The rec-friendly tournaments return in Week 6 of the WSOP.

With the 2021 World Series of Poker Main Event in full swing, it’s time for the “post-lims” to begin. In reality, rather than actually being “post”, the majority of the back third of the series runs concurrently with the Main Event, giving those who hit the rail early in the Main something to jump into after the shock of busting the Main wears off. These events also cater to the recreational players who weren’t able to win their way into the Main plenty of opportunities to spin it up to win a bracelet.

Spotlight Tournament

Event #68 – $1,111 Little One For One Drop

There are two major tournaments for recreational players to hop into this week, but the $1,111 Little One From One Drop is the one where a part of the buy-in goes to a good cause. The One Drop Foundation provides safe, clean water for some of the world’s “most vulnerable communities through innovative partnerships, creativity, and the power of art.” The WSOP has chosen One Drop as a charitable initiative since 2012 when Antonio Esfandiari won the original Big One For One Drop for more than $18 million and the tournament raised more than $5.3 million for the charity.

At the same time, the Little One For One Drop was born. It gives players at every level a shot at playing for a bracelet, a major prize pool, and also helping a worthy cause. According to the One Drop website, each of the Little One For One Drop tournaments has raised roughly $500,000 since 2012. In 2019, 6,248 runners generated a prize pool of more than $5.6 million with James Anderson taking home $690,686.

Even though there are still three starting flights for the tournament, the number of runners isn’t expected to be that high, but still, multiple six-figure sums will still be won.

Complete WSOP Week 6 Schedule

10-08Event #67E: MAIN EVENT No-Limit Hold'em World Championship - Day 1E11:00 PM$10,000
10-08Event #68A: LITTLE ONE FOR ONE DROP No-Limit Hold'em03:00 PM$1,111
10-09Event #67F: MAIN EVENT No-Limit Hold'em World Championship - Day 1F12:00 PM$10,000
10-09Event #68B: LITTLE ONE FOR ONE DROP No-Limit Hold'em03:00 PM$1,111
10-10Event #68C: LITTLE ONE FOR ONE DROP No-Limit Hold'em03:00 PM$1,111
10-10Event #69: Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better04:00 PM$1,500
10-11Event #71: BOUNTY Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed03:00 PM$1,500
10-12Event #70B: CRAZY EIGHTS No-Limit Hold'em 8-Handed12:00 PM$888
10-12Event #72: Mixed No-Limit Hold'em; Pot-Limit Omaha (8-Handed)03:00 PM$1,500
10-13Event #70C: CRAZY EIGHTS No-Limit Hold'em 8-Handed12:00 PM$888
10-13Event #73: Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship03:00 PM$10,000
10-14Event #70D: CRAZY EIGHTS No-Limit Hold'em 8-Handed12:00 PM$888
10-14Event #74: Mixed Big Bet Event03:00 PM$2,500
10-14Online Event #8: Lucky 7's No-Limit Hold'em High Roller03:30 PM$7,777
10-14Online Event #9: Lucky 7's No Limit Hold'em05:30 PM$777

Additional Highlights

Event #73 – $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8

Outside of the Main Event, there’s only one Championship Event taking place this week and that’s the $10K Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8. It will be interesting to see who and how many runners this gets this year. With the Main Event extended by a couple of opening flights, some of the players who might want to jump into this tournament may still be in the Main.

That aside, the reason to watch this is mainly for the Player of the Year points. There was no way to know about it at the time, but this tournament was pivotal to the 2019 POY race as it was won by eventual winner Robert Campbell helping him rack up the points needed to win the award. This year, the Player of Year race is incredibly tight up top and any big win in a Championship Event may be just what is needed to put someone over the top.

Event #70 – $888 Crazy Eights

Formerly brought to you by 888poker, the Crazy Eights has always been popular with recreational players for its somewhat affordable price point. Also, the fact that on Day 2, the levels jump from 30 minutes to 40 minutes gives those players a little more time in the back half of the tournament to make something happen.

It’s also nice that players who make it to the end of an evening will already be in the money with payouts starting on each of the Day 1’s. It should be noted though that due to so much taking place at the same time as the start of the Crazy Eights that the original Day 1a was officially canceled, cutting the opportunities down from four to three. But, as of now, that hasn’t changed the fact that first place is still guaranteed to pay out a massive $888,888, the same amount won by Ricardo Alvarado in 2019.