The World Series of Poker has officially announced the entire schedule for the in-person edition of the annual pinnacle poker festival in Las Vegas. A total of 88 WSOP gold bracelet events are scheduled from Thursday, September 30, until Tuesday, November 23. It will all play out at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino right in Sin City as all eyes will be set on the return of the largest live poker festival after two years.
The various rooms of the Rio Convention Center will host a wide array of tournaments and poker enthusiasts from all over the world will look forward to the 2021 WSOP Main Event. With a price tag of $10,000 it may not be a bargain but ought to be on the bucket list for all aspiring poker players. Will a new record be set in the upcoming installment?
There are four starting flights scheduled from Thursday, November 4 until Sunday November 7. Two Day 2s follow thereafter before all survivors then combine to a single field for the first time. The final table will be played out on two consecutive days on November 16 and 17.
But that’s just one of 88 tournaments that will award poker’s most coveted prize. It all kicks off on September 30 with three events including Event #2: $25,000 H.O.R.S.E., which is a new tournament on the schedule. One day later on October 1, the first of three flights for Event #4 The Reunion is scheduled. For a buy-in of just $500, one of the signature tournaments comes with a massive $5 million guarantee.
Popular events such as The Millionaire Maker, Monster Stack, Double Stack, Colossus and The Closer all retur,n as well and will certainly award multi-million dollar prize pools. More Freezeout tournaments will return to the schedule as well and mixed game specialists will look forward to the reoccurring Deuce to Seven Single Draw NL variant.
Poker Hall of Fame Bounty
To commemorate the start of the Poker Hall of Fame (PHOF) in 1979, this special event will feature a buy-in of $1,979. All living Hall of Fame members will be invited to enter free of charge and this will fill the field with some legends of the game. Even Doyle Brunson announced on social media platform Twitter that he plans on taking part in some upcoming WSOP tournaments this year.
This special freezeout Event #79 is scheduled to take place towards the end of the festival. Only one starting day is available on November 17 and the two-day event is scheduled to kick off at 11am local time. The registration is available for the first nine levels of 40 minutes each and each player receives 30,000 in chips. Every Hall of Famer will be a special bounty target.
The Stakes are Increasing at the World Series of Poker 2021
Several High Roller tournaments are part of the schedule. The most well-known of them, Event #60: Poker Players Championship 6-Handed, comes with a $50,000 price tag as per usual. However, nine poker variants will be played instead of eight. The tournament commences on October 31 and runs for five days in total to determine the best all-rounder among its peers.
Four tournaments will feature a buy-in of $50,000 along with another four that come at an expense of $25,000. The $10,000 Championship Events remain whereas two six-figure buy-ins have been included in the extensive schedule as well.
On November 18, Event #82 Super High Roller will cost $250,000 to enter and run for three days. All those to reach the final table can then late register to Event #87 High Roller on November 21, which comes with an entry fee of $100,000.
The final stages of the festival also include the new Event #84 High Roller Pot-Limit Omaha. It is one of three high stakes showdowns in the four-card variant and costs $50,000 to enter. Running at half the expense will be Event #53 $25,000 High Roller PLO on October 27.
Towards the start of the series on October 5, Event #11 Heads Up No-Limit Hold’em Championship will take place. The buy-in was increased from $10,000 to $25,000 and the tournament features a cap of 64 entrants. It is certain to attract some of the biggest names in the world of poker.
Flip & Go Bracelet Up For Grabs
As part of the schedule, partner site GGPoker will present one of the gold bracelet events on October 10 and 11. Event #20 Flip & Go No Limit Hold’em will feature a very similar format as the popular game type on the GGPoker Network. The first table will run as a flip out and each winner will reach the regular MTT stage.
Two starting days are available and the first hand of the event is played pineapple style on each table. All participants have to discard one of their hole cards after the flop while everyone at the table is all-in. The single survivors will be in the money and then play down to a winner in regular NLHE.
Budget Events and Upcoming Satellites
Players with a smaller budget also have the chance to take a shot a glory. Satellites will provide the chance to win a seat for a fraction of the buy-in. Furthermore, several tournaments feature buy-ins of under $1,000 as well.
The most affordable WSOP bracelet tournament will be Event #55 COLOSSUS. It costs just $400 to enter and each of the two starting days reaches the money. However, the usual PLO variant PLOSSUS is not part of the 2021 WSOP schedule this time.
Event #63 SALUTE to Warriors with a buy-in of $500 returns, as does the LITTLE ONE FOR ONE DROP with a $1,111 price tag. CRAZY EIGHTS also takes place once more with the signature buy-in of $888.
As far as online satellites are concerned, Natural8 players will have the chance to win their trip to Las Vegas as of August 1. Alongside the upcoming 2021 WSOP Online Bracelet Events, qualifiers for the in-person festival in Sin City take place for the first time on the GGPN.
Several winners from previous flagship online festivals on Asia’s leading online poker site may also very well head to Las Vegas as well this Fall. After all, they have earned LiveX sponsorships throughout the last 12 months thanks to their efforts in marquee competitions. Stay tuned for more as the return of the WSOP gold bracelet action is just around the corner.
For a full schedule of events, visit WSOP.com where you can also download the full schedule to help you plan your World Series of Poker 2021 journey.
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