The first beginning flight of the 2020 World Series of Poker $10,000 buy-in principal occasion was held simply over two weeks after the hybrid on-line and stay occasion was introduced. The event will primarily play out as two separate occasions, every starting on-line, with the 2 eventual champions squaring off to find out which can win the championship WSOP gold bracelet and a bonus prize of $1,000,000 to go together with no matter they received at their preliminary remaining desk.
The International-facing event started with the primary of three beginning flights on Sunday, November 29. A complete of 246 entries have been made earlier than registration closed for the day, including $2.4 million to the prize pool. Play continued for 16 ranges, with the sector being narrowed to only 62 gamers remaining by the point the day wrapped up. Julian “VWgunther” Menhardt at the moment sits within the chip lead with 534,490.
A quantity of huge names made it via to day 2 from this flight, together with 2019 WSOP principal occasion Twenty first-place finisher Preben Stokkan (446,677), Sosia Jiang (390,312), Laurynas Levinskas (389,628), Brunno Botteon (247,359), World Poker Tour Russia winner Anatoly Filatov (232,102), WSOP bracelet winner and high-stakes common Daniel Dvoress (200,905), Arture Martirosian (135,162), and bracelet winner Georgios Sotiropoulos (43,903).
Plenty of huge names have been eradicated in the course of the flight, together with two-time bracelet winner Fedor Holz, Super High Roller Bowl champion Rainer Kempe, Dinesh Alt, and WSOP Online excessive curler champion Christian Rudolph.
The second and third beginning flights of the international-facing event will happen on December 5 and 6, with a remaining desk being set on Dec. 7. The remaining desk is scheduled to play to a winner stay and in particular person on the King’s Casino on Dec. 15.
The US-facing event will start on Dec. 13 with a single beginning flight. The remaining desk shall be set the next day, with the in-person finale going down on Dec. 28. The winners of the 2 tournaments will then meet on Dec. 30 for a remaining battle for the bracelet and the added $1,000,000 in prize cash.
This occasion has been met with some criticism from prime professionals, together with 2020 WSOP Online $5,000 buy-in principal occasion winner Stoyan Madanzhiev, who disagreed with this occasion being marketed as the primary occasion after he had already received a event that was described as such earlier this 12 months.