Not so long after announcing the WSOP Main Event, the World of Series of Poker has something else for poker lovers to look forward to. GGPoker will once more serve as the World Series of Poker’s partner for the upcoming WSOP Winter Online Circuit Series. The Circuit Series is scheduled to take place between December 13 – January 10, 2021.
As you can expect from WSOP, the prize guarantees don’t disappoint. The WSOP Winter Circuit Online Series has $100 million in guaranteed prize money spread across an array of events. The highlight of the series will of course the Main Event which boasts $10 million guaranteed. The winner of the Main Event will be determined on January 16th, 2021.
The Main Event will be phased throughout with Day1s scheduled to begin on January 4th, 2021. Participants that manage to make it through phase one will move on to Phase 2 on January 10th. Consequently, the finalists will convene for the final table on the last day of the tournament, January 16th.
Other events to look forward to include 18 Gold Ring Events that promise $30 million in guarantees. The Winter Circuit Online Series is being touted as the largest $1K of all time. Participants can take part for a buy-in of $1700. Ahead of this $1700 Main Event, punters will also have a $170 buy-in Mini Main Event pledging $2 million in guaranteed prize money to dabble in.
Like the WSOP online series that came before this one, this Winter Circuit will also feature a Big $50 event promising $1 million in guarantees for a buy-in of just $50. Poker lovers and bettors will also be treated to WSOPC $100K Series Leaderboard designed to encourage more participants to take part.
What do you need to know about WSOP Winter Online Circuit Series?
As is the norm with all WSOP tournaments, a considerable section of the events has been designed to appeal to medium and high staked players. As such, anyone really can take part with low buy-ins ranging between $100 and $1000.
Low stake participants that don’t have a whole lot to spend can start at the bottom and win their way into the higher-priced tournaments via the satellite events which will be held throughout. These satellite events boast even lower buy-ins; for as low as $5.
Some of the events on the schedule include:
- Several $100k guaranteed Deepstack Bounty Hunter tournaments.
- A few $50k guaranteed Monster Stack events.
- One $5 million guaranteed Super MILLION$ that requires $10,300 to enter.
- One $2.021 million guaranteed New Year COLOSSUS with a $400 buy-in to usher in the New Year 2021.
- One a $1.225 million guaranteed Christmas PLOSSUS for Pot-Limit participants in Omaha with a $400 buy-in.
Like previous WSOP events held during this pandemic period, the final table will be live-streamed on GGPoker.TV and its corresponding channels. Coverage and commentary will be provided by Randy “Nanonoko” Lew and Rotterdam.
Individuals that plan on attending should know that the WSOP Winter Online Circuit Series will run at the same time as the biggest poker event of this year, the WSOP Main Event. This year, the Main Event is a hybrid featuring an online, as well as a live event.
Play has already begun and is underway for participants in Nevada and New Jersey. International participants primarily from Europe will also get to take part in GGPoker. The international leg debuted on November 29th. Day 1A and Day 1B were a roaring success and because these were freezeout events, participants had to figure out which Day 1 to take part in.
Now that the Day1s have been completed, the next event is scheduled to take place on December 15th at Kings Casino, Czech Republic. The winner of the international leg will battle it out with the winner of the US leg on December 30th at Rio, Las Vegas. The winner will walk away with an additional $1 million in winner-take-all prize money and the WSOP 2020 Main Event bracelet.
Participants that are still looking to take part in the $10K buy-in Main Event should take advantage of the more than $5 million worth of WSOP Main Event seats that GGPoker is giving away. Participants should also keep their eye out for regular buy-ins that start from as low as 50 Cents.
Both the WSOP Main Event and the WSOP Winter Online Circuit series will be accessible by players in almost all countries in the world apart from the United States, where online poker is still only legal in a handful of states namely New Jersey, California, Nevada, Michigan, and Pennsylvania.
Participants in these states can take part in:
- BorgataPoker.com which we’ve covered here.
- BetMGMPoker.com which we’ve covered here.
- NJ.PartyPoker.com which we’ve covered here.
The World Series of Poker has been churning out tournament after tournament in the last couple of months, which has been great news for poker lovers in the country. This Winter Circuit features a wide array of tournaments in most poker variations, making it easy for participants of all proficiency levels to join.
With most parts of the world currently dealing with the second wave of the pandemic owing to the growing number of cases, online poker may be due for another surge of traffic and revenue. The revenue generated during this poker boom might not be as high; resources and funds have been depleted and lockdown may only occur as a last resort. But still, a considerable spurt should be expected in the coming months as the world tries to get a handle on the number of cases.
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