For one 12 months only the $10,000 Championship occasion will only enable vaccinated gamers over the age of 55 to take part.
Normally the WSOP schedule has been introduced by now, however due to the plain journey restrictions brought on by the pandemic there are nonetheless no agency dates for when the collection will happen.
Last night time it was confirmed, nonetheless, that the $10,000 championship occasion would require gamers to be vaccinated. Because of the logistical issues that include verifying the vaccine passports of the numerous totally different international locations sending gamers to the WSOP, only gamers over the age of 55 will be in a position to attend.
Given that it’s anticipated most over 55s can have had not less than one shot of vaccine by the beginning of the collection, the date for which nonetheless has not been confirmed, this was deemed the only viable method to make sure that many of the discipline was vaccinated.
To compensate the numerous gamers beneath the age of 55 who needed to play for bracelets this 12 months, it’s anticipated that on-line bracelet occasions will be introduced in a while this month.
We may nonetheless anticipate a giant discipline, as in 2019 over 5,900 gamers entered the final reside Seniors Event to happen on the Rio.
One participant who is alleged to be delighted with the transfer is all time bracelet chief Phil Hellmuth, who will flip 57 in July. He was, nonetheless, too shy to make a public assertion.
No extra phrase on the remainder of the 2021 WSOP schedule however it’s anticipated to function much more seven card stud this 12 months and earlier end instances each single day to account for this skewing of the demographics.
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