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2020 WSOP Main Event FAQs

2020 WSOP MAIN EVENT - FAQS

US FAQS
INTERNATIONAL FAQS
When will the 2020 Main Event take place?+

The 2020 WSOP Main Event will take place online on WSOP.com starting December 13 at 12:00pm PST, and will conclude with a live final table that plays down to a winner on December 28 in Las Vegas.

Dates for Domestic Tournament:

Day 1 – Sunday, December 13, 2020 at 12pm PST. Day 1 will consist of 12 hours of play and will be paused at the conclusion of the 20th level.

Day 2 – Monday, December 14, 2020 at 12pm PST, Play down to 9 players

Final Table – Las Vegas, Monday, Dec 28, Play continue to a winner. The winner will then play the winner of the International tournament for the added $1 million prize money, the coveted gold bracelet, and the title of 2020 WSOP Main Event Champion.

When will the online portion of the Main Event take place?+

Day 1 will be begin online on WSOP.com (Nevada and New Jersey) at 12:00 noon PST on Sunday, December 13. The tournament will then be paused after approximately 12 hours of play (after 20 levels). The tournament will continue to appear in the client in a running state, but play will not resume again until Monday, December 14 at 12 noon PST.

The first level of play on December 14 will be level 21 and will play for approximately (1) hour. Once level 22 begins it will go back to 30 minute levels of play.

Play will then be stopped once the field has hit (9) players. These players will then play live at the Final Table in Las Vegas on Monday, December 28.

What if I don’t show up for Day 2 of play online?+

Play will begin promptly at 12:00 noon PST. Players who are sitting out will have their stacks blinded off.

How long is late registration?+

Late registration is available for (6) hours.

Is there re-entry?+

No. This tournament is played as a freezeout.

What is the structure of the online portion of the tournament?+

All levels will be (30) minutes, excluding level 21 which will be approximately (60) minutes of play.

Main Event (Online Structure)

Starting chips: 60,000

Blind Levels Time : 30 min

Late Reg : 6 hours 0 minutes

Level SB BB Ante Gap
1 100 200 50
2 125 250 25 50
3 150 300 30 50
4 175 350 35 50
5 200 400 40 100
6 250 500 50 100
7 300 600 60 200
8 400 800 80 200
9 500 1,000 100 200
10 600 1,200 120 400
11 800 1,600 160 400
12 1,000 2,000 200 400
13 1,200 2,400 240 400
14 1,400 2,800 280 600
15 1,700 3,400 340 600
16 2,000 4,000 400 1,000
17 2,500 5,000 500 1,000
18 3,000 6,000 600 2,000
19 4,000 8,000 800 2,000
20 5,000 10,000 1,000 2,000
21 6,000 12,000 1,200 4,000
22 8,000 16,000 1,600 4,000
23 10,000 20,000 2,000 4,000
24 12,000 24,000 2,400 4,000
25 14,000 28,000 2,800 6,000
26 17,000 34,000 3,400 6,000
27 20,000 40,000 4,000 10,000
28 25,000 50,000 5,000 10,000
29 30,000 60,000 6,000 20,000
30 40,000 80,000 8,000 20,000
31 50,000 100,000 10,000 20,000
32 60,000 120,000 12,000 40,000
33 80,000 160,000 16,000 40,000
34 100,000 200,000 20,000 40,000
35 120,000 240,000 24,000 40,000
36 140,000 280,000 28,000 60,000
37 170,000 340,000 34,000 60,000
38 200,000 400,000 40,000 100,000
39 250,000 500,000 50,000 100,000
40 300,000 600,000 60,000 200,000
41 400,000 800,000 80,000 200,000
42 500,000 1,000,000 100,000 200,000
43 600,000 1,200,000 120,000 400,000
44 800,000 1,600,000 160,000 400,000
45 1,000,000 2,000,000 200,000 400,000
46 1,200,000 2,400,000 240,000 400,000
47 1,400,000 2,800,000 280,000 600,000
48 1,700,000 3,400,000 340,000 600,000
49 2,000,000 4,000,000 400,000 1,000,000
50 2,500,000 5,000,000 500,000 1,000,000
51 3,000,000 6,000,000 600,000 1,000,000
52 3,500,000 7,000,000 700,000 1,000,000
53 4,000,000 8,000,000 800,000 1,000,000
54 4,500,000 9,000,000 900,000 1,000,000
55 4,000,000 8,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000
56 4,500,000 9,000,000 1,125,000 1,000,000
57 5,000,000 10,000,000 2,000,000 1,000,000
58 6,000,000 12,000,000 2,400,000 2,000,000
59 8,000,000 16,000,000 2,800,000 4,000,000
60 10,000,000 20,000,000 3,400,000 4,000,000
How many starting chips will players receive?+

60,000

How much is the buy-in?+

The buy-in is $10,000 with $9,600 going to the prizepool and $400 going to fees.

When is registration open?+

Once the tournament is announced in the WSOP.com client registration will be open. It is strongly encouraged to fund your account and register early.

What is the best way to fund my account?+

There are many deposit options on WSOP.com, which you can find here. When depositing large sums of money of $10,000 or greater is it easiest to deposit through the cash at the cage method. Currently we accept cash at the cage deposits at the below properties:

Caesars Palace Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas

Caesars, Atlantic City

Planet Hollywood Las Vegas Resort & Casino, Las Vegas

Paris Las Vegas, Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas

Harrah’s Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas

Will there be satellites to the Main Event?+

Yes, there will be daily satellites on WSOP.com Nevada and New Jersey. Check the client for the most up to date offering, including freerolls directly to the $10,000 Main Event.

If I win a satellite can I use it for a different event?+

Most satellites to the Main Event on WSOP.com are must play events and players will be directly registered to the tournament.

What is the tournament structure for the offline portion of play?+

Main Event (Offline Structure)

Kings and Rio

Stacks rounded

Begin 60 min levels

Level Ante Blinds
1 200,000 100,000-200,000
2 250,000 125,000-250,000
3 300,000 150,000-300,000
4 400,000 200,000-400,000
5 500,000 250,000-500,000
6 600,000 300,000-600,000
7 800,000 400,000-800,000
8 1,000,000 500,000-1,000,000
9 1,200,000 600,000-1,200,000
10 1,600,000 800,000-1,600,000
11 2,000,000 1,000,000-2,000,000
12 2,500,000 1,250,000-2,500,000
13 3,000,000 1,500,000-3,000,000
14 4,000,000 2,000,000-4,000,000
15 5,000,000 2,500,000-5,000,000
16 6,000,000 3,000,000-6,000,000
17 8,000,000 4,000,000-8,000,000
18 10,000,000 5,000,000-10,000,000
19 12,000,000 6,000,000-12,000,000
20 16,000,000 8,000,000-16,000,000
21 20,000,000 10,000,000-20,000,000
What if I don’t want to travel to Las Vegas to play at the Final Table?+

The final 9 players will be given the option of forfeiting their chip stack and receiving the minimum final table payout.

Will the final 9 players need to be tested for Covid-19 prior to playing live?+

The final 9 players will be subject to special COVID rules and procedures and will undergo a required health screening prior to live participation.

What if I test positive for Covid-19?+

Any player who tests positive for Covid-19 prior to the start of the final table play will be disqualified and receive the minimum final table payout.