Poker player throughout the US will be looking on with envy as online poker players in New Jersey get to experience one of the biggest online poker tournament series the US has ever seen. With $1 million plus in guaranteed prize pools, the Garden State Super Series (GSSS) looks to make its mark on US regulated online poker.
In conjunction with BorgataPoker.com and hosted on the partypoker NJ network the series which starts Sunday and runs through January 25 and features 23 events that include three tournaments each. A total of 69 tournaments spread across low medium and high buy-in levels make up the GSSS.
The online poker series coincides with the Borgata Winter Poker Open taking place in Atlantic City at the Borgata Hotel and Casino. The land-based event runs from January 13 through the 30th and kicks off with the Borgata Big Stack No Limit Hold ‘em Re-entry Tournament with a $2 million guaranteed prize pool.
The Borgata Winter Open also includes The WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open Championship that boasts a $3 million guaranteed prize pool. The televised event kicks off Sunday, January 25 at 11 AM and has a buy-in of $3500.
New games and formats for the GSSS
The second running of the GSSS includes improvements based on player feedback. With a wide variety of games offered including PLO, Seven Card Stud and deep stack tournaments along with three levels of buy-ins (low medium and high) for each event, this New Jersey online poker series has something for almost every player.
Organizers have included a new Speed Down format which extends the blind levels as play progresses giving those that last more play. There is also a Super Bounty tournament where 50% of the prize pool goes towards paying bounties to players who knock out their fellow competitors.
And by popular demand, this year’s GSSS includes heads-up events for the first time.
The tournaments are also structured to give more prize money to the top finishing players.
Even if the lowest stakes are too much for your bankroll, qualifiers started just $0.25 and are running now. If you have yet to sign up for an account at Borgatapoker.com or partypoker make sure to check out our new player guide before you do to make sure you get the best deal.