Several distinctly different poker series start this week, one for the high rollers and a few for the rest of us. The WSOP.com Circuit series begins online in the United States with three separate series, and PokerGO starts up its Poker Masters in Las Vegas today.
The chance to win a WSOP Circuit ring from the comfort of your own home, watering establishment, or bathroom is once again available for U.S.-based players who happen to live in or near Pennsylvania, Michigan, New Jersey or Nevada.
Yes, September’s version of one of WSOP’s signatures is now taking place online in those states. That’s three online slates between them (New Jersey and Nevada play on the same site thanks to the MSIGA).
That means players will win another 36 rings online from now until Sept. 24.
There’s also 26 chances at a rings during WSOP Circuit series at Horseshoe Council Bluffs in Iowa (Sept. 6 to Sept. 18) and Thunder Valley Casino in California (Sept. 28 to Oct. 9).
And while the live events are attracting 100s of entries, the start of the series online hasn’t been as well-attended.
For example, Zach “CaptainLevi” Gruneberg faced only 87 players (54 rebuys) in yesterday’s $215 kick-off event in Pennsylvania to win his sixth ring and $7,769. All his rings came online. He’s in the $2 million poker tournament cash club.
That’s right, you can win a WSOP Circuit ring online in less than seven hours.
PokerGO Masters starts today
The high rollers showing up for the PokerGO Masters that starts today will also be facing small fields, but they’re paying the premium for it.
Running today until Sept. 25, the series with no buy-ins less than $10,000 takes place at PokerGO’s studio at the Aria. The 10-event series has six $10,000 buy-in events, three $25,000 events, and a $50,000 buy-in headliner. All the events will be streamed for PokerGO’s subscribers.
This year, players will earn points and the one with the most will be named Poker Master. They get a purple jacket and $50,000.
Here’s the full schedule:
- Sept. 14 — $10,000 No Limit Hold’em
- Sept. 15 — $10,000 No Limit Hold’em
- Sept. 16 — $10,000 No Limit Hold’em
- Sept. 18 — $10,000 No Limit Hold’em
- Sept. 19 — $10,000 No Limit Hold’em
- Sept. 20 — $10,000 No Limit Hold’em
- Sept. 21 — $25,000 No Limit Hold’em
- Sept. 22 — $25,000 No Limit Hold’em
- Sept. 23 — $25,000 No Limit Hold’em
- Sept. 25 — $50,000 No Limit Hold’em
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