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 WSOP.com 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 WSOP.com series.
Here’s a look at the schedule of upcoming online events:
Wednesday, June 3
Online Finale Circuit Kick-Off
Thursday, June 4
Online Finale No-Limit Hold’em
Friday, June 5
Online Finale NLH Turbo Deepstack
Saturday, June 6
Online Finale Circuit Big 500
Sunday, June 7
Online Finale Circuit Monster Stack
Monday, June 8
Online Circuit Freezeout
Tuesday, June 9
Online Finale Circuit High Roller 6-Max
Wednesday, June 10
Online Circuit No-Limit Hold’em
Thursday, June 11
Online Circuit No-Limit Hold’em
Friday, June 12
Online Circuit NLH Monster Stack
Saturday, June 13
Online Finale Circuit Double Stack
Sunday, June 14
Online Finale Circuit Main Event
We 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.
These days seems like you just finish one poker tournament in time to get ready for the next one. Around the globe, the biggest tournament, of course, is the World Series of Poker; in second place comes the Aussie Millions – Australia, followed by the Latin America Poker Tour – Brazil, then the World Series of Poker Circuit event in New Orleans. There are way too many for us to give you a complete list, but we will do our very best to keep you informed with plenty of time for you to gather your $$$, your senses, and of course, giving you enough time to sit at any poker table and hone your skills.
For now, here’s one for you to keep your eye on; perhaps you can shoot for it next year as it has already sold out for this year. In fact, hard as it is to believe, it sold out on the very first day with a buy-in of $300,000! There are a total of 50 players which created a prize pool of $15 million with $5 million going to the winner.
The 2017 Super High Roller Bowl sold out so fast that it has been confirmed as the World Championship of High Stakes Poker. 35 seats were sold out the first day and the remaining 15 seats were held back and will be chosen by the Aria Resort and Casino.
Every player wants to play in The Super High Roller Bowl. Not everyone can get in. The following are the confirmed players for the tournament:
The remaining 15 players will be announced by the Aria Resort and Casino. If your name is not on the list above, maybe you’ll be lucky enough to get in next year. Good luck to y’all.
The ninth season of the World Series of Poker Circuit presented by Southern Comfort 100 Proof begins Thursday, August 9th. This season starts in Biloxy, Mississippi at the IP Casino Resort and Spa, travel through a record 20 locations across America, and concludes with the National Championship on May 23, 2013 at Harrah’s New Orleans.
Although not as big or glamorous as the main World Series of Poker that leads to the Final Nine and takes place in just one venue — The Rio in Vegas — the WSOP Circuit Series still offers poker grinders a chance at honing their skills at the poker tables. It also awards the winner a gold bracelet, a prize purse of $1,000,000.00 and the title of National Champion. Plus, it’s a good bet that the winner ends up at the 2013 WSOP to compete against all other poker grinders from around the world for the ultimate title of “World Champion.”