After announcing earlier in the year that the World Series of Poker would be back in live form later in 2021, we now know the full schedule of events. From September 30 to November 23, the WSOP will return to the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino to host 88 gold bracelet events. The same old same old can be found on the schedule as well as a few new options.
WSOP Schedule Details
Buy-ins for the WSOP will range from $400 to $250,000. Organizers are offering online and in-person registration, both opening in August. The online registration is sure to be a hit as players will be able to buy-in from home and then show up to compete on the day of the event.
The WSOP is very excited to be welcoming back players to the felt and is working hard to ensure that the series will be successful. Ty Stewart, the WSOP Executive Director, commented that they are expecting a full house and this year will be particularly memorable.
The schedule includes several options that are sure to entice players to Las Vegas. On October 1, The Reunion will take place, featuring a low $500 buy-in with a $5 million guaranteed prize pool. This event must have 10,000 players in order to meet the guarantee. Players can take part in starting flights from Friday to Sunday.
GGPoker is helping out this year, providing a Flip and Go event with a $1,000 buy-in. The Flip and Go is a popular format provided by the online poker site and will now be transformed to a live event. When competing, players will be all-in preflop on the first hand. Three cards are dealt and each player must select two to keep.
At each table, one player will win. The winning players move into the money and then compete based on traditional rules. This event is a gamble and it will be interesting to see who takes the risk.
Paying tribute to Poker Hall of Fame members, the WSOP is offering a Poker Hall of Fame Bounty event on November 17. Living members of the Hall of Fame can compete for free while others must pay the $1,979 to compete with the legends.
We have heard that Doyle Brunson plans on competing in a few events this year, coming out of retirement to do so. This might be one he plans to play in since he is a member of the Hall of Fame. Each player from the Hall of Fame will have a bounty on their hand worth the same amount as the year they were inducted.
Of course, everyone wants to know about the Main Event. This tournament will start on November 4 and include four starting flights. The buy-in is $10,00 as always. The tournament will play the final table on November 16 and 17.
The series will also include a Seniors Double Up event with a $1,000 buy-in and Old School Freezeouts. A Nosebleed PLO is also on the schedule, with a buy-in of $50,000. This is the largest buy-in ever for a PLO event in the series.