WSOP December 2020 FAQ
Do I have to provide my real name when registering for the WSOP Main Event on GGPoker?
Like the WSOP bracelet series on GGPoker this summer, players aren’t required to register with real names. However, for WSOP historical record-keeping purposes, real names will be revealed for players in the money.
Can I play in both the GGPoker.com WSOP Main Event and the WSOP.com WSOP Main Event?
No. The WSOP $10,000 buy-in Main Event is a freeze-out tournament. Players can only play one entry and must decide between GGPoker and WSOP.com.
Will more than one WSOP bracelet be awarded?
No. The winner of the heads up championship match will be the only player to receive a WSOP bracelet. They will be awarded the official 2020 World Series of Poker Main Event bracelet.
If a pro in America decides to play in another country on GGPoker, can they?
Yes. However, GGPoker and WSOP.com will be sharing entry lists. Anyone who is found trying to play on both platforms will be disqualified and any winnings confiscated.
What if I am unable to attend the live final table?
If you make the final table and can’t or don’t want to attend, you may disqualify yourself from attending. You will then take the minimum amount of final table prize money (9th place.
What if a player tests positive for COVID-19 before or at the final table?
All players will undergo COVID testing. If they must withdraw from the final table, they will receive the minimum amount of prize money available at the time of withdrawal.
Is the heads up champion going to be the official “World Champion” of 2020 and considered a World Series of Poker Main Event Champion?
Yes, the winner of the heads up champion match will be declared the 2020 World Champion of Poker and go down
Do I have to be 21 to play since the heads up championship will be played in Las Vegas?
If your jurisdiction allows it, you may play in the GGPoker WSOP Main Event if you are under 21. Should the GGPoker WSOP Main Event winner be under the age of 21 and thereby ineligible to play in the state of Nevada, organizers reserve the right to change the date and location of the heads up champion match.
Is the $1,000,000 awarded to the heads up champion taken out of the prize pool?
No. The $1,000,000 prize awarded to the heads up champion is courtesy of Caesars Entertainment, Inc. and GGPoker.
Does the WSOP Main Event allow re-entry?
No, the WSOP Main Event will continue its tradition of being a freezeout. Players are allowed to play in only one of the three starting flights and may not re-enter if eliminated.
Is deal making permitted at the final table?
No. Deals are not permitted when a bracelet is at stake.
I’m based in a country where play at GGPoker is not permitted; what can I do?
We cannot bend the rules regarding accepted jurisdictions during the WSOP Main Event, but if you are willing to relocate to an accepted country, even on a temporary basis, we can accommodate you!
I can’t choose my country when attempting to register my account; is there any fix for this?
Typically, if a player is unable to select their country of residence from the list made available during the sign up process, GGPoker will be unable to accept them as a player and the individual will be unable to access GGPoker products and services. So if you cannot select your country, it is likely that you will be unable to create a GGPoker account.
I want to sell some of my action for the WSOP Main event; what is the maximum amount I can sell via the integrated staking feature? If I sell more than 50% of my action and win the event, do I still get the WSOP bracelet?
You can sell up to 90% of your action in any GGPoker tournament. No matter how much you sell – even if you offer 90% and it is bought by a single backer – if you win the WSOP Main Event, the bracelet (and the glory!) is yours alone
What is the policy on players winning multiple tickets to WSOP events from satellites?
If you win multiple WSOP event tickets from satellites, your unused tickets will be exchanged to T$ after the online Day 2 is completed.
I have WSOP tickets; when do they expire?
You can check the expiration date of any tickets by logging into the GGPoker app and viewing your tickets in the My Page > Balance Status window. The expiration date of each ticket is clearly displayed.