The highly-anticipated 2021 WSOP schedule has been released, and a total of 88 WSOP bracelets will be awarded when the WSOP returns to the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino from September 30 to November 23, 2021.
In April, the WSOP announced the return of WSOP Online, WSOP Europe, and the WSOP with dates announced for all three series. A few weeks later, the WSOP Online schedule was released that will see 33 WSOP bracelets awarded from July 1 to August 1.
“Make no mistake, the 2021 WSOP will be the real deal and we’re preparing for a full house. Throughout the storied history of the WSOP, this year will be particularly memorable and we’re preparing for a poker reunion all players can celebrate,” said WSOP Executive Director Ty Stewart. “We’re beyond thrilled to offer a complete schedule of can’t-miss events including all our flagships and the variety players deserve.”
The WSOP Main Event will have four starting flights that begin on Thursday, November 4, with the final table beginning on Tuesday, November 16. Many flagship events such as The COLOSSUS, The Millionaire Maker, Monster Stack, and The Closer will all return, while a plethora of new events will make an appearance on the 2021 WSOP schedule.
Opening weekend will see the debut of the $500 buy-in “The Reunion” that has a $5 million guaranteed prize pool and three starting flights. The $1,000 Flip and Go Presented by GGPoker will see players all-in preflop and given the option to choose two of their three dealt hole cards. The $1,000 Seniors Championship features two starting days, while the Poker Hall of Fame Bounty will see all living Hall of Fame members invited to freeroll into the $1,979 buy-in tournament – a homage to the Poker Hall of Fame that begun in 1979.
With WSOP Online taking center stage during the Summer window, there will be no online bracelets during the WSOP, but players can still satellite into WSOP bracelets on both WSOP.com and GGPoker.
“We could not be more excited to welcome everyone back to Las Vegas and the Rio,” said WSOP Vice President and Tournament Director, Jack Effel. “The entire WSOP team is hard at work to ensure players have the absolute best experience possible.”