On Wednesday, the World Series of Poker (WSOP) continued its piecemeal release of the 2020 WSOP schedule. This time, it has published what it calls the “Value Menu” for this summer’s poker festival. These are the 25 tournaments with buy-ins of $1,000 or lower. Though this is still a ton of money for most people, including me, events at this price point are bargain basement for the World Series of Poker.

Poker fans, particularly those planning their trips to Las Vegas for the WSOP, may have noticed that more and more WSOP events are allowing re-entries. This follows the trend of almost all World Poker Tour Main Events permitting at least one re-entry.

In its Wednesday announcement, the WSOP boasted that it has made a “concerted effort” to keep plenty of freezeouts on the schedule. “At least” one No-Limit Hold’em event per week will be a freezeout.

Now, this is not necessarily applicable to the Value Menu portion of the schedule. The freezeout commentary from the WSOP was likely to get lower-stakes players more interested, as they tend to be the ones who bristle at the idea of re-entry or re-buy tournaments.

So while the WSOP said that a “significant portion” of this summer’s schedule will feature freezeout tournaments, only five of the 25 Value Menu tournaments don’t allow more than the player’s initial entry.

There are three new events for 2020 on this list. One is the first of the freezeouts, a $1,000 buy-in tournament starting on May 27th. The second is also $1,000, called Forty Stack No-Limit Hold’em, whose name comes from the starting stack of 40,000 chips. That one starts on June 7th. And the third is on June 15th, a $500 No-Limit Hold’em Freezeout with a 25,000 chip starting stack.

The least expensive tournament of the bunch is the Colossus, coming in at just $400. There are multiple flights, of course, and players can enter as many flights as they would like and re-enter once per flight, so this cheapie tournament could get somewhat expensive.

Here is the complete Value Menu. For further details like re-entry info, visit the World Series of Poker’s website.

May 27 – Freezeout No-Limit Hold’em – $1,000 buy-in
May 27 — Casino Employees Event No-Limit Hold’em – $500 buy-in
May 28-31 – BIG 50 No-Limit Hold’em – $500 buy-in
June 1 — No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack – $600 buy-in
June 2 — Super Turbo Bounty NLH – $300 bounty/player – $1,000 buy-in
June 7 — Forty Stack No-Limit Hold’em – $1,000 buy-in
June 8 — Pot-Limit Omaha Deepstack 8-Handed – $600 buy-in
June 10 — Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed – $1,000 buy-in
June 14 — No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack – $800 buy-in
June 15 — Freezeout No-Limit Hold’em – $500 buy-in
June 16 — 8-Handed Mixed NLH/PLO Deepstack – $600 buy-in
June 17 — Ladies No-Limit Hold’em Championship – $1,000 buy-in
June 18 — Seniors No-Limit Hold’em Championship (50+) – $1,000 buy-in
June 19-20 — Double Stack No-Limit Hold’em – $1,000 buy-in
June 21 — 8-Handed No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack – $800 buy-in
June 22 — Super Seniors No-Limit Hold’em (60+) – $1,000 buy-in
June 22 — TAG TEAM No-Limit Hold’em (2-person teams) – $1,000 buy-in per team
June 23 — Deepstack Championship No-Limit Hold’em – $600 buy-in
June 24-25 — COLOSSUS No-Limit Hold’em – $400 buy-in
June 26-27 — CRAZY EIGHTS No-Limit Hold’em 8-Handed – $888 buy-in
June 29 — Mini Main Event No-Limit Hold’em – $1,000 buy-in
June 30 — FINAL 500 Salute to Warriors No-Limit Hold’em – $500 buy-in
July 4-6 — Little One for ONE DROP No-Limit Hold’em – $1,000 + $111 buy-in
July 12 — No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack – $800 buy-in
July 13 — Super Turbo No-Limit Hold’em – $1,000 buy-in

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