Four Months To Go: What We Know About the 2021 WSOP

The 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP) starts in less than four months' time. PokerNews breaks down what we know so far

The 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP) gets underway in less than four months time on Thursday, September 30.

The poker community is excited to return to Las Vegas and the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino for what promises to be a remarkable and potentially momentous WSOP.

Although details for the 2021 WSOP Online have been released, poker players are still waiting for more details including the 2021 World Series of Poker schedule.

Here's what we know so far!

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2021 WSOP Dates

The 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP) starts on Thursday, September 30 and runs through until Tuesday, November 23. This is a move from the traditional summer slot from May until July that the WSOP has had since the mid-2000s.

"Let the prop bets begin on whether this will be the biggest WSOP of all time," WSOP Executive Director Ty Stewart told PokerNews.

"One thing is for certain, this fall will be a full-fledged version of the summers we all remember.”

2021 WSOP Schedule

The schedule for the 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP) has not been released yet. In 2020, the WSOP released a 101-event schedule that included 87 live events and 14 online on WSOP.com.

The WSOP announced the schedule in stages, with Key Weekend & Signature events and $10,000 Championship Events announced in late December 2019.

In January 2020, 24 tournaments in the 'Value Menu' and six in the 'Freezeout Series' were unveiled. There has been no confirmation that these tournaments will form part of the 2021 WSOP schedule.

There were further announcements about a $1,500 Buy-in Event Leaderboard and nine High Roller events.


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Opening Weekend

There has been limited information released, but what has been released are preliminary details of the Opening Weekend.

The Reunion

The Reunion will be a $5,000,000 guaranteed no-limit hold'em event that takes place over the opening weekend.

$25,000 H.O.R.S.E.

The WSOP has confirmed that a $25,000 H.O.R.S.E. event will form part of the Opening Weekend's events.

Charity Event

A Charity event benefiting frontline health workers will also take part during the opening weekend.

2021 WSOP Main Event

The 2021 World Series of Poker Main Event starts on Thursday, November 4, 2021, and runs until Wednesday, November 17, 2021.

Players can choose from four starting flights from November 4-7.


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