The World Series of Poker (WSOP) did not hold its popular live poker event during the summer due to on-going concerns over COVID-19. However, the WSOP did come out earlier this year and confirm that the 2021 WSOP was not cancelled but only postponed to a later date.
The WSOP later went on to confirm that the mega poker tournament will run from 30 Sep to 23 Nov but did not release any information regarding the schedule and proposed events. The WSOP promised to release that information at a later stage and finally do so this week.
2021 WSOP Back At The RIO
The Rio which has played host to the WSOP for years will once again host the 2021 WSOP which promises to be bigger and more exciting than ever before. Jack Effel who is the WSOP VP and Tournament Director said they were very keen to welcome back the live poker community and the WSOP team has worked hard to put together a very exciting schedule.
The WSOP has confirmed that a total of 88 WSOP bracelet events will be up for grabs but there will no separate WSOP.com online bracelet events during this festival. This is because the WSOP is hosting a special online edition in July where a total of 33 WSOP bracelets will be given away to online winners.
The 2021 WSOP is expected to get a lot of media attention as CBS Sports which is its new broadcast partner will be offering extensive coverage of the tournament. CBS Sports is set to cover as many as 18 WSOP bracelet events and give fans a minimum of 15 hours of coverage of the 2021 WSOP Main Event. The coverage of the Main Event will be exclusively produced by Poker Central.
The 2021 WSOP will offer something for everyone as the schedule features low stakes, mid stakes and high stakes action. The buy-ins for the tournament starts out at $400 and goes all the way up to $250,000 in the Super High Roller event which is going to create history as the biggest non-charity buy-in WSOP event.
The WSOP will be accepting in person as well as online registrations for the tournament.
2021 WSOP Main Event
The highlight of the WSOP has always been the $10,000 Main Event and it will be no different this year. The Main Event will kick off on Nov 4 and organizers are expecting this to be the biggest Main Event in the history of the WSOP. The Main Event Final Table is set to take place on Nov 16 and will likely conclude on Nov 17.
Given the fact that the WSOP expects this to be the biggest Main Event in its history, it is also going to result in the biggest ever prize that the WSOP has paid out in Main Event history.
Multiple New WSOP Events 
While the WSOP will feature a number of old and fan favorite events, players will also notice that there are a number of new events featured on this schedule. We take a look at a few of these exciting new events below.
The Reunion: This is a special event that the WSOP put together to celebrate the return of live poker action after the COVID-19 situation which disrupted the live poker scene in Las Vegas. This event comes with a $500 buy-in and a guaranteed prize pool of $5 million. The event starts on Oct 1.
Poker Hall of Fame Bounty: This unique No-Limit Hold’em tournament has a buy-in of $1,979 and is open to all players. The WSOP is looking to pay tribute to Poker Hall of Fame (PHOF) members and all living members will be invited to freeroll into this tournament. This event takes place on Nov 17.
If you would like to see a full list of the WSOP schedule of events, do check out the official website.

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