Online WSOP tournaments see huge turnout as coronavirus keeps live events down
The Super Circuit Series is giving away more cash than ever before
While most people are on lockdown right now, professional poker players have the great advantage that they can continue playing poker from home. Luckily, there are plenty of offers to play in online poker tournaments, especially the World Series of Poker (WSOP) online series that is being shocked with a lot more players than usual. The 2020 WSOP.com Super Circuit Series is just at its midway point, and, out of the $1,240,000 offered in tournament prizes in just nine events, over $1.8 million has
been paid out. There are nine more events on the agenda featuring a WSOPC gold ring and these are being played from March 14 to March 31.
Every single event of the series has seen more entries than the required minimum to cover the guarantee. The series can be played by anyone of legal age, although New Jersey, Nevada and Delaware citizens are restricted. In this WSOP series, there was one event for pot-limited Omaha for a $215 buy-in that was played on March 20. This tournament had a $30,000 guaranteed prize pool and with 454 entries, the prize was tripled to $90,800.
For the second time in history, Thomas Maguire won this event getting his second gold ring. There were some familiar names in the poker world also sitting in the same event, names like Jonathan ‘zpuckman’ Dimmig or Jonathan ‘Art.Vandelay’ Dokler.
The $75,000 guaranteed $320 buy-in NLHE double stack, double re-entry event was another event played that collected a prize pool of over $247,800, registering a total of 826 entries. The $525 buy-in NLHE ‘Monster Stack’ triple re-entry also reported 636 entries, tripling its guarantee to $318,000. It looks like online industries are the ones favored by this public health crisis; at least it gives players a chance to continue playing without exposing themselves.