College-aged students who enjoy poker, here’s the chance to school your opponents once and for all. The 2021 World College Poker Championship Main Event is less than a month away, presented by the World College Poker (WCP) and PokerStars.net.
The free-to-play event invites college students aged 18 and over who have valid student ID and are currently enrolled at college, university, or vocational school to register and participate. Recent college graduates (within the last three months) can play, too.
Those who sign up to play will be competing against a considerably wider field than others in their dorm. In fact, it’s truly a global competition, and will start with players divided into six global regions. (Note: players from Spain, Italy, Portugal, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and New Jersey cannot participate in the WCP events on PokerStars.net, per local regulations.)
The tournament will last four rounds, the first of which comes Saturday, July 24.
- Round One (July 24) — Players around the globe will compete in a first-round tournament exclusive to their region. In each of the six regions they’ll play down to 50 players, with those 300 players advancing.
- Round Two (July 31) — Those who are left will compete together in a second-round tournament. This time the field will be whittled down to 45 players who will chip stacks to the next round.
- Round Three (August 7) — The 45 remaining will play down to a final table of six players.
- Round Four, Final Table (TBA) — The final six will play down to a 2021 World College Poker Main Event Champion. The final table will either be live (restrictions permitting) or online. Details to come!
A number of prizes will go to the top finishers in the tournament.
The winner will receive a number of different prizes, in fact. Foremost among them will be a PokerStars European Poker Tour package worth about €8,000 along with an engraved PokerStars trophy.
The champ will also get poker gear, subscriptions, and other packages provided by the event’s many corporate sponsors. The winner will also be playing some more poker, too, getting to play against high-stakes pro Patrik Antonius later on in a heads-up match.
The runner-up will receive a number of cool prizes, too. They’ll include three-day trip to Las Vegas for a live poker training session with poker pro Matt Berkey‘s Solve for Why Academy, a one-hour lesson with poker pro Jonathan Little of PokerCoaching.com, and with other packages and gear.
All six players who make the final table will receive a custom gaming chair, free memberships to Solve for Why (12 months) and PokerCoaching.com (6 months), and other prizes.
Various prizes continue on down through the top 20 finishers, with the top 45 all getting PokerStars swag bags. There are some “Last Woman Standing” prizes as well. You can check the World College Poker website for the complete list of prizes.
Sponsors for the event include SolveForWhyAcademy.com, PLOQuickPro.com, First Land of Poker (FLOP), PokerCoaching.com, Breinfuel, RunGood Gear, RedChipPoker.com, PokerHeadRush.com, Card Player Magazine, PokerPowher.com, D&B Publishing, Above The Felt Entertainment, Bill Perkins, Aquarian Bookshop, Gosha’s Organics, Magical Gnome Media, and FadedSpade.
You can now register for the event at worldcollegepoker.com/registration. Speaking of prizes, everyone who enters the event automatically gets a $100 Hotel Savings Gift Card from PLOQuickPro.com just for signing up.
If you’re a college student and a poker player, sign up today for the 2021 World College Poker Championship Main Event. You need to have a PokerStars.net account, and registration is open through midnight, July 22.
Get your seat now. And when July 24 arrives, don’t forget to bring your “A” game. Or, even better, your “A+” game.