On Friday, October 15, the U.S. announced its plan to lift COVID-19 travel restrictions starting Monday, November 8. Following the news, the World Series of Poker (WSOP) announced changes to the 2021 WSOP Main Event schedule in a move that should better accommodate the international playing community. There are now two additional starting flights – Day 1e on Monday, November 8, and Day 1f on Tuesday, November 9 – making for six starting flights total.

Although there is a strong presence of international players at the 2021 WSOP, the travel restrictions affected many players from Europe, China, Canada, Brazil, and more. The U.S. government plans to end the travel restrictions starting Monday, November 8. To accommodate the new schedule, the day off that was originally scheduled for Monday, November 15, has been removed.

The new schedule for the 2021 WSOP Main Event is as follows.

2021 WSOP Main Event Schedule
Date Day Start Time (PT)
Thu, Nov 4 WSOP Main Event Day 1a 11 a.m.
Fri, Nov 5 WSOP Main Event Day 1b 11 a.m.
Sat, Nov 6 WSOP Main Event Day 1c 11 a.m.
Sun, Nov 7 WSOP Main Event Day 1d 11 a.m.
Mon, Nov 8 WSOP Main Event Day 1e 11 a.m.
Tue, Nov 9 WSOP Main Event Day 2abd 11 a.m.
WSOP Main Event Day 1f 12 p.m.
Wed, Nov 10 WSOP Main Event Day 2cef 11 a.m.
Thu, Nov 11 WSOP Main Event Day 3 11 a.m.
Fri, Nov 12 WSOP Main Event Day 4 11 a.m.
Sat, Nov 13 WSOP Main Event Day 5 11 a.m.
Sun, Nov 14 WSOP Main Event Day 6 11 a.m.
Mon, Nov 15 WSOP Main Event Day 7 11 a.m.
Tue, Nov 16 WSOP Main Event Day 8 1:30 p.m.
Wed, Nov 17 WSOP Main Event Day 9 1:30 p.m.

Stay tuned for more updates as they become available.

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