2021 World Series of Poker’s 88-bracelet schedule revealed!

No year in the field of poker is totally complete without the annual World Series of Poker festivities held each summer in Las Vegas. The historic tournament remains to be the industry’s most prestigious and awaited event by players of all levels throughout the years. While 2020’s events were unfortunately disrupted due to the ongoing pandemic, this year’s festival is going full force with a loaded schedule featuring a total of 88 bracelet events.

World Series of Poker

The 2021 WSOP is set to run this September 30 through November 23, 2021 at the entertainment capital’s Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, with registrations both online and in-person to be open as early as August. Buy-ins for the events range from $400 to its most expensive tournament at $250,000 for the Super High Roller NLH event.

“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’s 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.”

2021 WSOP Main Event World Championship

The $10,000 Main Event No Limit Hold’em World Championship stands to be the main attraction each year with 2019’s games having hit an impressive record of over 8,000 entrants for only the second time in WSOP history. This 2021, players will get a chance to compete for the coveted title across four starting flights beginning on November 4th for Day 1A and continuing through November 7th for its last Day 1D flight. Final table play is scheduled to resume on Tuesday, November 16 through the 17th.

New and Updated Events

While this year’s festival continues to offer its annual classics, the WSOP is focused on catering to its ever-changing market by introducing new and updated events on its schedule. Below are this year’s fresh offerings making the upcoming festivities even more enticing.

Oct 1: $500 “The Reunion” w/ $5,000,000 GTD prize pool – Starting the series with a bang, the brand looks confident its opening weekend will break this tournament’s 10,000-participant requirement to break the guarantee. Three starting flights from Friday to Sunday are available for this juicy new addition!

Oct 8 – Nov 19: Return of the Record Breakers – Each Friday and Saturday throughout the schedule will feature WSOP’s flagship events such as the Millionaire Maker, Monster Stack, Double Stack, Colossus and The Closer for upgraded multi-million dollar prize guarantees.

Oct 5: $25,000 Heads Up No Limit Hold’em Championship – The brand’s annual heads-up tournament will see a heftier entry fee this year as the best of the bests battle in the exciting action. Unlike other events, this tournament is set to be capped at a maximum of 64 players.

Oct 10: $1,000 Flip and Go Presented by GG Poker – The thrilling online format has made its way to this year’s festivities in partnership with leading platform GG Poker. Automatically all-in preflop, players will get to select two out of three hole cards with only one winner from each table fast-tracking into the money. Lucky winners will then play the rest of the tournament duration under a traditional structure.

Oct 27 – 28: $1,000 Seniors Doubles Up – The yearly hit has been updated and will now offer two starting days and one optional re-entry allowed per flight.

Oct 6, 13, 18, 21, and 24: “Old School Freezeouts Return” – Multiple freezeout NLH events have once again been introduced in this year’s schedule across varying entry levels from $500 to $5,000.

Oct 31: Deuce to Seven Single Draw NL Returns – Adding more variety, the $50,000 Poker Players Championship 6-Handed event will expand to nine games with the return of the 2-7 Single Draw NL. A similar format of a more modest buy-in of $2,500 is available on October 28.

Nov 17: Poker Hall of Fame Bounty – An exciting treat for all, living Hall of Fame members will be invited to freeroll the $1,979 event open to all players. Participants will have a bounty corresponding to the year they were inducted into the exclusive club.

Nov 19: Nosebleed PLO – The last leg of the series showcases a series of prestigious High Roller events including the highest ever buy-in for a PLO tournament (Event #84: $50,000).

Moreover, players looking for non-stop action will be glad to hear the comeback of Daily Deepstack tournaments available on most days at 1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. in the Pavilion Room. Satellite tournaments, as well as cash games, will also be running daily for those interested.

Other Notes

Aside from the new event additions, this year’s WSOP will also see a new broadcast partner for its exciting events. CBS Sports is stationed to offer increased coverage featuring 18 different televised bracelet events while a minimum of 15 hours of coverage for the Main Event will be produced exclusively by Poker Central.

WSOP bracelet event entrants staying in The Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino and all Caesars Entertainment resorts in Las Vegas are entitled to avail its reduced hotel room rates for the duration of the festival. Using the special advanced booking code “WSOPM” upon reservation, players can take advantage of The Rio’s low rates starting at $47 a night. Caesars Palace, Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, Paris Las Vegas, Flamingo Las Vegas, Harrah’s Las Vegas, Bally’s Las Vegas and The Linq Hotel + Experience will likewise provide discounted WSOP player rates based on availability. A complete list of rates across the properties can be viewed at their Reservations page.

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Rio All Suite Hotel & Casino Credit: Nandro

With many looking forward to the upcoming festivities, expectations remain high as normalcy across the states makes its eventual return. Players appear more eager than ever following the brand’s 26-month absence brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic, making this year’s series possibly bigger than its previous one. 2019’s recorded results were already as impressive as it is with a whopping total of 187,298 entries and $293,183,345 in prize money awarded across its events. Its Main Event alone featured an $80 million prize pool with a clean $10 million going to Hossein Ensan for bagging the 50th Main Event title.

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2019 WSOP Main Event champion, Hossein Ensan from Germany. Credit: WSOP.com

“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.”

2021 WSOP Full Schedule

Date Day Time (PT) Event # Tournament Buy-in Starting Chips Level Duration (minutes) Entries Late Reg
30-Sep Thurs. 9am Registration Opens, Live Action & Satellites Begin
30-Sep Thurs. 11am 1 Casino Employees No-Limit Hold’em (2 day event) $500 25,000 40 1 9 levels
30-Sep Thurs. 3pm 2 H.O.R.S.E. (3 day event) $25,000 150,000 60 1 Start of Day 2
30-Sep Thurs. 6pm 3 Covid-19 Relief NLH Charity Event (Benefiting frontline health workers) (2 day event) $1,000 20,000 20 unlimited 12 levels
1-Oct Fri. 10am 4A The Reunion NLH – $5,000,000 GTD $500 50,000 30/40 1/flight 10 levels
1-Oct Fri. 3pm 5 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better (3 day event) $1,500 25,000 40/60 0 9 levels
2-Oct Sat. 10am 4B The Reunion NLH – $5,000,000 GTD $500 50,000 30/40 1/flight 10 levels
2-Oct Sat. 3pm 6 High Roller No-Limit Hold’em 8-Handed (3 day event) $25,000 150,000 60 1 Start of Day 2
3-Oct Sun. 10am 4C The Reunion NLH – $5,000,000 GTD $500 50,000 30/40 1/flight 10 levels
3-Oct Sun. 3pm 7 Dealers Choice 6-Handed (3 day event) $1,500 25,000 40/60 1 9 levels
4-Oct Mon 11am 8 No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack (2 day event) $600 30,000 30 1 12 levels
4-Oct Mon 3pm 9 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship (4 day event) $10,000 60,000 60/90 0 Start of Day 2
5-Oct Tue 11am 10 Super Turbo Bounty No-Limit Hold’em (freezeout) (every player is a $300 bounty) (1 day event) $1,000 20,000 20 0 12 levels
5-Oct Tue 2pm 11 Heads Up No-Limit Hold’em Championship – (64 player max) (3 day event) $25,000 150,000 20 0 First Draw
5-Oct Tue 3pm 12 Limit Hold’em (3 day event) $1,500 25,000 40/60 0 9 levels
6-Oct Wed 11am 13 Freezeout No-Limit Hold’em (3 day event) $3,000 40,000 40/60 0 12 levels
6-Oct Wed 3pm 14 Seven Card Stud (3 day event) $1,500 25,000 40/60 0 9 levels
7-Oct Thu 11am 15 6-Handed No-Limit Hold’em (3 day event) $1,500 25,000 40/60 1 9 levels
7-Oct Thu 3pm 16 Limit Hold’em Championship (3 day event) $10,000 60,000 60/90 0 Start of Day 2
8-Oct Fri 11am 17A MILLIONAIRE MAKER NLH Flight A – $1,000,000 Guaranteed for 1st Place (5 day event) $1,500 25,000 60 1/flight 8 levels
8-Oct Fri 3pm 18 Mixed Triple Draw Lowball (Limit) (A-5, 2-7, Badugi) (3 day event) $2,500 35,000 60 1 8 levels
9-Oct Sat 11am 17B MILLIONAIRE MAKER NLH Flight B $1,500 25,000 60 1/flight 8 levels
9-Oct Sat 3pm 19 Seven Card Stud Championship (3 day event) $10,000 60,000 60/90 0 Start of Day 2
10-Oct Sun 10am 20 FLIP & GO NLH- Flight A (2 day event) $1,000 20,000 30 1 12 levels
10-Oct Sun 3pm 21 Mixed: Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better; Omaha Hi Lo 8 or Better; “Big O” (5 Card PLO Hi-Lo 8) (3 day event) $1,500 25,000 40/60 1 9 levels
10-Oct Sun 4pm 20 FLIP & GO No-Limit Hold’em – Flight B $1,000 20,000 30 1 12 levels
11-Oct Mon 11am 22 LADIES No-Limit Hold’em Championship (3 day event) (Event Entry is $10K; Ladies Discounted Price is $1K) $10,000/$1,000 20,000 60 1 8 levels
11-Oct Mon 3pm 23 Eight Game Mix 6-Handed (3 day event) $1,500 25,000 40/60 1 9 levels
12-Oct Tue 11am 24 Pot-Limit Omaha Deepstack (8-Handed) (2 day event) $600 30,000 30 1 12 levels
12-Oct Tue 3pm 25 6-Handed No-Limit Hold’em (3 day event) $5,000 50,000 60 1 Start of Day 2
13-Oct Wed 11am 26 Freezeout No-Limit Holdem (2 day event) $1,000 20,000 30 0 8 levels
13-Oct Wed 3pm 27 H.O.R.S.E. (3 day event) $1,500 25,000 40/60 0 9 levels
14-Oct Thu 11am 28 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed (3 day event) $1,000 20,000 40/60 1 9 levels
14-Oct Thu 3pm 29 Short Deck No-Limit Hold’em (3 day event) $10,000 60,000 60 1 Start of Day 2
15-Oct Fri 11am 30A MONSTER STACK NLH (freezeout) Flight A (5 day event) $1,500 50,000 60 0 10 levels
15-Oct Fri 3pm 31 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw (3 day event) $1,500 25,000 60 1 8 levels
16-Oct Sat 11am 30B MONSTER STACK NLH Flight B $1,500 50,000 60 0 10 levels
16-Oct Sat 3pm 32 H.O.R.S.E. (3 day event) $3,000 40,000 60 0 8 levels
17-Oct Sun 11am 33 8-Handed No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack (2 day event) $800 40,000 30 1 12 levels
17-Oct Sun 3pm 34 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw (3 day event) $1,500 25,000 40/60 1 9 levels
18-Oct Mon 11am 35 Freezeout No-Limit Holdem (2 day event) $500 25,000 30 0 12 levels
18-Oct Mon 3pm 36 Dealers Choice 6-Handed Championship (3 day event) $10,000 60,000 60/90 0 Start of Day 2
19-Oct Tue 11am 37 Super Turbo Bounty NLH (freezeout) (every player is a $500 bounty) (1 day event) $1,500 25,000 20 0 12 levels
19-Oct Tue 3pm 38 High Roller NLH 8-Handed (3 day event) $50,000 300,000 60 1 8 levels
20-Oct Wed 11am 39 Pot-Limit Omaha (8-Handed) (3 day event) $1,500 25,000 40/60 1 9 levels
20-Oct Wed 3pm 40 H.O.R.S.E. Championship (4 day event) $10,000 60,000 60/90 0 Start of Day 2
21-Oct Thu 11am 41 Freezeout No-Limit Hold’em (3 day event) $2,500 35,000 40/60 0 12 levels
21-Oct Thu 3pm 42 Razz (3 day event) $1,500 25,000 40/60 0 9 levels
22-Oct Fri 11am 43A DOUBLE STACK NLH Flight A (5 day event) $1,000 40,000 60 1 / flight 8 levels
22-Oct Fri 3pm 44 6-Handed Limit Hold’em (3 day event) $3,000 40,000 60 0 8 levels
23-Oct Sat 11am 43B DOUBLE STACK NLH Flight B $1,000 40,000 60 1 / flight 8 levels
23-Oct Sat 3pm 45 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed Championship (4 day event) $10,000 60,000 60 0 Start of Day 2
24-Oct Sun 11am 46 No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack (2 day event) $800 40,000 30 1 12 levels
24-Oct Sun 3pm 47 Freezeout No-Limit Hold’em 8-Handed (3 day event) $5,000 50,000 40 0 12 levels
25-Oct Mon 11am 48 SHOOTOUT No-Limit Hold’em (2,000 player max) (3 day event) $1,500 25,000 40 0 3 levels or sell out
25-Oct Mon 3pm 49 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw Championship (3 day event) $10,000 60,000 60/90 1 Start of Day 2
26-Oct Tue 11am 50 Mixed No-Limit Hold’em/Pot-Limit Omaha Deepstack 8-Handed (2 day event) $600 30,000 30 1 12 levels
26-Oct Tue 3pm 51 6-Handed No-Limit Hold’em (2 day event) $3,000 40,000 30 1 12 levels
27-Oct Wed 11am 52A SENIORS Championship (Must be 50 years of age or older) Flight A (5 day event) $1,000 20,000 60 1 8 levels
27-Oct Wed 3pm 53 High Roller Pot-Limit Omaha (8-Handed) (4 day Event) $25,000 150,000 60 1 12 levels
28-Oct Thu 10am 52B SENIORS Championship Flight B $1,000 20,000 60 1 8 levels
28-Oct Thu 3pm 54 Nine Game Mix 6-Handed (3 day event) $2,500 35,000 60 1 8 levels
29-Oct Fri 10am 55A COLOSSUS NLH Flight A (Payouts each flight) (4 day event) $400 40,000 40 1 / flight 12 levels
29-Oct Fri 3pm 56 6-Handed No-Limit Hold’em Championship (3 day event) $10,000 60,000 60 0 Start of Day 2
30-Oct Sat 10am 55B COLOSSUS NLH Flight B (Payouts each flight) $400 40,000 40 1 / flight 12 levels
30-Oct Sat 3pm 57 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw Championship (3 day event) $10,000 60,000 60 0 Start of Day 2
31-Oct Sun 10am 58 SUPER SENIORS NLH (Must be 60 years of age or older) (3 day event) $1,000 20,000 60 1 8 levels
31-Oct Sun 2pm 59 TAG TEAM NLH (2 person team, each team must register together) (3 day event) $1,000/Team 20,000 60 0 8 levels
31-Oct Sun 3pm 60 Poker Players Championship 6-Handed (5 day event) $50,000 300,000 100 0 8 levels
1-Nov Mon 11am 61 Deepstack Championship No-Limit Hold’em (3 day event) $600 30,000 40/60 1 9 levels
1-Nov Mon 3pm 62 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better (8-Handed) (3 day event) $1,500 25,000 40/60 1 9 levels
2-Nov Tue 11am 63 SALUTE to Warriors NLH (3 day event) Proceeds to be donated to the USO and other Veteran Organizations $500 25,000 40 1 9 levels
2-Nov Tue 3pm 64 Mixed No-Limit Hold’em; Pot-Limit Omaha (8-Handed) (2 day event) $5,000 50,000 30 1 12 levels
3-Nov Wed Satellite Days November 3 -8
3-Nov Wed 11am 65 MINI Main Event NLH (freezeout) (2 day event) $1,000 60,000 30 0 12 levels
3-Nov Wed 3pm 66 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship (8-Handed) (3 day event) $10,000 60,000 60 0 Start of Day 2
4-Nov Thu 11am 67A MAIN EVENT World Championship – Day 1A $10,000 60,000 120 0 7 levels
5-Nov Fri 11am 67B MAIN EVENT World Championship – Day 1B $10,000 60,000 120 0 7 levels
6-Nov Sat 11am 67C MAIN EVENT World Championship – Day 1C $10,000 60,000 120 0 7 levels
7-Nov Sun 11am 67D MAIN EVENT World Championship – Day 1D $10,000 60,000 120 0 8 levels
8-Nov Mon 11am 67 MAIN EVENT – Day 2AB (combine all surviving players 1A + 1B) 120
8-Nov Mon 12pm 68A LITTLE ONE FOR ONE DROP Flight A (5 day event) $1,000 + $111 40,000 60 unlimited 12 levels
9-Nov Tue 11am 67 MAIN EVENT – Day 2CD (For all surviving 1C + 1D players) 120
9-Nov Tue 3pm 68B LITTLE ONE FOR ONE DROP Flight B $1,000 + $111 40,000 60 unlimited 12 levels
10-Nov Wed 11am 67 MAIN EVENT – Day 3 (combine all fields into one for first time) 120
10-Nov Wed 12pm 68C LITTLE ONE FOR ONE DROP Flight C $1,000 + $111 40,000 60 unlimited 12 levels
10-Nov Wed 3pm 69 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better (3 day event) $1,500 25,000 40/60 0 9 levels
11-Nov Thu 11am 67 MAIN EVENT – Day 4 120
11-Nov Thu 12pm 70A CRAZY EIGHTS 8-Handed Flight A – $888,888 Guaranteed 1st Place (6 day event) (Payouts every flight) $888 40,000 30/40 1 / flight 12 levels
11-Nov Thu 3pm 71 BOUNTY Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed (every player is a $500 bounty) (3 day event) $1,500 25,000 40/60 1 9 levels
12-Nov Fri 11am 67 MAIN EVENT – Day 5 120
12-Nov Fri 12pm 70B CRAZY EIGHTS 8-Handed Flight B – $888,888 Guaranteed 1st Place (Payouts every flight) $888 40,000 30/40 1 / flight 12 levels
12-Nov Fri 3pm 72 Mixed No-Limit Hold’em; Pot-Limit Omaha (8-Handed) (3 day event) $1,500 25,000 40/60 1 9 levels
13-Nov Sat 11am 67 MAIN EVENT – Day 6 120
13-Nov Sat 12pm 70C CRAZY EIGHTS 8-Handed Flight C – $888,888 Guaranteed 1st Place (Payouts every flight) $888 40,000 30/40 1 / flight 12 levels
13-Nov Sat 3pm 73 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship (3 day event) $10,000 60,000 60/90 0 Start of Day 2
14-Nov Sun 11am 67 MAIN EVENT – Plays down to 9 players 120
14-Nov Sun 12pm 70D CRAZY EIGHTS 8-Handed Flight D – $888,888 Guaranteed 1st Place (Payouts every flight) $888 40,000 30/40 1 / flight 12 levels
14-Nov Sun 3pm 74 Mixed Big Bet Event (3 day event) $2,500 35,000 60 1 8 levels
15-Nov Mon 11am 75 Freezeout No-Limit Holdem (3 day event) $1,500 25,000 40/60 0 12 levels
15-Nov Mon 3pm 76 Super Turbo Bounty No-Limit Hold’em (freezeout) (every player is a $3,000 bounty) (2 day event) $10,000 60,000 20 0 12 levels
16-Nov Tue 11am 77 FIFTY STACK No-Limit Hold’em (2 day event) $1,500 50,000 30 1 12 levels
16-Nov Tue 3pm 78 Razz Championship (3 day event) $10,000 60,000 60/90 0 Start of Day 2
16-Nov Tue TBD 67 MAIN EVENT – Final Table 120
17-Nov Wed 11am 79 Poker Hall of Fame Bounty NLH (freezeout) (every Hall of Famer is a bounty) (2 day event) $1,979 30,000 40 0 9 levels
17-Nov Wed 3pm 80 6-Handed Pot-Limit Omaha (4 day event) $3,000 40,000 60 1 8 levels
17-Nov Wed TBD 67 MAIN EVENT – Final Table 120
18-Nov Thu 11am 81 No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack (2 day event) $800 40,000 30 1 12 levels
18-Nov Thu 3pm 82 Super High Roller No-Limit Hold’em (3 day event) $250,000 500,000 60 1 Start of day 2
19-Nov Fri 11am 83A The Closer – No-Limit Hold’em Flight A (payouts each flight) (3 day event) $1,500 25,000 30 1 / flight 12 levels
19-Nov Fri 3pm 84 HIGH ROLLER Pot-Limit Omaha (2 day event) $50,000 300,000 40 1 12 levels
20-Nov Sat 11am 83B The Closer – No-Limit Hold’em Flight B (payouts each flight) $1,500 25,000 30 1 / flight 12 levels
20-Nov Sat 3pm 85 HIGH ROLLER No-Limit Hold’em (2 day event) $50,000 300,000 40 1 Start of Day 2
21-Nov Sun 12pm 86 Super Turbo No-Limit Hold’em (1 day event) $1,000 20,000 20 1 12 levels
21-Nov Sun 3pm 87 High Roller No-Limit Hold’em (3 day event) $100,000 600,000 40 1 12 levels
22-Nov Mon 12pm 88 8-Handed No-Limit Hold’em (2 day event) $5,000 50,000 30 1 12 levels
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Janette Dee

Graduated from De La Salle University, Janette works as a full time teacher in Manila, Philippines. She has long joined the local poker community as a recreational player for the last decade. Having a natural love for the game, she decided to branch out into a different avenue of poker. Currently, Janette works for Somuchpoker as a content writer reporting local and international news for the site.

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