Posted on: April 3, 2021, 01:39h.
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It might be scheduled for later than standard this 12 months, however officers with the World Collection of Poker introduced this week they plan to renew a full, live-action event schedule in 2021.
The complete slate of occasions might be introduced later this summer season, however the first tournaments will begin on Sept. 30 on the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. In a launch, officers mentioned the opening weekend of occasions is anticipated to incorporate a charity occasion for frontline healthcare employees.
A $25,000 H.O.R.S.E event and a $5 million assured No-Restrict Maintain’em occasion billed as “The Reunion” are additionally within the works for the opening weekend.
This 12 months, greater than ever, we embrace our position on the WSOP to ship memorable experiences and produce this group of poker lovers again collectively,” mentioned WSOP Govt Director Ty Stewart in a launch. “In 2021, the theme is, get vaccinated and get again to Vegas.”
With six months till the occasions begin, officers mentioned they are going to work with gaming regulators to find out what COVID-19 protocols might be in place for the WSOP.
The WSOP is anticipated to complete on Nov. 23.
Event organizers gained’t settle for registrations till the summer season, as occasions nonetheless should be accredited by Nevada regulators. Nevertheless, the Rio is already taking room reservations for gamers.
WSOP Principal Occasion to Begin Nov. 4
The Principal Occasion might be a part of the reside motion as nicely. Play within the $10,000 No-Restrict Maintain’em headliner is scheduled to start on Nov. 4, with the primary 4 days scheduled as beginning days. Those that begin on Nov. Four or 5 and survive will proceed play on Nov. 8. Those that are nonetheless round after beginning on both Nov. 6 or 7 could have their second day of rounds on Nov. 9.
The fields will mix beginning Nov. 10.
Final 12 months, the WSOP held the Principal Occasion in a hybrid format due to the pandemic. There have been two legs, an Worldwide leg and one other within the US. Preliminary play in every happened on-line, with closing tables in each taking part in face-to-face. The winners of the European and American legs confronted off in a head-to-head match for the coveted bracelet.
Damian Salas of Argentina gained the bracelet, beating US winner Joseph Hebert. He certified by a $300 satellite tv for pc and wound up successful greater than $2.5 million.
On-line Poker Tournaments Slated for Summer season
Whereas there are reside occasions deliberate for the autumn, organizers expect to area a full slate of on-line poker tournaments as nicely over the summer season.
Organizers will launch extra details about the net tournaments at WSOP.com beginning on April 15.
Final 12 months, because of the pandemic, WSOP.com held 31 on-line tournaments, which doled out virtually $27 million in money prizes. That’s an American report for on-line poker.
WSOP.com additionally partnered with GGPoker to carry an internet Principal Occasion, which broke a world report for the biggest on-line poker event ever, because it paid out $27.5 million in money prizes. The worldwide collection, which comprised 45 occasions, awarded practically $150 million in money.