Poker Insight

Tournaments

The major online poker rooms and networks are gearing up for the busy fall tournament season. While PokerStars’ WCOOP will overshadow everyone else with its guaranteed prize pools, smaller operators are looking for some differentiation.

MPN’s tounge-in-cheek series that sought to find “The Greatest Player in the Universe” is a case in point. An otherwise standard ten-day scheduled series with a modest €200,000 in guaranteed prizes nevertheless piqued one’s interest with its fun leaderboard contest, strong social media component, a trophy for the winner, and other cash prizes up for grabs.