After a two-year hiatus, the World Series of Poker Europe will return to King’s Resort, located on the German border in Rozvadov, Czech Republic.
The festival will feature 15 WSOP gold bracelet events with €11,550,000 in guaranteed prizes from Nov. 19 to Dec. 8 with buy-ins ranging from €350 to €50,000.
This is not all, as King’s Resort has also announced the return of the WSOP Circuit with the festival boasting 17 WSOP gold ring events with €3,640,000 in guaranteed prizes from Aug. 12 to Sept. 14. This means that King’s Resort will award at least a guaranteed €15,190,000 between the two festivals combined.
In addition to that, the WSOP is already awarding online bracelets with 33 WSOP Online Series bracelets on tap at WSOP.com from July 1-31 for players located in Nevada and New Jersey with another 33 bracelet events scheduled for the rest of the world at GGPoker from Aug. 1-31, which will overlap the WSOP Circuit at King’s Resort.
This is all on top of the 88 gold bracelets for the traditional World Series of Poker at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas from Sept. 30 to Nov. 23.
King’s Resort couldn’t be any more thrilled about the return of the WSOP to Rozvadov.
“After the difficult year 2020, we are excited to give the players what they deserve and have been waiting for, the biggest tournament series in Europe with the biggest guarantees,” said King’s Resort owner Leon Tsoukernik in a press release. “We are looking forward to giving top service and hospitality for all poker players as per King’s Resort standards.”
The WSOP is also thrilled about the WSOP Europe returning to King’s Resort for the fourth time.
“We can’t wait to return to King’s Resort for the 2021 WSOP Europe and bringing bracelets back to Europe,” said WSOP Director Gregory Chochon. “King’s Resort has become the center of the poker world in Europe and it’s the best place for a poker reunion all players can celebrate.”
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WSOP Europe Main Event Guarantees €5 Million
The highlight of the WSOP Europe is easily the WSOPE NLH €10,350 Main Event boasting a mouth-watering €5 million guarantee from Dec. 3-8.
The WSOP Europe Main Event was last hosted in 2019 when 541 entries created a €5,139,500 prize pool to surpass the €5 million guarantee. Alexandros Kolonias defeated Claas Segebrecht in heads-up play to win the coveted WSOP gold bracelet along with a massive €1,133,678 top prize.
Other WSOP Europe Highlights
In addition to the Main Event, three other WSOP Europe events also boast seven-figure guarantees including one that should be on the mind of every value hunter in the WSOPE NLH Colossus, which boasts a €1 million guarantee for just a €550 buy-in on Nov. 24-30.
The high-stakes poker community will be pleased to learn that two events with bigger buy-ins than the Main Event in the WSOPE 25K NLH Platinum High Roller featuring a €1 million guarantee on Nov. 29-30 and the WSOPE 50K NLH Diamond High Roller with a €2,000,000 guarantee on Dec. 2-3.
In addition, the first event on the schedule also should turn some heads with the WSOPE 2021 NLHE Opener offering up a generous €400,000 guarantee for a €350 buy-in on Nov. 19-22, while the WSOPE €1,350 Mini Main Event also will witness a huge prize pool thanks to a €600,000 guarantee.
While most of the schedule does incorporate no-limit hold’em, there are also events in pot-limit Omaha, short deck hold’em, and 8-game.
2021 WSOP Europe Schedule
|Date||Event #||Event||Buy-in||Starting Stack||Guarantee|
|Nov. 19-22||1||WSOPE 2021 NLHE Opener||€350||20,000||€300,000|
|Nov. 20-23||2||WSOPE Pot Limit Omaha 8-Max||€550||25,000||€200,000|
|Nov. 21-25||3||WSOPE Mini Main Event||€1,350||100,000||€600,000|
|Nov. 24-25||4||WSOPE 2K Pot Limit Omaha||€2,000||50,000||€200,000|
|Nov. 24-30||5||WSOPE NLH Colossus||€550||25,000||€1,000,000|
|Nov. 25||6||WSOPE NLH Classic Freezeout||€1,000||30,000||€150,000|
|Nov. 25-26||7||WSOPE PLO/NLH Mixed||€1,650||40,000||€200,000|
|Nov. 26-27||8||WSOPE Short Deck||€2,500||50,000||€200,000|
|Nov. 27-28||9||WSOPE 5K Pot Limit Omaha||€5,000||100,000||€150,000|
|Nov. 29||10||WSOPE NLH Bounty Hunter||€1,100||30,000||€200,000|
|Nov. 29-30||11||WSOPE 25K NLH Platinum High Roller||€25,000||500,000||€1,000,000|
|Nov. 30||12||WSOPE NLH 6-Max||€1,650||40,000||€200,000|
|Dec. 1-2||13||WSOPE 8-Game Mix||€2,000||50,000||€150,000|
|Dec. 2-3||14||WSOPE 50K NLH Diamond High Roller||€50,000||1,000,000||€2,000,000|
|Dec. 3-8||15||WSOP NLH Main Event||€10,350||100,000||€5,000,000|
WSOP Circuit Event Highlights
One might think of the WSOP Circuit as a summer warm-up of things to come in the autumn, but the schedule is impressive in its own right.
The WSOP Circuit NLH €1,700 Main Event on Sept. 10-14 will be one of the biggest live poker events over the summer with a tasty €1 million guarantee and plenty of satellites in the plans for players to get in much cheaper than the €1,700 buy-in.
The WSOP Circuit €250 Mini Main Event on Aug. 25-30 could turn out to be the highest value tournament of the summer with €500,000 guaranteed for just a €250 buy-in, while the WSOP Circuit NLH €550 MonsterStack also boasts a €500,000 guarantee on Sept. 2-6.
Meanwhile, the WSOP Circuit €330 NLH Kenya Bounty Hunter is a new tournament on the schedule and serves up a €400,000 guarantee.
Those over 50 years of age will be allowed to play the €20,000 guaranteed WSOP Circuit €250 NLH Seniors Event 50+ on Aug. 24, while the following day will feature the €10,000 guaranteed WSOP Circuit €250 NLH Ladies Event on Aug. 25.
2021 WSOP Circuit King’s Resort Schedule
|Date||Event #||Event||Buy-in||Starting Stack||Guarantee|
|Aug. 12-16||1||WSOP Circuit NLH 2021 King’s Opener||€200||25,000||€300,000|
|Aug. 17-18||2||WSOP Circuit NLH 6-Max||€440||40,000||€50,000|
|Aug. 18-23||3||WSOP Circuit NLH Kenya Bounty Hunter||€330||30,000||€400,000|
|Aug. 24||4||WSOP Circuit NLH Seniors Event 50+||€250||25,000||€20,000|
|Aug. 25||5||WSOP Circuit NLH Ladies Event||€250||25,000||€10,000|
|Aug. 25-30||6||WSOP Circuit NLH Mini Main Event||€250||50,000||€500,000|
|Aug. 29-30||7||WSOP Circuit NLH FiftyStack||€660||50,000||€100,000|
|Aug. 30||8||WSOP Circuit PLO Bounty Hunter||€550||40,000||€50,000|
|Aug. 31 – Sept. 1||9||WSOP Circuit Mixed NLH/PLO||€550||40,000||€50,000|
|Sept. 1-2||10||WSOP Circuit Omaha Hi/Lo Pot Limit||€440||40,000||€50,000|
|Sept. 2-6||11||WSOP Circuit NLH MonsterStack||€550||100,000||€500,000|
|Sept. 5||12||WSOP Circuit 7-Card Stud Limit||€440||30,000||€10,000|
|Sept. 6-7||13||WSOP Circuit PLO 6-Max||€440||40,000||€50,000|
|Sept. 7||14||WSOP Circuit 5-Card PLO||€1,100||50,000||€50,000|
|Sept. 7-8||15||WSOP Circuit PLO 2K 8-Max||€2,000||100,000||€200,000|
|Sept. 8-9||16||WSOP Circuit NLH 3K 8-Max||€3,000||200,000||€300,000|
|Sept. 10-14||17||WSOP Circuit NLH Main Event||€1,700||50,000||€1,000,000|