Tournament Spotlight: Become the First 2020 WSOP Online Bracelet Winner
The 2020 World Series of Poker has been postponed until later this year but you still have a chance, or should that be 31 chances, to secure poker’s most sought after piece of jewellery from the U.S.
WSOP has created an action-packed schedule with 31 WSOP bracelet events running from July 1 through to July 31. The first event of this superb series is the No-Limit Hold’em Kick-Off, a $500 buy-in tournament that will see several hundred hopefuls buy in and fight it out for the first online bracelet of the summer.
Cards are in the air from 3:00 PDT on July 1 and the tournament crowns its champion in a single day. Everyone sits down with 15,000 chips and plays to a blinds structure starting at 25/50 and increased every 15 minutes. Late registration is open for 225 minutes and you can re-enter up to two times if you dust off your stack while late registration is available.
This event doesn’t have a guaranteed prize pool, in keeping with the WSOP tradition, but should still be massive if previous, similarly-sized events are anything to go by.
The 2019 WSOP Online Bracelet Events
Last summer saw 1,965-players buy into the $400 buy-in event and purchase 860 re-entries between them for a total attendance of 2,825. This resulted in a first-place prize worth a cool $165,263.
That sum and a WSOP bracelet went to Yong “LuckySpewy1” Kwon who bested a star-studded final table that was the home to such luminaries as Dan “MeatJustice” O’Brien and the legendary Phil “lumestackin” Hellmuth.
|1||Yong "LuckySpewy1" Kwon||United States||$165,263|
|2||Gabor "MeatisMurder" Szabo||United States||$99,361|
|3||Scott "merrick" Eskenazi||United States||$73,021|
|4||Frederic "LeakStain" Roetker||United States||$53,494|
|5||Phil "lumestackin" Hellmuth||United States||$39,460|
|6||Phillip "DjPhiLWiLL" Raetz||United States||$29,493|
|7||Dan "MeatJustice" O'Brien||United States||$22,374|
|8||Steve "FlatcallSPC" Cicak||United States||$17,086|
|9||Samuel "Roopert" Uhlmann||United States||$13,199|
There also a $500 buy-in Online Deepstack event that saw a total of 1,767 players buy in. Dan “centrefieldr” Lupo triumphed in this particular tournament and saw his bankroll swell by $145,273.
|1||Dan 'centrefieldr' Lupo||United States||$145,273.90|
|2||David 'DTC13' Clarke||United States||$89,692.92|
Then there was the $500 buy-in Online Summer Saver towards the end of the 2019 WSOP. This saw 1,325 players make 534 rebuys and create an $836,550 prize pool. It was Taylor “Galactar” Paur who was the last player standing and he secured his second career WSOP bracelet and $149,240.
|1||Taylor "Galactar" Paur||United States||$149,240|
|2||Francois "4everrekt" Evard||Switzerland||$91,267|
|3||Satish "jfksbh" Surapaneni||United States||$65,250|
|4||John "SquatCobbler" Parker||United States||$47,181|
|5||Jason "JadedJason" James||Canada||$34,549|
|6||David "SobBaget" Liebman||United States||$25,598|
|7||Joseph "Obamacare" Hanrahan||United States||$19,240|
|8||Timothy "TruthBeTold7" Rutherford||United States||$14,555|
|9||Brian "Penny6" Mancilla||United States||$11,209|
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PokerNews’ elite live reporting team is on hand to bring you coverage of each and every one of the 31-WSOP bracelet events, including the $500 No-Limit Hold’em Kick-Off. Bookmark our WSOP live reporting pages whether your competing for bracelets or just railing from home, and you’ll never miss any of the action.
If you are wanting to win a WSOP.com online bracelet, be aware that all WSOP.com hosted events are available to players located in Nevada and New Jersey. You don’t have to be a resident of these states, but you must be located within their borders because the WSOP.com client uses geolocation to pinpoint your location. We compiled a handy guide for you that details everything you need to know to compete for a 2020 WSOP.com online bracelet.