The “real” 2020 World Series of Poker Main Event has been held, with the U.S. portion kicking off on December 13th. For more information on what happened during the 2020 WSOP Main Event, along with a breakdown on the structure and other questions, check out our 2020 WSOP Main Event FAQ.
Once the play was down to a final table, the action was filmed to be broadcast at a later date, which turns out to be February 28th, according to the World Series of Poker. There were no live streams while the event was being played. Instead, poker fans were limited to following updates from WSOP.com. So this will the first time that most poker fans have seen any hands from the event.
In addition to filming the final tables in Las Vegas and the Czech Republic, ESPN also recorded the Heads-Up Championship, which determined the ultimate winner of the 2020 WSOP Main Event. That event has held on January 3rd and will be broadcast beginning on February 28th on ESPN2, with a total of four shows expected. Poker fans can tune into the action beginning at 8 PM ET for the 4-hour show.
Due to COVID-19 complications, Norman Chad will be sitting out the broadcast. In his absence, McEachern and Jamie Kerstetter will handle hosting duties.
Just learned our 4 shows will first air on ESPN2 Feb. 28 https://t.co/e6XOZDbm3R
— Lon McEachern (@lonmceachern) February 18, 2021
Can I watch 2020 WSOP Main Event replay?
If you missed the premiere of the 2020 WSOP Main Event on ESPN2 on February 28th, you might be looking to watch a reply. Unfortunately, as of March 1st, there are no replays scheduled at the present time through the month of March.
Watching Day 1 of the U.S. portion on WSOP.com
To view replays of the online portion of the 2020 WSOP Main Event on WSOP.com, you can watch various live streams of channels covering the event. Here are a few of the most popular YouTube streams that covered the U.S. portion of the event online.
Solve for Why with Matt Berkey:
Watching the WSOP Online Main Event
The rest of this post applies to the original WSOP Online Main Event, which was held in September on GG Poker
Another winner is crowned at the World Series of Poker as the poker world turns its focus on the highly anticipated conclusion of the Main Event this weekend.
On Thursday, GG Poker played host to the third of the People’s Choice events, this time a tournament style that was determined by the “Spin” of a prize wheel. That tournament turned out to be a $1050 buy-in No Limit Hold’em Bounty 6-max and got underway at 11 AM and attracted a total of 1,925 entries.
After an hour of heads-up play, Nicolo Molinelli was the one left standing, taking down his first WSOP bracelet as well as a $243,415 in winnings with $144k coming from the standard paytable and over $99k coming from bounties. Here is how the final table shook out when accounting for prize pool + bounty winnings.
|$1,050 Buy-in No Limit Hold'em Bounty 6 Max Tournament|
Daniel Negreanu was among the players who enjoyed a deep run in the event, finishing in 54th place. If you missed the live stream you can catch it below:
Coming up next
The WSOP on GG Poker took a break ahead of its big weekend on Friday. Of course, tomorrow is the big attraction with the Main Event (more info on that below) but before that, Saturday will also play host to the $1,050 Beat the Pros Bounty at 11 AM. The tournament will take on the progressive bounty format — when a player knocks out an opponent, 50% will be paid as a bounty with the remaining 50% added to the head of the player who busted the player.
In the $25,000 Heads-Up Championship, Fedor Holz is among the final four competing for $1 million plus first place prize.
After the Main Event, the WSOP will finish on Sunday with a trio of new events including the $10k Super Million$ with a $5 million guarantee:
- Sunday 11 AM – $10k Super MILLION$ – $5 million guaranteed
- Sunday 11:30 AM – $100 WSOP MILLION$ – $2 million guaranteed
- Sunday 1 PM – $500 The Closer
Watch the WSOP Online Main Event
The remaining 38 players will descend upon GG Poker for the final day of the $5,000 buy-in WSOP Main Event at 2:30 PM ET on Saturday. Poker fans can out the chip leaders heading into the final day along with the prizes that are up for grabs to the remaining players in our 2020 WSOP Main Event preview.
With the Main Event held online this year, fanfare won’t be what it has in previous years. ESPN will not broadcast the online event; instead, poker fans will have to tune in online through Twitch.
The GG Poker Twitch stream will begin its live coverage at 30 minutes before the start of play at 2:00 PM ET. You can watch it once coverage starts.