WSOP Announces 2021 Online Schedule Available in US

When the folks at the World Series of Poker announced plans for the 2021 WSOP, they mentioned four components for the year. There will be a live series in Las Vegas and another in Europe, and an online series in the US and one on an international level. We now have the details of one of those components: the 2021 WSOP Online US.

Canadians Welcome…to Travel

There will be an international version of the WSOP Online this year, and it will likely play out on GGPoker, as it did last year. This means Canadians will be able to participate from their homes.

This information about the US WSOP Online action is for those players who want even more opportunities to play for the gold bracelets. People who play from the United States don’t need to be residents of the US or even of the states from which they play.

The only kicker is that the WSOP.com website only currently operates in three states, and only two of them will offer the WSOP tournaments for people logging in from within their borders. Anyone of legal age in Nevada or New Jersey will be able to create a new account, log in, and play once they are located within those states.

(Delaware is the third state, but players can’t win WSOP bracelets from there. We still do not understand why this is the case, but it is.)

There is a chance that other states will be able to participate. However, this depends upon quick action in the next two months. Michigan and Pennsylvania both allow state-regulated online poker. PokerStars launched in both of those states, and BetMGM (affiliated with PartyPoker) joined in Michigan only so far. WSOP.com has yet to launch in either of those states. If they launch soon AND if the governors of those states sign on to the multi-state online poker network agreement, the WSOP could connect those states into their NV/NJ network and offer WSOP bracelet events this summer.

Yes, those are big IF situations.

For now, New Jersey and Nevada are the only truly safe bets.

Details, Details

For those who do want to travel to the US to play, there are things to know.

There will be 33 WSOP 2021 Online bracelet events on WSOP.com. They will start on July 1 and run through August 1 with one per day, except for Double Bracelet Day later in the month with – you guessed it – two bracelet events that day.

As of now, there is only one guarantee on any of the prize pools. That is the finale tournament, and the $1M guarantee will make it the largest guarantee in WSOP.com’s history. It probably won’t be the biggest tournament, though, as last year’s WSOP NLHE Championship on the site drew 2,126 players into the $1K buy-in event to create a prize pool of $2,019,700.

There are several themes for the series, such as lower buy-ins, PLO, and championship events. All in all, the buy-ins will range from $333 to $7,777 with most of them between $500 and $1K.

Details regarding reentries, late registration, and tournament structures should be released in the coming weeks.

2021 WSOP Online US Schedule

Without further ado, this is the full schedule in date and event order but separated by the themes.

Premiere Week:

  • Event 1 on 1 July: $500 NLHE Big 500 Kick-Off
  • Event 2 on 2 July: $600 NLHE Monster Stack
  • Event 3 on 3 July: $500 NLHE Turbo Deepstack
  • Event 4 on 4 July: $500 NLHE Super Turbo
  • Event 5 on 5 July: $1K NLHE 8-Max
  • Event 6 on 6 July: $2K NLHE Deepstack
  • Event 7 on 7 July: $777 NLHE Lucky 7s
  • Event 8 on 8 July: $888 NLHE Crazy Eights

Micro Madness:

  • Event 9 on 9 July: $400 NLHE 6-Max
  • Event 10 on 10 July: $333 NLHE
  • Event 11 on 11 July: $400 NLHE Ultra Deepstack

PLO Week:

  • Event 12 on 12 July: $500 NLHE Turbo Deepstack
  • Event 13 on 13 July: $1K NLHE Freezeout
  • Event 14 on 14 July: $500 NLHE
  • Event 15 on 15 July: $5,300 NLHE High Roller Freezeout
  • Event 16 on 16 July: $600 PLO 6-Handed
  • Event 17 on 17 July: $400 NLHE 8-Max
  • Event 18 on 18 July: $1K NLHE North American Open
  • Event 19 on 19 July: $888 PLO Crazy Eights 8-Handed
  • Event 20 on 20 July: $3,200 NLHE High Roller
  • Event 21 on 21 July: $600 PLO 6-Handed

No Theme:

  • Event 22 on 22 July: $600 NLHE Knockout
  • Event 23 on 23 July: $500 NLHE Turbo
  • Event 24 on 24 July: $400 NLHE Monster Stack

Double Bracelet Day:

  • Event 25 on 25 July: $7,777 NLHE Lucky 7s High Roller
  • Event 26 on 25 July: $500 NLHE Big 500 Encore

Championship Week:

  • Event 27 on 26 July: $1K PLO Championship
  • Event 28 on 27 July: $3,200 NLHE High Roller Championship
  • Event 29 on 28 July: $800 NLHE 8-Max Turbo Deepstack Championship
  • Event 30 on 29 July: $600 NLHE 6-Max Championship
  • Event 31 on 30 July: $500 NLHE Summer Saver
  • Event 32 on 31 July: $1K NLHE Championship
  • Event 33 on 1 August: $500 NLHE Grand Finale ($1M GTD)

WSOP Executive Director Ty Stewart noted that the summer tournaments will be exciting. “We expect to offer great value tournaments as well as comprehensive satellites to qualify for Las Vegas in the fall.”

 

 

Jennifer Newell

Jennifer Newell

Jennifer Newell has been writing about poker and gambling since 2004. From her days in the WPT offices to covering summers of WSOP tournament action, she also followed gambling legislation to Washington D.C. and women-only poker to the Bahamas. Meanwhile, she lived in Los Angeles and Las Vegas for many years before moving back to her hometown of St. Louis, Missouri. Now, Jen travels less, writing about poker and online gambling from her home with her two dogs watching her every move. In her spare time, she follows politics, works on her never-finished novels, and learns Italian in the hopes of retiring to Italy someday.

If you want to know more, you can follow Jen on Twitter @WriterJen

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