2021 World Series of Poker
Event #1: $500 NLH Big 500 Kick-Off
Days:
1

Event Info

Buy-in $500
Prize Pool $574,650
Players 1277

Level Info

Level 41
Blinds 120,000 / 240,000
Ante 30,000

Players Info - Day 1

Players Left 1
Entries 1277

Download WSOP.com Prior to Your Next Visit to New Jersey or Nevada

AnthonyThompson • Level 2: 30-60, 0 ante
Aaron Massey playing Wsop.com Event 71 and railing Ladies Event 70
Aaron Massey playing Wsop.com Event 71 and railing Ladies Event 70

This summer, the World Series of Poker (WSOP) will hold 66 gold bracelet events online between WSOP.com and GG Poker.

The former client will cater to players in Nevada and New Jersey (players in Delaware are NOT able to participate), while the latter will serve the international base.

WSOP.com will hold 33 events – one each day for the month of July – while the other 33 will take place on GG Poker.

For players either in Nevada or New Jersey (remember, you must be 21+ to participate), or those planning to travel in, PokerNews put together all the information you need to know and also answered some lingering questions, which you can read here.

Download WSOP.com

The first step in getting set up to play on WSOP.com is to download the client. You can do so for both mobile (Android and iOS) and desktop (Windows 7 or higher and Mac OS X 10.6.8).

Also, the WSOP.com client can only support playing one table at a time on mobile.

Finally, pot-limit Omaha (PLO) games and tournaments are not compatible on mobile and must be played via a computer.

Level:
2
Blinds:
30/60
Ante:
0

Negreanu Scoops Early Pot

AnthonyThompson • Level 1: 25-50, 0 ante

Action quickly folded around to Daniel "DNegs" Negreanu who raised to 150 from the small blind and was called by the big blind.

The {2-Spades}{8-Spades}{3-Hearts} flop saw Negreanu continue for 100 and then call the 400 raise from his opponent bringing the {2-Clubs} turn. Both players checked and the {6-Diamonds} river saw Negreanu win the pot with a 825 uncontested bet.

Daniel "DNegs" Negreanu
Daniel "DNegs" Negreanu
19,950

Two 2020 WSOP.com Online Bracelet Winners in the Early Field

BrandonTemple • Level 1: 25-50, 0 ante
Louis "PokeThese" Lynch's Winning Hand
Louis "PokeThese" Lynch's Winning Hand

As the start of the first event of the 2021 WSOP.com Online Bracelet Series begins, two players who snagged bracelets in 2020 were spotted in the field, in search of more jewelry to go in their trophy cases.

Louis "PokeThese" Lynch was able to net a bracelet early in last year's series, as the Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania native was able to best a field of 919-entries to win Event #2: $1,000 NLH Deepstack 8-Max to earn a $168,568 top prize, which at the time more than doubled his lifetime career tournament earnings. Lynch defeated Ryan "KOVID19" Ko heads-up to earn his first career WSOP bracelet.

Also in the field is Matthew "Bodeyster" Bode, who topped a field of 1,179 entries in Event #4: $500 NLH Super Turbo to win his first career WSOP Bracelet, as well as $97,091. Bode won the bracelet after calling his shot a few days prior on his Twitter account, saying, "Here goes to becoming a secret online crusher." The secret didn't stay that way for long, and a few days later, Bode earned the coveted WSOP Gold Bracelet to earn his place among the elite that own a WSOP Online Gold Bracelet.

We'll be tracking Lynch and Bode's progress throughout this year's version of the WSOP.com Online Bracelet Series to see if they can replicate their success from 2020.

Louis "PokeThese" Lynch
Louis "PokeThese" Lynch
20,000
Matthew "Bodeyster" Bode us
Matthew "Bodeyster" Bode
us 20,000

Tags: Louis LynchMatthew Bode

Former WSOP Main Event Champ Joe Cada's Ready to Go!

BrandonTemple • Level 1: 25-50, 0 ante

Opening Entrants

BrandonTemple • Level 1: 25-50, 0 ante
Gershon "jets613" Distenfeld
Gershon "jets613" Distenfeld
20,000 20,000
Robert "lowrider711" Chasen us
Robert "lowrider711" Chasen
us 20,000 20,000
Demetrios "GOGGINS" Petrou US
Demetrios "GOGGINS" Petrou
US 20,000 20,000
Frank "spaghettiii' Marasco
Frank "spaghettiii' Marasco
20,000 20,000
Matthew "dirtyvladboy" Beyerlein US
Matthew "dirtyvladboy" Beyerlein
US 20,000 20,000
Gabriel "SmurfyShaq" Tiliff US
Gabriel "SmurfyShaq" Tiliff
US 20,000 20,000
Alex "sundsolar" Soares us
Alex "sundsolar" Soares
us 20,000 20,000
Omar "om167" Mehmood us
Omar "om167" Mehmood
us 20,000 20,000
Shawn "clairvoyant" Kjetland
Shawn "clairvoyant" Kjetland
20,000 20,000
Andy "Love2Lose" Porter US
Andy "Love2Lose" Porter
US 20,000 20,000
Chad "clayne" Layne
Chad "clayne" Layne
20,000 20,000
Mark "bansman" Bansemer us
Mark "bansman" Bansemer
us 20,000 20,000
James "BugManJim" Altwegg US
James "BugManJim" Altwegg
US 20,000 20,000
Mark "victb" Ioli
Mark "victb" Ioli
20,000 20,000
Jarred "godsbigtoe" Gabin us
Jarred "godsbigtoe" Gabin
us 20,000 20,000
Sergei "Copone" Kislinskii US
Sergei "Copone" Kislinskii
US 20,000 20,000
Matthew "ChipBandito" Faulkner us
Matthew "ChipBandito" Faulkner
us 20,000 20,000
Michael "ha8me" Policastro us
Michael "ha8me" Policastro
us 20,000 20,000
Louis "PokeThese" Lynch
Louis "PokeThese" Lynch
20,000 20,000
Matthew "Bodeyster" Bode us
Matthew "Bodeyster" Bode
us 20,000 20,000

Shuffle Up and Deal!

AnthonyThompson • Level 1: 25-50, 0 ante

Cards are in the virtual air in the 2021 World Series of Poker as the first of 33 bracelet events is underway on WSOP.com. It's going to be a night chock full of action on the way to crowning the first bracelet winner of 2021.

Level:
1
Blinds:
25/50
Ante:
0

The 2021 WSOP.com Online Bracelet Hunt Begins With Event #1: $500 NLH The Big 500 Kick-Off

BrandonTemple
WSOP.com
WSOP.com

The ultimate goal of most poker tournament aficionados is laying claim to a WSOP Gold Bracelet. For 2021, the quest to earn a bracelet begins today, with the WSOP.com Online Bracelet Event series kicking off with Event #1: $500 NLH The Big 500 Kick-Off set to begin at 3 p.m. Pacific Standard Time (or 6 p.m. Eastern Standard Time for New Jersey residents).

33 bracelets are set to be given out on WSOP.com over the next month, with another 33 to be handed out on GGPoker in August. Players looking to win a bracelet on WSOP.com must be physically located in Nevada or New Jersey to participate in the series, while the GGPoker version of the WSOP online will cater to international players.

"The bar has been set with last year’s record-breaking series, but we’re hoping to raise it even higher this year," WSOP Director Gregory Chochon told PokerNews earlier this year. "One of our goals is to provide as many people the chance to become champions as possible. However, we know not everyone can or is comfortable traveling yet, so continuing a robust online bracelet offering in 2021 is a must."

Event #1 Overview

The opening event of the 2021 WSOP.com Online Bracelet Series gives players 20,000 in starting chips, with blinds starting at 25/50 and increasing every 15 minutes. Players who bust the tournament may re-enter up to three times.

Re-entry and late registration for this tournament will remain open for three hours and fifty-five minutes, or until 6:55 p.m. PST (or 9:55 p.m. EST). This is a one-day event, meaning the tournament will play down to a winner in a single session. The winner will be awarded a WSOP Gold Bracelet.

WSOP.com Bracelet Event Schedule

The 2021 WSOP.com Bracelet Event Schedule offers 33 chances for players to get their hands on a coveted WSOP Gold Bracelet. ALL 2021 WSOP.COM ONLINE BRACELET EVENTS ARE ONE-DAY EVENTS.

This year's series features No Limit Hold'em, Pot Limit Omaha and Pot Limit Omaha 8-or-Better events for players to compete in, with marquee events such as Event #18: $1,000 NLH North American Open, Event #25: $7,777 NLH Lucky Sevens High Roller, and Event #32: $1,000 NLH Championship.

All events will begin at 3 p.m. PST. Satellites are running on-site for as little as $1.

2021 WSOP.com Online Series Schedule

DateTournament
July 1#1: $500 No-Limit Hold'em The Big 500 Kick-Off
July 2#2: $600 No-Limit Hold'em Monsterstack
July 3#3: $500 No-Limit Hold'em Turbo Deepstack
July 4#4: $500 No-Limit Hold'em Super Turbo
July 5#5: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em 8-Max
July 6#6: $2,000 No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack
July 7#7: $777 No-Limit Hold'em Lucky 7s
July 8#8: $888 No-Limit Hold'em Crazy Eights
July 9#9: $400 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Max
July 10#10: $333 No-Limit Hold'em
July 11#11: $400 No-Limit Hold'em Ultra Deepstack
July 12#12: $500 No-Limit Hold'em Turbo Deepstack
July 13#13: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em Freezeout
July 14#14: $500 No-Limit Hold'em
July 15#15: $5,300 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller Freezeout
July 16#16: $600 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 6-Handed
July 17#17: $400 No-Limit Hold'em 8-Max
July 18#18: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em North American Open
July 19#19: $888 Pot-Limit Omaha Crazy Eights 8-Handed
July 20#20: $3,200 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller
July 21#21: $600 Pot-Limit Omaha Six-Handed
July 22#22: $600 No-Limit Hold'em Knockout
July 23#23: $500 No-Limit Hold'em Turbo
July 24#24: $400 No-Limit Hold'em Monsterstack
July 25#25: $7,777 No-Limit Hold'em Lucky 7s High Roller
July 25#26: $500 No-Limit Hold'em The Big 500 Encore
July 26#27: $1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship
July 27#28: $3,200 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller Championship
July 28#29: $800 No-Limit Hold'em 8-Max Turbo Deepstack Championship
July 29#30: $600 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Max Championship
July 30#31: $500 No-Limit Hold'em Summer Saver
July 31#32: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em Championship
Aug. 1#33: $500 No-Limit Hold'em Grand Finale ($1M Guaranteed)

PokerNews will be on hand all series long to provide live updates from all 33 events, so be sure to stay tuned to catch all the action!

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