Details Released for WSOP Super Circuit Series on GGPoker
Nearly two weeks ago, the World Series of Poker announced a partnership with GGPoker to offer a WSOP Circuit series online for non-US players. That announcement came just weeks after the WSOP Super Circuit Online Series wrapped its 18-event offering to players in Nevada, New Jersey, and Delaware.
The announcement of a GGPoker series would open up the WSOP Circuit to international online players, from the UK to Canada and in many other parts of the world. With the international WSOPC options cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, it made sense to offer an online option to those players, too.
WSOP released little information about the GGPoker series. There would be 18 events sometime in May, with more details to follow.
Those details are here.
Largest Series Ever?
This is no 18-event series. Not even close.
The series will run from May 3 through May 31 with 595 online poker tournaments and more than $100 million in guaranteed prize pools.
AT LEAST $100 MILLION TO BE WON IN GGPOKER WSOP SUPER CIRCUIT ONLINE SERIES FOR INTERNATIONAL PLAYERS
Runs May 3 through May 31.
The series will comprise 595 events, with over $100,000,000 in guaranteed prize money to be won.
— WSOP (@WSOP) April 27, 2020
Among the tournament options will be 18 WSOP Super Circuit Online Series ring-awarding events. Those tournaments will start as low as $50 and max out at the $25K High Roller Championship.
And as usual in a WSOP Circuit series, the winner of the Main Event and the overall series champion (of the 18 WSOP events, not of the entire 595 tournaments) will win seats to the WSOP Global Casino Championship. The $1 million freeroll is scheduled to take place in the United States in August.
There will be satellites on GGPoker for all of the WSOP Super Circuit events.
WSOP Executive Director Ty Steward noted, “GGPoker just seriously raised the bar. We’re tremendously proud to see that GGPoker’s first international WSOP-C series will sit amongst the biggest online events of all time.”
Full WSOP-C Schedule
The first event of the 18 WSOP Circuit-specific events will be a Covid Charity tournament. The buy-in will be $1,111, with the $111 donated to the Nevada COVID-19 Task Force. The event will also have a significant $1 million guarantee.
Everything else on the schedule is typical for World Series of Poker Circuit events. The full schedule is:
–Event 1: May 3 at 18:00 UTC – $1,111 NLHE Covid Charity ($1M GTD)
–Event 2: May 3 at 19:00 UTC – $50 NLHE Kick-Off Final Day ($500K GTD)
(43 starting flights begin on April 28 and run through May 3)
–Event 3: May 4 at 18:00 UTC – $210 NLHE Deepstack Bounty Hunters ($500K GTD)
–Event 4: May 10 at 13:00 UTC – $200 NHLE Monster Stack ($500K GTD)
–Event 5: May 10 at 19:00 UTC – $500 NLHE Big 500 Final Day ($2M GTD)
–Event 6: May 12 at 18:00 UTC – $210 NLHE Deepstack Bounty Hunters ($500K GTD)
–Event 7: May 17 at 13:00 UTC – $200 NLHE Monster Stack ($500K GTD)
–Event 8: May 17 at 18:00 UTC – $25K NLHE High Roller Championship ($10M GTD)
–Event 9: May 17 at 19:00 UTC – $100 NLHE Mini Main Event Final Day ($1M GTD)
–Event 10: May 17 at 20:00 UTC – $10K PLO High Roller Championship ($1M GTD)
–Event 11: May 19 at 18:00 UTC – $210 NLHE Deepstack Bounty Hungers ($500K GTD)
–Event 12: May 24 at 13:00 UTC – $200 NHLE Monster Stack ($500K GTD)
–Event 13: May 24 at 19:00 UTC – $400 NLHE Colossus Final Day ($2M GTD)
–Event 14: May 26 at 18:00 UTC – $210 NLHE Deepstack Bounty Hunters ($500K GTD)
–Event 15: May 31 at 13:00 UTC – $200 NLHE Monster Stack ($500K GTD)
–Event 16: May 31 at 19:00 UTC – $1K PLO Main Event Final Day ($1M GTD)
–Event 17: May 31 at 19:00 UTC – $1K NLHE Main Event Final Day ($5M GTD)
–Event 18: May 31 at 22:00 UTC – $500 NLHE Closer Turbo ($500K GTD)
The schedule is actually quite confusing. It is very difficult to figure out how many starting flights are available for most of the WSOP Circuit ring-awarding events. Many of the events do have multiple starting flights and probably reentry options, but that information is not readily available at this time.
There is a version of the full 595-event schedule on the GGPoker website. Good luck finding starting day action for ring events.
GET READY EVERYBODY!
We're proud to present the first ever online #WSOP Super Circuit Series!
THE BIGGEST PRIZE POOL EVER SEEN in #onlinepoker.
$100 MILLION GUARANTEED 😱
— GGPoker – Home Of The $100M WSOP Super Circuit (@GGPokerOfficial) April 26, 2020