Players in the US have been chasing WSOP online bracelets for over two weeks now as the US-leg of the 2021 WSOP online kicked off at the start of July.
As for the ROW players, they had to wait patiently to see what WSOP and GGPoker have in store for this year.
That wait is now over. GGPoker has revealed the schedule for the international portion of 2021 WSOP online.
The series will run from August 1 to September 12, and there will be 33 golden bracelets up for grabs during this period. Thirteen of these events carry a guarantee, totaling over a staggering $50 million in prize money. Buy-ins range from $50 to $25,000.
The series is highlighted by the $20 million guaranteed Main Event, as previously revealed by the operator. Other big-profile events include the $1500 buy-in MILLIONAIRE MAKER sporting $5 million in guaranteed prize money, a $1000 buy-in DOUBLE STACK promising $4 million and a couple of Super High Roller Events with guarantees of $5 million.
“World Series of Poker is proud to partner once again with GGPoker to allow players throughout the globe compete for WSOP glory,” commented Ty Stewart, Executive Director of the World Series of Poker. “It’ll be the closest thing to the live WSOP tournament experience outside of Vegas!”
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Events to Look Out For
Tournament players will be able to find plenty of good value on GGPoker come August. Even with the limited information on hand, we already know there will be several events with $1,000,000+ guarantees, not counting the Main Event.
For those with smaller bankrolls, The Return No Limit Hold’em tournament offers great opportunities, featuring the buy-in of just $50 and the guaranteed prize pool of a cool $1,000,000. Of course, this one will likely have a massive field as well and it will be a two-day event.
The $1050 WSOP GGMasters High-roller is another interesting event for serious players, featuring a $2,000,000 guarantee. This is a 2-day tournament set to kick off on August 22.
Even though the schedule still needs to be finalized, it is clear that GGPoker is trying to cater to its entire player pool, so pretty much everyone will be able to compete in at least a few bracelet events.
For those with somewhat deeper pockets, the $1500 Millionaire Maker event is definitely one to check out. This two-day tournament features a prize pool of at least $5,000,000 and the winner is guaranteed to take home at least $1,000,000.
August 21 is reserved for the $10,000 Heads Up event. The tournament is capped at 128 entries and will likely attract some of the biggest names in poker. This one may be out of most players’ budgets, but it will be an interesting one to watch nonetheless.
The schedule also features the operator’s unique format Flip & Go event featuring a buy-in of $200.
Of course, GGPoker will be running all sorts of satellites leading into and during the Series, so players can also get entries into their target tournaments at a discount.
|Aug 1 (Final Day)||$50||The Return||$1,000,000|
|Aug 8 (Final Day)||$1500||Millionaire Maker||$5,000,000, $1M for first|
|Aug 21||$10,000||No Limit Hold’em HU Championship||Capped at 128 players|
|Aug 22 (Two-day event)||$1050||WSOP GGMasters||$2,000,000|
|Aug 22 onwards||$5000||Main Event Online Championship||$20,000,000|
|Aug 29||$25,000||Super High Roller Championship||$5,000,000|
Massive $20,000,000 Main Event
The highlight of the 2021 International WSOP online will definitely be the $5000 Main Event, featuring the guarantee of $20,000,000. Starting flights for the event are scheduled to kick off on August 22, so players looking to satellite their way into the tournament will have plenty of time to do so.
Although impressive, the $20 million guarantee actually represents a reduction in comparison to the last year when GGPoker went all out and guaranteed $25,000,000. This ended up being a great success for the operator, as the prize pool was easily met and shattered. In the end, the 2020 Main Event had a prize pool of $27.5 million, breaking the Guinness record for the richest online poker tournament in history.
After giving it some thought and gathering players’ opinions via a Twitter poll, the operator has decided that each individual Main Event flight will be freezeout, but players will be allowed to enter up to three different starting flights.
The six-time bracelet winner and GGPoker’s main ambassador Daniel Negreanu will be joining players in the tranches comes August, and he was not shy to share his enthusiasm in the PR accompanying the announcement.
“After making history last year, WSOP Online opens up to the international poker community again this August and September,” said Negreanu.
“I’m ready to join tens of thousands of poker players from all over the world at the tables, all of us aiming to take down one of those 33 gold bracelets!” he added.
With just a few weeks to go before the Main Event kicks off, the operator’s plans certainly seem very ambitious and it will be interesting to see if they can generate enough interest to meet the guarantee. That said, if anyone can do it at this point in time, it is probably GGPoker.