WSOP releases schedule for 2021 Online Bracelet Events

Geoff Fisk
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Posted on 04/15/2021

Online portion of the 2021 World Series of Poker awards 33 bracelets from July 1 through August 1

The live World Series of Poker is back for 2021, but that won’t diminish the opportunities for U.S. players to compete for WSOP bracelets online.

WSOP released the schedule for the 2021 Online Bracelet Events, and 33 bracelets are up for grabs at WSOP.com from July 1-August 1. Players on WSOP Nevada and WSOP New Jersey can compete in the events, which will crown the first official WSOP champions from 2021.

The 2021 WSOP Online Bracelet Events culminate in a $1 million guaranteed No-Limit Hold’em Grand Finale, which kicks off August 1. The $500 buy-in tournament will award the largest guaranteed prize pool in the history of WSOP.com.

2021 WSOP Online Bracelet Events notable U.S. events

DateTournamentBuy-inGuaranteed Prize Pool
July 1Event #1: The BIG 500 Kick-Off$500N/A
July 6Event #6: No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack$2,000N/A
July 15Event #15: No-Limit Hold’em High Roller Freezeout$5,300N/A
July 25Event #25: No-Limit Hold’em Lucky 7’s High Roller$7,777N/A
August 1Event #33: No-Limit Hold’em Grand Finale$500$1,000,000

$1 million guaranteed Grand Finale highlights Online Bracelet Events schedule

WSOP ramped up the schedule for this year compared to the 2020 Online Bracelet Events series in the U.S. All 31 WSOP bracelets awarded in the country last year came from online tournaments from the hybrid live/online $10,000 Main Event.

The 2021 World Series of Poker returns in its traditional form this fall, running at the Rio Las Vegas from Sep. 30-Nov. 23. Even with the live version of the series back in action, however, WSOP didn’t scale back on its online bracelet offerings.

Event #33: No-Limit Hold’em Grand Finale will yield the largest guaranteed prize pool ever offered at WSOP.com. The $500 buy-in tournament guarantees $1 million, functioning as the 2021 Online Bracelet Series Main Event.

The 2021 online events begin with the $500 buy-in BIG 500 Kick-Off, which starts on July 1. Last year’s edition of The Big 500 produced a prize pool that went over the $1 million mark.

As the kickoff event for this year’s Online Bracelet Events, the 2021 version of The Big 500 could produce an even bigger prize pool.

Other notable events on the 2021 online schedule include Event #25: No-Limit Hold’em Lucky 7’s High Roller. With a $7,777 entry fee, the Lucky 7’s High Roller comes with the highest buy-in of any online tournament in the history of U.S.-based WSOP events.

GGPoker will once again host its own series of Online Bracelet Events for players outside of the U.S., with that schedule of tournaments pending.

The U.S. side of the 2020 WSOP Online Bracelet events set several records for regulated online poker. The series awarded more than $27 million across 31 tournaments, and the $1,000 buy-in NLH Championship hit a $2,019,700 prize pool.

WSOP lowered the buy-in for this year’s online Main Event, which could drive registration higher but prevent the tournament from eclipsing the $2 million prize pool mark.

Want to brush up on the rules of poker before the WSOP begins? Check out the Poker.org poker hand rankings guide.

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