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WSOP 2021 Schedule Released: 88 Bracelet Events, Sept. 30 - Nov. 23

2021 World Series of Poker

Poker players already knew the 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP) would return to the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas later this year after a 26-month absence, but details on the schedule remained unknown for months.

The WSOP 2021 dates had already been confirmed, with the Series running from September 30 – November 23, but now poker players can start to get excited with the release of the official 2021 WSOP schedule.

The schedule features 88 gold bracelet events with buy-ins ranging from $400 to $250,000. Online and in-person registration for events open in August, but here are a few highlights:

“Make no mistake, the 2021 WSOP will be the real deal and we’re preparing for a full house. Throughout the storied history of the WSOP, this year will be particularly memorable and we’re preparing for a poker reunion all players can celebrate,” said WSOP Executive Director Ty Stewart. “We’re beyond thrilled to offer a complete schedule of can’t-miss events including all our flagships and the variety players deserve.”

“We could not be more excited to welcome everyone back to Las Vegas and the Rio,” said WSOP Vice President and Tournament Director, Jack Effel. “The entire WSOP team is hard at work to ensure players have the absolute best experience possible.”

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2021 WSOP Main Event Schedule

The $10,000 Main Event, which some have speculated could be the largest-ever, will have four (4) starting flights to choose from - Day 1A on Thursday, Nov. 4, Day 1B on Friday, Nov. 5, Day 1C on Saturday, Nov. 6 and Day 1D on Sunday, Nov. 7. The tournament will continue play through the Main Event Final Table on Tuesday, Nov.16, and Wednesday, Nov. 17.


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2021 WSOP New Events

The 2021 WSOP features several stalwarts such as The Millionaire Maker, Monster Stack, Double Stack, Colossus, and The Closer, all of which will be held on various Fridays and Saturdays throughout the Fall, as well as new tournaments that are sure to entice players.

  • Oct. 1: $500 “The Reunion” w/ $5,000,000 GTD prize pool – In order to meet the hefty guarantee, the opening weekend must attract 10,000 participants. Players can choose from three starting flights on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday - or play them all.
  • Oct. 5: $25,000 Heads Up No-Limit Hold’em Championship – The WSOP’s annual heads-up championship increased from $10K up to $25K. It will be capped at 64 players.
  • Oct. 10: $1,000 Flip and Go Presented by GGPoker – The popular online format is galvanized into a live event. Each player will be all in preflop on the first hand, dealt three cards, and selecting two. One player will win the table and immediately fast forward into the money, where the tournament will then play out under a traditional structure.
  • Oct. 27-28: $1,000 Seniors Doubles Up – The always-popular Seniors No-Limit Hold’em Championship will, for the first time, offer two starting days. Players will be allowed one optional re-entry per flight.
  • Oct. 6, 13, 18, 21, and 24: “Old School Freezeouts Return” – No Longer is the Main Event the only pure freezeout at the WSOP. Beginning Oct. 6, every popular buy-in level from $500 to $5,000 will offer a true freezeout.
  • Oct. 31: Deuce to Seven Single Draw NL Returns – The Poker Players’ Championship will expand to nine games with the return of 2-7 Single Draw NL. A $2,500 version of this format will also be available Oct. 28.
  • Nov. 17: Poker Hall of Fame Bounty – In homage to the Poker Hall of Fame (PHOF) that started 1979, living Hall of Fame members will be invited to freeroll into a $1,979 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em tournament open to all players. Each participating player will have a bounty corresponding to the year they were inducted into poker’s most exclusive club and the 2021 PHOF inductee will be announced.
  • Nov. 19: Nosebleed PLO – The WSOP’s highest-ever buy-in for a PLO tournament ($50,000) punctuates a prestigious High Roller series scheduled after the Main Event, which also includes $50,000, $100,000, and $250,000 No-Limit Hold’em events.

Finally, poker fans can look forward to the return of Daily Deepstack tournaments at 1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m., and 10 p.m. on most days in the Pavilion Room, which will continue to host satellite tournaments and cash games.

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2021 WSOP Coverage and Streaming

The 2021 World Series of Poker has a new broadcast partner in CBS Sports offering increased coverage for the duration of the series. An unprecedented 18 different bracelet events will be televised with a minimum of 15 hours of coverage of the 2021 Main Event, produced exclusively by Poker Central.

PokerNews will live report the 2021 WSOP!

No Additional Online Bracelets

In July, there will be 33 online gold bracelets awarded this summer on WSOP.com to those competing from either New Jersey or Nevada. Those will be followed by an additional 33 bracelets up for grabs to international players via GGPoker.

Surprisingly, the Fall schedule reveal does not contain any additional WSOP.com online bracelets. It appears, for now at least, that there will be no online bracelet events during the Fall 2021 WSOP.

However, players can compete on both WSOP.com and GGPoker to satellite their way into live gold bracelet events. More than 1,000 seats were awarded via WSOP.com in 2019. Click here for more details on those events.

2021 WSOP Schedule

The 2021 WSOP schedule features:

DateDayTime (PT)Event #TournamentBuy-inStarting ChipsLevel Duration (minutes)EntriesLate Reg
30-SepThurs.9am-Registration Opens, Live Action & Satellites Begin---- 
30-SepThurs.11am1Casino Employees No-Limit Hold'em (2 day event)$50025,0004019 levels
30-SepThurs.3pm2H.O.R.S.E. (3 day event)$25,000150,000601Start of Day 2
30-SepThurs.6pm3Covid-19 Relief NLH Charity Event (Benefiting frontline health workers) (2 day event)$1,00020,00020unlimited12 levels
1-OctFri.10am4AThe Reunion NLH - $5,000,000 GTD$50050,00030/401/flight10 levels
1-OctFri.3pm5Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better (3 day event)$1,50025,00040/6009 levels
2-OctSat.10am4BThe Reunion NLH - $5,000,000 GTD$50050,00030/401/flight10 levels
2-OctSat.3pm6High Roller No-Limit Hold’em 8-Handed (3 day event)$25,000150,000601Start of Day 2
3-OctSun.10am4CThe Reunion NLH - $5,000,000 GTD$50050,00030/401/flight10 levels
3-OctSun.3pm7Dealers Choice 6-Handed (3 day event)$1,50025,00040/6019 levels
4-OctMon11am8No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack (2 day event)$60030,00030112 levels
4-OctMon3pm9Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship (4 day event)$10,00060,00060/900Start of Day 2
5-OctTue11am10Super Turbo Bounty No-Limit Hold'em (freezeout) (every player is a $300 bounty) (1 day event)$1,00020,00020012 levels
5-OctTue2pm11Heads Up No-Limit Hold'em Championship - (64 player max) (3 day event)$25,000150,000200First Draw
5-OctTue3pm12Limit Hold’em (3 day event)$1,50025,00040/6009 levels
6-OctWed11am13Freezeout No-Limit Hold'em (3 day event)$3,00040,00040/60012 levels
6-OctWed3pm14Seven Card Stud (3 day event)$1,50025,00040/6009 levels
7-OctThu11am156-Handed No-Limit Hold’em (3 day event)$1,50025,00040/6019 levels
7-OctThu3pm16Limit Hold'em Championship (3 day event)$10,00060,00060/900Start of Day 2
8-OctFri11am17AMILLIONAIRE MAKER NLH Flight A - $1,000,000 Guaranteed for 1st Place (5 day event)$1,50025,000601/flight8 levels
8-OctFri3pm18Mixed Triple Draw Lowball (Limit) (A-5, 2-7, Badugi) (3 day event)$2,50035,0006018 levels
9-OctSat11am17BMILLIONAIRE MAKER NLH Flight B$1,50025,000601/flight8 levels
9-OctSat3pm19Seven Card Stud Championship (3 day event)$10,00060,00060/900Start of Day 2
10-OctSun10am20FLIP & GO NLH- Flight A (2 day event)$1,00020,00030112 levels
10-OctSun3pm21Mixed: Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better; Omaha Hi Lo 8 or Better; "Big O" (5 Card PLO Hi-Lo 8) (3 day event)$1,50025,00040/6019 levels
10-OctSun4pm20FLIP & GO No-Limit Hold’em - Flight B$1,00020,00030112 levels
11-OctMon11am22LADIES No-Limit Hold’em Championship (3 day event) (Event Entry is $10K; Ladies Discounted Price is $1K)$10,000/$1,00020,0006018 levels
11-OctMon3pm23Eight Game Mix 6-Handed (3 day event)$1,50025,00040/6019 levels
12-OctTue11am24Pot-Limit Omaha Deepstack (8-Handed) (2 day event)$60030,00030112 levels
12-OctTue3pm256-Handed No-Limit Hold’em (3 day event)$5,00050,000601Start of Day 2
13-OctWed11am26Freezeout No-Limit Holdem (2 day event)$1,00020,0003008 levels
13-OctWed3pm27H.O.R.S.E. (3 day event)$1,50025,00040/6009 levels
14-OctThu11am28Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed (3 day event)$1,00020,00040/6019 levels
14-OctThu3pm29Short Deck No-Limit Hold'em (3 day event)$10,00060,000601Start of Day 2
15-OctFri11am30AMONSTER STACK NLH (freezeout) Flight A (5 day event)$1,50050,00060010 levels
15-OctFri3pm31No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw (3 day event)$1,50025,0006018 levels
16-OctSat11am30BMONSTER STACK NLH Flight B$1,50050,00060010 levels
16-OctSat3pm32H.O.R.S.E. (3 day event)$3,00040,0006008 levels
17-OctSun11am338-Handed No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack (2 day event)$80040,00030112 levels
17-OctSun3pm34Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw (3 day event)$1,50025,00040/6019 levels
18-OctMon11am35Freezeout No-Limit Holdem (2 day event)$50025,00030012 levels
18-OctMon3pm36Dealers Choice 6-Handed Championship (3 day event)$10,00060,00060/900Start of Day 2
19-OctTue11am37Super Turbo Bounty NLH (freezeout) (every player is a $500 bounty) (1 day event)$1,50025,00020012 levels
19-OctTue3pm38High Roller NLH 8-Handed (3 day event)$50,000300,0006018 levels
20-OctWed11am39Pot-Limit Omaha (8-Handed) (3 day event)$1,50025,00040/6019 levels
20-OctWed3pm40H.O.R.S.E. Championship (4 day event)$10,00060,00060/900Start of Day 2
21-OctThu11am41Freezeout No-Limit Hold'em (3 day event)$2,50035,00040/60012 levels
21-OctThu3pm42Razz (3 day event)$1,50025,00040/6009 levels
22-OctFri11am43ADOUBLE STACK NLH Flight A (5 day event)$1,00040,000601 / flight8 levels
22-OctFri3pm446-Handed Limit Hold’em (3 day event)$3,00040,0006008 levels
23-OctSat11am43BDOUBLE STACK NLH Flight B$1,00040,000601 / flight8 levels
23-OctSat3pm45Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed Championship (4 day event)$10,00060,000600Start of Day 2
24-OctSun11am46No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack (2 day event)$80040,00030112 levels
24-OctSun3pm47Freezeout No-Limit Hold’em 8-Handed (3 day event)$5,00050,00040012 levels
25-OctMon11am48SHOOTOUT No-Limit Hold'em (2,000 player max) (3 day event)$1,50025,0004003 levels or sell out
25-OctMon3pm49No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw Championship (3 day event)$10,00060,00060/901Start of Day 2
26-OctTue11am50Mixed No-Limit Hold'em/Pot-Limit Omaha Deepstack 8-Handed (2 day event)$60030,00030112 levels
26-OctTue3pm516-Handed No-Limit Hold’em (2 day event)$3,00040,00030112 levels
27-OctWed11am52ASENIORS Championship (Must be 50 years of age or older) Flight A (5 day event)$1,00020,0006018 levels
27-OctWed3pm53High Roller Pot-Limit Omaha (8-Handed) (4 day Event)$25,000150,00060112 levels
28-OctThu10am52BSENIORS Championship Flight B$1,00020,0006018 levels
28-OctThu3pm54Nine Game Mix 6-Handed (3 day event)$2,50035,0006018 levels
29-OctFri10am55ACOLOSSUS NLH Flight A (Payouts each flight) (4 day event)$40040,000401 / flight12 levels
29-OctFri3pm566-Handed No-Limit Hold'em Championship (3 day event)$10,00060,000600Start of Day 2
30-OctSat10am55BCOLOSSUS NLH Flight B (Payouts each flight)$40040,000401 / flight12 levels
30-OctSat3pm57Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw Championship (3 day event)$10,00060,000600Start of Day 2
31-OctSun10am58SUPER SENIORS NLH (Must be 60 years of age or older) (3 day event)$1,00020,0006018 levels
31-OctSun2pm59TAG TEAM NLH (2 person team, each team must register together) (3 day event)$1,000/Team20,0006008 levels
31-OctSun3pm60Poker Players Championship 6-Handed (5 day event)$50,000300,00010008 levels
1-NovMon11am61Deepstack Championship No-Limit Hold'em (3 day event)$60030,00040/6019 levels
1-NovMon3pm62Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better (8-Handed) (3 day event)$1,50025,00040/6019 levels
2-NovTue11am63SALUTE to Warriors NLH (3 day event) Proceeds to be donated to the USO and other Veteran Organizations$50025,0004019 levels
2-NovTue3pm64Mixed No-Limit Hold'em; Pot-Limit Omaha (8-Handed) (2 day event)$5,00050,00030112 levels
3-NovWed--Satellite Days November 3 -8-----
3-NovWed11am65MINI Main Event NLH (freezeout) (2 day event)$1,00060,00030012 levels
3-NovWed3pm66Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship (8-Handed) (3 day event)$10,00060,000600Start of Day 2
4-NovThu11am67AMAIN EVENT World Championship - Day 1A$10,00060,00012007 levels
5-NovFri11am67BMAIN EVENT World Championship - Day 1B$10,00060,00012007 levels
6-NovSat11am67CMAIN EVENT World Championship - Day 1C$10,00060,00012007 levels
7-NovSun11am67DMAIN EVENT World Championship - Day 1D$10,00060,00012008 levels
8-NovMon11am67MAIN EVENT - Day 2AB (combine all surviving players 1A + 1B)--120--
8-NovMon12pm68ALITTLE ONE FOR ONE DROP Flight A (5 day event)$1,000 + $11140,00060unlimited12 levels
9-NovTue11am67MAIN EVENT - Day 2CD (For all surviving 1C + 1D players)--120--
9-NovTue3pm68BLITTLE ONE FOR ONE DROP Flight B$1,000 + $11140,00060unlimited12 levels
10-NovWed11am67MAIN EVENT - Day 3 (combine all fields into one for first time)--120--
10-NovWed12pm68CLITTLE ONE FOR ONE DROP Flight C$1,000 + $11140,00060unlimited12 levels
10-NovWed3pm69Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better (3 day event)$1,50025,00040/6009 levels
11-NovThu11am67MAIN EVENT - Day 4--120--
11-NovThu12pm70ACRAZY EIGHTS 8-Handed Flight A - $888,888 Guaranteed 1st Place (6 day event) (Payouts every flight)$88840,00030/401 / flight12 levels
11-NovThu3pm71BOUNTY Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed (every player is a $500 bounty) (3 day event)$1,50025,00040/6019 levels
12-NovFri11am67MAIN EVENT - Day 5--120--
12-NovFri12pm70BCRAZY EIGHTS 8-Handed Flight B - $888,888 Guaranteed 1st Place (Payouts every flight)$88840,00030/401 / flight12 levels
12-NovFri3pm72Mixed No-Limit Hold'em; Pot-Limit Omaha (8-Handed) (3 day event)$1,50025,00040/6019 levels
13-NovSat11am67MAIN EVENT - Day 6--120--
13-NovSat12pm70CCRAZY EIGHTS 8-Handed Flight C - $888,888 Guaranteed 1st Place (Payouts every flight)$88840,00030/401 / flight12 levels
13-NovSat3pm73Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship (3 day event)$10,00060,00060/900Start of Day 2
14-NovSun11am67MAIN EVENT - Plays down to 9 players--120--
14-NovSun12pm70DCRAZY EIGHTS 8-Handed Flight D - $888,888 Guaranteed 1st Place (Payouts every flight)$88840,00030/401 / flight12 levels
14-NovSun3pm74Mixed Big Bet Event (3 day event)$2,50035,0006018 levels
15-NovMon11am75Freezeout No-Limit Holdem (3 day event)$1,50025,00040/60012 levels
15-NovMon3pm76Super Turbo Bounty No-Limit Hold'em (freezeout) (every player is a $3,000 bounty) (2 day event)$10,00060,00020012 levels
16-NovTue11am77FIFTY STACK No-Limit Hold’em (2 day event)$1,50050,00030112 levels
16-NovTue3pm78Razz Championship (3 day event)$10,00060,00060/900Start of Day 2
16-NovTueTBD67MAIN EVENT - Final Table--120--
17-NovWed11am79Poker Hall of Fame Bounty NLH (freezeout) (every Hall of Famer is a bounty) (2 day event)$1,97930,0004009 levels
17-NovWed3pm806-Handed Pot-Limit Omaha (4 day event)$3,00040,0006018 levels
17-NovWedTBD67MAIN EVENT - Final Table--120--
18-NovThu11am81No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack (2 day event)$80040,00030112 levels
18-NovThu3pm82Super High Roller No-Limit Hold'em (3 day event)$250,000500,000601Start of day 2
19-NovFri11am83AThe Closer - No-Limit Hold’em Flight A (payouts each flight) (3 day event)$1,50025,000301 / flight12 levels
19-NovFri3pm84HIGH ROLLER Pot-Limit Omaha (2 day event)$50,000300,00040112 levels
20-NovSat11am83BThe Closer - No-Limit Hold’em Flight B (payouts each flight)$1,50025,000301 / flight12 levels
20-NovSat3pm85HIGH ROLLER No-Limit Hold’em (2 day event)$50,000300,000401Start of Day 2
21-NovSun12pm86Super Turbo No-Limit Hold'em (1 day event)$1,00020,00020112 levels
21-NovSun3pm87High Roller No-Limit Hold’em (3 day event)$100,000600,00040112 levels
22-NovMon12pm888-Handed No-Limit Hold'em (2 day event)$5,00050,00030112 levels

2021 WSOP Schedule Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

When is the 2021 WSOP Colossus?

The $400 buy-in Colossus starts on Friday, October 29. There are two starting flights: Flight A - Friday, October 29 and Flight B - Saturday, October 30. Players are allowed one entry per flight, with 12 levels of late registration. Each flight will reach the money before the players combine on Sunday, October 31. The tournament is a four-day event finishing on Tuesday, November 2.

When is the 2021 WSOP Millionaire Maker?

The $1,500 buy-in Millionaire Maker starts on Friday, October 8. There are two starting flights: Flight A - Friday, October 8 and Flight B - Saturday, October 9. Players are allowed one entry per flight, with eight levels of late registration. The tournament is a five-day event, finishing on Wednesday, October 13.

When is the 2021 WSOP Little One for One Drop?

The $1,000+$111 Little One for One Drop starts on Monday, November 8. There are three starting flights: Flight A - Monday, November 8, Flight B - Tuesday, November 9 and Flight C- Wednesday, November 10. Players are allowed unlimited entries for the first 12 levels. The tournament is a five-day event, finishing on Sunday, November 14.

When is the 2021 WSOP Crazy Eights?

The $888 buy-in Crazy Eights starts on Thursday, November 11. There are three starting flights: Flight A - Thursday, November 11, Flight B - Friday, November 12 and Flight C - Saturday, November 13. Players are allowed one entry per flight with 12 levels of late registration. The tournament is a six-day event, finishing on Thursday, November 18.

When is the 2021 WSOP Closer?

The $1,500 buy-in Closer starts on Friday, November 19. There are two starting flights: Flight A - Friday, November 19 and Flight B - Saturday, November 20. Players are allowed one entry per flight with 12 levels of late registration. Each flight will reach the money before the players combine on Sunday, November 21. The tournament is a three-day event finishing on Monday, November 22.

The Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino and all Caesars Entertainment resorts in Las Vegas will offer reduced hotel room rates for entrants of WSOP bracelet events using the special advanced booking code “WSOPM” when they book early. The Rio offers players rates on select dates as low as $47. Caesars Palace, Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, Paris Las Vegas, Flamingo Las Vegas, Harrah’s Las Vegas, Bally’s Las Vegas and The Linq Hotel + Experience will also provide discounted WSOP player rates. To view a complete list of rates across all Caesars Entertainment properties, visit the Reservations page here.

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