WSOP and WPT launching online eventsMarch 16, 2020 6:25 pm
World Series of Poker and World Poker Tour are launching online events where isolated players can still play.
Its the latest response to the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic continues to cancel poker tournaments and wreak havoc globally.
The WSOP is leaving a long trail of cancelled WSOP Circuit events, and didn’t waste time in replacing them when it announced the WSOP.com Online Super Series last week. The Super Series will include 18 online WSOP Circuit Championship Ring tournaments and be open to residents of New Jersey, Nevada and Delaware.
The cards are already in the air, as the first event hit the online table quickly on March 14. That first event was a $320 No-Limit Holde’m Double Stack event with a $50,000 guaranteed prize pool.
The series runs until March 31, with the final event on the schedule being the richest buy-in, the $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em Grand Finale High Roller. That may be the largest buy-in, but the largest guaranteed prize pool is found in the $525 main event.
The main event has a $200,000 guaranteed prize pool and will be played on March 29 at 2:00 pm ET.
While the WSOP online events are already in play the WPT’s new online venture doesn’t get underway until May. The new WPT Online Series will be run through a partnership with partypoker from May 10-26.
The series will be highlighted by events from three of the WPT’s major series. First is a WPT500 Online tournament with a $1,000,000 guarantee starting on May 10. The tournament will run until May 18 and will have 10 starting flights.
Next is a WPT DeepStack Online event running on May 25and 26 that will also have a $1,000,000 guarantee.
The big one is the $3,200 WPT Online Championship which will run the entire length of the series from May 10-26. The unofficial main event of the WPT Online Series will have a massive $5,000,000 guarantee.