GGPoker to host the WSOP Main Event


After hosting a successful online edition of the World Series of Poker Online, GGPoker will be home to a hybrid live and online version of the $10,000 No-Limit Hold'Em World Championship, the famous Main Event. From November 29 to December 30, International and US players will grind at different sites with the final tables taking place in Europe and America, following a final heads-up match with $1M added.


GGPoker and WSOP in 2020

The partnership between the two gaming giants was announced in April 2020. At first, the online site hosted the WSOP Super Circuit Online Series, a massive event with 100 million dollars guaranteed. 

Later, WSOP Online was announced in June: 54 bracelets were awarded. Stoyan Madanzhiev won the ME, which was recorded in Guinness World Records as the largest event in online poker history, thanks to a massive prize pool of $27,559,500.

Among the results of the latest online edition, we highlight:

  1. Notable names like Roberto Romanello, Daniel Dvoress, Greg Muller, Fedor Holz won a bracelet.
  2. Nearly $150 million in prizes were awarded
  3. The Opener and The Closer (first and last events) had around 30,000 participants.
  4. The BIG 50 became the largest online poker tournament with 44,576 players.

And now, GG Poker confirmed a new page regarding its partnership with WSOP to host another global event.

From November 29 to December 30, GG Poker and WSOP will host a hybrid live-online version of the $10,000 Main Event, featuring versions for US and international players, two live final tables and a final heads-up match in Las Vegas with $1 million added.

GGPoker WSOP Main Event structure

WSOP Main Event ESPN Broadcast

There will be two WSOP Online ME tournaments:

  1. A domestic US tournament for grinders living in the United States.
  2. An international tournament open to all GGPoker customers.

The twist is that both final tables will be played live at different casinos, and the global winner and the US winner challenging themselves in a final heads-up for the title. Ty Stewart, Executive Director of the WSOP, said:

"There must be a World Champion in 2020. Poker's history is too important. It's a unique format for the Main Event, but this is a unique year. We want to keep players' health and safety top of mind and still deliver a great televised showcase for the game we love."

A comprehensive grid of satellites is promised for as little as $1, so virtually any player will be able to qualify and become the world champion.

WSOP Main Event in the US

US residents will be welcome to play the Main Event on the WSOP website, which is licensed to operate in New Jersey and Nevada. The action will kick-off on December 13, 2020, and after two days, the final table will be set.

The nine finalists will continue the battle for the title in Las Vegas at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino on December 28.

WSOP Main Event international

Three starting flights are scheduled on the GGPoker.com platform, all on Sundays:

Main Event schedule for international players: 

  • Day 1A – November 29, 2020 
  • Day1B – December 5, 2020
  • Day 1C – December 6, 2020
  • Day 2 – December 7, 2020, play until the final table is decided

The final table is scheduled to continue at King's Casino (Czech Republic) on December 15, where the champion will be crowned. An interesting note is that both final live tables are subject to applicable regulatory approval.

Main Event Heads-Up Championship

The winner of the WSOP ME US version and the GGPoker WSOP international event winner will battle for an additional prize of $1 million dollars at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on December 30.

ESPN will broadcast the final match with commentary from Lon McEachern and Norman Chad.


How to register for the tournament?

It depends on your location. International players can play at GGPoker, and US grinders will join via the WSOP.com website. You can pay the $10,000 entry or get it via satellites.

Can I play the ME from the UK?

Yes! GGPoker UK holds a license, and you will be able to join the tournament. Keep in mind that you'll need to travel to the Czech Republic for the final table.

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