The 2021 WSOP Schedule is Here!
Ever since we learned back in April that the 2021 World Series of Poker would be reside in the fall, we have been counting the days. There are at the moment just below 100 days to go until kick-off, by the way.
This week, the WSOP did us the kindness of publishing their schedule. As you might envision, we have been studying it assiduously. Not surprisingly, some things stay the exact same as previous years, and some factors have changed.
WSOP Schedule Similarities
Most of the old standards can be identified within the 2021 WSOP schedule. You will find the $ten,000 Principal Occasion. There is a Ladies tournament. There are Seniors, and Super-Seniors events, as nicely as a variety of PLO and mixed games. There is also the crowd-pleasing Tag Team event.
It appears that the WSOP will also continue the traditions of Everyday Deep Stacks, satellites, and the Little One for A single Drop.
Regardless of years of rumors of a venue modify, the 2021 WSOP will play out at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
So what has changed?
A large theme this year is that the WSOP is bringing back freeze-outs in higher numbers. There are a number of tournaments in 2021 which are enabling only a single entry. No rebuys, no re-entries. Personally, I’m a fan. I hate playing tournaments exactly where the guy with the capability to rebuy (or add on) the most, has a huge benefit. As I made my WSOP tournament plans this week, I leaned toward freeze-outs when possible.
There are also a number of new events. This year’s WSOP features a COVID-relief charity event. Also, on October 1 there is a Reunion occasion with a $5M prize pool. Although the Seniors Occasion is a perennial favored, this year for the very first time there will be two beginning days.
In what will definitely be a new favourite, the Poker Hall of Fame bounty tournament will invite living Hall of Fame members to freeroll into the $1,979 No-Limit Hold’em tournament open to all players. Each participating player will have a bounty corresponding to the year they were inducted into poker’s most exclusive club and the 2021 PHOF inductee will be announced.
Craziest New WSOP Event
In what I envision as a moment of sheer insanity, the WSOP decided to introduce a $1,000 Flip N Go. In this event, each player will be all in preflop on the very first hand. They will be dealt three cards (as in Pineapple) and choose two to play. One player will win the table and fast forward into the cash, exactly where the tournament will then play out below a classic structure. Who desires to play $1,000 for a single bingo hand? I guess we will discover out!
I don’t know about you, but I’m already operating through my WSOP schedule. I am also waiting to see what other offerings will be in town this October to round out my WSOP expertise with a couple of tournaments elsewhere in Vegas. Planet Hollywood Goliath Tag Team Switch, anyone?