2021 WSOP Online [International] schedule on Natural8 – GGPoker features over US$ 53M in guarantees; Main Event US$ 20M GTD

Players outside of the USA will now have their chance at golden glory as the 2021 World Series of Poker Online [International] gets ready to hit computer screens worldwide. The upcoming games run from July 27 to September 12 at online platform Natural8 – GG Network. Like the USA component, another goldmine of 33 bracelets are up for grabs, heightened by the US$ 53 Million in guaranteed prize pools. Players can win a bracelet for as low as US$ 50 with buy ins rising as high as US$ 25,000. Headlining the series is the Main Event featuring a whopping US$ 20 Million guarantee. Here are all the highlights and everything else players need to know. Unless specified, all dates and times listed below are in GMT. Registration is now open on the online site. 

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  • 33 Bracelet Events
  • Over US$ 53.4 Million in guarantees 
  • 13 events with guaranteed prize pools 
  • Main Event Championship features a US$ 20 Million guarantee 
  • Buy ins range from US$ 50 to US$ 25,000
  • Cheapest: Event #1: $50 The Return NLH, $1M GTD 
  • Most expensive: Event #21: $25,000 Super High Roller Championship, $5M GTD
  • MILLIONAIRE MAKER event guarantees US$ 1M for 1st place
  • Event #2: $1,111 Caesars Cares Charity Fund [2-Day Event]
  • 6 Phased events 
  • 3 High Rollers
  • 4 Pot Limit Omaha games
  • 4 Asia Time Friendly events
  • 1 Limit, Flip & Go, Short Stack, Heads up
  • 3 Freezeouts
  • Two 6-Handed games
  • 9 Championship Events
  • Variety of NLH formats: Bounty, MONSTER STACK, Deepstack, Superstack, FIFTY STACK, DOUBLE CHANCE, Turbo, DOUBLE STACK, and THE BIG 500

Important info to know

  • Real names will be used at all bracelet events final tables 
  • No deal making allowed
  • Main Event champion will join GG Team Champions


Event #27: $5,000 MAIN EVENT Online Championship

Last year, the MAIN EVENT Online Championship amassed a record breaking US$ 27,559,500 prize pool making it the largest pot ever seen in online poker history. Bulgaria’s Stoyan “Nirvana76” Madanzhiev topped the 5,802 field for a life changing US$ 3.9 Million. The hunt for this year’s championship title begins on August 22 with a total of 18 Day 1 flights leading up to the final day. Players will only be allowed to enter a maximum of three times. Buy in is US$ 5,000 with a very handsome US$ 20 Million guaranteed prize pool on the table. 

Date: August 22 to September 5
Game: No Limit Hold’em
Buy in: US$ 5,000
Guarantee: US$ 20,000,000
Day 1 flights: August 22 to September 5
Final Day: September 5 @ 20:30

In addition to all the glory, this year’s champion will join Swedish pro Niklas Astedt (2021 WSOPC champion) as the second player to be inducted into GG’s Team Champions. The winner will also receive a US$ 50,000 Sponsorship Package to select events and other GG network perks. 

Bracelet events: Phased (select)

Event #1: $50 The Return NLH, $1M GTD

Last year, the cheapest route to a bracelet was the hugely popular BIG 50 which drew a WSOP record attendance of 44,576 entries. China’s Huahuan “F7588” Feng collected US$ 211.3K for his victory. This year, the event returns and the name has aptly been changed to “The Return” featuring the same buy in of US$ 50 and a guarantee of US$ 1 Million. Qualifying heats begin as early as July 27 with the Final Day taking place on August 1.

Date: July 27 to August 1
Buy in: US$ 50
Guarantee: US$ 1,000,000
Day 1 flights: July 27 to August 1
Final Day: August 1 @ 20:30

Event #7: $1,500 MILLIONAIRE MAKER NLH – $1M for 1st place

Be it live or online, the $1,500 MILLIONAIRE MAKER, $5 Million guaranteed is one of the most sought after titles and expectedly so with the champion guaranteed to walk away a millionaire. This is a phased event with ten Day 1 flights offered. Last year 6,299 entered for a smashing prize pool of nearly US$ 9 Million. Canadian pro Daniel Dvoress clinched it for a US$ 1,489,288 payday.

Date: August 2 to 8 
Buy in: US$ 1,500
Guarantee: US$ 5,000,000
Day 1 flights: August 2 to 8
Final Day: August 8 @ 20:30

Event #17: $400 PLOSSUS [Bounty]

Four bracelet events are lined up for Pot Limit Omaha lovers and one that will surely draw a big crowd is the $400 buy in PLOSSUS [Bounty] featuring a US$ 1 Million guarantee. This is a phased event with ten Day 1 flights offered. 

Date: August 16 to 22
Game: Pot Limit Omaha
Buy in: US$ 400
Guarantee: US$ 1,000,000
Bounty: US$ 100 will be awarded for every player eliminated

Day 1 flights: August 16 to 22
Final Day: August 22 @ 20:30

Event #22: $400 COLOSSUS

While every bracelet will be hard fought, the $400 buy in COLOSSUS event will be one of the toughest to claim. Last year drew 12,757 entries, and with another huge turnout anticipated, players will have to navigate a minefield for a piece of the US$ 3 Million guarantee. This is a phased event with ten Day 1 flights offered. 

Date: August 23 to 29
Game: No Limit Hold’em
Buy in: US$ 400
Guarantee: US$ 3,000,000
Day 1 flights: August 23 to 29
Final Day: August 29 @ 20:30

Event #31: ¥815 WSOP Zodiac Autumn Festival

The ¥815 WSOP Zodiac Autumn Festival is the only bracelet event listing buy in of a different currency. The final day is Asia Time friendly with the hunt kicking off at 20:30 HKT. 

Date: September 6 to 12
Game: No Limit Hold’em
Buy in: CN¥ 815 (~US$ 130)
Guarantee: CN¥ 2,888,888 (~US$ 446,215)
Day 1 flights: September 6 to 12
Final Day: September 12 @ 20:30 HKT 

Event #33: $500 The Closer

Unlike last year, this version of The Closer is a phased event with ten chances to enter via Day 1 flights from September 6 to 12. This is the last bracelet event of the series. 

Date: September 6 to 12
Game: No Limit Hold’em
Buy in: US$ 500
Guarantee: US$ 2,021,000
Day 1 flights: September 6 to 12
Final Day: September 12 @ 20:30 

Bracelet events: Guaranteed prize pools (select)

Event #6: $200 FLIP & GO No Limit Hold’em

The one hand showdown Flip & Go tournaments have become very popular on the site that it has found its way into the WSOP Online bracelet lineup. To have a chance at the US$ 1 Million guaranteed prize pool, players must qualify to the GO stage through one of the FLIP stages. 

Buy in: US$ 200
Guarantee: US$ 1,000,000
Flip stages: August 8 from 10:00 to 19:00
Go Stage: August 8 @ 19:05

Event #12: $1,000 DOUBLE STACK No Limit Hold’em

Date: August 9 to 15
Buy in: US$ 1,000
Guarantee: US$ 4,000,000
Day 1 flights: August 9 to 15
Final Day: August 15 @ 20:30

Event #32: $210 WSOP Bounty Double MILLION$

Date: September 6 to 12
Game: No Limit Hold’em
Buy in: US$ 210
Guarantee: US$ 2,000,000
Final Day: September 12 @ 19:30 

Bracelet events: Freezeout

The schedule offers three Freezeout tournaments, however only the WSOP GGMasters High Roller event extends a guarantee. The WSOP Beat the Pros has a bounty format. Players are only allowed one buy in. Once you bust, you’re dust. No second chances.  

Event #16: $1,050 WSOP GGMasters HR Freezeout [2-Day Event]

Date: August 22 to 23
Game: No Limit Hold’em
Buy in: US$ 1,050
Guarantee: US$ 2,000,000
Format: Freezeout 

Event #20: $1,500 MONSTER STACK NLH [Freezeout, 2-Day Event]

Date: August 28 to 29
Buy in: US$ 1,500
Format: Freezeout 

Event #30: $525 WSOP Beat the Pros Freezeout, 2-Day Event]

Date: September 11 to 12
Game: No Limit Hold’em
Buy in: US$ 525
Format: Bounty, Freezeout
Bounty: US$ 125 will be awarded for every player eliminated

Bracelet events: Super High Roller

Expect some of the world’s elite players to battle it out at the Super High Roller events. Two events are enhanced by substantial US$ 5 Million guarantees. The US$ 25K Super High Roller Championship is the most expensive bracelet event offered. There’s also a US$ 10K buy in Heads Up Championship. This is the only “mano a mano” event rostered. Last year, Fedor Holz clasped his career second gold bracelet after defeating Brunno Botteon du Albuquerque at the finals. 

Event #11: $10,000 Super MILLION$ High Roller [2-Day Event]

Date: August 15 to 16
Game: No Limit Hold’em
Buy in: US$ 10,000
Guarantee: US$ 5,000,000

Event #15: US$ 10,000 Heads Up Championship [No Late Reg, 128 Cap]

Date: August 21 to 22
Game: No Limit Hold’em
Buy in: US$ 10,000
Format: Heads up

Event #21: $25,000 Super High Roller Championship [2-Day Event]

Date: August 29 to 30
Game: No Limit Hold’em
Buy in: US$ 25,000
Guarantee: US$ 5,000,000

Bracelet events: Pot Limit Omaha

Aside from the PLOSSUS event, Pot Limit Omaha players have three other ways to lock up one of the gold bracelets. Buy ins are US$ 400, US$ 1,050, and US$ 5,000. 

Event #10: $400 DOUBLE CHANCE Pot Limit Omaha [2-Stack, 2-Day Event]

Date: August 14 to 15
Buy in: US$ 400

Event #13: $5,000 Pot Limit Omaha Championship [2-Day Event]

Date: August 17 to 18
Buy in: US$ 5,000

Event #24: 1,050 Bounty Pot Limit Omaha [2-Day Event]

Date: September 2 to 3
Buy in: US$ 1,050

Bracelet event: Charity

Event #2: $1,111 Caesars Cares Charity Fund [2-Day Event]

Date: August 1 to 2
Buy in: US$ 1,111

Note: This is the only charity event scheduled. It kicks off on opening day. Out of the US$ 1,111 buy in, US$ 111 will be donated to the Caesars Cares Charity Fund. From their website, 

Caesars Cares is an assistance fund established to support team members at the company’s properties across the U.S. It will provide individual grants to U.S.-based Caesars team members who suffer unanticipated hardships, including during the closure of Caesars properties as a result of the public health emergency involving COVID-19.

Bracelet events: Championship (select)

Event #3: $2,500 Limit Hold’em Championship [2-Day Event]

Date: August 3 to 4
Buy in: US$ 2,500

Event #8: $5,000 6-Handed NLH Championship [2-Day Event]

Date: August 10 to 11
Buy in: US$ 5,000

Event #18: $5,000 Short Deck Championship [3-Stack, 2-Day Event]

Date: August 24 to 25
Buy in: US$ 5,000

Event #28: $2,100 Bounty Championship No Limit Hold’em [2-Day Event]

Date: September 7 to 8
Buy in: US$ 2,100

Bracelet events: Asia Time Friendly

Players in the Asian region will be happy to know that four of the most popular bracelet events are Asia Time Friendly. All games listed begin at 21:00 HKT. Buy ins are from US$ 315 to US$ 888. 

Event #5: $315 Bounty No Limit Hold’em Deepstack [2-Day Event]

Date: August 7 to 8
Time: 21:00 HKT
Buy in: US$ 315

Event #10: $400 DOUBLE CHANCE Pot Limit Omaha [2-Stack, 2-Day Event]

Date: August 14 to 15
Time: 21:00 HKT
Buy in: US$ 400

Event #25: $777 LUCKY SEVENS No Limit Hold’em 7-Handed [2-Day Event]

Date: September 4 to 5
Time: 21:00 HKT
Buy in: US$ 777

Event #26: $888 CRAZY EIGHTS No Limit Hold’em 8-Handed [2-Day Event]

Date: September 5 to 6
Time: 21:00 HKT
Buy in: US$ 888

For the full 2021 WSOP Online [International] schedule, head to

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Tricia David has long experience as a recreational poker player and has been covering poker events since 2010 for numerous outfits in Asia. She spent one year working part time with Poker Portal Asia then became editor and lead writer for all event coverage of the Philippine Poker Tour (PPT). Under the PPT, she overlooked content for their website, and produced live updates on all their events. In addition, she served as the live and online events website content writer for the Asian Poker Tour. Currently, she does live events reporting in Asia for online news site Somuchpoker and is also one of their news contributors.

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