WSOP Online Circuit Series Underway in Pennsylvania, with Nevada-New Jersey to Follow

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Online poker players in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Nevada have the chance to win and bunch of money and WSOP Circuit rings in January.

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The WSOP is holding two different Circuit Series in Pennsylvania and New Jersey/Nevada. (Image:

Players in the two separate online markets will compete for 24 total rings. The winners also earn an entry into a $1 million freeroll at this summer’s WSOP in Las Vegas. 

Nevada and New Jersey share their players, while Pennsylvania currently does not. This forces WSOP online to hold two different series.


A dozen rings will be won by players playing within Pennsylvania’s borders in tourneys with buy-ins ranging from $100 to $1,000.

The first two events took place Wednesday and Thursday, with each attracting enough players and rebuys to shoot past the guarantees. This contrasts with last Fall when was forced to overlay more than $250K during its 63-event Online Championship.  

Michael Lavin (“tonybandanas”) won his second WSOP ring by taking down Wednesday’s $215 Knockout event for $7,383. He added $8,289 in bounties, for a total score of $15,673. The tourney attracted 348. Lavin is on a roll. This is his second ring, the first coming in November. He also won a WSOP bracelet online last summer.

Pittsburgher Richard Ali (“Eatmushrooms”) was the runner-up to Lavin in Event #1, winning a total of $11,779. But he sealed the deal a day later, earning $17,596 in the $215 event that attracted 241. It’s Ali’s second ring, the first coming in September. The two cashes put him over the $300K mark in WSOP events. 

There are nine remaining events. All start at 6:30 p.m. EST. Pennsylvania Online Circuit Events
Buy-In Guarantee Tournament Type
Jan. 8 $100 $25K NLH Monster Stack
Jan. 9 $215 $25K NLH Freezeout
Jan. 11 $1,000 $50K NLH High Roller 6-Max
Jan. 12 $500 $25K PLO 6-Max
Jan. 13 $500 $40K NLH Big 6-Max
Jan. 14 $215 $35K NLH Deep Turbo
Jan. 15 $320 $50K NLH Knockout Monster Stack
Jan. 16 $525 $100K NLH Main Event

New Jersey and Nevada

Another dozen Circuit events are scheduled for players in New Jersey and Nevada from Jan. 19-30. These tourneys have juicier guarantees and higher buy-ins. 

All events start at 7 pm ET, except those held on Jan. 22, 23, 29, and 30, which start at 5 pm ET. NJ/Nevada Online Circuit Events
Buy-In Guarantee Tournament Type
Jan. 19 $300 $75K NLH 6-Max
Jan. 20 $320 $50K NLH Knockout Freezeout
Jan. 21 $215 $50K NLH Turbo Deepstack
Jan. 22 $320 $100K NLH Monster Stack 8-Max
Jan. 23 $215 $125K NLH Double Stack
Jan. 24 $215 $50K NLH Freezeout
Jan. 25 $1,000 $100K NLH High Roller 8-Max
Jan. 26 $1,000 $50K PLO High Roller 6-Max
Jan. 27
$2,000 $100K NLH Super High Roller 6-Max
Jan. 28
$500 $50K NLH 8-Max
Jan. 29
$320 $100K NLH Monster Stack
Jan. 30
$525 $250K NLH Main Event


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