Garden State Super Series Main Event Cancelled Due “Technical Difficulties” Garden State Super Series Main Event Cancelled Due “Technical Difficulties”

A series of poker tournaments including the Main Event of the partypoker Garden State Super Series scheduled for Sunday were paused and eventually canceled due to “serious technical difficulties,” according to a site representative.

Players began reporting issues of the tables freezing while the tournament clock continued to run. Some tournaments reportedly never got started. The operator made several attempts to correct the issue before declaring the tournaments cancelled.

All three three tiers (low, mid and high) of both Sunday scheduled tournaments were cancelled. This included the trio of main events, which had prize pool guarantees of $25,000, $200,000 and $50,000 respectively.

According to the standard cancellation policy, players eliminated before the technical difficulties will not be issued a refund. Those that were still alive in the tournaments will receive back their buy-ins, then a share of the prize pool based on their chip counts.

The problems couldn’t have come at a worse time as the Garden State Super Series is the largest and most ambitious online poker tournament series launched since the state began offering online poker in November of last year. The series got off to a strong start with all six of its events exceeding their guarantees on the very first day.

“We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience this will have caused,” the party rep explained publicly. “We have been humbled by this experience and appreciate the enormous burden we have placed on the players tonight and are so sorry. We will diligently work to make certain that we overcome these technical challenges in the future.”

GSSS is scheduled to run through one more week. At the time of writing, events 13 onwards are in the lobby and players are registering, so presumably the unspecified technical issues have now been resolved.