Although poker players flocked to Vegas last year to play the final table of the WSOP Main Event, the full-fledged festival was last held over two years ago. But the WSOP is finally back – today, September 30, the first tournaments kick off.
Traditionally, casino employees will sit down first and take part in the $ 500 buy-in tournament. Also on Thursday, the $ 25,000 HORSES tournament and the $ 1,000 no-limit hold’em charity tournament will start, with a portion of the funds raised handed over to healthcare professionals.
In total, 88 events will be held this year, which were moved from summer to autumn in the hope of waiting out the next wave of the pandemic. As usual, the focus will be on the $ 10,000 Main Event scheduled for November 4th.
Unfortunately for the organizers, the coronavirus epidemic has made adjustments to the festival. Thus, players will need to show proof of vaccination. While players are not required to wear masks at the poker tables, masks are required outside the tables. But players can leave their masks at the table if they wish (usually the WSOP requires players to be at the table with their faces open, but these are exceptional times).
Despite the fact that the WSOP Online International and American Stages took place in the summer, players will still have the chance to win a gold bracelet from the comfort of their home. The WSOP recently announced the addition of ten online tournaments for Nevada and New Jersey players. There will be one online event every Sunday, except October 3, when there will be two. Also on November 21, there will be a separate event for Pennsylvania residents.
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