Although an official announcement is yet to be made, pokerfuse can reveal that this year’s online bracelet series for international players will run from August 20, spanning six weeks until October 2. The series will wholly coincide with rival PokerStars’ World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP), running September 10 to October 4.
As of now, no further details have been disclosed, and it is thought that the schedule is still being finalized, but the operator could be just days away from unveiling the series details.
In the previous year, GGPoker hosted 33 online bracelet events exclusively for dot-com players. This edition proved to be yet another resounding success, amassing a remarkable total prize pool of $86.4 million, with each event averaging an impressive $2.62 million. Looking back at the 2021 edition, the 33-bracelet schedule had also seen extraordinary results, generating a total prize pool of $90 million, with an average of $2.73 million per event.
As the 2023 edition approaches, players can anticipate another opportunity to compete for 33 prestigious bracelets in the dot-com market and possibly half a dozen additional bracelets reserved for players in Ontario. It remains to be seen whether the WSOP app will host an online-only bracelet series for its US players as it did last year.
- Running August 20 – October 2, 2023
- $25,000,000 GTD in the Main Event
- Buy-ins starting as low as $100
- $2,000,000 in extra value with Continental Freerolls
GG WSOP 2023 Online Bracelet Series: What to Expect
- Scheduled to run from August 20 to October 2
- 33 online bracelets anticipated
- Buy-ins likely to range from $100 to $10,000
- $5K WSOP Main Event, with possibly a $25 million guarantee
- Series also likely to take place on the GGPoker Ontario real money platform
- WSOP marquee events to return, including MILLIONAIRE MAKER, COLOSSUS, Closer, & more
The inception of the online-only bracelet series occurred in 2020 as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which led to the cancellation of the live WSOP series. Through a collaboration with GGPoker, WSOP successfully conducted the online bracelet series, awarding official gold bracelets to deserving winners.
The event was a smashing hit, accumulating nearly $150 million in total prize money. The $5K WSOP Online Main Event achieved a remarkable feat by setting the Guinness World Record for the largest online poker tournament. It generated a staggering $27.5 million prize pool and surpassed its already ambitious $25 million guarantee.
The WSOP live series made its comeback in 2021 but was rescheduled to the fall, once again, due to the impact of COVID-19. Despite this change, the online bracelet series continued to thrive, accommodating both domestic US players on the WSOP.com platform and international players on GGPoker. Serving as a substitute for the traditional summer slot of the live series, the online events ensured that poker enthusiasts worldwide could still enjoy the exhilarating WSOP experience.
The 2022 edition, on the other hand, took place almost a month after the conclusion of the WSOP 2022 live series. Now that the WSOP 2023 live series has concluded, organizers are shifting their focus to prepare for the online leg catering to international players.
GG WSOP Online Bracelet Series Year-on-Year Stats
|Total Prize Pool||$147,787,511||$90,175,863||$86,472,093|
|Avg Prize Pool||$2,736,806||$2,732,602||$2,620,366|
|Main Event Entries||5802||4092||4984|
|No. of Seven Figure Prize Pools||45 (83%)||26 (79%)||24 (73%)|
|Rake & Admin Fee Collected||$7,404,456||$4,968,841||$4,875,051|
|Dates||July 19 – Sep 6||Aug 1 – Sep 12||Aug 14 – Sep 27|
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What to Expect from the 2023 WSOP Online Bracelet Series on GGPoker?
Drawing from the schedule of the last three years, the GG WSOP Online Series 2023 is anticipated to feature an impressive lineup of 33 bracelet events. Players can expect a range of buy-ins, spanning from $50 to as high as $10,000, although there is a possibility that the average buy-in per event might see a slight reduction.
The Main Event could, however, see a raise in the guarantee from $20 million to $25 million, as seen in the inaugural edition. GG will likely expand the number of Day 1s to accommodate the increased guarantee.
While most of the schedule is expected to remain consistent with the previous three editions, players can eagerly await the return of iconic WSOP signature events like Millionaire Maker, Colossus, Big 500, and the Closer, along with other Championship events. GG’s marquee events, including GGMasters, GGMillion$, Flip & Go, Mystery Bounty, and more, are also likely to make an experience.
The WSOP 2023 Online Bracelet Series, catering to international players on GGPoker, is scheduled to run from August 20 to October 2. Furthermore, there are indications that a similar series will also be organized for US players on the WSOP.com platforms.
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We’re already looking forward to next year’s WSOP. Get full details on the WSOP 2024 schedule, events, and more in our complete guide!