WSOP.com Reveals Full Schedule For 2021
The WSOP.com has now announced its complete US schedule planned for the World Series of Poker (WSOP) online for 2021. While the online version of the World Series of Poker will run from July 1 through August 1, featuring as it goes a cool 33 gold bracelets, this year’s live WSOP schedule has been pushed out until September 30 through November 23 – nearly 4 months later than its usual May to July time slot.
WSOP organisers late last week revealed that the reasoning behind the push-out is the obvious reality that the world continues to deal with the effects of the global health crisis. Although the WSOP said things certainly do appear to look up when compared to the beginning of the year, it recognised that pushing the event back by a number of months would afford organisers more time to consult with the Nevada Health Department about how to host the world’s largest Poker festival in a responsible and health-conscious way.
The push-out also gives people more time to get their jabs. There’s a long way yet to go to eventually get back to normal, said the WSOP.
The Online Format
As for the internet version of things, one tournament will run each and every day between July 1st and August 1st – save for Sunday, July 25. This date will see two major online events roll out both their single-day events: the $7,777 buy-in Lucky 7’s High Roller event, and the $500 buy-in Kick-Off single day event.
Although there won’t be any “Main Event” forming part of this year’s online tour, the WSOP has decided to throw in a final week’s worth of play. The inaugural WSOP.com “Championship Week” will feature a $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em highlight event – something many believe will double up for what would traditionally have been the “Main Event”.
The WSOP Online 2021 will eventually conclude with the No-Limit Hold’em Grand Finale.
Also different to previous years, will be this year’s $10,000 live Main Event with its four staring flights instead of the usual three.
Scheduled to run November 4 through November 17, the event will hopefully be in a position to make its return to the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.
Also added to this year’s live schedule is a special $5 million guaranteed No-Limit Hold’em charity event named “The Reunion”. All proceeds will go for the benefit of frontline healthcare workers in the United States.