The library of the 51st World Series of Poker (WSOP) nears completion after the organisers included the spines of the online bracelet events.
14-online bracelet events bookended between a $400 No-Limit Hold’em (NLHE) taking place on May 31, and the $500 NLHE Summer Saver penned in for Jul 12, makes the presence of WSOP.com more prevalent than ever.
WSOP officials have been brushing re-entry events from the front step since Dec 2019, and that habit continues with the announcement that three of the 14 games will be freezeout, and ten of them single re-entry. Only the $777 buy-in Pot-Limit Omaha (PLO) scheduled for June 7 is a multiple re-entry event with a 3x re-entry stipulation.
The impervious $1,500 price point makes the leap from the live realm for the first time. The $1,500 NLHE (single re-entry) event takes place on Jun 30. The other standout debutant pricepoint is the $10,000 NLHE Super High Roller on July 2, and it’s a freezeout.
How do You Get Involved?
If you find the atmos in the Rio a tad noxious, then you can compete in these online bracelets from a spoke location as long as it’s within the borders of Nevada and New Jersey. You don’t have to be a resident of those two great states. Park a van, set up a tent, sleep in a bus stop – the WSOP doesn’t care as long as you don’t cross the border.
You don’t have to wait for the WSOP to begin to get set up. The press release that arrived on my mahogany desktop said you could create an account, deposit and with withdraw from anywhere in the world. If you would rather wait until the big day, then the WSOP has your back with deposits and withdrawals available at the WSOP cage, and WSOP.com assistants present, warts and all, in the Lambada Room throughout the series.
Here is a link to further details on the money side of things.
Desktop, Mobile Tablets and Multi-Tabling
Sculleries are no longer a thing, but multi-tabling online and live bracelet events at the WSOP is. If you have the money and the bandwidth, then go for it. 99.9% of online bracelet events are available across the desktop, mobile and tablet options. The unig blentyn in this room of twins is the $777 PLO, which is only playable via desktop. If I knew why I wouldn’t be writing this, I would be a coder or something else special-like.
“We believe the 2020 offering of online gold bracelet events features our best schedule yet,” said WSOP.com’s Director of Online Poker Danielle Barille. “This year we offer a consistent schedule of Sunday events every week of the WSOP, plus a special selection of eight events from June 28 to July 5 to coincide with the biggest week of the live WSOP when most players are in town to play.”
Here is the online bracelet schedule in full.
May 31 – $400 NLHE (single re-entry)
Jun 7 – $777 PLO 7-Handed (3x re-entry)
Jun 9 – $800 NLHE Knockout DeepStack (freezeout)
Jun 14 – $500 NLHE Turbo DeepStack (single re-entry)
Jun 21 – $500 NLHE (freezeout)
Jun 28 – $1000 NLHE Championship (single re-entry)
Jun 29 – $500 NLHE (single re-entry)
Jun 30 – $1,500 NLHE (single re-entry)
Jul 1 – $3,200 NLHE High Roller (single re-entry)
Jul 2 – $10,000 NLHE Super High Roller (freezeout)
Jul 3 – $400 NLHE (single re-entry)
Jul 4 – $500 NLHE Turbo DeepStack (single re-entry)
Jul 5 – $600 NLHE (single re-entry)
Jul 12 – $500 NLHE Summer Saver (single re-entry)
All events start at 18:30 (ET), with the lone exception the $10,000 Super High Roller, beginning at 15:00 (ET).
The History of WSOP Bracelet Events
Anthony ‘casedismissed’ Spinella won the first online bracelet when in 2015 he beat a field of 905-entrants to win the $197,743 first prize in the $1,000 NLHE Championship event. In 2016, the attendance blossomed as Clayton ’SLARDUCK’ Maguire topped a 1,247-entrant field to win the $210,279 in the $1,000 NLHE Championship.
WSOP.com expanded its bracelet events in 2017 with three. Tom “FLOATZ’ Cannuli beat 424-entrants to win the $3,333 NLHE High Roller for $323k. Joseph “ul_gg” Mitchell conquered a 2,509 entrant field in the $333 NLHE event for $122,314. And Nipun “Javatinii” Java won the 1,312 entrant $1,000 NLHE Championship for $237,688.
PLO bracelets became a thing in 2018 when there were four events in total. William Reymond beat 2,972 entrants in the $365 NLHE for $154,996. Matthew Mendez beat 1,223 entrants in the $565 PLO 6-Handed for $135,078. Chance Kornuth won the $3,200 High Roller beating 480-entrants to win $341,599. And Ryan Tosoc beat 1,635 entrants to win the $238,779 first prize in the $1,000 NLHE Championship.
The WSOP applied more varnish last year with nine online bracelet events, and here is the roll of honour:
- Yong Keun Kwon beat 2,825 entrants in the $400 NLHE for $165,263.
- Josh Pollock beat 1,216 entrants in the $600 PLO 6-Handed for $139,470.
- Upeshka De Silva beat 1,224 entrants in the $600 NLHE Knockout Bounty for $98,263.
- Daniel Lupo beat 1,767 entrants in the $500 NLHE Turbo DeepStack for $145,274.
- Jason Gooch beat 1,333 entrants in the $1,000 NLHE Double Stack for $241,493.
- Nicholas Baris beat 1,750 entrants in the $1,000 Championship for $303,739.
- Brandon Adams beat 593 entrants in the $3,200 NLHE High Roller for $41,561.
- Shawn Buchanan beat 1,560 entrants in the $800 NLHE 6-Max for $223,119.
- Taylor Paur beat 1,859 entrants in the $500 NLHE Summer Saver or $149,241.
The full schedule (live and online) is available here.