Starting this Sunday, May 1, the operator’s premier WSOP Spring Online Championships will commence and this one will be much bigger than the ongoing WSOP Online Circuit Series.
Over $700,000 is guaranteed for the first-ever Championships series at WSOP MI, culminating in the Main Event that gives away an exclusive Championship belt to the winner.
Unlike the currently-running WSOP Online Circuit series that awards a gold ring to each of the 12 winners, the Spring Online Championships series is designed for all types of players. Guarantees are still ambitious with most of them having a five-figure range despite the series being available exclusively to Michigan online poker players.
A total of 46 events are on offer with NLH Warm-Up [R&A] being the cheapest event in the schedule, costing just $10 and running every day. The High Rollers on each of the three Sundays in the schedule are the most expensive events requiring players to put in $1000 from their bankroll.
The remainder of the schedule varies from $33 to $320 featuring various tournament types such as progressive knockouts, deep stacks, turbos, 6-handed, and more.
Every day, at least three events will run, opening with the NLH Warm-Up — a rebuy & add-on event — followed by a $50,000 guaranteed Sunday Special with a price tag of $215 and a $30,000 guaranteed High Roller to end the day costing $1000 for players with deep pockets.
The scheduling is more or less the same for the rest of the days, starting the day with a low-stake rebuy/add-on warm-up event, followed by a mid-stake tournament and a high-stake tournament. Guarantees get boosted during the weekend with the $215 buy-in Sunday Special seeing a raise to $75,000 on the second Sunday.
And finally, on May 15, the Main Event runs with the same price point as the Sunday Special but with a massive $150,000 guarantee. The Main is structured as a Progressive Knockout (PKO) event, meaning half of the buy-in goes to the regular prize pool and the other half to the bounty pool. Bounties grow each time a player knocks out their opponent and half of the bounty is awarded instantly.
This will be the operator’s second online tournament series since its launch in Michigan last month.
WSOP Spring Online Championships Series: At a Glance
- $700,000 in total guarantees
- 46 events
- Buy-ins range from $10 to $1000
- Main Event guarantees $150,000
- Winner of the Main receives exclusive WSOP Championship Belt
A similar series is also scheduled to run across WSOP’s other three states — New Jersey, Nevada, and Pennsylvania — with NJ and NV competing in the same series while PA has its own segregated series just like Michigan.
Across the four series, nearly $3 million is guaranteed, with the NJ & NV Spring OC series taking the largest share, boasting $1.5 million in prize money.
WSOP Michigan Online Circuit Series Crushing the Guarantees
Meanwhile, the ongoing WSOP MI Online Circuit Series is having a solid run. Seven out of 12 ring events have concluded and each of them has smashed their guarantees.
The $75,000 guaranteed NLH Monster Stack on last Sunday has, so far, generated the biggest prize pool of the series. With an entry fee of $215, the tournament attracted 403 unique players and 88 additional rebuys, creating just shy of $100,000 in the prize pool.
The $1000 buy-in High Roller last night drew close to 100 entries for a final prize pool of $91,680.
In total, the series has thus far awarded $504,980 in prize money and there are five more events still to run including the big one on Sunday guaranteeing $100,000.
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