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
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
- The Closer
All those events return with multi-million-dollar prize pool guarantees.
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
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.
November 17th: Poker Hall of Fame Bounty
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.
|Thu, Sep 30 11:00||1||Casino Employees No-Limit Hold'em||$500|
|Thu, Sep 30 15:00||2||H.O.R.S.E.||$25,000|
|Thu, Sep 30 18:00||3||Covid-19 Relief No-Limit Hold'em Charity Event||$1,000|
|Fri, Oct 01 10:00||4A||The Reunion No-Limit Holdem||$500|
|Fri, Oct 01 15:00||5||Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better||$1,500|
|Sat, Oct 02 10:00||4B||The Reunion No-Limit Holdem||$500|
|Sat, Oct 02 15:00||6||High Roller No-Limit Hold’em 8-Handed||$25,000|
|Sun, Oct 03 10:00||4C||The Reunion No-Limit Holdem||$500|
|Sun, Oct 03 15:00||7||Dealers Choice 6-Handed||$1,500|
|Mon, Oct 04 11:00||8||No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack||$600|
|Mon, Oct 04 15:00||9||Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship||$10,000|
|Tue, Oct 05 11:00||10||Super Turbo Bounty No-Limit Hold'em (freezeout)||$1,000|
|Tue, Oct 05 14:00||11||Heads Up No-Limit Hold'em Championship||$25,000|
|Tue, Oct 05 15:00||12||Limit Hold’em||$1,500|
|Wed, Oct 06 11:00||13||Freezeout No-Limit Hold'em||$3,000|
|Wed, Oct 06 15:00||14||Seven Card Stud||$1,500|
|Thu, Oct 07 11:00||15||6-Handed No-Limit Hold’em||$1,500|
|Thu, Oct 07 15:00||16||Limit Hold'em Championship||$10,000|
|Fri, Oct 08 11:00||17A||MILLIONAIRE MAKER No-Limit Hold’em||$1,500|
|Fri, Oct 08 15:00||18||Mixed Triple Draw Lowball (Limit)||$2,500|
|Sat, Oct 09 11:00||17B||MILLIONAIRE MAKER No-Limit Hold'em||$1,500|
|Sat, Oct 09 15:00||19||Seven Card Stud Championship||$10,000|
|Sun, Oct 10 10:00||20A||Flip & Go No Limit Hold'em Presented by GGPoker||$1,000|
|Sun, Oct 10 15:00||21||Mixed: Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better; Omaha Hi Lo 8 or Better; Big O||$1,500|
|Sun, Oct 10 16:00||20B||Flip & Go No Limit Hold'em Presented by GGPoker||$1,000|
|Mon, Oct 11 11:00||22||LADIES No-Limit Hold’em Championship||$10,000|
|Mon, Oct 11 15:00||23||Eight Game Mix 6-Handed||$1,500|
|Tue, Oct 12 11:00||24||Pot-Limit Omaha Deepstack (8-Handed)||$600|
|Tue, Oct 12 15:00||25||6-Handed No-Limit Hold’em||$5,000|
|Wed, Oct 13 11:00||26||Freezeout No-Limit Holdem||$1,000|
|Wed, Oct 13 15:00||27||H.O.R.S.E.||$1,500|
|Thu, Oct 14 11:00||28||Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed||$1,000|
|Thu, Oct 14 15:00||29||Short Deck No-Limit Hold'em||$10,000|
|Fri, Oct 15 11:00||30A||MONSTER STACK No-Limit Hold'em (freezeout)||$1,500|
|Fri, Oct 15 15:00||31||No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw||$1,500|
|Sat, Oct 16 11:00||30B||MONSTER STACK No-Limit Hold'em||$1,500|
|Sat, Oct 16 15:00||32||H.O.R.S.E.||$3,000|
|Sun, Oct 17 11:00||33||8-Handed No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack||$800|
|Sun, Oct 17 15:00||34||Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw||$1,500|
|Mon, Oct 18 11:00||35||Freezeout No-Limit Holdem||$500|
|Mon, Oct 18 15:00||36||Dealers Choice 6-Handed Championship||$10,000|
|Tue, Oct 19 11:00||37||Super Turbo Bounty No-Limit Hold'em (freezeout)||$1,500|
|Tue, Oct 19 15:00||38||High Roller No-Limit Hold'em 8-Handed||$50,000|
|Wed, Oct 20 11:00||39||Pot-Limit Omaha (8-Handed)||$1,500|
|Wed, Oct 20 15:00||40||H.O.R.S.E. Championship||$10,000|
|Thu, Oct 21 11:00||41||Freezeout No-Limit Hold'em||$2,500|
|Thu, Oct 21 15:00||42||Razz||$1,500|
|Fri, Oct 22 11:00||43A||DOUBLE STACK No-Limit Hold'em||$1,000|
|Fri, Oct 22 15:00||44||6-Handed Limit Hold’em||$3,000|
|Sat, Oct 23 11:00||43B||DOUBLE STACK No-Limit Hold'em||$1,000|
|Sat, Oct 23 15:00||45||Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed Championship||$10,000|
|Sun, Oct 24 11:00||46||No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack||$800|
|Sun, Oct 24 15:00||47||Freezeout No-Limit Hold’em 8-Handed||$5,000|
|Mon, Oct 25 11:00||48||SHOOTOUT No-Limit Hold'em||$1,500|
|Mon, Oct 25 15:00||49||No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw Championship||$10,000|
|Tue, Oct 26 11:00||50||Mixed No-Limit Hold'em/Pot-Limit Omaha Deepstack 8-Handed||$600|
|Tue, Oct 26 15:00||51||6-Handed No-Limit Hold’em||$3,000|
|Wed, Oct 27 10:00||52A||SENIORS No-Limit Hold’em Championship||$1,000|
|Wed, Oct 27 15:00||53||High Roller Pot-Limit Omaha (8-Handed)||$25,000|
|Thu, Oct 28 10:00||52B||SENIORS No-Limit Hold’em Championship||$1,000|
|Thu, Oct 28 15:00||54||Nine Game Mix 6-Handed||$2,500|
|Fri, Oct 29 10:00||55A||COLOSSUS No-Limit Hold’em||$400|
|Fri, Oct 29 15:00||56||6-Handed No-Limit Hold'em Championship||$10,000|
|Sat, Oct 30 10:00||55B||COLOSSUS No-Limit Hold’em||$400|
|Sat, Oct 30 14:00||57||Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw Championship||$10,000|
|Sun, Oct 31 10:00||58||SUPER SENIORS No-Limit Hold’em||$1,000|
|Sun, Oct 31 14:00||59||TAG TEAM No-Limit Hold'em||$1,000|
|Sun, Oct 31 15:00||60||Poker Players Championship 6-Handed||$50,000|
|Mon, Nov 01 11:00||61||Deepstack Championship No-Limit Hold'em||$600|
|Mon, Nov 01 15:00||62||Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better (8-Handed)||$1,500|
|Tue, Nov 02 11:00||63||SALUTE to Warriors - No-Limit Hold’em||$500|
|Tue, Nov 02 15:00||64||Mixed No-Limit Hold'em; Pot-Limit Omaha (8-Handed)||$5,000|
|Wed, Nov 03 11:00||65||MINI Main Event No-Limit Hold’em (freezeout)||$1,000|
|Wed, Nov 03 15:00||66||Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship (8-Handed)||$10,000|
|Thu, Nov 04 11:00||67A||MAIN EVENT No-Limit Hold'em World Championship - Day 1A||$10,000|
|Fri, Nov 05 11:00||67B||MAIN EVENT No-Limit Hold'em World Championship - Day 1B||$10,000|
|Sat, Nov 06 11:00||67C||MAIN EVENT No-Limit Hold'em World Championship - Day 1C||$10,000|
|Sun, Nov 07 11:00||67D||MAIN EVENT No-Limit Hold'em World Championship - Day 1D||$10,000|
|Mon, Nov 08 12:00||68A||LITTLE ONE FOR ONE DROP No-Limit Hold’em||$1,111|
|Tue, Nov 09 15:00||68B||LITTLE ONE FOR ONE DROP No-Limit Hold’em||$1,111|
|Wed, Nov 10 12:00||68C||LITTLE ONE FOR ONE DROP No-Limit Hold’em||$1,111|
|Wed, Nov 10 15:00||69||Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better||$1,500|
|Thu, Nov 11 12:00||70A||CRAZY EIGHTS No-Limit Hold'em 8-Handed||$888|
|Thu, Nov 11 15:00||71||BOUNTY Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed||$1,500|
|Fri, Nov 12 12:00||70B||CRAZY EIGHTS No-Limit Hold'em 8-Handed||$888|
|Fri, Nov 12 15:00||72||Mixed No-Limit Hold'em; Pot-Limit Omaha (8-Handed)||$1,500|
|Sat, Nov 13 12:00||70C||CRAZY EIGHTS No-Limit Hold'em 8-Handed||$888|
|Sat, Nov 13 15:00||73||Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship||$10,000|
|Sun, Nov 14 12:00||70D||CRAZY EIGHTS No-Limit Hold'em 8-Handed||$888|
|Sun, Nov 14 15:00||74||Mixed Big Bet Event||$2,500|
|Mon, Nov 15 11:00||75||Freezeout No-Limit Holdem||$1,500|
|Mon, Nov 15 15:00||76||Super Turbo Bounty No-Limit Hold'em (freezeout)||$10,000|
|Tue, Nov 16 11:00||77||FIFTY STACK No-Limit Hold’em||$1,500|
|Tue, Nov 16 15:00||78||Razz Championship||$10,000|
|Wed, Nov 17 11:00||79||Poker Hall of Fame Bounty No-Limit Hold'em (freezeout)||$1,979|
|Wed, Nov 17 15:00||80||6-Handed Pot-Limit Omaha||$3,000|
|Thu, Nov 18 11:00||81||No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack||$800|
|Thu, Nov 18 15:00||82||Super High Roller No-Limit Hold'em||$250,000|
|Fri, Nov 19 11:00||83A||The Closer - No-Limit Hold’em||$1,500|
|Fri, Nov 19 15:00||84||HIGH ROLLER Pot-Limit Omaha||$50,000|
|Sat, Nov 20 11:00||83B||The Closer - No-Limit Hold’em||$1,500|
|Sat, Nov 20 15:00||85||HIGH ROLLER No-Limit Hold’em||$50,000|
|Sun, Nov 21 12:00||86||Super Turbo No-Limit Hold'em||$1,000|
|Sun, Nov 21 15:00||87||High Roller No-Limit Hold’em||$100,000|
|Mon, Nov 22 12:00||88||8-Handed No-Limit Hold'em||$5,000|
This Year's Main WSOP Changes
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.