The announcement of the World Series of Poker in 2021 took place on April 1, and many people did not even believe that the series would still be held offline. But the organizers were quick to clarify that this is not an April Fool’s joke, so in this article, Pokeroff will tell you everything that is known at the moment about the WSOP 2021.
The main thing to know is that three versions of the World Series await players this year. There will be an offline WSOP in the USA, WSOP Online and WSOP Europe at the end of the year.
In summer, wait only for WSOP Online
On the usual summer dates, this time not an offline festival will be held, but its online version. Let us remind you that in 2020 the WSOP Online was held in two places at once – separately for Americans at the WSOP dot-com, and also separately for Europeans on the GGPOKEROK platform. Moreover, within the framework of the latter, a Guinness world record was set – a poker tournament with the largest prize pool of $ 27.5 million was held at GG.
July 1 in the poker network All-American Poker Network starts WSOP Online, in which only those who are physically located in the states of Delaware, Nevada and New Jersey will be able to play. AAPN essentially combines all the WSOP and 888poker rooms on the same software that operate in the states represented.
According to preliminary information, the final event of the series will cost $ 1000 Championship, and the full schedule is still unknown – it will be published on April 15. Satellites to WSOP Online events will run with buy-ins starting at $ 1.
The official announcement on the WSOP website turned out to be laconic about the series for the rest of the world. The silence of the organizers looks at least strange, because last year’s online series on the GG platform was incredibly successful, judging by the numbers. True, all this was subsequently blurred by the second “hybrid” Main Event, which left an extremely negative opinion among the audience.
According to confirmed information, the international WSOP will take place at GGPOKEROK, only the exact dates will be announced in a couple of weeks.
Good old WSOP at Rio
The World Series of Poker as a classic festival will take place towards the end of autumn. Preliminary dates September 30 – November 23… The venue is the Rio Casino, which is currently undergoing renovation. The renovation will take place throughout the building and will affect both hotel rooms and all kinds of common areas (swimming pools, food courts, casinos). They also plan to get rid of the “Brazilian motives” in the design.
The organizers warn that for the series they will still need permission from the supervisory authorities. Perhaps they want to absolve themselves of responsibility for the potential cancellation of the episode shortly before it starts. By the way, Caesars Entertainment hotels are already accepting requests for booking dates.
In the first week of the series, they promise to hold several significant events:
- $ 25,000 HORSE buy-in tournament
- Charity tournament for healthcare workers
- $ 5,000,000 Guaranteed Hold’em Tournament The Reunion
The $ 10,000 WSOP 2021 Main Event is scheduled for November 4th.
WSOP Europe for those who won’t fly to the USA
Closing the 2021 WSOP season will be the European leg of the series. It will be held at the King’s Casino in Rozvadov (Czech Republic) with November 19 to December 8… The schedule has not yet been published, but there is already confirmed information about three things:
- There will be 15 bracelet tournaments in total
- The main event will have a buy-in of € 10,000
- The high roller tournament will be held with a buy-in of € 50,000.
Recall that the last WSOP Europe took place in 2019, when the Greek was declared the champion of the Main Event Alexandros Colonias. Parallel to this event was a fierce race for the title of “WSOP Player of the Year”, where Negreanu lost offensively.
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