WSOP PA Overlays Mean Big Value for Players in Fall Online Championships WSOP PA Overlays Mean Big Value for Players in Fall Online Championships

The Fall Online Championships (FOC) on WSOP PA is more than halfway through, and it looks like huge value for Pennsylvania online poker players. With a total of 40 events in the books, nearly three-quarters of the games have fallen short of the guarantee and four games have missed their promised money by more than 50%.

The closing weekend is looming for the WSOP PA FOC, but so far, the players have been getting great value from the series. 29 events have missed their guarantee, with the biggest gap coming from a prize pool that was not even 35% of the guarantee.

So far, the games have guaranteed a total of $581,944, but the total collected to this point is barely $400,000. That leaves a gap of $180,947 worth of overlay that has been going directly into players’ pockets.

There are still 27 events left to play in the series, and more than $450,000 in guarantees are left to be won. Most of that money is locked up in the massive Main Event starting October 24. That $320 buy-in has $150,000 guaranteed in total, double the next largest guarantee of any other event in the series.

# Of Events: 67
Total Buy-Ins: $4,537
Avg Buy-In: $68
Total Guarantees: $1,035,166
Avg Guarantee: $15,450
Completed Events: 40
Gtd so Far: $581,944
Collected so Far: $400,997
Difference: -$180,947
% Gtd Collected 68.91%
Entries Required: 16,922
Entries Recorded: 11,564
Remaining Events: 27
Remaining Gtd: $453,222

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Fall Overlay Championships

The main overarching theme so far seems to be that the “O” in FOC stands for Overlay instead of Online: Falling more than $180,000 short of guarantees across the schedule is a huge miss relative to the series size. At its current pace, the total series could fall more than $300,000 short of the promised prize pools.

The worst overlay offenders were very likely expected to overlay, though perhaps not by as much as they have. Sundays during the series play host to a particularly big Warmup game to start the night. For just $11 (with a $22 add-on), players get a shot at $22,222 guaranteed.

So far, the best turnout for the game was 850 total entries in the first edition on October 10 for just $9,410 collected, leaving nearly $13,000 for WSOP PA to make up. The second running on Oct 17 did even worse, with just 687 entries and only $7,610 collected.

WSOP PA Fall Online Championships: Big Misses

Game Date Buy-In Guarantee Entries Recorded Total Collected % of Gty
Warmup Oct 17 $11 $22,222 687 $7,620 -65.71%
Warmup Oct 10 $11 $22,222 850 $9,410 -57.65%
Sunday Special Oct 10 $100 $75,000 402 $36,582 -51.22%
Super Turbo Oct 13 $50 $15,000 163 $7,417 -50.56%

Not all the games have overlaid. So far, 11 games have actually hit the guaranteed prize pool, and ironically, the worst-performing game is also the best. While the Sunday Warmup games have massive guarantees attached, the Warmup games run daily with smaller guarantees.

So far, five of the smaller Warmup games have managed to beat the $3,000 guarantee attached. Two Warmup games feature in the top five guarantee beats, so it seems clear players like that format.

WSOP PA Fall Online Championships: Best Guarantee Busters

Game Date Buy-In Guarantee Entries Recorded Total Collected % of Gty
Warmup Oct 11 $10 $3,000 442 $4,022 34.07%
PKO Oct 19 $40 $5,000 181 $6,516 30.32%
Turbo PKO Oct 18 $25 $3,500 191 $4,489 28.24%
Warmup Oct 12 $10 $3,000 399 $3,631 21.03%
PKO Oct 11 $20 $3,000 191 $3,476 15.87%

Below is a full look at the results so far. While WSOP PA is certainly having to pay out some excess cash in this series, players should be chomping at the bit to get a piece of the extra money.

WSOP PA Fall Online Championships: Full Results So Far

Game Date Buy-In Guarantee Entries Recorded Total Collected % of Gty
Warmup Oct 10 $11 $22,222 850 $9,410 -57.65%
Sunday Special Oct 10 $100 $75,000 402 $36,582 -51.22%
Sunday 6-Max Oct 10 $100 $35,000 200 $18,200 -48.%
Turbo Deepstack Oct 10 $20 $10,000 319 $5,806 -41.94%
Warmup Oct 11 $10 $3,000 442 $4,022 34.07%
NLH Oct 11 $30 $7,500 229 $6,252 -16.64%
6-Max Oct 11 $55 $20,000 275 $13,750 -31.25%
PKO Oct 11 $20 $3,000 191 $3,476 15.87%
Warmup Oct 12 $10 $3,000 399 $3,631 21.03%
Special Tuesday Oct 12 $100 $25,000 222 $20,202 -19.19%
Tuesday Showdown Oct 12 $55 $15,000 260 $13,000 -13.33%
PKO Oct 12 $40 $5,000 159 $5,724 14.48%
Warmup Oct 13 $10 $3,000 372 $3,385 12.84%
Deepstack Oct 13 $20 $10,000 455 $8,281 -17.19%
NLH Oct 13 $33 $12,000 328 $9,840 -18.%
Super Turbo Oct 13 $50 $15,000 163 $7,417 -50.56%
Warmup Oct 14 $10 $3,000 339 $3,085 2.83%
6-Max Oct 14 $100 $15,000 146 $13,286 -11.43%
Deepstack Oct 14 $30 $10,000 328 $8,954 -10.46%
Turbo Deepstack Oct 14 $50 $12,000 183 $8,327 -30.61%
ShowME Oct 15 $20 $3,000 179 $3,258 8.59%
DeepStack & Super Addon Oct 15 $30 $15,000 410 $11,193 -25.38%
PKO Oct 15 $30 $7,500 204 $5,569 -25.74%
Turbo Deepstack Oct 15 $50 $7,500 117 $5,324 -29.02%
Deepstack Oct 16 $33 $10,000 278 $8,340 -16.6%
Freezeout Oct 16 $50 $7,500 130 $5,915 -21.13%
High Roller Oct 16 $525 $25,000 48 $24,000 -4.%
PLO Oct 16 $33 $5,000 162 $4,860 -2.8%
Warmup Oct 17 $11 $22,222 687 $7,620 -65.71%
Player Appreciation Tournament Oct 17 $100 $75,000 469 $42,679 -43.09%
NLH Oct 17 $55 $25,000 262 $13,100 -47.6%
Sunday 6-Max Oct 17 $20 $10,000 343 $6,243 -37.57%
Warmup Oct 18 $10 $3,000 366 $3,331 11.02%
NLH Oct 18 $15 $3,500 264 $3,564 1.83%
6-Max Oct 18 $33 $7,500 222 $6,660 -11.2%
Turbo PKO Oct 18 $25 $3,500 191 $4,489 28.24%
Warmup Oct 19 $10 $3,000 307 $2,794 -6.88%
Special Tuesday Oct 19 $100 $25,000 215 $19,565 -21.74%
Tuesday Showdown Oct 19 $55 $15,000 267 $13,350 -11.%
PKO Oct 19 $40 $5,000 181 $6,516 30.32%

Lots of Value Left

There are still 27 events left to play in the Fall Online Championships, and more than $450,000 guaranteed. The highlight, of course, is the Main Event with $150,000 guaranteed starting Oct 24, but there is still one more big Warmup game on the schedule as well, with $22,222 promised.

There will also be $55,000 guaranteed in two different 6-Max games on Oct 24, plus $45,000 in guarantees in two big games on Oct 26 to close the series out. Given the amount of overlay paid out so far, it seems safe to suggest there will be a lot of extra money in the prize pools through the rest of the series.

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If you play online poker in Pennsylvania, WSOP PA is the place to be over the next few days. There is more than $450,000 left in the guaranteed pool, and it seems almost certain it won’t be covered by entries. That means there will be free money galore up for grabs in events starting as low as $10.

Check out the full remaining schedule below to pick your spot to take a shot at some of that overlay money as the Fall Online Championships come to a close.

WSOP PA Fall Online Championships: Remaining Schedule

Date Game Buy-In Guarantee Entries Required
October 20 Deepstack $20 $10,000 549
October 20 NLH $33 $12,000 400
October 20 Warmup $10 $3,000 330
October 20 Super Turbo $50 $15,000 330
October 21 Deepstack $30 $10,000 366
October 21 Warmup $10 $3,000 330
October 21 Turbo Deepstack $50 $12,000 264
October 21 6-Max $100 $15,000 165
October 22 Deepstack & Super Addon $30 $15,000 549
October 22 PKO $30 $7,500 275
October 22 ShowME $20 $3,000 165
October 22 Turbo $50 $7,500 165
October 23 Deepstack $33 $10,000 333
October 23 PLO $33 $5,000 167
October 23 Freezeout $50 $7,500 165
October 23 High Roller $525 $25,000 50
October 24 Warmup $11 $22,222 2,222
October 24 Main Event $320 $150,000 500
October 24 6-Max $100 $20,000 220
October 24 6-Max $215 $35,000 175
October 25 Warmup $10 $3,000 330
October 25 NLH $15 $3,500 259
October 25 6-Max $33 $7,500 250
October 25 Turbo PKO $25 $3,500 149
October 26 Warmup $10 $3,000 330
October 26 Special Tuesday $100 $20,000 220
October 26 High Roller $525 $25,000 50