Just a few weeks after WSOP.com launched the WSOP Online bracelet events for players in New Jersey and Nevada, GGPoker began offering bracelet events as well, this time for international players. GGPoker has steadily grown over the past few months to become a top provider of online poker gaming. With just a week of WSOP action at the site, the brand has already presented nine bracelets to deserving players as well as provided almost $21 million in prize money!
Full Steam Ahead
When GGPoker first began offering WSOP gold bracelet events, there were a few technical difficulties. The first two events actually had to be postponed due to the issues. However, things quickly got back to normal and the brand has been able to host the first two events just a short time ago.
The two events in question were Event #32 and #33. The first was The Opener, which had a $100 buy-in. The second was the Every 1 for Covid Relief, which had a buy-in of $1,111. The Opener had an overwhelming turnout with 29,000 entries and a total prize pool of $2.7 million! It was Marcelo Pudia who won this event, gaining a gold bracelet and an amazing first-place prize of $265,000!
The charity event had a higher buy-in, so there were less participants. A total of 2300 players competed, which raised the prize pool to $2.5 million. A portion of this amount when to Caesars Cares assistance fund. It was Alex Stasiak who won this event taking home a massive prize of $343,000 plus the gold bracelet.
Pushing Guarantees Overboard
The main highlight thus far involving GGPoker’s WSOP action is the guaranteed prize pools. Time and time again, the prize pools are surpassing the guarantee. The COLOSSUS and PLOSSUS were big events placed early on in the series. Both had a buy-in of $400. The COLOSSUS had a $3 million guaranteed prize pool while the PLOSSUS had a $1 million prize. Each event was able to increase its prize pool by more than 50%!
COLOSSUS ended up with $4.7 million in prize money while POLOSSUS enjoyed an increase to $1.6 million. This weekend, the final table for each event will take place and GGPokerTV will provide streaming so fans can tune in. The winner of each event will receive a WSOP Europe package worth $15,000.
Thus far, GGPoker has awarded eleven gold WSOP bracelets and almost $21 million in prize money. The series will be providing 54 total bracelet events so there is plenty more action to be seen. If the series keeps this pace, they should easily reach the $50 million mark and beyond in regards to guaranteed prize money.
When all is said and done, it will certainly be exciting to see just how much money will be paid out to players who participate in this new offering. The GGPOker WSOP gold bracelet events mark the first time that players have been able to compete in WSOP online bracelet events outside the United States.