33 Bracelets Up For Grabs At US 2021 WSOP Online Bracelet Series
The full schedule for the upcoming World Series of Poker (WSOP) Online Bracelet Series on WSOP.com is now on display!
The massive festival will feature a total of 33 bracelet events, and will run from July 1 to August 1.
Players in New Jersey and Nevada will be able to take part in the online action, but those in other states shouldn’t lose hope as they too could also participate, pending regulatory approval, as indicated in WSOP’s earlier press release.
Schedule & Highlights
The domestic portion of the series is categorized into different sections and themes to enable players to plot their travel schedules more efficiently.
The action kicks off with “Premiere Week” which includes eight events, one running each day from July 1-8. Among the highlights of the week are the $500 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em The Big Kick-Off, $2,000 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack, and the $888 No-Limit Hold’em Crazy Eights.
From July 9-11, three events with entry fees of $400 or below will run under “Micro Madness“. There’s also a “PLO Week” for Pot-Limit Omaha fans, as well as a “Double Bracelet Day” on July 25 wherein two events will take place — the $500 NLH The Big 500 Encore, and the $7,777 buy-in NLH Lucky 7s High Roller, which is the biggest buy-in event on the schedule.
The “Championship Week” begins on July 26 and features a $1,000 PLO Championship, $1,000 NLH Championship, a $3,200 High Roller Championship, as well as the $500 NLH Grand Finale, which has a guarantee of $1 million!
Meanwhile, the schedule for the international leg of the series which will take place on GGPoker has yet to be finalized.
Online Momentum Continues
It’s the second year in a row that the WSOP is hosting an online bracelet series. In 2020, it gave away a total of 85 gold bracelets, 31 on WSOP.com, and 54 on GGPoker. Last year’s record-breaking online festival, which ran for two months from July to September, ended up awarding almost $150 million in total prize money after attracting more than 230,000 entries.
The $5,000 Main Event, which ran on GGPoker, generated $27,559,500 in total prize pool, making it the largest online poker tournament in history. It was won by Stoyan Madanzhiev for $3,904,685, also the largest prize awarded in online poker.
It will be interesting to know whether the 2021 edition would achieve a similar success considering that the live poker scene is slowly returning to normal. While a slight decrease in participation numbers is understandable, this year’s online festival is still expected to attract a massive turnout.