The WSOP Rio Online Circuit Event gets Underway with $1,000,000 up for Grabs The WSOP Rio Online Circuit Event gets Underway with $1,000,000 up for Grabs

WSOP’s popular Online Circuit is returning to WSOP Nevada and WSOP NJ for its latest installment. The Rio Online Circuit Event takes place between August 20 and 31 and will play out over the course of 12 tournaments.

In total, over $1 million will be handed out in prizes over the course of the series, and each event comes with a highly sought-after WSOP Gold Ring for the winner. In addition to the individual events, there are a number of promos running as part of the online festival, including freeroll tournaments and a series leaderboard.

The highlight of the series is tournament #10, the $250,000 GTD NLH Main Event. The contest has a buy-in of $535 and 3x re-entry options.

Other standouts include Event #3, the $125,000 GTD NLH Monster Stack, and the final event, the $100,000 GTD NLH High Roller 6-Max. There is a decent range of buy-in options, from $215 all the way up to $2000.

In all there are six events with guarantees of $100,000 or more—and seven with buy-ins of $320 or less. However the choice of games on offer is rather limited. Aside from a lone Omaha tournament, all the events are No Limit Hold’em contests.

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Date Name Buy-in Guarantee
Aug 20 Event #1 – NLH BIG $500 Kick-Off 3x Re-entry 8-Max $500 $50,000
Aug 21 Event #2 – NLH Double Stack 2x Re-entry $320 $100,000
Aug 22 Event #3 – NLH Monster Stack 2x Re-entry $215 $125,000
Aug 23 Event #4 – PLO BIG $500 6-Max 3X Re-entry $500 $50,000
Aug 24 Event #5 – NLH Super High Roller 6-Max 2x Re-entry $2000 $100,000
Aug 25 Event #6 – NLH 6-Max 2x Re-entry $320 $75,000
Aug 26 Event #7 – NLH Knockout Freezeout $300 $50,000
Aug 27 Event #8 – NLH Deep Turbo 2x Re-entry $215 $50,000
Aug 28 Event #9 – NLH Double Stack 2x Re-entry $320 $100,000
Aug 29 Event #10 – NLH Main Event 3x Re-entry 8-Max $525 $250,000
Aug 30 Event #11 – NLH Freezeout $250 $50,000
Aug 31 Event #12 – NLH High Roller 6-Max 2x Re-entry $1000 $100,000

Side Action on Offer

Looking at the side promotions, there is plenty of value to be had.

$10k Player of the Month Leaderboard.

The leaderboard will be running throughout the series and the top ten players at the end will receive a share of $10,000 in tournament tickets. The top place finisher will also be awarded a seat in the $250,000 Year-End Championship tournament, which is a Gold Bracelet event. All Gold Ring events earn points towards the leaderboard.

$25,000 Freeroll

The $25,000 Freeroll will be held shortly after the series, on September 3. The event is open to all of the top ten finishers in the Player of the Month competition, as well as all winners of Gold Ring events.

Grinder’s Only Second Chance Freeroll.

The Second Chance Freeroll also takes place on September 3 and is open to anybody who plays in three or more Gold Ring events. The winner of the freeroll tournament will be entered into the $250,000 Year End Championship Event.

Year End Championships.

The year’s closer will see $250,000 awarded in prize money and the winner will also take home the prestigious WSOP Gold Bracelet. The tournament is invite-only and there are four ways to gain a seat:

  • Win a Gold Ring Event.
  • Win a Player of the Month Leaderboard.
  • Win a Grinder’s Online Second Chance Freeroll.
  • Finish in the top 50 of the Cumulative Circuit Leaderboard over the course of the year.

No fewer than 13 Circuit series are scheduled to take place this year, of which this is number eight, so there will be plenty more chances to get involved before the year comes to an end.

The Rio Online Circuit event runs from August 20 to 31.