WSOP and GGPoker to Offer Winter Online Circuit Series
Just a few days ago, the WSOP launched its Online Super Circuit Series, an 18-event tournament series available to players located in Nevada and New Jersey.
To give players outside of the United States an opportunity to earn their WSOP gold rings, the World Series of Poker again partnered with GGPoker to offer the WSOP Winter Online Circuit Series. It will begin in mid-December and run through the first week and a half of January with 18 official events. However, the entire series will be massive and guarantee $100 million in prize pools.
At the same time, the international portion of the 2020 WSOP Main Event just got underway on November 29 with the first of three starting flights. The other two will play out this weekend, which will set a final table by the end of the day on December 7. That is all happening on GGPoker as well.
As for the WSOP Winter Online Circuit, GGPoker didn’t issue a press release and the World Series of Poker didn’t post anything on its official website. But it is happening and kicking off on December 13.
Basics of Winter Online Circuit
GGPoker posted the basic information on a new page of its website. Between that and other bits of information scattered about social media, we know some of the details.
The WSOP Winter Circuit Online Series will take place on GGPoker and Natural8 from December 13 through January 10. The crux of the series will be the 18 official WSOP Circuit events that will award gold WSOP rings to the winners. Those tournaments will cumulatively guarantee more than $30 million in prize pools. (It looks to be $30,746,000, to be more precise.)
The larger series, however, will guarantee $100 million.
Winter is coming with 18 @WSOP Circuit Rings to be won, with a culmulative $100M in GTDs
Dec 13 onwards pic.twitter.com/KPuYYJwKkt
— Natural8 – Best Online Poker and Casino Games (@natural8) November 27, 2020
Players will also compete for spots on the series leaderboard. The top 100 finishers after the conclusion of the series (both ring events and side events) will share in $100K worth of prizes. That leaderboard begins with the series on December 13.
WSOP Winter Circuit Details
The main series consists of 18 events, which will play out as follows:
-Event 1 on Dec 13: $50 NLHE Big 50 ($1M GTD) (Day 2) (24 starting flights Dec 7-12)
-Event 2: on Dec 13: $10,300 NLHE Super MILLION$ High Roller ($5M GTD)
-Event 3 on Dec 15: $3K NLHE Deepstack Championship ($1M GTD)
-Event 4 on Dec 19: $800 NLHE Monster Stack ($1M GTD)
-Event 5 on Dec 20: $600 PLO ($500K GTD)
-Event 6 on Dec 20: $170 NLHE Mini Main Event ($2M GTD) (Day 2) (24 flights Dec 14-19)
-Event 7 on Dec 22: $1,500 NLHE 6-Handed Championship ($1M GTD)
-Event 8 on Dec 26: $600 NLHE Marathon ($500K GTD)
-Event 9 on Dec 27: $315 NLHE Bounty Giant ($1M GTD)
-Event 10 on Dec 27: $400 Christmas PLOssus ($1.225M GTD) (Day 2) (24 flights Dec 21-26)
-Event 11 on Dec 29: $1,050 NLHE Bounty Hunters Championship ($1M GTD)
-Event 12 on Jan 2: $500 NLHE Deepstack ($500K GTD)
-Event 13 on Jan 2: $10K NLHE Heads-Up ($1M GTD) (No late registration, 128-player cap)
-Event 14 on Jan 3: $800 NLHE Fifty Stack ($1M GTD)
-Event 15 on Jan 3: $400 NLHE New Year Colossus ($2.021M GTD) (Day 2) (24 flights Dec 28-Jan 2)
-Event 16 on Jan 5: $3K PLO Championship ($500K GTD)
-Event 17 on Jan 9: $252 NLHE Deepstack Bounty Hunters ($500K GTD)
-Event 18 on Jan 10: $1,700 NLHE Main Event ($10M GTD) (Day 2) (12 starting flights Jan 4-9)
It should be noted that GGPoker and the WSOP reserve the right to add more starting days for some of the multi-day events.
Also, a number of the events will be livestreamed on GGPoker’s Twitch channel with commentators Nanonoko (Randy Lew) and Rotterdam (Kevin van der Kooi). That schedule is also subject to change but looks to cover the final tables of Events 1, 2, 6, 10, 13, and 18.
— GGPoker (@GGPoker) December 1, 2020