The busiest month in the history of online poker may be drawing to a close, but the action doesn't stop there. This weekend, starting on Saturday May 1st, GGPoker will kick off the WSOP Super Circuit Online Series.
Further Success For GGPoker
Just days after the conclusion of a huge Spring Festival, GGPoker are ready to go again. This time, they host the World Series of Poker's Super Circuit Online Series.
The GG Spring Festival generated prize pools worth over $176 million. It fell just $9 million short of the largest ever event, which was the 2020 PokerStars SCOOP. And GGPoker will surely be hoping for another busy month ahead, hosting 18 WSOP Super Circuit ring events in total. The series kicks off on May 1st and runs through to May 30.
This event underlines the bond between the World Series of Poker and GGPoker. Steve Preiss, Head of Poker Operations for GG said, "When GGPoker & WSOP partnered in 2020, we broke world records. Our plans for 2021 are to offer even more to our customers."
"With massive tournaments, WSOP gold bracelets & rings, and a route into the live WSOP Main Event in November, we hope players will love what we have in store for them."
2021 WSOP Super Circuit Online Series Highlights
In addition to guaranteed prize pools worth $100 million and 18 ring events, the WSOP Super Circuit Online Series will make history this year. Two cash game players will be awarded rings, in the first event of its kind.
The top 9 cash game players on the WSOP Super Circuit leaderboard at the end of the series will be invited to a final table. There will be two events, and therefore two rings awarded; one for No Limit Hold'em specialists and a second for PLO and PLO-5 players. These final tables will take place on June 5th.
In addition, whoever wins the WSOP Super Circuit Online Series Main Event will bag themselves a GGPoker sponsorship. The place on "Team Champions" is worth $50,000 to the lucky player, as the site continues to collect all of the WSOP Online Series champions for its roster.
Another notable change from last year's WSOP Super Circuit series is that, although the number events remains the same, the size of buy-in has dropped. Every event is less than $1,000 to buy-in.
2021 WSOP Super Circuit Online Series tournament highlights:
- Big 25 ($1M guaranteed)
- $400 Colossus ($2.5M guaranteed)
- $400 PLOssus ($1M guaranteed)
- $525 Main Event ($5M guaranteed)
World Series of Poker director Gregory Chochon said: "The bar has been set with last year’s record-breaking series, but we’re hoping to raise it even higher this year. One of our goals is to provide as many people the chance to become champions as possible."
Key World Series of Poker Dates for 2021
- May 1st to 30th: WSOP Super Circuit Online Series (GGPoker)
- July 1st to August 1st: WSOP Online 2021 Domestic Series (WSOP.com)
- August 1st to September 12th: WSOP Online 2021 International (GGPoker)
- August 1st to October 12th: 2021 WSOP Las Vegas Main Event satellites (both WSOP.com and GGPoker)
- TBC: WSOP Winter Online Super Circuit (GGPoker)