The 2020 World Series of Poker schedule just got a lot more exciting as 17 events were added to the calendar. The 51st WSOP runs from May 26-July 15 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas and poker’s greatest festival will now include the “Freezeout Series.”

The “Freezeout Series” is a collection of 17 events that brings back poker to its purest form without the possibility to re-enter. With buy-ins ranging from $500 up to $5,000, these events will appeal to players of all levels but in particular, the recreational players that come out to Las Vegas for their one shot of glory.


On top of the additional freezeouts that have been added, the World Series of Poker is debuting a mindblowing new event titled “Mystery Bounty No-Limit Hold’em”. This event will have a $1,000,000 in guaranteed bounties and at least one massive $250,000 bounty! What that means is that at least one player will receive one bounty worth what’s possibly near the top prize of this $1,500 buy-in event.

The Mystery Bounty event is a freezeout and starts with a 50,000 starting stack where a portion of the buy-ins go towards bounties. The size of the mystery bounties is assigned randomly per player and ranges from $2,500 up to $250,000. The standard bounty size for all other players will be $100. The size of the bounty for a given player will only be revealed when they cash out their bounty chip a the cage.


For the 2020 World Series of Poker, a $250,000 buy-in No Limit Hold’em is making its debut on the schedule. Starting on June 27th, this three-day event will be the biggest buy-in of the schedule. In addition to this new event, a staple on the calendar, the $10,000 Heads Up Championship, will now be a $25,000 buy-in. This event will have a 64-player cap and will be first-come, first-serve and starts on May 31.

Here’s an overview of the events added to the 2020 WSOP schedule today.

May 27 Freezeout No-Limit Hold’em $1,000 20,000 30 minutes Freezeout 11am
May 29 High Roller No-Limit Hold’em 8-Handed $25,000 150,000 60 minutes 1 3pm
May 31 Heads Up No-Limit Hold’em $25,000 150,000 20 minutes Freezeout 6pm
June 4 Freezeout No-Limit Hold’em $1,500 25,000 40/60 minutes Freezeout 11am
June 7 Forty Stack No-Limit Hold’em $1,000 40,000 30 minutes 1 11am
June 11 Freezeout No-Limit Hold’em $2,500 35,000 40/60 minutes Freezeout 11am
June 15 Freezeout No-Limit Hold’em $500 25,000 30 minutes Freezeout 11am
June 18 Freezeout No-Limit Hold’em $3,000 40,000 40/60 minutes Freezeout 1pm
June 19 Nine-Game Mix (6-Handed) $2,500 35,000 60 minutes 1 3pm
June 21 Freezeout No-Limit Hold’em $5,000 50,000 40 minutes Freezeout 3pm
June 27 Super High Roller No-Limit Hold’em $250,000 1,500,000 60 minutes 1 12noon
June 28 Mystery Bounty No-Limit Hold’em

($1 million in bounty guarantees; $250,000 max bounty

$1,500 50,000 30 minutes Freezeout 11am
July 6 Mixed No-Limit Hold’em; Pot-Limit Omaha (8-hand) $5,000 50,000 30 minutes 1 6pm
July 7 High Roller Pot-Limit Omaha $50,000 300,000 40 minutes 1 3pm
July 9 Fifty Stack No-Limit Hold’em $1,500 50,000 30 minutes 1 12noon
July 12 No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack $800 40,000 30 minutes 1 11am
July 13 Super Turbo No-Limit Hold’em $1,000 20,000 20 minutes 1 11am

The 2020 World Series of Poker broadcast schedule will be announced in the coming weeks. Please stay tuned to Poker Central for more information on both the Main Event and bracelet event schedule. 

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