Million Dollar Weekend Kicks Off on Ignition April 17

Million Dollar Weekend Kicks Off on Ignition April 17

Poker players in America who don’t live in Nevada, New Jersey, Delaware, or Pennsylvania have no state-regulated sites on which to play. Thus, during the coronavirus shutdown of casinos and card rooms across America, they’ve logged on to their favorite sites. Ignition is one of them.

Ignition Poker has been serving American players since its inception. With American players under stay-at-home orders, the poker executives got together to announce a massive and long weekend of poker.

The Million Dollar Weekend is on the books, and the schedule is ready to go. The four days of online poker tournaments include 20 events and begin tomorrow, April 17. And over the course of those four days, there will be more than $1 million in tournament guarantees.

Million Dollar Weekend Details

The inaugural Million Dollar Weekend begins on Friday, April 17, and it runs through Monday, April 20. There will be more than $1 million in prize pool guarantees spanning the 20 tournaments.

Event buy-ins range from $27.50 to $500 to cover players of all bankroll levels.

There will be two Main Event tournaments, both on Sunday, April 19. The Mini-Main will have a $75K guarantee and Main Event will offer a $150K guarantee.

Also, the weekly $150K GTD tournament on April 19 will be replace with a Million Dollar Weekend Special Event with a $175K guarantee instead.

Series Schedule

The full schedule for the first-ever Million Dollar Weekend is as follows:

Friday, April 17

–Event 1:  $44 NLHE Weekend Warm-Up ($4K GTD)

–Event 2:  $162 NLHE ($40K GTD)

–Event 3:  $82 NLHE Monster Stack ($25K GTD)

–Event 4:  $215 NLHE Turbo ($30K GTD)

Saturday, April 18

–Event 5:  $27.50 NLHE Monster Stack ($3K GTD)

–Event 6:  $109 NLHE Monster Stack ($40K GTD)

–Event 7:  $82 NLHE Lucky Sevens ($27,777 GTD)

–Event 8:  $44 NLHE Crazy Eights ($28,888 GTD)

–Event 9:  $215 NLHE ($25K GTD)

Sunday, April 19

–Event 10:  $82 NLHE Early Bird Main Event ($5K GTD)

–Event 11:  $109 NLHE Mini Main Event ($75K GTD)

–Event 12:  $270 NLHE Main Event ($150K GTD)

–Event 13:  $325 NLHE High Roller ($125K GTD)

–Event 14:  $27.50 NLHE ($15K GTD)

–Event 15:  $215 NLHE Turbo ($30K GTD)

Monday, April 20

–Event 16:  $27.50 NLHE Extra Play ($3K GTD)

–Event 17:  $215 NLHE Extra Play ($50K GTD)

–Event 18:  $500 NLHE Super High Roller ($100K GTD)

–Event 19:  $82 PLO Knockout ($10K GTD)

–Event 20:  $162 NLHE Turbo Wrap-Up ($40K GTD)

Jackpot Sit & Go Million

The jackpot SNGs on Ignition Poker are small sit and gos with multipliers. And through April 21, the multiplier can go as high as 10,000x, which would mean a $1 million payout.

The most common prize for these special SNGs is $200 (a prize pool multipler of 2), but quite a few players also hit the 4x for $400.

Should a player hit the 1,200x multiplier, the winner will receive $100K, and the other two players top finishers will each win $10K. The player who wins the 10,000x multiplier will win $833,333.34 for first place, and second and third place will each win $83,333.33.


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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