Golden Spade Poker Open Underway at Ignition

Golden Spade Poker Open Underway at Ignition

The gold standard of online poker tournaments at Ignition Poker is underway. The Golden Spade Poker Open, otherwise known as the GSPO, kicked off on October 19 but offers nearly three more weeks of poker action leading up to the Main Event.

GSPO 2019 Series Details

This year, Ignition Poker is offering the largest GSPO to date.

The entire series runs from October 19 to November 18, complete with 140 online poker tournaments and more than $5 million in prize pool guarantees.

Throughout the series, regularly weekly tournament offerings are being replaced with even bigger events. For example, every Sunday, five tournaments with $150K guarantees and high roller events with $75K guarantees are being replaced with $177K guarantees and $125K high rollers.

All of it will eventually lead up to the Main Event…and a Mini Main Event. These are scheduled for Sunday, November 17, as follows:

–$100+$9 buy-in NLHE Mini Main Event with $120K GTD

–$425+$25 buy-in NLHE Main Event with $500K GTD

Main Event Qualifiers

As always, there are many ways to qualify to play the GSPO Main Event without paying the full buy-in. This year, Ignition Poker laid out four paths to entry besides buying in directly.

First, players can choose the Grinder’s Path, the most cost-effective one of the four. The $25 satellites play daily at 22:37 ET. Satellites into these satellites are as cheap as $4.00 and play four times daily.

Second, the Sit & Go Path is one that offers six-player SNGs daily at a cost of $75. However, there are three daily satellites into those SNGs, which cost only $7 each.

Third, the High Roller’s Path is the one with $50 buy-ins. These qualifiers three times per day, with satellites into them for $7 and running once per day.

Finally, the Direct Satellites to the GSPO Main Event cost $75. There are four daily set for November 16 and 17 with one seat guaranteed in each. There is a massive turbo satellite on November 17 for $75, but it will guarantee 10 Main Event seats.

There will be Last Chance Qualifiers running on November 17. The buy-ins will range from $40 to $75, and each will guarantee between one and three Main Event seats.

Continuous Growth

The 2019 Golden Spade Poker Open is the largest thus far. The growth of the series has been consistent and happened in coordination with player demands.

The last several years show this growth:

–2016 GSPO = 100 events with $3.5 million GTD

–2017 GSPO = 112 events with $3 million GTD

–2018 GSPO = 119 events with $3.5 million GTD

–2019 GSPO = 140 events with $5 million GTD

Opportunities Abound

The Golden Spade Poker Open may be underway, but the schedule offers something for every type of player at various buy-in levels. And the series is available on mobile, too.

Most events also offer satellites, with seats available for as low as $1.

To get in on the action today, sign up through our welcome bonus offer to receive a 100% bonus for deposits of up to $2,000.



About Jennifer Newell

Jennifer began writing about poker while working at the World Poker Tour in the mid-2000s. Since then, her freelance writing career has taken her from Los Angeles to Las Vegas and back to her hometown of St. Louis, where she now lives with her two dogs. She continues to follow the poker world as she also launches a new subscription box company and finishes her first novel. Jennifer has written for numerous publications including and has followed the US poker and gaming market closely for the last 15 years. Follow Jen on Twitter

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