tournament and the Final Table in Rozvadov will then compete against each other on December 30th in the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas in the Heads-Up final to play the poker world champion in 2020. In addition to the title, the winner receives the famous Golden Bracelet. In addition to the normal prize money of the tournament for the places earned-the exact sums only result in the number of participants-the winner of the heads-up final should In addition, prize money of $ 1 million receive. The WSOP sponsors this additional prize money together with its partner ggpoker. The organizers of the WSOP announced this.