New WSOP tournament schedule prepared
The WSOP tournament was the most important and exciting tournament for decades numerous poker fans. But the corona pandemic ensured that there was no tournament on site last year. For the first time in the history of the WSOP, most of it was played online. Therefore, the hope of the pro players and the fans was that this year everything will be back to normal. Now it's clear how the WSOP will take place this year.
WSOP will take place online in 2021
After the Corona Pandemic continues to rage and no one can predict how things will continue despite vaccinations and tests, the organizers of the WSOPhave set the dates online again. So the hope for a normal poker year is over for now. Interestingly, this year will be similar to last year:
There are two tournaments. One tournament is for US poker players and the second tournament is for overseas players. The tournaments will take place on WSOP.com and GGPoker like last yearauf WSOP.com und GGPoker statt. American players won't be too happy about another piece of news: Only players from Nevada and New Jersey will be accepted. But when does the tournament start and what is the further procedure? Currently the following tournament schedule has been published:
- May 2021: WSOP Super Circuit Online Series at GGPoker
- July and August 2021: WSOP Online 2021 for US players at WSOP.com
- 1.8 to 12.9: International players on GGPoker
- 8/1 to 10/1: WSOP Las Vegas Main Event Satellites:
- The dates for the winter games have not yet been set
US players from other states may be able to participate via 888. However, there is no official confirmation of this yet. However, it is possible thatparticipants will travel to Nevada or New Jersey to participate in the tournaments.
This is how the WSOP went last year
Last year there was a lot of criticism after the WSOP was held online for the first time. However, the corona pandemic did not allow for anything else. The online braceletsstrongly criticized. In hindsight there was no reason for this as last year's WSOP tournament was a record tournament. The tournament took place with 31 events and more than 44,000 participants. More than 26 million US dollars were paid out in prize money. Players this year will have to work really hard if they want to break that record. were particularly
After theMain Event took place live in 2020, there is hope that it will be played live again this year. However, no spectators were allowed to be present, but the event was broadcast live. However, for the players of the last round it was a special event and in those minutes of the game the corona pandemic and online games were briefly forgotten.
Due to last year's record, the organizers of the WSOP and GGPoker have decidedto pay out 66 bracelets this tournament year. The scope of the tournament schedule is also said to have been expanded and the players are looking forward to large winnings. The main event has been scheduled for November. In addition, this year there are welcome bonuses, more rewards and the opportunity to participate in the Fish Buffet loyalty program.
Where is the Main Event held?
Previously the Main Event was held at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino. This location is no longer available this year. The reason: Caesars has sold the casino resort and the new owner will not provide it for the WSOP. This is the end of a part of poker history. It is not yet clear in which casino resort the main event will take place. However, Caesars still retains all rights to the WSOP, particularly the live broadcast.
Half a year remains to find an adequate replacement for the Rio Casino. On the one hand, the tension is maintained and possibly offers another incentive for the players to get among the winners. After all, it would be the first tournament in another casino resort. Thisevent will go down in poker history and will lay the foundation for a new WSOP tournament.
It is important that the WSOP continues to take place and that the corona pandemic cannot change anything about it. The online tournaments represent at least an opportunity for many players who could or wanted to travel to the USA not only because of the tournament. As a result, it may well be thatin the future the size of the tournament will increase.
Training locations for the WSOP
Currently numerous casinos and arcades in many countries are still closed. Thus, players cannot practice with other poker pros. However, there is always a possibility, also in Kenya:Online poker in an online casino. An online game can never be compared to a live game. However, the pandemic is claiming many victims and this includes the fact that poker games are no longer taking place in person. The decisive factor is that it can be played at all and that the WSOP will continue to be held.