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The Return of the WSOP: 88 Bracelet Events Await Poker Players

Image Source: 2021 World Series of Poker Poker players around the world have been eagerly awaiting the return of the World Series of Poker (WSOP), and now the wait is almost over. After a 26-month...

2021 World Series of Poker Image Source: 2021 World Series of Poker

Poker players around the world have been eagerly awaiting the return of the World Series of Poker (WSOP), and now the wait is almost over. After a 26-month hiatus, the WSOP is set to take place at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas from September 30 to November 23, 2021.

The release of the official 2021 WSOP schedule has sparked excitement among poker enthusiasts. With a staggering 88 gold bracelet events and buy-ins ranging from $400 to $250,000, this year's WSOP promises to be a thrilling experience for players of all levels.

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WSOP Executive Director, Ty Stewart, expressed his enthusiasm for the upcoming event, saying, "Make no mistake, the 2021 WSOP will be the real deal and we’re preparing for a full house. Throughout the storied history of the WSOP, this year will be particularly memorable and we’re preparing for a poker reunion all players can celebrate."

Jack Effel, WSOP Vice President and Tournament Director, echoed this sentiment, stating, "We could not be more excited to welcome everyone back to Las Vegas and the Rio. The entire WSOP team is hard at work to ensure players have the absolute best experience possible."

Highlights of the WSOP Schedule

One of the most anticipated events of the WSOP is the $10,000 Main Event, which will have four starting flights to choose from. Starting on November 4 and continuing until November 7, players will have multiple chances to secure their spot at the Main Event Final Table, which will take place on November 16 and 17.

In addition to the classic WSOP events such as The Millionaire Maker, Monster Stack, Double Stack, Colossus, and The Closer, this year's schedule includes several new and exciting tournaments. Here are some highlights:

  • October 1: The Reunion - A $500 buy-in event with a massive $5,000,000 guaranteed prize pool. To meet the guarantee, the opening weekend must attract 10,000 participants.
  • October 5: $25,000 Heads Up No-Limit Hold’em Championship - The WSOP’s annual heads-up championship with an increased buy-in of $25,000, capped at 64 players.
  • October 10: $1,000 Flip and Go Presented by GGPoker - A live adaptation of the popular online format, where players are all in preflop on the first hand, selecting two out of three cards dealt.
  • October 27-28: $1,000 Seniors Doubles Up - The Seniors No-Limit Hold’em Championship now offers two starting days, with one optional re-entry per flight.
  • October 6, 13, 18, 21, and 24: Old School Freezeouts Return - Freezeout tournaments are making a comeback, offering a true freezeout experience for buy-ins ranging from $500 to $5,000.
  • October 31: Deuce to Seven Single Draw NL Returns - The Poker Players’ Championship expands to nine games with the return of 2-7 Single Draw NL.
  • November 17: Poker Hall of Fame Bounty - Living Hall of Fame members will be invited to a $1,979 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em tournament open to all players.
  • November 19: Nosebleed PLO - The highest-ever buy-in PLO tournament ($50,000) in WSOP history.

Alongside these exciting events, the WSOP will also host Daily Deepstack tournaments and satellite tournaments in the Pavilion Room.

Extensive Coverage and Streaming

The 2021 World Series of Poker will enjoy increased coverage thanks to a new partnership with CBS Sports. A minimum of 15 hours of coverage will be dedicated to the Main Event, exclusively produced by Poker Central. PokerNews will also provide live reporting of the entire event.

Online Bracelets and WSOP.com

While the WSOP.com online bracelets will be awarded in July, with 33 bracelets available to players in New Jersey and Nevada, there won't be any additional online bracelet events during the Fall 2021 WSOP. However, players can compete on both WSOP.com and GGPoker to secure their seats at live gold bracelet events.

The 2021 WSOP schedule offers a diverse range of events, with a total of 88 gold bracelets up for grabs across various poker disciplines. Whether you're a seasoned pro or a passionate amateur, this year's WSOP is shaping up to be an unforgettable experience.

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