The WSOP Super Circuit Online Series has come to an end. Hosted on GGPoker, the series took place for almost one month, running from May 3 to the 31st. The series included a ton of poker action with 18 different online gold ring events. Over $100,000,000 was up for grabs in prize money and players competed in huge numbers in the hopes of earning some of the cash.
The series took place at a time when players are spending more time at home. Stay at home orders were still in place for most and online poker is one way that people can have some form of entertainment. With $100,000,000 up for grabs in total prize money, it was not surprising to see the traffic generated at GGPoker.
Overall, the total prize pool was increased by over 30%, coming in at $134,706,274. This was awarded over 516 tournaments with a total of 485,851 entries overall. The series was a huge success and will most likely not be the last hosted by the WSOP.
With tons of action at the virtual felt, players took part in most every event but it was the gold ring options that were the most popular. The 18 tournaments awarded $28 million in guaranteed prize money and the coveted gold ring. In the end, the guarantees for these events pushed to just over $46.8 million, far more than the guaranteed prize money.
Ty Stewart, the Executive Director of the World Series of Poker, commented on the event by stating that the support from the gaming community for the WSOPC on GGPoker was insane. He stated that no guarantees were too big and congratulated all the winners.
Because the prize pools were so large, players were able to secure massive wins. The two largest came in at over $1 million. In Event #17, online player schimmelgodx won the event, which had a $1,000 buy-in and saw 9,779 entries. The total prize pool came in at just over $9.2 million. For his win, the player took home just over $1.2 million.
The largest prize went to online player known as 800-522-4700. This player competed in Event #7, outlasting a field of 505 players to earn the first place finish. The buy-in to this event was quite large, at $25,000. The prize pool was just over $12.3 million which gave the player over $2.1 million in prize money.
The WSOP Super Circuit Online Series shows that online poker is alive and well. The series was a huge success, smashing guarantee after guarantee and provide major prizes to all those who managed to land a payout.
It will be interesting to see what the WSOP plans next as they continue to provide quality online poker gaming for players in this new climate. With little to no poker offered in a land-based setting, such events are welcomed by players who want to continue to enjoy the game they love.