The 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Online Bracelet Series on GGPoker will run from August 1 to September 12. The international leg of the festival will immediately follow the domestic portion which takes place on WSOP.com from July 1 to August 1. The entire series will feature 66 bracelets all in all, 33 on WSOP.com, and another 33 on GGPoker.
Prior to the WSOP Online Bracelet Series, there will be massive online action over at GGPoker this May as the WSOP Super Circuit Online Series will take place at the online poker site throughout the month, awarding a total of 20 highly-coveted Circuit rings. A total of 18 rings will be won in the headline events, while another two will be up for grabs via a new cash game promotion, a first in WSOP Circuit history.
WSOP Online Bracelet Series
This year’s WSOP Online Bracelet Series features a total of 66 bracelets across WSOP.com and will run from July 1 to August 1. The series will then move over to GGPoker from August 1 to September 12. The number of WSOP bracelets have dropped down from the 85 being awarded during the inaugural festival in 2020. This is understandable, considering that last year’s online series served as a replacement for the live event in Las Vegas which was cancelled due to COVID-19.
Gregory Chochon, WSOP Director, said their main goal this year is to still come up with a “robust” online schedule, as not all players will be comfortable travelling to Las Vegas yet because of the pandemic. The full details of the 2021 online schedule on WSOP.com and GGPoker will be made available soon, including the tournament formats, buy-ins, and guarantees.
Let us look back at the biggest online cashes won during the inaugural WSOP Online Series in 2020.
Biggest Winners During the 2020 WSOP Online Series
WSOP.com awarded the largest top prize to Joe “fanofdapoker” McKeehen for winning Event #14: $3,200 No-Limit Hold’em High Roller for $352,985. Nahrain “2Rivers” Tamero came in second in terms of online cashes, earning $310,832 in first-place prize after taking down Event #31: $1,000 NLH Championship. Third on the list was Nick “shadowjacker” Guagenti who won Event #29: $2,000 NLH Deepstack for $305,433.
Over at GGPoker, the top 3 finishers of the WSOP Online Main Event emerged as the biggest winners, led by Stoyan Madanzhiev who captured the title for $3,904,685. Wenling Gao and Tyler Rueger won $2,748,605 and $1,928,887 for finishing 2nd and 3rd respectively.
Christian Rudolph also walked away with $1.8 million after winning the $25K Poker Players Championship. Daniel Dvoress won big as well, earning his maiden bracelet plus $1.4 million in prize for topping the $1,500 MILLIONAIRE MAKER event.
WSOP Super Circuit Online Series
The WSOP Super Circuit Online Series features $100 million in guarantees and will run from May 1-30 on GGPoker. The schedule includes the biggest WSOP Circuit Main Event in history, offering $5 million in guarantees for a $525 buy-in. It’s a multi-flight event which gets underway on May 23. The finale takes place on June 5 and will be livestreamed on GGPoker.TV.
WSOP is giving players more reasons to take part in the circuit series as two more rings will be awarded in a brand-new promotion called the WSOPC Cash Game Rings. Cash game players will get the chance to win extra prizes via two separate leaderboards, covering both No-Limit Hold’em and Pot-Limit Omaha games.
The top 9 players in each leaderboard are guaranteed to take home at least T$300 in extra prize, plus they’ll get the chance to win a WSOP Circuit ring.
GGPoker has also created a new “Team Champions” roster which will be comprised of every WSOP Online Series champion. The 2021 WSOP Super Circuit Online Series Main Event winner will automatically become a member of the team and will also enjoy other exciting perks as part of a $50K sponsorship package.
There is definitely no shortage of WSOP online action this year, as online satellites for the WSOP Las Vegas Main Event will also run on both WSOP.com and GGPoker starting August 1.