The 2021 World Series of Poker kicks into high gear in its third week with three Championship bracelet events, another tough $5K No Limit tournament, and a high roller that’s certain to be packed with some of the biggest names in the game.
Here’s everything you can look forward to in Week Three of the WSOP.
Event #38 – $50,000 High Roller
There are so many big events taking place in Week 3, but the $50,000 NLHE High Roller is the biggest. The promise of a massive payday for those who make it deep will attract an array of the poker world’s top-tier pros plus a few wealthy shot takers.
The $50K is the biggest buy-in of the series to date and is one of just six tournaments on the schedule that has a price tag of this amount (or higher). If the field of week one’s Event #6 ($25,000 High Roller) is any indication, this $50K will see all the nosebleed names you enjoy watching battle lining up to register. This should include the likes of Daniel Negreanu, Michael Addamo, Jason Koon, David Peters, and many, many more.
It wouldn’t be a surprise to see the field size dip below 100 (the first $50K of the 2019 series hit 110 runners), but one should expect around 70 runners to create a prize pool that will award first-place prize that ranks among the top three of the series thus far.
Plus, you can watch all the action go down as the final table is broadcast on PokerGO on Thursday, October 21.
Complete WSOP Week 3 Schedule
|10-18||Event #35: Freezeout NLHE||11:00:00 AM||$1,000.00|
|10-18||Event #36: Dealers Choice 6-Handed Championship||03:00:00 PM||$10,000.00|
|10-19||Event #37: Super Turbo Bounty No-Limit Hold’em||11:00:00 AM||$1,500.00|
|10-19||Event #38: High Roller No-Limit Hold’em 8-Handed||03:00:00 PM||$50,000.00|
|10-20||Event #39: Pot-Limit Omaha (8-Handed)||11:00:00 AM||$1,500.00|
|10-20||Event #40: H.O.R.S.E. Championship||03:00:00 PM||$10,000.00|
|10-21||Event #41: Freezeout No-Limit Hold’em||11:00:00 AM||$2,500.00|
|10-21||Event #42: Razz||03:00:00 PM||$1,500.00|
|10-22||Event #43A: DOUBLE STACK No-Limit Hold’em||10:00:00 AM||$1,000.00|
|10-22||Event #44: 6-Handed Limit Hold’em||03:00:00 PM||$3,000.00|
|10-23||Event #43B: DOUBLE STACK No-Limit Hold’em||10:00:00 AM||$1,000.00|
|10-23||Event #45: Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed Championship||03:00:00 PM||$10,000.00|
|10-24||Event #46: No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack||11:00:00 AM||$800.00|
|10-24||Event #47: Freezeout No-Limit Hold’em 8-Handed||03:00:00 PM||$5,000.00|
|10-24||Online Event #5: Online Bracelet Championship||05:30:00 PM||$1,000.00|
Event #36 – $10K Dealers Choice
There’s no doubt about it, the $50,000 Poker Players Championship is one of the most prestigious events on the schedule. However, the $10,000 Dealers Choice Championship could be considered, by some, a baby version of the event. It’s the highest price point for an event where all the games are on the table. The big difference is, there are more games up for grabs. It’s up to the players to decide what will be played and what will be left on the sidelines. With that being the case, you have to know how to play all the games in order to have the best shot at winning.
In 2019, the event drew just over 120 runners and had a final table that included Nick Schulman, Matt Glantz, and Shaun Deeb. In the end, it was Adam Friedman who took home the gold and the $312,417 first-place prize. Which mixed-game master will it be this year?
Event #40 – $10,000 H.O.R.S.E.
What to know who will be playing the $10K H.O.R.S.E.? Just take a look at who busted early from the tournament above and everyone who battled in Event #2 ($25,000 H.O.R.S.E.). This means it’s going to be a who’s who of the mixed game community. The five-game rotation is a staple of the series and this year will likely see 100 of the game’s best battling for the six-figure score.
Greg Mueller is likely to be on hand to defend his 2019 title which brought him $425,347. Plus, expect some of the players who ran deep in the $25K, including Chad Eveslage and Benny Glaser, to try and make it back to another H.O.R.S.E. final table.
Spend your Saturday (October 23) tuning in to the $10 H.O.R.S.E. final table on PokerGO.
Event #45 – $10K Pot Limit Omaha
The third and final Championship Event of the week is the $10K Pot Limit Omaha. A favorite among action seekers, the $10K PLO promises to be one of the more unpredictable events of the week as well as having the largest field size of the three.
The Championship for the “Great Game” will, like those $10K’s before it, also be attracting the big names and well as some specialists who might only make it out in these non NLHE events. Tune in next week, on Tuesday, October 26, to watch the action unfold at the final table.
One More To Watch
Event #47 – $5K NLHE Freezeout
Last week, the $5K Six-Max, one of the toughest tournaments of the series, took place. This week there’s another $5K, but this time it’s an eight-handed freezeout. These $5Ks have some of the most shark-infested fields of any series. The NLHE wizards who aren’t yet rolled for $10K plus usually find a way to get themselves involved in a $5K making for a registration list filled with some of the game’s best-known talent mixed with a healthy dose of up-and-coming talent. Keep an eye on this one.