The Malta Independent 15 June 2021, Tuesday

World Series of Poker Super Circuit Online Series gets underway at GGPoker in May

Friday, 7 May 2021, 09:11 Last update: about 2 months ago

The schedule for the World Series of Poker (WSOP) Super Circuit Online Series 2021 has been revealed with things kicking off at GGPoker, the leading online poker site, throughout May.

The WSOP Super Circuit Online Series starts on Saturday, May 1 exclusively at GGPoker and runs through to May 30. There will be total of 18 WSOP Circuit ring events will headline the series.

Last year’s WSOP Online Main Event at GGPoker was awarded the Guinness World Record for the largest prize pool in a single online poker tournament, boasting a massive $27.5 million in prizes.

This year, there will be $100 million-guaranteed in the first of five WSOP events scheduled throughout the year.

The WSOP Super Circuit Online Series at GGPoker in May is followed by a US-only WSOP Online 2021 event at WSOP.com from July 1 to August 1, and an international-only WSOP Online 2021 event at GGPoker from August 1 to September 12.

There will also be WSOP Las Vegas “Main Event” satellites taking place from August 1 to October 1 and a WSOP Winter Online Super Circuit at GGPoker, the dates for which have yet to be released.

“The Main Event” is expected to begin on November 4 in Las Vegas at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, and is the most famous live poker event on the planet.

It has been held annually since 1970 and draws thousands of players from more than 100 countries, creating poker history with each new champion.

At the month-long opening event in May, there will be a coveted WSOP Circuit gold ring awarded to each tournament’s winner. An additional two WSOP Circuit rings will be awarded to cash game specialists; No-Limit Hold’em and Pot-Limit Omaha/Pot Limit Omaha-5 leaderboards will determine the invitation list for these two final-table-only events.

Dozens of WSOP gold bracelets will be up for grabs in the previously-announced WSOP 2021 Online series. A total of 33 bracelets will be won on WSOP.com, with the same number of bracelet tournaments at GGPoker.

Online satellite tournaments awarding tickets to the live World Series of Poker $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em World Championship will also be hosted on WSOP.com and at GGPoker beginning August 1.

“The bar has been set with last year’s record-breaking series, but we’re hoping to raise it even higher this year,” said Gregory Chochon, Director of the World Series of Poker.

“One of our goals is to provide as many people the chance to become champions as possible. However, we know not everyone can or is comfortable traveling yet, so continuing a robust online bracelet offering in 2021 is a must.”

GGPoker Head of Poker Operations Steve Preiss added: “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.”

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