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Precisely two weeks after dropping the tentative dates or a live annual WSOP stop in Las Vegas and confirming WSOP Online’s return, WSOP.com, on April 14, unveiled the complete schedule for the domestic leg (open only to players located in Nevada & New Jersey) of WSOP Online 2021.
The resounding success of the inaugural WSOP Online last year had all but confirmed a rerun this year. And since the health emergency is still far from over, WSOP Online was always on the cards.
The online series kicks off on the All-American Poker Network, WSOP.com, on July 1, 2021, and will award as many as 33 bracelets across its month-long run until August 1 – two more bracelets than the 31 WSOP.com handed out last year. Once again, only players geo-located in Nevada and New Jersey can play, although the press release by WSOP.com carries the caveat that new jurisdictions could be added pending regulatory approval.
The WSOP has branded the schedule into theme-based weeks. So, if Week #1 is the Premier Week (July 1 – 8), coming up next is the Micro Madness (July 8 – 11), PLO Week (July 12 – 21), Double Bracelet Day (July 25), and the closing chapter, i.e., the Championship Week (July 26 – August 1).
The series will wind down with the $1 Million GTD $500 NLHE Grand Finale on the series’ closing day, i.e., August 1.
Talking about the US schedule, WSOP Executive Director Ty Stewart said, “Poker deserves a big finish to 2021, and we’re looking to heat things up this summer. We expect to offer great value tournaments as well as comprehensive satellites to qualify for Las Vegas in the Fall.”
The WSOP tweeted the announcement.
ONLINE GOLD BRACELET SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED👀The most prestigious online event of the summer IS HERE. Revamped set includes a 2x bracelet day and a Grand Finale with a $1 Million GTD–you don’t want to miss our biggest summer yet!
— WSOP (@WSOP) April 14, 2021
Here’s a quick look into the 2021 WSOP Online for US Players:
> Premiere Week (July 1 – 8): The series kicks off with the $500 buy-in NLHE The Big 500 Kick-Off, and there are eight events in the opening week, headlined by the $2,000 buy-in Event #6 NLHE Deepstack on July 6.
> Micro Madness (July 9 – 11): Three tourneys with buy-ins ranging from $333 to $400
> PLO Week (July 12 – 21): There are 10 events slotted through the week, three of them being PLO events, including Event #16 $600 PLO 6-Handed, Event #19 $888 PLO Crazy Eights, and Event #21 $600 PLO 6-Handed. The headliner will the $5,300 buy-in Event #15 NLHE High Roller Freezeout on July 15
> Double Bracelet Day (July 25): Featured two bracelet attractions on the same day.
> $7,777 buy-in Event #25 NLHE Lucky 7’s High Roller
> 500 buy-in Event #26 NLHE The Big 500 Encore
> Championship Week (July 26 – August 1): There are Seven Championship events lined up through the week. The biggest event of the week is the $3,200 buy-in Event #28 NLHE High Roller Championship.
Headlining the closing week will be the $1 Million GTD $500 buy-in Event #33 NLHE Grand Finale.
|July 1||Event #1 NLHE The BIG 500 Kick-Off||$500|
|July 2||Event #2 NLHE MonsterStack||$600|
|July 3||Event #3 Hold 'em Turbo Deepstack||$500|
|July 4||Event #4 NLHE Super Turbo||$500|
|July 5||Event #5 NLHE 8-Max||$1,000|
|July 6||Event #6 NLHE Deepstack||$2,000|
|July 7||Event #7 NLHE Lucky 7's||$777|
|July 8||Event #8 NLHE Crazy Eights||$888|
|Micro Madness||July 9||Event #9 NLHE 6-Max||$400|
|July 10||Event #10 NLHE||$333|
|July 11||Event #11 NLHE Ultra Deepstack||$400|
|PLO Week||July 12||Event #12 NLHE Turbo Deepstack||$500|
|July 13||Event #13 NLHE Freezeout||$1,000|
|July 14||Event #14 NLHE||$500|
|July 15||Event #15 High Roller Freezeout||$5,300|
|July 16||Event #16 PLO8 6-Handed||$600|
|July 17||Event #17 NLHE 8-Max||$400|
|July 18||Event #18 NLHE North American Open||$1,000|
|July 19||Event #19 PLO Crazy Eights - 8 Handed||$888|
|July 20||Event #20 NLHE High Roller||$3,200|
|July 21||Event #21 PLO 6-Handed||$600|
|July 22||Event #22 NLHe Knockout||$600|
|July 23||Event #23 NLHE Turbo||$500|
|July 24||Event #24 NLHE Hold'em Monsterstack||$400|
|Double Bracelet Day||July 25||Event #25 NLHE Lucky 7's High Roller||$7,777|
|July 25||Event #26 NLHE The Big 500 Encore||$500|
|Championship Week||July 26||Event #27 PLO Championship||$1,000|
|July 27||Event #28 NLHE High Roller Championship||$3,200|
|July 28||Event #29 NLHE 8-Max Turbo Deepstack Championship||$800|
|July 29||Event #30 NLHE 6-Max Championship||$600|
|July 30||Event #31 NLHE Summer Saver||$500|
|July 31||Event #32 NLHE Championship||$1,000|
|August 1||Event #33 NLHE Grand Finale||$500|
Debuting on the virtual felts for the first time, the 2020 WSOP Online was held from July 1 to 31, 2020, on WSOP.com. The international leg ran from July 19 to September 6, 2020, on GGPoker.
The US leg of WSOP Online drew over a record 283,983 entries across 31 bracelet events, awarding close to $27 Million in prize money, making it the largest online poker series ever hosted in the regulated US markets. The $1,000 NLH Online Championship shattered all past records by registering over 2,000 entries to become the first online tourney in the US market to collect over $2 Million in prize money.
Now that we know what to expect in WSOP Online’s domestic schedule, all ears are out for the brand’s announcement on the series’ international schedule, which is expected to be confirmed in the next few weeks!