Players outside the U.S can finally begin planning their 2021 WSOP Online journey as GGPoker has recently unveiled the full schedule of the festival’s international leg, which will take place from August 1 to September 12, immediately following the domestic portion of the series which is ongoing on WSOP.com.
Just like their US counterparts, international players will compete for a total of 33 gold bracelets, with massive guarantees on offer.
Key Tournaments at the 2021 WSOP Online International
Players on the lookout for top-notch action and competition must check out the following events which are sure to attract some of the biggest names in the world of poker:
The MILLIONAIRE MAKER, a popular WSOP event, returns this year. The $1,500 buy-in, $5M GTD tournament features multiple Day 1s which will kick off on August 2, with the final action taking place on August 8. Last year, the event was won by Canadian high roller Daniel Dvoress for $1,489,289. That victory gave him his first-ever WSOP gold bracelet.
The $10,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold’em Championship event is also among the key tournaments on the schedule, which will take place on August 21. A total of 128 players will engage in multiple rounds of heads-up action until only one player is left. David Peters won the event in 2020 after outclassing Michael Addamo. The American poker pro took home $360,480 in top prize and his second gold bracelet.
Fans of GGPoker’s popular GGMasters high roller tournament will be delighted to know that a WSOP edition of the tournament is also included in the 2021 schedule. The WSOP GGMasters HRFreezeout No-Limit Hold’em event comes with a buy-in of $1,050, and a guarantee of $2 million. It kicks off on August 22.
High rollers will get the chance to win a gold bracelet in the $25,000 buy-in Super High Roller Championship, which takes place on August 29. The tournament features a whopping $5 million guarantee.
WSOP 2021 Online Main Event
Of course, if you want to be part of online poker history by becoming one of the biggest winners of the WSOP Online Bracelet Series, then clear your schedule for the 2021 WSOP Online Main Event, which is easily the main highlight of this year’s Online series. The tournament kicks off on August 22. It costs $5,000 to enter and comes with a massive guarantee of $20 million.
If you don’t already know, the inaugural WSOP Online Main Event earned a Guinness World Record for generating the largest prize pool for a single tournament in online poker history ($27,559,500). The event attracted a record field of 5,802 entries, ultimately topped by Bulgarian poker pro Stoyan Madanzhiev for $3,904,685.
Events With Buy-ins Below $500
The events we’ve mentioned above aren’t for everyone though, as their high entry fee would make it difficult for certain players to take part, especially those playing with limited bankroll. If you’re one of them, you need not worry, because you can still take a shot at seven-figure guarantees for less than $500!
The first event on the schedule, The Return NLH, features a buy-in of only $50, but offers $1 million in guaranteed prize pool. Starting flights kick off on July 26, with the final action taking place on August 1. Event #6: FLIP & GO No-Limit Hold’em costs $200 to enter, but also comes with a $1 million guarantee. It gets underway on August 8 and is also a multi-flight tournament.
COLOSSUS, one of the most popular events at the WSOP, is also making a return this year. For a buy-in of $400, players will be able to compete for $3 million in guarantees. The tournament gets underway on August 23. On September 12, the $210 buy-in WSOP Bounty Double MILLION$ takes place, offering $2 million in guarantees.
Will DNegs Finally Win Another Gold Bracelet?
Daniel Negreanu is excited for the start of the international portion of this year’s WSOP Online Series. The GGPoker ambassador is aiming to win his seventh bracelet which has remained elusive for eight long years. His last WSOP victory took place in 2013!