A reside and in-particular person World Series of Poker is formally set to return in 2021!
WSOP organizers formally introduced the dates for this 12 months’s reside sequence, which will probably be held from Sept. 30 – Nov. 23. The Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino will as soon as once more play host to the most important match sequence the poker world has to supply, regardless of current information that the venue will quickly be rebranding.
The precise schedule of occasions has not but been introduced for the 2021 WSOP, however organizers mentioned that the primary weekend of the sequence, “…is expected to feature a special charity event to benefit frontline health workers, a $25,000 H.O.R.S.E. and a $5 million [guaranteed] No-Limit Hold’em event billed as ‘The Reunion.’”
The $10,000 no-restrict maintain’em primary occasion that gamers know and love is presently deliberate with a kickoff date of Thursday, Nov. 4, with the occasion working via Wednesday, Nov. 17. There will probably be 4 beginning flights this 12 months, spanning from Nov. 4-7. The announcement describes the beginning day breakdown, and the way gamers from these flights will probably be damaged up for day 2, within the following method: “Players participating on Thursday or Friday will have their Day 2 on Monday, Nov. 8 if they survive the first day with chips. Those selecting Saturday or Sunday for an opening flight will play their Day 2 on Tuesday, Nov. 9, with the fields combining on Wednesday, Nov. 10.”
“This year, more than ever, we embrace our role at the WSOP to deliver memorable experiences and bring this community of poker lovers back together. In 2021, the theme is, get vaccinated and get back to Vegas,” mentioned WSOP Executive Director Ty Stewart.
According to the discharge, “specific COVID-19 safety protocols and other related 2021 tournament policies will be reviewed with gaming regulators in the lead-up to the event. The World Series of Poker will be compliant with all directives from the state of Nevada regarding social distancing and capacity limits on the tournament dates.”
More particulars concerning the full schedule are anticipated to be launched by this summer time.
While a reside sequence is again within the playing cards this 12 months, the success of the 2020 WSOP Online has led organizers to proceed that new custom in 2021. As with final 12 months’s providing, the 2021 WSOP Online will supply a full slate of gold bracelet occasions all through the summer time. The occasions will probably be break up between the International-facing GGPoker and the US-going through WSOP.com, which is able to maintain the home tournaments on its All-American Poker Network starting Thursday, July 1. That sequence will conclude with a $1,000 purchase-in championship occasion. The full schedule for the WSOP Online home sequence is predicted to be launched on Apr. 15. The International schedule is predicted quickly after that.
In addition to the reside WSOP in LAs Vegas and the net sequence in the summertime, the WSOP Europe can also be anticipated to return in 2021. The King’s Casino in Rozvadov, Czech Republic is about to as soon as once more play host, with a 15-bracelet-occasion schedule that can run Friday, Nov. 19 via Tuesday, Dec. 8, topic to regulatory approval.
“We hope and anticipate travel restrictions will ease by the fall,” mentioned Stewart. “It’s important to us that we have an excellent tournament schedule available to our European players.”
Expected highlights embody the €10,000 purchase-in WSOP Europe no-restrict maintain’em primary occasion and a €50,000 purchase-in excessive curler match.
Stay tuned to CardPlayer for up-to-date data on the total schedules for all of these WSOP sequence when that data is made public.