WSOP 2021: Best Events to Play on a Budget

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WSOP 2021 Events to Play on a Budget

The World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2021 schedule features 88 bracelet events with buy-ins as high as $250,000.

However, if you're looking to experience and play the WSOP on a budget we've hand-picked five events of the WSOP 2021 that you should check out! Don't miss these high-value events.

Check Out the WSOP 2021 Schedule

The WSOP has confirmed an 88-bracelet schedule for 2021. Click here to check it out!

Be Part of The Reunion for $500

No article on which WSOP events to play on a budget this year would be complete without mentioning Event #4: $500 The Reunion. This tournament comes with a whopping $5,000,000 guarantee and is tipped to be one of the largest tournaments at the Series.

With just a $500 buy-in, the tournament is the star of the opening weekend of the WSOP 2021. Players will receive 50,000 chips and are allowed one re-entry per flight with late registration open for ten 30-minute levels. These increase to 40-minute levels from Day 2 onwards in this five-day tournament.

Friday1st October 202110:00The Reunion Flight A$500
Saturday2nd October 202110:00The Reunion Flight B$500
Sunday3rd October 202110:00The Reunion Flight C$500

In 2019, a similar massive $500 buy-in tournament was held where Femi Fashakin spun five Benjamins into a life-changing $1,147,499 score by winning the BIG 50. The tournament still holds the record of largest live poker tournament to date with an astonishing 28,371 entries.

Omaha at the WSOP: Get Your Deepstack Four-Card Fix!

If you're more interested in playing Omaha poker on a budget, then this is the event for you. The first three-figure Omaha event of the WSOP 2021 is Event #24: $600 8-Handed Pot-Limit Omaha Deepstack and promises plenty of value at its price tag.

The two-day event sees players receive 30,000 chips and play 30-minute levels. Players are allowed one re-entry, with late registration open for 12 levels.

Tuesday12th October 202111:008-Handed Pot-Limit Omaha Deepstack$600

Read More: PLO Poker - A Beginner's Guide to Pot-Limit Omaha

How Big Will The Colossus Be This Year?

Another can't-miss event when you're looking to play the WSOP on a budget is The Colossus. Ever since The Colossus burst onto the WSOP scene in 2015, it has been one of the biggest tournaments of the year. In 2015, Lance Garcia won what was poker's largest-ever event, and although the field has shrunk since then, this year's event will surely attract a crowd.

  • 2015: 22,374
  • 2016: 21,613
  • 2017: 18,054
  • 2018: 13,070
  • 2019: 13,109

Event #55: $400 Colossus gets underway on Friday, 29th October with the first of two flights. Players are allowed one re-entry per flight, with 12 levels of late registration. Each flight plays down to the money, with the levels 40 minutes long throughout the tournament.

Friday29th October 202110:00The Colossus Flight A$400
Saturday30th October 202110:00The Colossus Flight B$400
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Enter the WSOP 2021 Deepstack Championship for $600

Who said Championship events need to be $10,000? Why, you can enter Event #61: $600 NLHE Deepstack Championship for a fraction of that!

With 30,000 starting chips, this tournament has 40-minute levels on Day 1 and 60-minute levels from Day 2 onwards. Players are allowed one re-entry, with nine levels of late registration.

Monday1st November 202111:00NLHE Deepstack Championship$600

Raise Money for Charity at the WSOP with the Salute to Warriors

Returning to the WSOP 2021 schedule is the Salute to Warriors. Susan Faber triumphed in 2019 over a field of 1,723 last year and this year's Event #63: $500 Salute to Warriors promises to be just as exciting.

Tuesday2nd November 202111:00Salute to Warriors$600

WSOP 2021 Satellites

There will be plenty of live satellites at this year's World Series of Poker. This will enable people to qualify for many WSOP tournaments for less, including the WSOP Main Event.

That means you could buy into the $10,000 WSOP Main Event for just a few hundred dollars. Make sure you keep an eye out for the live satellites going on during the Series!

PokerNews promises to keep you up-to-date with the latest in satellite offerings. Make sure to bookmark our WSOP satellite page to not miss any opportunity to qualify for the WSOP... maybe even for free!

Nov 3-808:00$140TurboEntry into 1pm $1,100 Mega
Nov 3-814:00$250TurboEntry into 8pm Mega
Nov 3-810:00 & 16:00$580RegularMultiples of $10,000 Tournament Buy-in Chips
Nov 3-813:00$1,100RegularMultiples of $10,000 Tournament Buy-in Chips
Nov 3-820:00$2,175RegularMultiples of $10,000 Tournament Buy-in Chips

Related: 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Satellites

So which event are you thinking about entering? Stay tuned to PokerNews as we take a closer look at the WSOP 2021 schedule, let you know the most important things if you're planning a WSOP trip and get you excited for the return of the World Series of Poker in 2021!

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Based in the United Kingdom, Will started working for PokerNews as a freelance live reporter in 2015 and joined the full-time staff in 2019. He now works as Managing Editor. He graduated from the University of Kent in 2017 with a B.A. in German. He also holds an NCTJ Diploma in Sports Journalism.

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