WSOP Announces Dates For $1,500 Events

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The World Series of Poker announced Wednesday morning that the 51st annual WSOP will have 25 events with a buy-in of $1,500.

The price point has long been one of the most popular price points at the series and with the exception of 1985, has been a fixture at WSOP since 1977 when 38 players took part in the first-ever $1,500 no-limit hold’em event.

At the 2019 WSOP, the eight $1,500 no-limit hold’em tournaments averaged 3,332 entries, a $4.498 million prize pool and a $642,173 first-place prize. In 2020, 10 of the 25 events will be of the no-limit hold’em variety and 12 will utilize a freezeout format.

Aside from no-limit hold’em, Omaha hi-lo, dealers choice, HORSE, mixed pot-limit Omaha, no-limit 2-7 single draw, seven card stud hi-lo, limit 2-7 triple draw, pot-limit Omaha, razz, pot-limit Omaha hi-lo, limit hold’em, mixed no-limit hold’em/pot-limit Omaha and eight-game mix will all be featured at the $1,500 buy-in.

“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 for participating players,” said WSOP Vice President Jack Effel. “As we continue to cater our offerings to find something for everyone, the $1,500 buy-in remains a core staple of the WSOP.

A new wrinkle to the $1,500 level this year is that there will be a dedicated leaderboard for those 25 events alone. The scoring will be the same as the WSOP Player of the Year race and any player that cashes in these events will earn points for that race. The winner will receive a prize that has yet to be specified by the WSOP.

With the announcement of the $1,500 buy-in events, there are now 81 events on the schedule for the 2020 WSOP. The series starts on Wednesday, May 27 and runs through July 15.

2020 WSOP $1,500 Events

Start Date Event Buy-in Starting Chips Level Length (minutes) Reentry
May 28 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better $1,500 25,000 40/60 Freezeout
May 30 Dealer’s Choice 6-Handed $1,500 25,000 40/60 1
June 2 Seven Card Stud $1,500 25,000 40/60 Freezeout
June 3 6-Handed No-Limit Hold’em $1,500 25,000 40/60 1
June 4 Freezeout No-Limit Hold’em $1,500 25,000 40/60 Freezeout
June 4 H.O.R.S.E. $1,500 25,000 40/60 Freezeout
June 5/6 Millionaire Maker No-Limit Hold’em $1,500 25,000 60 1 / Flight
June 5 Mixed: PLO Hi-Lo 8; Omaha Hi-Lo 8; Big O $1,500 25,000 40/60 1
June 9 Super Turbo Bounty NLH ($500 bounties) $1,500 25,000 20 Freezeout
June 10 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw $1,500 25,000 60 1
June 11 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better $1,500 25,000 40/60 Freezeout
June 12/13 MONSTER STACK No-Limit Hold’em $1,500 50,000 60 Freezeout
June 12 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw $1,500 25,000 40/60 1
June 14 Pot-Limit Omaha (8-Handed) $1,500 25,000 40/60 1
June 16 Razz $1,500 25,000 40/60 Freezeout
June 17 SHOOTOUT No-Limit Hold’em $1,500 25,000 40 Freezeout
June 23 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better (8-Handed) $1,500 25,000 40/60 1
June 27 Limit Hold’em $1,500 25,000 40/60 Freezeout
June 28 MYSTERY BOUNTY No-Limit Hold’em $1,500 50,000 30 Freezeout
July 7 BOUNTY No-Limit Hold’em ($500 bounties) $1,500 25,000 40/60 Freezeout
July 8 BOUNTY Pot-Limit Omaha ($500 bounties) $1,500 25,000 40/60 1
July 9 FIFTY STACK No-Limit Hold’em $1,500 50,000 30 1
July 9 Mixed No-Limit Hold’em/PLO (8-Handed) $1,500 25,000 40/60 1
July 10/11 CLOSER No-Limit Hold’em $1,500 25,000 30 1/flight
July 12 Eight Game Mix (6-Handed) $1,500 25,000 40/60 1

*All above announced dates, times and events are subject to change.

About the World Series of Poker

The World Series of Poker® is the largest, richest and most prestigious gaming event in the world, having awarded more than $3.29 billion in prize money and the prestigious gold bracelet, globally recognized as the sport’s top prize. Featuring a comprehensive slate of tournaments in every major poker variation, the WSOP is poker’s longest-running tournament in the world, dating back to 1970.  In 2019, the event attracted 187,298 entrants from 118 different countries to the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, and awarded more than $293 million in prize money. In addition, the WSOP has formed groundbreaking alliances in broadcasting, digital media and corporate sponsorships, while successfully expanding the brand internationally with the advent of the World Series of Poker Europe in 2007 and the World Series of Poker Asia-Pacific in 2013 and the WSOP International Circuit Series in 2015. For more information on the World Series of Poker, please visit www.wsop.com.