November 13, 2020 Poker, Online

WSOP Main Event to begin in November as hybrid international and domestic tournament

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The World Series of Poker (WSOP) has announced its Main Event tournament will take place as a hybrid online and live version, beginning on 29 November.

The $10,000 No-Limit Hold-Em World Championship will take place as a domestic and international tournament, subject to COVID-19 rules and travel restrictions, forcing early round play online with one entry on WSOP.com or GGPoker.com, before moving to a live setting for the final table.

The final table will take place as a heads-up duel for the World Championship, with $1m in prize money up for grabs, in conjunction with Caesars Entertainment and GGPoker.

The domestic tournament will be available to play for US residents via the WSOP website in either New Jersey or Nevada starting on 13 December, with the final nine players of the $10,000 event traveling to Las Vegas for the culmination, set for 28 December.

International residents eligible to play the international tournament via GGPoker’s online platform, will begin on 29 November, with the finalists to contest the finale in Czech Republic on 15 December.

The winner of both tournaments will meet at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on 30 December, where WSOP and GGPoker have committed an additional $1m to the winner, along with the Main Event championship bracelet and the title of 2020 World Champion.

WSOP executive director Ty Stewart, said: "There must be a World Champion in 2020.

"Poker's history is too important. It's a unique format for the Main Event, but this is a unique year.”

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