The 2021 WSOP Schedule is Right here!
Ever given that we learned back in April that the 2021 World Series of Poker would be live in the fall, we have been counting the days. There are currently just beneath 100 days to go till kick-off, by the way.
This week, the WSOP did us the kindness of publishing their schedule. As you may think about, we have been studying it assiduously. Not surprisingly, some things stay the identical as previous years, and some items have changed.
WSOP Schedule Similarities
Most of the old standards can be found inside the 2021 WSOP schedule. You will find the $ten,000 Major Event. There is a Ladies tournament. There are Seniors, and Super-Seniors events, as well as a range of PLO and mixed games. There is also the crowd-pleasing Tag Group occasion.
It appears that the WSOP will also continue the traditions of Day-to-day Deep Stacks, satellites, and the Tiny A single for 1 Drop.
Regardless of years of rumors of a venue modify, the 2021 WSOP will play out at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
So what has changed?
A big theme this year is that the WSOP is bringing back freeze-outs in higher numbers. There are a number of tournaments in 2021 which are enabling only a single entry. No rebuys, no re-entries. Personally, I’m a fan. I hate playing tournaments exactly where the guy with the ability to rebuy (or add on) the most, has a massive advantage. As I created my WSOP tournament plans this week, I leaned toward freeze-outs when attainable.
There are also a quantity of new events. This year’s WSOP attributes a COVID-relief charity event. Also, on October 1 there is a Reunion event with a $5M prize pool. While the Seniors Event is a perennial preferred, this year for the initial time there will be two beginning days.
In what will undoubtedly be a new preferred, the Poker Hall of Fame bounty tournament will invite living Hall of Fame members to freeroll into the $1,979 No-Limit Hold’em tournament open to all players. Each and every participating player will have a bounty corresponding to the year they had been inducted into poker’s most exclusive club and the 2021 PHOF inductee will be announced.
Craziest New WSOP Occasion
In what I envision as a moment of sheer insanity, the WSOP decided to introduce a $1,000 Flip N Go. In this occasion, each and every player will be all in preflop on the 1st hand. They will be dealt three cards (as in Pineapple) and select two to play. 1 player will win the table and quickly forward into the cash, where the tournament will then play out beneath a conventional structure. Who wants to play $1,000 for a single bingo hand? I guess we will locate out!
I don’t know about you, but I’m already functioning via my WSOP schedule. I am also waiting to see what other offerings will be in town this October to round out my WSOP experience with a couple of tournaments elsewhere in Vegas. Planet Hollywood Goliath Tag Team Switch, anyone?