The 52nd WSOP Continues at Las Vegas with 6th Event
The World Series of Poker is already five days in, and today, October 5, the $25,000 No-Limit Hold’em Final was held. This event is known for its super high stakes Poker action. It has a cap of 64 players and only attracts the most elite bunch.
The 8-Handed game was a 3-day event that began on October 2. It is the 6th event out of the 88 scheduled to take place throughout the duration of the tournament. Prior to this were the Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better, and The Reunion No-Limit Hold’em featuring a $5 million guaranteed prize pool.
Players can look forward to the “Return of the Record Breakers” between October 8 and November 19. There will also be flagship No-Limit Hold’em events such as Monster Stack, Double Stack, Millionaire Maker, and more.
The WSOP official page shows the entire lineup of events with dates and buy-ins.
About the 2021 World Series of Poker
The WSOP is the most anticipated Poker tournament across the globe, which pulls in thousands of the best players from around the world. This year’s tournament marks the 52nd annual series and features 88 bracelet events and 11 online events.
Registration began back in August, both in-person and online. The games kicked off on September 30 and are scheduled to run through November 23. All the gaming action takes place at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
The main event, the $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em World Championship, begins on November 4, and the champion will be determined by November 17. In addition, this year’s tournament is sponsored by VELO – the global nicotine brand.
According to Ty Stewart, executive producer at WSOP, “the experience for participants this year will be elevated thanks to the VELO sponsorship.” There will be up to $50,000 in cash prizes for the Player of the Year and the No Limit Leaderboard winners.
The sponsorship is a win-win situation, as it also provides a unique opportunity for VELO to engage with poker fans and interact responsibly with nicotine consumers aged 21 and older.
The Atmosphere of the WSOP 2021 compared to Pandemic Heavy 2020
Things are looking to be different from how the tournament panned out last year. At the peak of the pandemic in 2020, the main event drew in just about 1300 people. Compared to 2019, when it attracted well over 8,500 players, the pandemic definitely dealt a hard blow.
Fortunately, this year the anticipation is quite high, and the championship is expected to reel in a significant number of entries. Considering that the pandemic isn’t over yet, the events will be held in line with all health and safety regulations.
WSOP revealed that all attendees must “expressly agree to comply with any and all rules and safety guidelines put in place by the event organizers.” Participants will also have to provide proof of vaccination. Although players are not obligated to wear masks while seated at the Poker table, this measure will be compulsory in other areas within the venue.
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