WSOP Online Super Circuit Series Stellar So Far

WSOP Online Super Circuit Series Stellar So Far

The coronavirus shutdowns took many live poker tournament series out of commission for the foreseeable future. One of the tours hit hardest by the forced cancellations was the World Series of Poker Circuit series.

The first WSOP Circuit cancellations were tough decisions for World Series of Poker executives. And the list of cancelled events was significant, ranging from coast to coast in the United States and from Cannes in France to St. Maarten on the international tour.

But they had a plan. The folks at the WSOP quickly put together an online series for players in New Jersey, Nevada, and Delaware – the only states in which WSOP.com is operational – and set it to launch on March 14. That was only one day after the notice of live event cancellations.

The WSOP.com Online Super Circuit was set to run March 14-31 with 18 gold ring tournaments and more than $1 million prize pool guarantees.

So far, registration has been quite impressive. Let’s take a look at the results of the first 10 events.

WSOP Online Circuit Results: Events 1-10

Notice that most of the tournaments so far attracted enough entries to nearly triple their guarantees. Turnout was greater than many could have expected.

Event 1:  $320 NLHE Double Stack ($50K GTD)

Entries:  570

Prize pool:  $171,000

Paid players:  75

Minimum payout:  $547

Winner:  Vijay Para ($41,895)

Event 2:  $215 NLHE Monster Stack ($50K GTD)

Entries:  941

Prize pool:  $188,200

Paid players: 150

Minimum payout:  $301

Winner:  Matt Stout ($43,286)

Event 3:  $215 NLHE Deep Turbo ($50K GTD)

Entries:  669

Prize pool:  $133,800

Paid players:  75

Minimum payout:  $428

Winner:  Brian Altman ($32,781)

Event 4:  $1K NLHE 6-Max High Roller ($75K GTD)

Entries:  290

Prize pool:  $276,949

Paid players:  30

Minimum payout:  $2,520

Winner:  Shankar Pillai ($74,777)

Event 5:  $215 NLHE ($50K GTD)

Entries:  859

Prize pool:  $171,800

Paid players:  100

Minimum payout:  $361

Winner:  Jaime Reyes ($41,232)

Event 6:  320 NLHE ($50K GTD)

Entries:  726

Prize pool:  $217,800

Paid players:  75

Minimum payout:  $696

Winner:  James Carroll ($53,361)

Event 7:  $215 PLO 6-Max ($30K GTD)

Entries:  454

Prize pool:  $90,800

Paid players:  40

Minimum payout:  $499

Winner:  Thomas Maguire ($23,608)

Event 8:  $320 NLHE Double Stack ($75K GTD)

Entries:  826

Prize pool:  $247,800

Paid players:  100

Minimum payout:  $520

Winner:  Kenneth Neri ($59,472)

Event 9:  $525 NLHE Monster Stack ($150K GTD)

Entries:  636

Prize pool:  $318,000

Paid players:  75

Minimum payout:  $1,018

Winner:  Jonathan Dokler ($77,910)

Event 10:  $250 NLHE Freezeout ($30K GTD)

Entries:  473

Prize pool:  $110,208

Paid players:  75

Minimum payout:  $353

Winner:  Kyle Draucker ($27,001)

Series Leaderboard Through 10 Events

Each stop on the WSOP Circuit tracks points and maintains a leaderboard throughout each series. It is a way to track the best players at each stop and qualify the best of them for the end-of-season Global Casino Championship.

Through the first 10 events, the top five players with their points totals are:

–1. Jonathan Dokler (102.5 points)

–2. James Carroll (92.5 points)

–3. Matt Stout (87.5 points)

–4. Brian Sherrier (77.5 points)

–5. Thomas Maguire (70 points)

Each of those five won a ring already with the exception of Brian Sherrier. And while most of those in the top five have four cashes thus far, Dokler leads with six cashes.

 

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 PokerStars.com and has followed the US poker and gaming market closely for the last 15 years. Follow Jen on Twitter

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