The WSOP (World Series of Poker) has confirmed its overall plan for the international portion of the WSOP Online Bracelet Events. The announcement strengthens the partnership between WSOP and GGPoker which is also said to host 2 WSOP Circuit Ring series and the international portion of the 2021 WSOP Online Bracelet Events.
It has also been informed that GGPoker will offer satellites for the WSOP Main Event in Las Vegas from August 1 to October 1.
“When GGPoker & WSOP partnered in 2020, we broke world records. Our plans for 2021 are to offer even more to our customers,” GGPoker Head of Poker Operations Steve Preiss said in the press release. He added, “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.”
WSOP 2021: Key Dates
|Series||Location||Start Date||End Date||Bracelet/Ring Events|
|WSOP Super Circuit Series||GGPoker||May 1||May 30||18+2 Rings|
|WSOP Online Domestic||WSOP.com||July 1||August 1||33 Bracelets|
|WSOP Online International||GGPoker||August 1||September 12||33 Bracelets|
|WSOP Las Vegas ME Satellites||Both||August 1||October 1||–|
|WSOP Live 2021||Rio||September 30||November 23||TBD|
|WSOP Live Main Event||Rio||November 4||November 17||1 Bracelet|
|WSOPE 2021||King’s Casino||November 19||December 8||15|
|WSOP Winter Online Super Series||GGPoker||TBD||TBD||TBD|
WSOP Super Circuit Online Series in May
The schedule for the domestic portion on the WSOP.com platform in Nevada and New Jersey was already confirmed early April. More details have now been made available.
For the first time, two WSOP Circuit rings will be awarded to cash game players. The top 9 players with the highest weighted big blind scores in No-Limit Hold ‘em and Pot-Limit Omaha / Pot-Limit Omaha-5 leaderboards in May will earn a seat in each 9-handed final.
All finalists will earn cash prizes between $3000 and $2600, the 2 winners also receive the coveted WSOP Circuit Ring.
International Bracelet Events and WSOP Main Event
In 2020, GGPoker hosted 54 bracelet events. Whether or not GGPoker will aim to set another record remains to be seen. The next installment of the online series are expected to be announced in the near future.
“The bar has been set with last year’s record-breaking series, but we’re hoping to raise it even higher this year,” said Gregory Chochon, Director of the World Series of Poker. “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.”
GGPoker to Host Satellites to Las Vegas Main Event
One interesting part of the announcement was the fact that the operator is slated to host online satellites for the $10,000 WSOP Main Event in Las Vegas. This event is currently foreseen to kick off on November 4 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino.
The WSOP Super Circuit Online Series takes place from May 1 until May 30, followed by the International WSOP Online Bracelet Events from August 1 until September 12. Players will also have the chance to win their seat for the WSOP Main Event in Las Vegas on GGPoker as of August 1 as well.
The WSOP Circuit and Online Bracelet Schedule on GGPoker
- WSOP Super Circuit Online Series with 18 Ring Events from May 1 – 30
- Additional two WSOPC rings can be won through a cash game promotion
- WSOP Online 2021 Domestic Series on WSOP.com July 1 – August 1
- WSOP Online 2021 International on GGPoker August 1 – September 12
- 2021 WSOP Las Vegas Main Event satellites on WSOP.com and GGPoker August 1 – October 1
- WSOP Winter Online Super Circuit on GGPoker later in the year