Top Poker Tournaments to attend before 2021 Ends


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2021 may be on its way out, but that doesnít mean itís out of fuel yet. In fact, things are still heating up for poker players. There are many tournaments still coming, with many notable competitions finally happening after suffering delays from their usual summer schedule. Vegas in particular is the place to be to win the big bucks, although the rise of online poker tournaments means you have a shot even if you canít travel.

Summer is the typical season for big poker tournaments, but many organizations chose to delay the games to Fall 2021 in hopes of looser restrictions. And indeed, it seems like people are ready and willing to hit the casinos once more. The biggest names in poker chose to gather in August and September and are continuing large series into November. You too can go watch the action, and maybe participate yourself in smaller series or on online platforms like Pokerstars Casino in Michigan.

Hereís a list of the poker tournaments that are still happening in 2021, as well as updates on some of the biggest series.

2021 Poker Tournaments

Most series started in August or September this year, meaning that youíll see the schedule thin as we approach the holidays. However, November will mark the finale of many long-running series and give states that arenít Nevada time to shine.

In Vegas, we see that the DeepStack Championship II is still underway. Thereís also the Wynn Fall Classic, Fall Poker Series.

Other states are beginning the Choctaw Poker Classic, Prime Poker Open, L.A. Poker Open, Bike Poker Series, Tampa Winter Poker Open, Seminole Rock Ďní Roll Poker Open, and Decemberís oddly-named Fun in the Sun Poker Open.

Those playing online will find that the World Series of Poker Online will continue up until Thanksgiving. The Paris Las Vegas Online Circuit will also run throughout November. Harrah's Las Vegas Online Circuit will close out the year in mid-December.

The World Series Of Poker Is Already Dishing Out The Bracelets

The $1,500 buy-in Omaha eight-or-better event at the 2021 World Series of Poker saw 607 people enter. Connor Drinan emerged victorious with $163,252 of earnings. This markís Drinanís second gold bracelet. The 32-year-old has taken home more than $13 million in career winnings after the WSOP. The World Series of Poker still has many big moments up its sleeve, though, as it continues to run up until November 23rd.

The Golden Nugget Grand Poker Series Comes To An End

The Golden Nugget Grand Poker Series was one of many to switch to a Fall 2021 schedule for safety It was also one of the first big games to return to in-person events, setting the stage for the WSOP and others coming later this year. 2021ís Golden Nugget Grand Poker Series started on September 28th and just finished on October 18th, spreading 50 games out over almost a month of play.

In the final games, those in the championship got 25,000 in tournament chips. The series used the big blind ante format and happened over three starting flights. The event had unlimited re-entry and players went in multiple flights. Scott Anderson placed first in the $120 No-Limit Hold'em $3K GTD. The $200 No-Limit Hold'em Super Deep Stack Turbo prize went to Barry Bergida. Finally, the $600 No-Limit Hold'em $500K GTD win went to John Gardner with $100,266 in winnings.

Live poker is starting to get exciting again, and 2022 is no doubt going to continue the trend. Until then, however, thereís a lot to look forward to in 2021. The big series are sure to deliver a few more surprises, and thereís always a chance for rising stars to make a name for themselves in local or online games.