Over the past few days, the World Series of Poker started canceling or postponing land-based poker events due to the quick spread of the coronavirus. With so many events not taking place, the WSOP decided to think outside the box. To provide players with an outlet while at home, the WSOP has announced the creation of the Online Super Circuit. This is a festival full of gold ring tournaments, taking place via WSOP/888 platforms.
Three States Participating
Having started yesterday, the Online Super Circuit can be found in Nevada, New Jersey and Delaware. The series will include $1.24 million in guaranteed prize money across 18 different events. Buy-ins begin at $215 with a few high roller options with $1,000 buy-ins. The Main Event will have a $525 buy-in and feature a $200,000 prize pool guarantee.
In Nevada and New Jersey, the two states have shared online ring and bracelet events for a few years now. Delaware has not really been a part of such player pooling. With the Online Super Circuit, it will be the first time that players in Delaware will use 888poker client to earn WSOP bracelets from home.
Tournaments on the Schedule
With a full schedule, players will have plenty of poker tournament options to enjoy. The first event kicked off on March 14th, offering players a Double Stack NLH tournament with a $50,000 guarantee. On the 15th, players have a Monster Stack NLH event with a $50,000 prize pool guarantee as well.
Throughout next week, players will be able to play in Deep Turbos, High Roller events, more Double Stack and Monster Stacks as well as Freezeouts. There are options for everyone, with relatively affordable buy-ins as well as high guaranteed prize pools.
WSOP 2020: Will It Continue?
With the cancellation and postponement of World Series of Poker Circuit events, many are wondering if the World Series of Poker will continue. Typically, the WSOP begins in May and continues through July. Tens of thousands of people converge at the Rio Casino in Las Vegas to participate in a ton of poker action. This many people in one place is not a good idea as it stands right now.
However, for now, the WSOP remains scheduled as normal. The 2020 series is to set be the largest ever, with a total 101 bracelet events on the schedule. The series will be offering 14 options online.
As it stands now, the WSOP is not preparing to postpone or cancel the 2020 series. Officials are going to keep track of the coronavirus what takes place over the next few days or weeks with any updates provided as they are made by the WSOP.
With the Online Super Circuit, it will be interesting to see how many players take part. It would not be surprising to see guaranteed prize pools surpassed and a record number of participants as players find things to do while self-quarantining at home.