“Micro Madness” Featured During Second Week of 2021 WSOP Online

The 2021 World Series of Poker Online on is in full swing with seven gold bracelets already being handed out. The second week of action, dubbed “Micro Madness”, promises players some of the most affordable buy-ins of the month-long schedule including the lone $333 event and a super-deep $400 buy-in tournament that promises plenty of play. Here’s everything you can expect during Week 2 of the 2021 WSOP.

Event #8: $888 No Limit Hold’em Crazy Eights

July 8
3 p.m. PT / 6 p.m. ET

The popular live tournament returns to the online schedule as the $888 Crazy Eights kicks off Week Two of the WSOP Online. Players start with 15,000 in chips and play with 15-minute levels. If things get too crazy in this 8-max event, the tournament has the option for players to re-enter up to two times throughout late registration which is available until 6:55 p.m. PT.

While there wasn’t an official online “Crazy Eights” tournament in 2020, there were a number of 8-handed tournaments including Event #2 ($1,000 NLH Deepstack 8-Max) in which Louis ‘PokeThese’ Lynch bested the field of 919 entries to take home a $168,585 first-place prize.

Event #9: $400 No Limit Hold’em 6-Max

July 9
3 p.m. PT / 6 p.m. ET

It’s back to full ring poker for Event #9 with a reduced buy-in but a similar structure to the Crazy Eights. Players are afforded 15,000 in chips, 15-minute levels, and 3 hours and 45 minutes of late registration.

In 2020, Robert ‘bustinballs’ Kuhn took down the first $400 event of the series, topping the massive 2,091 entry field to take home $115,850 and his first gold bracelet. While it’s unlikely that this event will see those kinds of numbers, the lower price point and regular satellite will make this an attractive event for recreational players and pros alike.

Event #10: $333 No Limit Hold’em

July 10
3 p.m. PT / 6 p.m. ET

Event #10 has the distinction of being the lowest buy-in event of the entire WSOP Online schedule. The chips and levels are the same as the previous two events with players given an additional re-entry (3) should they bust out and want to fire again.

One has to go back to 2017 to find the last $333 online bracelet event when Joe Mitchell scored $122,314 after surviving the field of 2,509 runners. Tournament superstar Michael Addamo took third in that event and walked with $54,044.

Event #11: $400 No Limit Hold’em Ultra Deepstack

July 11
3 p.m. PT / 6 p.m. ET

One of the most value-packed tournaments on the schedule for players who want to play deep is Event #11 with 50,000 in starting chips and 15-minute levels. The $400 price point will appeal to recreational players who want to have plenty of room to play in the early levels.

With a starting stack so deep, players who decide to max-late-reg (6:55 p.m. PT) will still be sitting down with more than 25 big blinds.

Event #12: $500 No Limit Hold’em Turbo Deepstack

July 12
3 p.m. PT / 6 p.m. ET

The Turbo Deepstack offers players 40,000 in chips but just 8 minutes per level. Another difference is that late registration closes a full hour earlier at 2 hours and 55 minutes. During that time players who go bust can re-enter up to two times.

In 2020, the Turbo Deepstack (Event #11) was 6-handed and it was won by Raman ‘Acrogum’ Afanasenka who topped the 1,691-entry field for a $128,601 payday. Chance Kornuth finished as the runner-up for $79,291 and Erica Lindgren also made the final table, finishing in sixth for $22,676.

Event #13: $1,000 No Limit Hold’em Freezeout

July 13
3 p.m. PT / 6 p.m. ET

Event #13 is the second $1,000 buy-in event of the series and the largest buy-in of the week. This event has the same structure as Event #5 with 20,000 starting chips and 15 minutes levels. The big difference is this event is the first $1k freezeout, giving players a single bullet to win the bracelet.

Event #14: $500 No Limit Hold’em

July 14
3 p.m. PT / 6 p.m. ET

The standard structure returns for this $500 NLHE event with players receiving 15,000 starting chips and 15-minute levels. Of course, two re-entries are allowed during late registration which lasts 3 hours and 45 minutes.

While not the exact same structure, last year this week, one of the biggest stories of the series took place when vlogger Ryan Depaulo took down the 1,624-entry field of the BIG $500 NLHE from the parking lot of a Whole Foods in NJ and shouted “I’m a legend” after winning $159,563.

The winning moment

— Ryan Depaulo: Degenerate Gambler (@depaulo_ryan) July 14, 2020


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