2020 WSOP Postponed, Organizers Targeted for Fall Start

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The 2020 World Series of Poker (WSOP) has officially been postponed as a result of the public health emergency involving COVID-19.

On Monday, April 20 the World Series of Poker (WSOP) released a statement announcing that the 51st annual running of the World Series of Poker (WSOP) has been pushed back due to the global COVID-19 outbreak. Organizers targeted for fall of 2020, with exact dates and events to be determined.

“We are committed to running the World Series of Poker this year but need additional time to proceed on our traditional scale while prioritizing guest and staff well-being,” said Ty Stewart, Executive Director of the World Series of Poker. “In the interim, official WSOP competitions are expected to be played online this summer, and we will soon announce details of an expanded series of tournaments to be played on WSOP.com and through partnership with international operators, which will allow players to chase WSOP glory from their homes.”

The statement showed that adjustments to the present schedule of occasions are most likely. The settled schedule announced in February had actually called for a record 101 gold bracelet events to be played. The launch from the WSOP did specify that the rescheduled WSOP will consist of the $10,000 buy-in no-limit hold ’em main event, known as online poker’s globe championship.

The WSOP’s next online occasion on the timetable in the Global Casino Championship, which is the finale of the year-round WSOP Circuit which happens at Harrah’s Cherokee in North Carolina from Aug. 11-13. Both that event as well as the WSOP Europe continue to be on the WSOP’s schedule for the Fall.