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Pocket Bullets ParisJim “Pocket Bullets” Paris

As you all know by now, the world of live poker was stopped, and at least for the foreseeable future interrupted, by the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore the World Series of Poker Circuit (WSOP Circuit), canceled  their events.

Ty Stewart, Executive Director of the World Series of Poker said “We want to do right by our players and see the promised prize money put up for grabs. Our Online Circuit events have been huge successes to date and is a viable alternative for the last qualification spots and this year’s championship. We look forward to returning to Harrah’s Cherokee in 2021 but until then, the show must go on… online.”

Because the number of affected live events, the WSOP chose to hold a special “Season Finale” Online Circuit Event from June 3-14, which will award a guaranteed 13 spots into the GCC. A dozen of those spots will be awarded to the winners of each event, while the final spot will go to the “Casino Champ” of the series.

Here’s a look at the schedule of upcoming online events:

DateTournamentBuy-In GTDRe-Entry Time
Wednesday, June 3Online Finale Circuit Kick-Off$215$100,0002x4 p.m.
Thursday, June 4Online Finale No-Limit Hold’em$320$100,0002x4 p.m.
Friday, June 5Online Finale NLH Turbo Deepstack$250$100,0002x4 p.m.
Saturday, June 6Online Finale Circuit Big 500$500$150,0003x2 p.m.
Sunday, June 7Online Finale Circuit Monster Stack$525$200,0003x2 p.m.
Monday, June 8Online Circuit Freezeout$320$100,000N/A4 p.m.
Tuesday, June 9Online Finale Circuit High Roller 6-Max$1,000$150,0002x4 p.m.
Wednesday, June 10Online Circuit No-Limit Hold’em$215$100,0002x4 p.m.
Thursday, June 11Online Circuit No-Limit Hold’em$320$100,0002x4 p.m.
Friday, June 12Online Circuit NLH Monster Stack$320$100,0003x4 p.m.
Saturday, June 13Online Finale Circuit Double Stack$320$150,0002x2 p.m.
Sunday, June 14Online Finale Circuit Main Event$525$300,0003x2 p.m.

Texas Poker Store - Nighthawk Poker TableWe hope this will satisfy some, if not all of you. Like all poker players we know, we hope that when this Pandemic finally comes to an end, we all can go back to playing live games at our favorite casinos or at our own poker tables with our friends.

In the meantime, click here to let us know what you think about all this.

Pocket Bullets ParisJim “Pocket Bullets” Paris

While this Pandemic continues to turn everyone’s life upside down and most of us are going stir crazy locked up in our homes, there seems to be limited solutions for the poker lovers among us.

You can create your own online private games on 888Poker.  Watch this video at to learn how to set up your games, including date and time of game, buy-in, number of players allowed and lots more. Even the WSOP Online offers online games that you can jump into with as little as $25.00 buy ins.

There are many other options to play online privately and publicly, for play money or for real cash. Some of those sites include PokerStars for real cash or play money and  Zynga Poker for just the fun of it,

Just click on the links above to get full instructions on how to set up your own games by invitation only, or just jump into existing games and have fun.

Texas Poker Store - Nighthawk Poker TableOf course, you can always host your own small private games at home, especially if you have one of our great poker tables that you want to show off.

Let us know how you’re handling the pandemic and if you need anything from the Texas Poker Store. Click here.

Pocket Bullets ParisJim “Pocket Bullets” Paris

Lots of very frustrated poker players around the world due to the Coronavirus Lockdown are bored and want to play but most casinos are closed and most people are practicing self isolation and keeping away from others. So what can be done?

Zynga PokerThe obvious choice would be to play online and there are plenty of choices out there. Many are just for fun and to practice your skills without risking any of your hard earned dollars. Sites like Zynga Poker at or on Facebook can be a lot of fun just for fun’s sake and help you avoid getting too rusty for when the time comes when Corona gets defeated and we can all go play at real tables in real time for real money. And there are lots of others out there that you can hone your skills with while waiting patiently.

World Poker TourYou can visit the World Poker Tour Free Poker site at; all you need to do is create an account and login to start playing. As in all online poker games, real or not, there is a learning curve but it’s fairly simple. Try it. You might like it.

World Series of Poker Online

And of course, as expected, you can always visit the World Series of Poker for free games at which the WSOP touts as “the Most Authentic Poker Experience.” And it certainly qualifies as a great experience that can provide hours of gaming fun and practice to learn the game if you are a beginner or up your game if you are a seasoned player and just want to pass the time with no risk of losing any of your real cash.

There are several more free games online, many of which also offer the capability of switching from free play to pay-to-play sites. Just google free poker and you’ll find plenty to do while waiting for this madness we are all in to finally allow us to be sociable again.

And of course there are lots of options to play for real cold hard cash at several online sites. We’ll put together our list of favorites for our next blog. Until then let us know what you think and what you’re doing to pass the time. Don’t forget to visit the Texas Poker Store for all you future poker supply needs.