How to Qualify Online for the November's 2021 WSOP Live Main Event
Winning a package to the Main Event at the 2021 WSOP has never been easier. There are options for US and International players, and plenty of ‘fish’ taking their shot to boost the prize pools.
To say the schedule has been disrupted by government policies over the last couple of years would be a massive understatement. The good news for players still wondering if they will be able to enter the USA is that GGPoker has a backup plan. If you win a package, and can’t go, you can take your entry fee in T$ (Tournament Dollars). Those can be used to enter any tournament, including the WSOP Main Event qualifiers for next year.
This page covers the best qualifiers currently running. I will update as more sites add their ‘Road to Las Vegas’ schedules over the coming months.
I’m starting with the ACR Poker ’20 Seats’ Promo which covers US players. If you are International, then GGPoker is a super-easy pick this year. Scroll down for that information. After the satellite information, you will find some highlights of the live event, and some final thoughts on travel.
WSOP 2021 Satellites at America’s Cardroom Poker
America’s Cardroom on the Winning Poker Network are open to both US and International players. Their 2021 Main Event packages are worth $12,500. That is $10k for your buy-in and $2.5k for travel and expenses.
I like the format this year. There are ‘WSOP TAKEDOWN’ games, which award 20 guaranteed packages between them. The cost is not prohibitive, one at $109 and the other at $215.
To fill up these tournaments, th
ere are a series of qualifiers starting at $1.10c going up to $22. These guarantee seats at the next level. If you plan one at quiet times, you might find an overlay of one or more seats in the TAKEDOWN games…
The dates for the Main Event qualifiers are:
- September 12th WSOP TAKEDOWN: $109 – 5x $12,500 Packages Gtd
- September 19th WSOP TAKEDOWN: $215 – 15x $12,500 Packages Gtd
I’m excited about these games. ACR tournaments have a big proportion of recreational players from all around the world.
If you are new to this site, you will love the bonus too. This is a 200% match (with Crypto) or 100% up to $2,000. Use referral code SNGPLANET for the best possible deal. Check out americascardroom.eu now – I’ll see you in the takedown qualifiers!
One other thing to look out for at ACR Poker is the bomb pots – a lot of fun and (with the right approach) profitable too.
WSOP Satellites for UK, Canada, and International Players at GGPoker
GGPoker is home to the international part of the Online WSOP. They are also giving away a ton of packages to the Main Event in November.
This is all under the ‘Road to Vegas’ tab in the client. The prize on offer is a $10k buy-in, $1250 for travel and expenses, plus 7 nights in the Rio casino. One thing I like about this is that as sponsors, GGPoker offer direct buy-ins. No need to wait in line to pay your $10k at the cage.
Qualifiers (including those with guaranteed seats) are running every day at GG. There are buy-ins from $8. This will get you into the lowest priced $80 qualifiers, which guarantee at least one seat. There are $25 qualifiers, which lead to the $250 direct qualifier games. You can also play $1050 qualifiers, which guarantee multiple seats, depending on the time of day. Sub-qualifiers to those events are $108.
With the current focus on the Online WSOP, I’m hopeful there will be even more options as we go into September.
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New players get $100 in tokens or choose $600 match.
Head over to GGPoker now at www.ggpoker.com and see why this is the fastest growing site of the past two years!
Live WSOP 2021: Schedule Highlights
The Main Event
Of course, the big media coverage kicks in when the Main Event begins. This is the $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em tournament which crowns the world champion each year. This is towards the end of a packed schedule of tournaments, with buy-ins starting in the $100’s and going into 6-figures.
There are 4 ‘Day 1’ flights, starting on the 4th of November. The remaining players then go into two separate ‘Day 2’ flights on the 8th and 9th. From Day 3 the field is combined. The field gets narrowed to a final table, which starts on Tuesday the 16th of November.
Other Notable Tournaments
As is the tradition, the WSOP starts with the Casino Employees event. This is a $500 entry tournament, scheduled for the 30th of September. This is the first of 88 gold bracelet events which take place at the Rio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
After that, the buy-ins take a big jump, with the $25,000 HORSE tournament attracting the best pros from around the world. There are several more $25k events, plus a $100,000 high-roller and $250,000 super high-roller. Most buy-ins are between $1k and $10k.
For those with a smaller bankroll, the Colossus is worth checking out. This huge event has a $400 buy-in. It has multiple day #1 to thin out the field. While No-Limit Hold’em and PLO dominate online, the WSOP covers many other formats. There are championship events for Stud, Razz, O8, Mixed Games, Pot Limit Hold’em and many more. A women’s event and seniors’ events are also scheduled.
Getting to Las Vegas for International Players
If you are from the UK or Europe, there are still no direct flights allowed at the time of writing. If you simply must play the Main Event (or side events), then there are indirect options. You would need to spend 14 days in a 3rd country which does allow travel to the USA.
I’m quietly hopeful (without any inside information) that the situation will be resolved by the time the Main Event rolls around, and international travel will be back on the table.
So, what are you waiting for?
If you are in the USA, then America’s Cardroom is the place to qualify. Remember referral code SNGPLANET to get the best possible welcome bonus over at www.americascardroom.eu
International players can also qualify at ACR, though I’m recommending a different site. GGPoker is huge, soft and is giving away packages for the Main Event every single day. You will get $100 in tokens and buy-ins for a minimum deposit, check out www.ggpoker.com now!
See you in the Main Event!