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The World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE) is coming back at the end of the year after a pandemic-enforced two-year break. One of the largest casinos of Europe, King’s Resort in Rozvadov, Czech Republic, will once again play host to this mega-series.
The WSOPE 2021 edition is slated to run from November 19 to December 8, starting just as the WSOP annual series in Las Vegas would be wounding up. Boasting €11.5 Million in prize pool guarantees, the series will feature 15 bracelet events with buy-ins ranging from €350 to €50,000.
Starting almost three months before WSOP Europe will be the WSOP Circuit from August 12 to September 12. There will be 17 WSOP Circuit Gold Rings and €3,640,000 in guaranteed prizes, taking the total prize money to over €15 Million for the two festivals put together.
2021 WSOPE Schedule
|November 19||The Opener (NLHE)||€350||€300,000|
|November 20||Pot Limit Omaha Eight-Max||€550||€200,000|
|November 21||Mini Main Event||€1,350||€600,000|
|November 24||Pot Limit Omaha||€2,000||€200,000|
|November 24||The Colossus (NLHE)||€550||€1,000,000|
|November 25||Classic Freezeout (NLHE)||€1,000||€150,000|
|November 25||PLO/NLHE Mix||€1,650||€200,000|
|November 26||Short Deck||€2,500||€200,000|
|November 27||Pot Limit Omaha||€5,000||€150,000|
|November 29||Bounty Hunter (NLHE)||€1,100||€200,000|
|November 29||Platinum High Roller (NLHE)||€25,000||€1,000,000|
|November 30||Six-Max (NLHE)||€1,650||€200,000|
|December 1||Eight-Game Mix||€2,000||€150,000|
|December 2||Diamond High Roller (NLHE)||€50,000||€2,000,000|
|December 3||WSOPE Main Event||€10,350||€5,000,000|
The WSOP annual series is also set to make a comeback after almost 26 months. The 88-bracelet event schedule runs from September 30 to November 23 later this year at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino. The WSOP Europe is now another exciting opportunity for players to get their hands on the coveted gold bracelets.
There will be over 150 WSOP bracelets awarded through the year, with the first lot of 33 bracelets on offer at the WSOP Online Series currently underway on WSOP.com. Open to players geo-located in Nevada and New Jersey, the series runs from July 1-31.
The route to another 33 bracelets opens up for the rest of the world when GGPoker hosts the international leg of the series from August 1 to 31.
The 2020 edition of WSOP and WSOP Europe had to be cancelled because of the pandemic, but WSOP Director Gregory Chochon is eagerly anticipating a reunion. “We can’t wait to return to King’s Resort for the 2021 WSOP Europe and bringing bracelets back to Europe. King’s Resort has become the center of the poker world in Europe, and it’s the best place for a poker reunion all players can celebrate.”
Events to Watch Out For at the WSOPE
The star attraction at the series will undoubtedly be the €10,500 entry buy-in WSOPE NLH Main Event. The event runs from December 3 to 8 and sports a €5 Million prize pool guarantee.
Alexander Kolonias was the winner of the WSOPE Main Event in the 2019 edition when he claimed his maiden gold bracelet and a payday worth €1,133,678. He defeated Claas Segebrecht in a heads-up challenge.
There are two other events with seven-figure guarantees. The €25K NLH Platinum High Roller runs from November 29 to 30 and features a €1 Million guarantee. There is also the €50K NLH Diamond High Roller with a €2,000,000 guarantee, scheduled from December 2 to 3.
The other events that are assured to register massive participation include the WSOPE 2021 NLH opener, WSOPE Mini Main Event, and the WSOP NLH Opener.
WSOP Circuit Set to Commence in August
Before the WSOP annual series and WSOPE, players can look forward to the WSOP Circuit that acts as a perfect precursor to the busy WSOP season. The series runs from August 12 to September 12 with 17 Gold Ring events guaranteeing €3,640,000 in prize money between them.
2021 WSOP Circuit Schedule
|Srl No.||Starting Dates||Event|
|1||August 12-16||€200 King's Opener No-Limit Hold'em -- €300,000 Guarantee|
|2||August 17 & 18||€440 6-Handed No-Limit Hold'em -- €50,000 Guarantee|
|3||August 18 - 23||€330 NLH KENTA Bounty Hunter (€100 Bounty) -- €400,000 Guarantee|
|4||Aug-24||€250 NLH Senior Event 50+ -- €20,000 Guarantee|
|5||August 25||€250 NLH Ladies Event -- €10,000 Guarantee|
|6||August 25 - 30||€250 NLH Mini Main Event -- €500,000 Guarantee|
|7||August 29 - 30||€660 NLH Fiftystack -- €100,000 Guarantee|
|8||August 30||€550 PLO Bounty Hunter (€150 Bounty) -- €50,000 Guarantee|
|9||August 31 - September 1||€550 PLO/NLH Mixed -- €50,000 Guarantee|
|10||September 1 & 2||€440 Omaha Hi/Lo Pot Limit -- €50,000 Guarantee|
|11||September 2 - 6||€550 NLH Monsterstack -- €500,000 Guarantee|
|12||September 5||€440 7-Card Stud Limit -- €10,000 Guarantee|
|13||September 6 - 7||€440 6-Handed Pot Limit Omaha -- €50,000 Guarantee|
|14||September 7||€1,100 5-Card PLO -- €50,000 Guarantee|
|15||September 7 - 8||€2,000 8-Handed 2K Pot Limit Omaha -- €200,000 Guarantee|
|16||September 8 - 9||€3,000 3K 8-Handed NLH -- €300,000 Guarantee|
|15||September 10 - 14||€1,700 WSOP Circuit Main Event -- €1,000,000 Guarantee|
The WSOPC NLH Main Event has been scheduled from September 10 to 14, and it will be one of the biggest live poker events this summer with a €1 Million guarantee.
The WSOPC NLH KENTA Bounty Hunter is a new tournament added to the schedule with a €400,000 guarantee. It has an entry buy-in of €330 and is slated to run from August 13 to 18.
The WSOPC Mini Main Event (September 2 to 6) is one of the best value tournaments on the schedule. It has an affordable €250 entry buy-in and a prize pool guarantee of €500,000.
At the announcement of the WSOP Europe and WSOPC schedule, Leon Tsoukernik, owner of King’s Resort, said, “After the difficult year 2020, we are excited to give the players what they deserve and have been waiting for, the biggest tournament series in Europe with the biggest guarantees. We are looking forward to giving top service and hospitality for all poker players as per King’s Resort standards.”
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