Golden Nugget’s Grand Poker Series Moves To The Fall For 2021
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Golden Nugget’s Grand Poker Series Moves To The Fall For 2021

Golden Nugget’s Grand Poker Series Moves To The Fall For 2021

The hugely popular Grand Poker Series tournament festival will take place in fall of 2021 for the first time in the tournament’s 13-year history.

The Grand Poker Series has always been held either in spring or summer, but this year, the tournament had to be moved to the fall due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which forced the closure of casinos for some time.

The Grand Poker Series is hosted by the Golden Nugget in downtown Las Vegas. The 2021 Golden Nugget Grand Poker Series features a total of 50 events, spread across 21 days, from Sept. 28 – Oct. 18.


Variety of events

The number of events means gamers have a wide selection to choose from and this will only boost the popularity of the Grand Poker Series.

Between Oct. 7 and 10, there will be a no-limit Hold’em event, which comes with a $600 buy-in and a guaranteed prize pool of $500,000.

Over recent years, this no-limit event resulted in prize money of more than $1 million, with more than 1,300 entries in the 2019 event.

The 2019 running of the championship event attracted 1,313 entries, easily surpassing the guarantee to create a final prize pool of $677,508. Michael Policastro earned $90,630 as the champion, it was reported.

The tournament features three starting flights this year, each beginning at 11:00 a.m. local time. Players will start with 25,000 in tournament chips, with initial blinds of 100-100 and 40-minute levels, which will increase to an hour in length at the final table. The tournament will utilize the big blind ante format.

Players will also be able to play multiple flights and that there are unlimited re-entries for the event. Any player that makes it through more than one of their flights will then advance to the next stage with their largest stack.


Prize money

The Grand Poker Series features more than $1.2 million in guaranteed prize money across the 50-event schedule. Buy-ins for the series range from as low as $100 all the way up to $600 for the championship event. There will be plenty of formats and games to choose from, including a mixed triple draw lowball event, various pot-limit Omaha and Omaha eight-or-better events, a triple stud event, an eight-game mix event, a H.O.R.S.E. event and a tag-team no-limit hold’em event. There will also be three seniors events, each with a $50,000 guaranteed prize pool.

The tournament’s organizers are hoping for a full house, although concerns on what the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic would have on the attendance.

All COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted, but players may choose to stay away if there is an uptick in the number of new infections as happened last fall.

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