Details still trickling in
The schedule for this year’s World Series of Poker is rounding into shape. We already know the lineup for the domestic portion of the WSOP Online 2021 and while we do not know the exact slate for the international segment, we now have a little more info. According to a press release on Monday, the international part of the WSOP Online 2021 will be played August 1 to September 12 on GGPoker.
The World Series of Poker did not reveal much more than that for the international WSOP Online except that there will be 33 gold bracelets handed out during that time. This is the same number of bracelets as will be awarded on WSOP.com for the domestic leg of the poker festival from July 1 through August 1.
Super Circuit Online Series
Where the powers-that-be did go into more detail was with the WSOP Super Circuit Online Series, which is coming up in a few days, also on GGPoker. Running from May 1 to May 30, the Super Circuit will award 18 gold rings and a guaranteed $100 million in prize pools.
But wait, there’s more. For the first time, two cash game specialists will be honored with gold rings, bringing the total to 20. During the WSOP Super Circuit Online Series, players can earn leader board points for No-Limit Hold’em and Pot-Limit Omaha/Pot Limit Omaha-5. The top nine players on each leader board come the end of the Series will square off at a final table (Sit-and-Go, I guess?) for the rings.
The World Series of Poker made no mention of this in its Monday announcement, but over on the schedule page on GGPoker’s website, it says that the WSOP Super Circuit Online Series Main Event winner will be invited to the be first member of “Team Champions,” which includes a $50,000 sponsorship. GGPoker’s plan is to eventually gather “every WSOP Online Series Champion under its banner.”
There will also be a WSOP Winter Online Super Circuit at GGPoker, but details for that have yet to be announced.
“The bar has been set with last year’s record-breaking series, but we’re hoping to raise it even higher this year,” said World Series of Poker director Gregory 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.”
For those who do want to travel to Las Vegas for the live World Series of Poker, especially because it was canceled last year (except for the hybrid online/live Main Event), that is still going to happen, just later than normal. The traditional WSOP at the Rio will be September 30 through November 23.
The $10,000 Main Event will run November 4 through November 17, with four starting flights.