WSOP Completes Average Buy-in List for 2020 WSOP

WSOP Completes Average Buy-in List for 2020 WSOP

It’s another week, which means another announcement regarding more events added to the 2020 WSOP schedule. The excitement continues to build as the latest additions bring the summer series up to 80 bracelet-awarding tournaments.

The World Series of Poker took this week to offer a full list of the events with $1,500 buy-ins, a buy-in level that the WSOP calls the sweet spot for most players. The new list combines 19 newly-announced tournaments with six that were included in previous releases.

Even with 80 events now in the lineup, it is not complete. It will need 10 more tournaments to meet the whirlwind schedule of the 2019 WSOP or more to exceed it.

Core Staple of WSOP

The most common price point for tournaments at the WSOP is $1,500, a buy-in that seems to be affordable for most poker players, both recreational and professional.

To provide variety at this level, the WSOP announced 19 new additions to the growing schedule but with varying game types and reentry offerings. Nearly half will be freezeouts but most will offer reentries. In total, this provides players with a total of 25 events with $1,500 buy-ins so far.

WSOP Vice President Jack Effel noted, “We have found the $1,500 price point to be the sweet spot in poker, perfectly balancing affordability, field size and prize pool to offer great value to participating players. As we continue to cater our offerings to find something for everyone, the $1,500 buy-ins remain a core staple of the WSOP.”

There will also be a leaderboard dedicated to $1,500 buy-in events. Anyone who cashes in a $1,500 buy-in gold bracelet tournament at the WSOP this summer will earn points. At the end of the WSOP, those at the top of the leaderboard will win prizes to be announced at a later date.

Sweet Spot Schedule

Last week, after the announcement of the High Roller Series, there were a total of 61 tournaments in the lineup. We put them all together in one list. This week, we’ll list the $1,500 buy-ins on their own.

–May 28 at 3pm:  $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8-or-Better (no reentries, 25K chips, 40/60-min levels)

–May 30 at 3pm:  $1,500 Dealers Choice 6-Handed (1 reentry, 25K chips, 40/60-min levels)

–June 2 at 3pm:  $1,500 Seven Card Stud (no reentries, 25K chips, 40/60-min levels)

–June 3 at 11am:  $1,500 NLHE 6-Handed (1 reentry, 25K chips, 40/60-min levels)

–June 4 at 11am:  $1,500 Freezeout NLHE (no reentries, 25K chips, 40/60-min levels)

–June 4 at 3pm:  $1,500 HORSE (no reentries, 25K chips, 40/60-min levels)

–June 5-6 at 11am:  $1,500 Millionaire Maker NLHE (1 entry per flight, 25K chips, 60-min levels)

–June 5 at 3pm:  $1,500 Mixed PLO Hi-Lo 8/Omaha Hi-Lo 8/Big O (1 reentry, 25K chips, 40/60-min levels)

–June 9 at 11am:  $1,500 Super Turbo Bounty NLHE (no reentries, 25K chips, 20-min levels)

–June 10 at 3pm:  $1,500 No Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw (1 reentry, 25K chips, 60-min levels)

–June 11 at 3pm:  $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8-or-Better (no reentries, 25K chips, 40/60-min levels)

–June 12-12 at 10am:  $1,500 Monster Stack NLHE (no reentries, 50K chips, 60-min levels)

–June 12 at 3pm:  $1,500 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw (1 reentry, 25K chips, 40/60-min levels)

–June 14 at 3pm:  $1,500 PLO 8-Handed (1 reentry, 25K chips, 40/60-min levels)

–June 16 at 3pm:  $1,500 Razz (no reentries, 25K chips, 40/60-min levels)

–June 17 at 12noon:  $1,500 Shootout NLHE (no reentries, 25K chips, 40-min levels)

–June 23 at 3pm:  $1,500 PLO Hi-Lo 8-or-Better 8-Handed (1 reentry, 25K chips, 40/60-min levels)

–June 27 at 3pm:  $1,500 LHE (no reentries, 25K chips, 40/60-min levels)

–June 28 at 11am:  $1,500 Mystery Bounty NLHE (no reentries, 50K chips, 30-min levels)

–July 7 at 12noon:  $1,500 Bounty NLHE (no reentries, 25K chips, 40/60-min levels)

–July 8 at 12noon:  $1,500 Bounty PLO (1 reentry, 25K chips, 40/60-min levels)

–July 9 at 12noon:  $1,500 Fifty Stack NLHE (1 reentry, 50K chips, 30-min levels)

–July 9 at 3pm:  $1,500 Mixed NLHE/PLO 8-Handed (1 reentry, 25K chips, 40/60-min levels)

–July 10-11 at 12noon:  $1,500 Closer NLHE (1 entry per flight, 25K chips, 30-min levels)

–July 12 at 3pm:  $1,500 8-Game Mix 6-Handed (1 reentry, 25K chips, 40/60-min levels)

As a reminder, players will not be able to start registering for tournaments online until April. However, players can reserve rooms at any Caesars properties now with the “WSOP20” booking code, which offers discounted rates.

 

About Jennifer Newell

Jennifer began writing about poker while working at the World Poker Tour in the mid-2000s. Since then, her freelance writing career has taken her from Los Angeles to Las Vegas and back to her hometown of St. Louis, where she now lives with her two dogs. She continues to follow the poker world as she also launches a new subscription box company and finishes her first novel. Jennifer has written for numerous publications including PokerStars.com and has followed the US poker and gaming market closely for the last 15 years. Follow Jen on Twitter

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