WSOP Announces Dates For $1,500 Events


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 DateEventBuy-inStarting ChipsLevel Length (minutes)Reentry
May 28Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better$1,50025,00040/60Freezeout
May 30Dealer’s Choice 6-Handed$1,50025,00040/601
June 2Seven Card Stud$1,50025,00040/60Freezeout
June 36-Handed No-Limit Hold’em$1,50025,00040/601
June 4Freezeout No-Limit Hold’em$1,50025,00040/60Freezeout
June 4H.O.R.S.E.$1,50025,00040/60Freezeout
June 5/6Millionaire Maker No-Limit Hold’em$1,50025,000601 / Flight
June 5Mixed: PLO Hi-Lo 8; Omaha Hi-Lo 8; Big O$1,50025,00040/601
June 9Super Turbo Bounty NLH ($500 bounties)$1,50025,00020Freezeout
June 10No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw$1,50025,000601
June 11Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better$1,50025,00040/60Freezeout
June 12/13MONSTER STACK No-Limit Hold’em$1,50050,00060Freezeout
June 12Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw$1,50025,00040/601
June 14Pot-Limit Omaha (8-Handed)$1,50025,00040/601
June 16Razz$1,50025,00040/60Freezeout
June 17SHOOTOUT No-Limit Hold’em$1,50025,00040Freezeout
June 23Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better (8-Handed)$1,50025,00040/601
June 27Limit Hold’em$1,50025,00040/60Freezeout
June 28MYSTERY BOUNTY No-Limit Hold’em$1,50050,00030Freezeout
July 7BOUNTY No-Limit Hold’em ($500 bounties)$1,50025,00040/60Freezeout
July 8BOUNTY Pot-Limit Omaha ($500 bounties)$1,50025,00040/601
July 9FIFTY STACK No-Limit Hold’em$1,50050,000301
July 9Mixed No-Limit Hold’em/PLO (8-Handed)$1,50025,00040/601
July 10/11CLOSER No-Limit Hold’em$1,50025,000301/flight
July 12Eight Game Mix (6-Handed)$1,50025,00040/601

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

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