One of the events that were newly introduced at the 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP) was Event #20: $1,000 Flip & Go No-Limit Hold’em. This event was expected to start out with a Flip & Go structure that was made popular on GGPoker and then later finish with as a no-limit hold’em event.
The Flip & Go No-Limit Hold’em online event at GGPoker is one of the most exciting events at the online poker room and the WSOP wanted to experiment with the format at Event 20. The buy-in was fixed at $1,000 and it got a great response as a total of 1,232 registrations came in for this WSOP bracelet event.
The format was different as eight poker players had to sit down at a table with a dealer. There were not chips involved at the start. The dealer would put down three cards before each player and have it face down. After this, the dealer would turn over the flop and players would see their three cards and their muck one of them in a clockwise manner.
They would then turn over their two cards while the dealer would flip the turn and river. When all of the community cards were over, the player who had the best hand advanced to the next round while the remaining players were eliminated. Players who advanced to the second round were guaranteed a minimum of $2,000.
In total, 155 players finished in the money and the deeper one got into the tournament, the more money they win. The eventual winner is set to walk away with a little over $180,000.
Top Players Buy-in Multiple Times
This WSOP bracelet event saw a lot of big names take part. Some of the players seen at the table for this even included GGPoker ambassador Daniel Negreanu, Chance Kornuth who is a two time WSOP bracelet winner, David Williams, Shaun Deeb and Jeff Gross to name a few.
Williams was determined to make it past the first round but he just wasn’t having a lot of luck at the table. He ended up buy-in in 19 times before he was able to advance to the second round. Negreanu also did not have a good run and had to buy-in 9 times to advance.
Overall, the WSOP will be very happy with the response that Event 20 has received so far.