World Sequence of Poker Returns to Reside Occasions in Fall 2021
Posted on: April 3, 2021, 01:39h.
Final up to date on: April 3, 2021, 04:59h.
It could be scheduled for later than common this yr, however officers with the World Sequence of Poker introduced this week they plan to renew a full, live-action match schedule in 2021.
The complete slate of occasions might be introduced later this summer season, however the first tournaments will begin on Sept. 30 on the Rio All-Suite Lodge & On line casino in Las Vegas. In a launch, officers mentioned the opening weekend of occasions is predicted to incorporate a charity occasion for frontline healthcare employees.
A $25,000 H.O.R.S.E match and a $5 million assured No-Restrict Maintain’em occasion billed as “The Reunion” are additionally within the works for the opening weekend.
This yr, greater than ever, we embrace our position on the WSOP to ship memorable experiences and convey this neighborhood of poker lovers again collectively,” mentioned WSOP Government Director Ty Stewart in a launch. “In 2021, the theme is, get vaccinated and get again to Vegas.”
With six months till the occasions begin, officers mentioned they may work with gaming regulators to find out what COVID-19 protocols might be in place for the WSOP.
The WSOP is predicted to complete on Nov. 23.
Match organizers received’t settle for registrations till the summer season, as occasions nonetheless have to be authorised by Nevada regulators. Nevertheless, the Rio is already taking room reservations for gamers.
WSOP Foremost Occasion to Begin Nov. 4
The Foremost Occasion might be a part of the reside motion as effectively. Play within the $10,000 No-Restrict Maintain’em headliner is scheduled to start on Nov. 4, with the primary 4 days scheduled as beginning days. Those that begin on Nov. 4 or 5 and survive will proceed play on Nov. 8. Those that are nonetheless round after beginning on both Nov. 6 or 7 may have their second day of rounds on Nov. 9.
The fields will mix beginning Nov. 10.
Final yr, the WSOP held the Foremost Occasion in a hybrid format due to the pandemic. There have been two legs, an Worldwide leg and one other within the US. Preliminary play in every came about on-line, with ultimate tables in each taking part in face-to-face. The winners of the European and American legs confronted off in a head-to-head match for the coveted bracelet.
Damian Salas of Argentina received the bracelet, beating US winner Joseph Hebert. He certified via a $300 satellite tv for pc and wound up successful greater than $2.5 million.
On-line Poker Tournaments Slated for Summer season
Whereas there are reside occasions deliberate for the autumn, organizers predict to subject a full slate of on-line poker tournaments as effectively over the summer season.
Organizers will launch extra details about the web tournaments at WSOP.com beginning on April 15.
Final yr, due to the pandemic, WSOP.com held 31 on-line tournaments, which doled out virtually $27 million in money prizes. That’s an American file for on-line poker.
WSOP.com additionally partnered with GGPoker to carry a web-based Foremost Occasion, which broke a world file for the biggest on-line poker match ever, because it paid out $27.5 million in money prizes. The worldwide sequence, which comprised 45 occasions, awarded practically $150 million in money.