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Word Series of Poker 2021 - Schedule & Details

The WSOP 2021 will be held from September 30th until November 23rd. Find all the info, numbers, the full schedule and notable dates here. Check where and how to qualify online thanks to our exclusive partner bonuses at WSOP.com and GGPoker.

WSOP 2021 Schedule

In 2021 the World Series of Poker (WSOP) will return with full force. The tournament will not be held in the summer but in the autumn and will feature all the familiar events, including the highly anticipated $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em World Championship. In 2019, this event had surpassed the 8,000-entry mark for the second time in history. Played at the Rio Convention Centre, the tournaments have buy-ins ranging from $400 to $250,000.

From Sep 30th until November 22nd a total number of 88 tournaments will be played including more than a dozen championship events in all popular poker variants.

This year, the Main Event will have four starting flights to choose from - Day 1A on Thursday, November 4th, Day 1B on Friday, November 5th, Day 1C on Saturday, November 6th and Day 1D on Sunday, November 7th. The Final Table will be played on Tuesday, 16 November and Wednesday, 17 November.

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WSOP Online Qualifiers at GGPoker and WSOP.com

The past years saw Online Events during the WSOP on wsop.com. Usually, those events were held online until the final table which was played live at the Rio Convention Centre. Those events were axed this year, mainly because the WSOP now offers an online series which starts this summer.

Meanwhile, GGPoker launched their full WSOP Online 2021 Schedule for international players with 33 WSOP bracelets to be won from Sunday, August 1 through to Sunday, September 12. So this year online bracelets will only be awarded to non-US players playing on GGPoker. And aside from the bracelet, tournament players can also win a share of the cash prize.

This year's schedule came as no surprise given that the 2020 WSOP Online Main Event at GGPoker received the Guinness World Record for the largest prize pool ($27.5 million) in a single online poker tournament. And the poker room ahs also come off a $100 MILLION guaranteed WSOP Super Circuit Online Series. During August and September, tens of thousands of players are expected to join the event at the global-facing poker room, including brand ambassador, Daniel Negreanu. Director Ty Stewart also notes it's worth joining if you are unable to head to the states in the fall because "it'll be the closest thing to the live WSOP tournament experience outside of Vegas!”

The most noteworthy bracelet events on GGPoker are:

  • The Return No-Limit Hold’em [Final Day] - $1,000,000 guaranteed - $50 buy-in - Sunday, Aug. 1
  • $1,111 COVID-19 Relief Charity Event [2-Day Event] - $1,111 buy-in - Sunday, Aug. 1 - The entire $111 tournament fee will be donated to Caesars Cares, a COVID-19 charity
  • MILLIONAIRE MAKER No-Limit Hold’em - $1M for 1st [Final Day] - $5,000,000 guaranteed - $1,500 buy-in - Sunday, Aug. 8
  • Heads-Up No-Limit Hold’em Championship [128 Players Max] - $10,000 buy-in - Saturday, Aug. 21 
  • WSOP GGMasters HR Freezeout No-Limit Hold’em [2-Day Event] - $2,000,000 guaranteed - $1,050 buy-in - Sunday, Aug. 22 
  • Super High Roller Championship No-Limit Hold’em - $5,000,000 guaranteed - $25,000 buy-in - Sunday, Aug. 29
  • MAIN EVENT Online Championship - $20,000,000 guaranteed - $5,000 buy-in - Day 1 flights begin Sunday, Aug. 22 - Each flight is a freezeout, players can play up to three flights

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Special tournaments at the Live WSOP 2021

October 1st: $500 "The Reunion" with $5,000,000 GTD prize pool

The WSOP is having a guarantee for the opening weekend that will require more than 10,000 entrants. “The Reunion” is one of the lowest priced WSOP events with a buy-in of only $500. Players can choose from three starting flights on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday - or play them all - re-entries are allowed.

October to November: Return of the Record Breakers

WSOP tournament area
We expect huge fields for those events

Each Friday and Saturday of the 2021 WSOP will feature one of the WSOP's famous no-limit hold'em events.

  • The Millionaire Maker
  • Monster Stack
  • Double Stack
  • Colossus
  • The Closer

All those events return with multi-million-dollar prize pool guarantees.

Justin Bonomo - 2018 Heads-Up Championship Winner (image: Danny Maxwell / PokerNews)
Justin Bonomo - 2018 Heads-Up Championship Winner

October 5th: $25,000 Heads Up No-Limit Hold'em Championship

The WSOP's annual Heads Up Championship goes for prestige with an increase of the buy-in to $25,000 and a maximum of 64 players who are sure to be among the world's elite.

Among the previous winners of this event and players like Justin Bonomo, Adrián Mateos, Keith Lehr, Brian Hastings and Jake Cody.

October 6th, 13th, 18th, 21st and 24th: "Old School Freezeouts Return"

Not only the WSOP Main Event will be a pure freezeout. From October 6th, there will be a true freezeout for every popular buy-in level ranging from $500 to $5,000.

October 10th: $1,000 Flip and Go Presented by GG Poker

Flip & Go

The popular online format will be transformed into a live event. Each player goes all in preflop on the first hand, is dealt three cards and chooses two. One player wins the table and is immediately in the money. Then the tournament is played out under a traditional structure.

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October 27th & 28th: $1,000 Seniors Doubles Up

The record-breaking Seniors No-Limit Hold'em Championship features two starting days for the first time, with players having an optional re-entry per flight.

October 31st: Poker Players' Championship

Michael Mizrachi: The only player to win the Poker Players Championship 3 times
Michael Mizrachi: The only player to win the Poker Players Championship 3 times

The Poker Players' Championship expands to nine games and will be played in those variants:

A $2,500 version of this format will also be offered on Oct 28th.

November 17th: Poker Hall of Fame Bounty

Poker Hall of Fame

As a tribute to the Poker Hall of Fame, which was launched in 1979, living members of the Hall of Fame will be invited to participate in a $1,979 No Limit Hold'em tournament open to all players.

Each participating player will receive a bounty corresponding to the year they were inducted into poker's most exclusive club. The 2021 Hall of Fame inductee will also be announced.

November 19th: Nosebleed PLO

The WSOP's highest buy-in PLO tournament ($50,000 PLO Event 84) highlights a prestigious high roller series that takes place after the Main Event and also includes $50,000, $100,000 and $250,000 No-Limit Hold'em events.

Schedule WSOP 2021

Below is the full schedule of the WSOP 2021.

All times are Pacific Daylight Time (PDT), i.e., Las Vegas time.

Date#EventBuy-In
Thu, Sep 30 11:001Casino Employees No-Limit Hold'em $500
Thu, Sep 30 15:002H.O.R.S.E. $25,000
Thu, Sep 30 18:003Covid-19 Relief No-Limit Hold'em Charity Event $1,000
Fri, Oct 01 10:004AThe Reunion No-Limit Holdem $500
Fri, Oct 01 15:005Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better $1,500
Sat, Oct 02 10:004BThe Reunion No-Limit Holdem $500
Sat, Oct 02 15:006High Roller No-Limit Hold’em 8-Handed $25,000
Sun, Oct 03 10:004CThe Reunion No-Limit Holdem $500
Sun, Oct 03 15:007Dealers Choice 6-Handed $1,500
Mon, Oct 04 11:008No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack $600
Mon, Oct 04 15:009Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship $10,000
Tue, Oct 05 11:0010Super Turbo Bounty No-Limit Hold'em (freezeout) $1,000
Tue, Oct 05 14:0011Heads Up No-Limit Hold'em Championship $25,000
Tue, Oct 05 15:0012Limit Hold’em $1,500
Wed, Oct 06 11:0013Freezeout No-Limit Hold'em $3,000
Wed, Oct 06 15:0014Seven Card Stud $1,500
Thu, Oct 07 11:00156-Handed No-Limit Hold’em $1,500
Thu, Oct 07 15:0016Limit Hold'em Championship $10,000
Fri, Oct 08 11:0017AMILLIONAIRE MAKER No-Limit Hold’em $1,500
Fri, Oct 08 15:0018Mixed Triple Draw Lowball  (Limit) $2,500
Sat, Oct 09 11:0017BMILLIONAIRE MAKER No-Limit Hold'em $1,500
Sat, Oct 09 15:0019Seven Card Stud Championship $10,000
Sun, Oct 10 10:0020AFlip & Go No Limit Hold'em Presented by GGPoker $1,000
Sun, Oct 10 15:0021Mixed: Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better; Omaha Hi Lo 8 or Better; Big O $1,500
Sun, Oct 10 16:0020BFlip & Go No Limit Hold'em Presented by GGPoker $1,000
Mon, Oct 11 11:0022LADIES No-Limit Hold’em Championship $10,000
Mon, Oct 11 15:0023Eight Game Mix 6-Handed $1,500
Tue, Oct 12 11:0024Pot-Limit Omaha Deepstack (8-Handed) $600
Tue, Oct 12 15:00256-Handed No-Limit Hold’em $5,000
Wed, Oct 13 11:0026Freezeout No-Limit Holdem $1,000
Wed, Oct 13 15:0027H.O.R.S.E. $1,500
Thu, Oct 14 11:0028Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed $1,000
Thu, Oct 14 15:0029Short Deck No-Limit Hold'em $10,000
Fri, Oct 15 11:0030AMONSTER STACK No-Limit Hold'em (freezeout) $1,500
Fri, Oct 15 15:0031No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw $1,500
Sat, Oct 16 11:0030BMONSTER STACK No-Limit Hold'em $1,500
Sat, Oct 16 15:0032H.O.R.S.E. $3,000
Sun, Oct 17 11:00338-Handed No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack $800
Sun, Oct 17 15:0034Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw $1,500
Mon, Oct 18 11:0035Freezeout No-Limit Holdem $500
Mon, Oct 18 15:0036Dealers Choice 6-Handed Championship $10,000
Tue, Oct 19 11:0037Super Turbo Bounty No-Limit Hold'em (freezeout) $1,500
Tue, Oct 19 15:0038High Roller No-Limit Hold'em 8-Handed $50,000
Wed, Oct 20 11:0039Pot-Limit Omaha (8-Handed) $1,500
Wed, Oct 20 15:0040H.O.R.S.E. Championship $10,000
Thu, Oct 21 11:0041Freezeout No-Limit Hold'em $2,500
Thu, Oct 21 15:0042Razz $1,500
Fri, Oct 22 11:0043ADOUBLE STACK No-Limit Hold'em $1,000
Fri, Oct 22 15:00446-Handed Limit Hold’em $3,000
Sat, Oct 23 11:0043BDOUBLE STACK No-Limit Hold'em $1,000
Sat, Oct 23 15:0045Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed Championship $10,000
Sun, Oct 24 11:0046No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack $800
Sun, Oct 24 15:0047Freezeout No-Limit Hold’em 8-Handed $5,000
Mon, Oct 25 11:0048SHOOTOUT No-Limit Hold'em $1,500
Mon, Oct 25 15:0049No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw Championship $10,000
Tue, Oct 26 11:0050Mixed No-Limit Hold'em/Pot-Limit Omaha Deepstack 8-Handed $600
Tue, Oct 26 15:00516-Handed No-Limit Hold’em $3,000
Wed, Oct 27 10:0052ASENIORS No-Limit Hold’em Championship $1,000
Wed, Oct 27 15:0053High Roller Pot-Limit Omaha (8-Handed) $25,000
Thu, Oct 28 10:0052BSENIORS No-Limit Hold’em Championship $1,000
Thu, Oct 28 15:0054Nine Game Mix 6-Handed $2,500
Fri, Oct 29 10:0055ACOLOSSUS No-Limit Hold’em $400
Fri, Oct 29 15:00566-Handed No-Limit Hold'em Championship $10,000
Sat, Oct 30 10:0055BCOLOSSUS No-Limit Hold’em $400
Sat, Oct 30 14:0057Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw Championship $10,000
Sun, Oct 31 10:0058SUPER SENIORS No-Limit Hold’em $1,000
Sun, Oct 31 14:0059TAG TEAM No-Limit Hold'em $1,000
Sun, Oct 31 15:0060Poker Players Championship 6-Handed $50,000
Mon, Nov 01 11:0061Deepstack Championship No-Limit Hold'em $600
Mon, Nov 01 15:0062Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better (8-Handed) $1,500
Tue, Nov 02 11:0063SALUTE to Warriors - No-Limit Hold’em $500
Tue, Nov 02 15:0064Mixed No-Limit Hold'em; Pot-Limit Omaha (8-Handed) $5,000
Wed, Nov 03 11:0065MINI Main Event No-Limit Hold’em (freezeout) $1,000
Wed, Nov 03 15:0066Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship (8-Handed) $10,000
Thu, Nov 04 11:0067AMAIN EVENT No-Limit Hold'em World Championship - Day 1A $10,000
Fri, Nov 05 11:0067BMAIN EVENT No-Limit Hold'em World Championship - Day 1B $10,000
Sat, Nov 06 11:0067CMAIN EVENT No-Limit Hold'em World Championship - Day 1C $10,000
Sun, Nov 07 11:0067DMAIN EVENT No-Limit Hold'em World Championship - Day 1D $10,000
Mon, Nov 08 12:0068ALITTLE ONE FOR ONE DROP No-Limit Hold’em $1,111
Tue, Nov 09 15:0068BLITTLE ONE FOR ONE DROP No-Limit Hold’em $1,111
Wed, Nov 10 12:0068CLITTLE ONE FOR ONE DROP No-Limit Hold’em $1,111
Wed, Nov 10 15:0069Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better $1,500
Thu, Nov 11 12:0070ACRAZY EIGHTS No-Limit Hold'em 8-Handed $888
Thu, Nov 11 15:0071BOUNTY Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed $1,500
Fri, Nov 12 12:0070BCRAZY EIGHTS No-Limit Hold'em 8-Handed $888
Fri, Nov 12 15:0072Mixed No-Limit Hold'em; Pot-Limit Omaha (8-Handed) $1,500
Sat, Nov 13 12:0070CCRAZY EIGHTS No-Limit Hold'em 8-Handed $888
Sat, Nov 13 15:0073Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship $10,000
Sun, Nov 14 12:0070DCRAZY EIGHTS No-Limit Hold'em 8-Handed $888
Sun, Nov 14 15:0074Mixed Big Bet Event $2,500
Mon, Nov 15 11:0075Freezeout No-Limit Holdem $1,500
Mon, Nov 15 15:0076Super Turbo Bounty No-Limit Hold'em (freezeout) $10,000
Tue, Nov 16 11:0077FIFTY STACK No-Limit Hold’em $1,500
Tue, Nov 16 15:0078Razz Championship $10,000
Wed, Nov 17 11:0079Poker Hall of Fame Bounty No-Limit Hold'em (freezeout) $1,979
Wed, Nov 17 15:00806-Handed Pot-Limit Omaha $3,000
Thu, Nov 18 11:0081No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack $800
Thu, Nov 18 15:0082Super High Roller No-Limit Hold'em $250,000
Fri, Nov 19 11:0083AThe Closer - No-Limit Hold’em $1,500
Fri, Nov 19 15:0084HIGH ROLLER Pot-Limit Omaha $50,000
Sat, Nov 20 11:0083BThe Closer - No-Limit Hold’em $1,500
Sat, Nov 20 15:0085HIGH ROLLER No-Limit Hold’em $50,000
Sun, Nov 21 12:0086Super Turbo No-Limit Hold'em $1,000
Sun, Nov 21 15:0087High Roller No-Limit Hold’em $100,000
Mon, Nov 22 12:00888-Handed No-Limit Hold'em $5,000

This Year's Main WSOP Changes

WSOP Online In July 2021
Separate Online Series in 2021

The main change to the schedule is the reduced allotted time for the Main Event final table. It used to be played out over three days but was shortened to two days this year. The main reason for the 3-day final table was the deal with ESPN which aired the program and was based on three separate rather short programming windows. This year’s WSOP will be aired on CBS, and they have a different format which allows for the main event to be concluded in two days with more play time.

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