WSOP 2021 Updates Announced
We have less than four months to go until the 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP) begins on Thursday, 30 September. Throughout the global Poker community, a vivid sense of excitement is brewing as players look forward to returning to Las Vegas and the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. This event promises to be a remarkable and potentially momentous one.
To date, some details of the 2021 WSOP have been released online, but players are still waiting to find out more about the schedule.
Below, you will find the details that have already been confirmed.
WSOP Opening Weekend
While the information that has been released so far has been very limited, the preliminary details of the event’s Opening Weekend are as follows:
The Reunion will see a $5 million guaranteed, no-limit Hold’em event take place.
The event’s organisers have confirmed that a $25,000 H.O.R.S.E. event will form a part of the Opening Weekend’s overall events.
During the WSOP’s Opening Weekend, a charity event will be held. This particular event will benefit frontline health workers.
WSOP Event Dates
The official start date for the World Series of Poker 2021 is Thursday, 30 September. It is expected to run all the way through until 23 November. This marks a move away from the traditional summer slot of May to June. The event has been held in summer every year since the mid-2000s.
Ty Stewart, the WSOP Executive Director, told reporters that he is ready for prop bets to begin on whether or not this will be the biggest WSOP ever held. He guaranteed players and spectators that come fall, we will all be treated to a fully-fledged version of the summers that we all remember.
WSOP Main Event
This year’s World Series of Poker Main Event is scheduled to start on Thursday, 4 November and run until Wednesday, 17 November. Players will be able to choose from four starting flights scheduled between 4 to 7 November.
To date, the schedule for 2021’s WSOP has not yet been released. Last year, however, saw the event organisers releasing a schedule that comprised of 101 events. These included 87 live events and 14 online events.
All of these events were announced in stages, with key weekend and signature events, as well as the $10,000 championship events, announced in late December of 2019.
January of last year saw 24 tournaments in the ‘Value Menu’ and six tournaments in the ‘Freezeout Series’ unveiled.