The WSOP Online Series is headlined by the $5,000 No Limit Hold’em Main Event, which boasts a record-breaking $25 million prize pool guaranteed, the biggest in the history of online poker. This massive tournament will feature multiple Day 1s, similar to its live predecessor, running from August 16, with Day 2 kicking off on August 30.
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“We knew GGPoker would go BIG on the WSOP Online Series, but this is ridiculous,” said Ty Stewart, Executive Director of the World Series of Poker. “The single biggest guarantee in the history of online poker is exactly what this once-in-a-lifetime event deserves.”
GGPoker will run a series of micro and low stake qualifying events leading up to the WSOP Online Series start date of July 19, giving all players no matter the size of their bankroll the opportunity to target a WSOP bracelet.
“This reminds me of poker’s boom years. Anyone who has dreamed of winning a real WSOP bracelet can now do so across the globe,” added Daniel Negreanu, GGPoker Ambassador. “There’s no feeling like winning a WSOP bracelet, and GGPoker is opening that opportunity to the masses.”
Players interested in standard satellite tournaments will be accommodated, with satellites commencing on July 1 and scheduled throughout the series.
“The ability to compete for WSOP bracelets - the ultimate prize in poker - from home is so amazing,” added Fedor Holz, WSOP bracelet winner and all-time leading German poker player. “The big events will be full of players from all over the world; Europe, Canada, South America and everywhere else - the WSOP action will be scorching hot this summer!”
Players that make WSOP Online event final tables will be required to play under their real names, allowing viewers on GGPoker.TV and PokerCentral to cheer on their favorites.
Additionally, the real names of all players that win cash prizes will be made available.