The Virtual Rail: GGPoker and WSOP With New $25m GTD Prizepool Record For WSOP Online Main Event

Each time you feel like online poker has reached its apotheosis, the operators burn the old textbooks in a conflagration of colour, and a new ‘record’ emerges like a Phoenix.

GGPoker is the latest to hunch around the firepit after it released further details on the 2020 World Series of Poker (WSOP) online schedule, a move prompted by a leaked version ending up on Pokerfuse.

54-bracelets are up for grabs between Jul 19 to Sep 6, allowing poker fans the opportunity to win a bracelet from the comfort of home from outside of the USA for the first time.

The schedule is virtually indistinguishable from what you would expect from the typical muddle of live events, and that’s because of GGPoker’s inability to construct a plan with more alternatives than Limit Hold’em, No Limit Hold’em and Pot Limit Omaha. That said, there are a few old favourites on the roster (see below).

The ‘prestige of a WSOP bracelet has gone down the toilet’ brigade will be eating up and vomiting on the news that the BIG 50 will create a new record allowing punters to win a bracelet for as low as $50. The maximum that someone is going to be in for is $25,000.

Players who finish in the money (ITM) will have their real names broadcast to the world, including 100% of people who make a final table. That action will come to you live via and Poker Central.

The Main Event

The biggest story is the $5,000 No Limit Hold’em Main Event and its record $25m guarantee, beating the $21,780,000 amassed by the 2018 partypoker MILLIONS field. There will be multiple Day 1’s with Day 2 beginning Aug 30. Each flight is a freezeout.

There are also leaderboard prizes, but the details are sparse for now. There will be a leaderboard specifically for events that tie in with GGPoker’s Asian facing audience (Pure Gold Dragon), and there are leaderboards called ‘Pure Gold Mouse’ and ‘Pure Gold Cards.’

There are also three ‘People’s Choice’ bracelet events.

  • Most Popular
  • Pros Vote
  • Spin The Wheel

Here are the highlights.


Event #1: $100, $2m GTD ‘The Opener’
Event #2: $1,111 ‘Every 1 for Covid Relief’ – $111 charitable entry
Event #10: $400, $3m GTD ‘COLOSSUS’
Event #17: $1,500 ‘MILLIONAIRE MAKER’
Event #25: $10,000 ‘HU NLHE Championship’
Event #31: $500, $5m GTD ‘Mini Main Event’
Event #38: $25,000, $10m GTD ‘NLH Poker Players Championship’
Event #39: $50, $1m GTD ‘BIG 50’
Event #52: $10,000, $5m GTD ‘WSOP Super MILLION$’

High Roller Highlights ($10k+)

Event #12: $10,000 Short Deck No Limit Hold’em Championship
Event #25: $10,000 ‘HU NLHE Championship’
Event #38: $25,000, $10m GTD ‘NLH Poker Players Championship’
Event #52: $10,000, $5m GTD ‘WSOP Super MILLION$’

Follow the blue line for more details on the playing and streaming schedules.