Not everyone will get online access to the WSOP poker championship
Image source wsop.comIn 2020, the Spring Online Championship Series of poker will be held online for the first time. It is the championship with the biggest guarantee and will last for a whole month. However, not everyone who wants to take part in it will be able to do so. The organizers of the WSOP said that the amount of the guarantee will be equal to 4 million dollars, and the prize money – 300 thousand dollars. The championship will begin on April 5 and will continue until May 3. It is expected that there will be 100 events. But the Main Event of the tournament is planned to be held on one of the last days of the championship. In addition to the Main Event, the WSOP will host 2 $100 buy-in events. It is assumed that they will be held from April 26 and May 3. Each event has a prize pool of $100,000. The $320 buy-in event, set to take place on April 26, sees players compete for a $150,000 guarantee. Most of these events should take place in the No-Limit Hold*em format. As it became known, not everyone is directly allowed to the poker tables. Only those players who are geographically located within America and where there is access to the WSOP/888 can take part in the game. For example, these are the states of Nevada, New Jersey and Delaware. According to professional poker player Daniel Negreanu, all poker championships and tournaments in a pandemic should be held online under quarantine conditions. And the WSOP is one of the first such events. Daniel also thinks that poker players can meet at a real table only in autumn at best. In addition, Negreanu clarified that after all these events, one should expect that there will be a lot of interest in real poker and it will become more popular than online poker. Recall that from April 1 to April 4, 12 events have already taken place that are not part of the main Warmup series. Their maximum guarantee was $250,000. But on April 4, the PASCOOP tournament began, which will end at the beginning of next week. His guarantee was $2 million.