2021 WSOP Online Dates Announced; 66 Bracelets to be Won Across WSOP.com & GGPoker
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The schedule for the WSOP Super Circuit Online Series was announced yesterday, but news ahead of the 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP) doesn't stop there with GGPoker confirming more details about the world's most famous poker festival.
In total, 66 bracelets will be up for grabs across both festivals, with 33 bracelets available on WSOP.com and 33 on GGPoker.
20 WSOP Circuit rings and $100 million in prize money will be available to win during the 2021 WSOP Super Circuit Online Series
Here is an at-a-glance look at the key dates for the 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Online:
- WSOP Super Circuit Online Series at GGPoker: May 1-May 30
- WSOP Online 2021 (Domestic US) at WSOP.com: July 1-August 1
- WSOP Online 2021 at GGPoker (International): August 1-September 12
- WSOP Las Vegas “Main Event” satellites - August 1-October 1
- WSOP Winter Online Super Circuit at GGPoker - Dates TBC
2021 WSOP.com Online Key Details
Bracelet events on WSOP.com will run from July 1 to August 1, with 33 bracelets up for grabs for those residing in Nevada and New Jersey. Nahrain “2Rivers” Tamero won the 2020 WSOP Online Event #31: $1,000 NLH Championship, defeating Normal "abnormality" Michaelek heads-up to win $310,832. She defeated a 2,126 entry field to grab her online bracelet.
Although details of WSOP Online tournament buy-ins and guarantees are yet to be released, WSOP Director Gregory Chochon says that they're aiming to offer a "robust" online schedule.
"One of our goals is to provide as many people the chance to become champions as possible."
"The bar has been set with last year’s record-breaking series, but we’re hoping to raise it even higher this year," said Chochon. "One of our goals is to provide as many people the chance to become champions as possible. However, we know not everyone can or is comfortable traveling yet, so continuing a robust online bracelet offering in 2021 is a must."
Top 5 WSOP.com 2020 WSOP Online Cashes
|1||Joe "fanofdapoker" McKeehen||1st||Event #14: $3,200 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller||$352,985|
|2||Nahrain “2Rivers” Tamero||1st||Event #31: $1,000 NLH Championship||$310,832|
|3||Nick “shadowjacker” Guagenti||1st||Event #29: $2,000 NLH Deepstack||$305,433|
|4||Frank "thewholefunk" Funaro||2nd||Event #14: $3,200 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller||$219,089|
|5||Norman "abnormality" Michalek||2nd||Event #31: $1,000 NLH Championship||$192,073|
WSOP Online 2021 at GGPoker
GGPoker is also anticipating another exciting schedule, with GGPoker Head of Poker Operations Steve Preiss aiming to offer "even more" to customers over the course of the WSOP Online.
"When GGPoker & WSOP partnered in 2020, we broke world records," Preiss said. "Our plans for 2021 are to offer even more to our customers. With massive tournaments, WSOP gold bracelets & rings, and a route into the live WSOP Main Event in November, we hope players will love what we have in store for them."
Last year it was Stoyan Madanzhiev who triumphed in the GGPoker WSOP Online Main Event, winning $3.9 million in a world record-breaking tournament. The Main Event set the world record for the largest prize pool in online poker tournament history, at an eye-watering $27,559,500.
Top 5 GGPoker 2020 WSOP Online Cashes
|1||Stoyan Madanzhiev||Bulgaria||1st||Event #77: $5,000 No Limit Hold'em Main Event||$3,904,685|
|2||Wenling Gao||China||2nd||Event #77: $5,000 No Limit Hold'em Main Event||$2,748,605|
|3||Tyler Rueger||United States||3rd||Event #77:$5,000 No Limit Hold'em Main Event||$1,928,887|
|4||Christian Rudolph||Germany||1st||Event #70: $25,000 POKER PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP||$1,800,290|
|5||Daniel Dvoress||Canada||1st||Event #48: $1,500 MILLIONAIRE MAKER||$1,482,289|
A schedule or details of any guarantees for the 2021 WSOP Online on GGPoker are yet to be released.
Online Satellites to Live WSOP Main Event Confirmed
With the WSOP expected to return to the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino this fall, GGPoker is already preparing its satellite offering for the $10,300 WSOP Main Event scheduled to take place on November 4.
Satellites to The Main Event will be hosted on both WSOP.com and GGPoker. Details are yet to be announced.
When does the 2021 WSOP Online on WSOP.com take place?
July 1 to August 1, 2021
When does the 2021 WSOP Online on GGPoker take place?
August 1 to September 12, 2021
How do I satellite into the 2021 WSOP Main Event?
Satellites will be running on WSOP.com and GGPoker from August 1 until October 1, 2021
How many bracelets will be awarded in the 2021 WSOP Online?
A total of 66 bracelets - 33 on WSOP.com and 33 on GGPoker
Will Shillibier is based in the United Kingdom. He started working for PokerNews as a freelance live reporter in 2015 and joined the full-time staff in 2019. He graduated from the University of Kent in 2017 with a B.A. in German. He also holds an NCTJ Diploma in Sports Journalism.