The tournament has begun!
The first Six-Handed No-Limit event of The World Series of Poker 2021 will start today at 11:00 am.
This three-day event will see players on Day 1 each begin with a starting stack of 25,000 chips. They will play 17 levels with a duration of 40 minutes. There will be a 20-minute break every three levels. The players will have a 75-minute dinner break after level 9 (≈ 5:40 p.m) where registration will end (≈ 6:55 p.m.) before they return.
Isaac Baron is the reigning champion from 2019 where he took home his first WSOP bracelet and a cash prize of $407,739. Baron bested a field size of 1,832 entrants making the prize pool a whopping $2,473,200.
In this format, there is a maximum of six players at the table as opposed to nine, or sometimes ten in the more traditional multi-table poker tournament. The table positions in order of post-flop action are small blind, big blind, under the gun, hijack, cutoff, and the button. In a 6-handed structure, you will generally see a higher percentage of players seeing a flop, more hands being played per hour, and a lot less folding. The most significant adjustments for players in a 6-handed format are the loosening of pre-flop hand selection and increased aggression.
These adjustments make for a lot of action so be sure to follow along at PokerNews for all the live updates from the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino.