The Spring Online Championships at WSOP.com are underway for poker players in Nevada, New Jersey, and Delaware. The online poker tournament for the World Series of Poker website started on April 1 and will run through May 3, 2020.
The Spring Online Championships at WSOP.com feature over $4 million in guaranteed prizes. There will be more than 100 events, daily tournaments, and a 12-event warmup series throughout the month. WSOP.com is making the tournament accessible for poker players regardless of their bankroll. The buy-ins for tournaments range from $10 all the way up to $1,000.
The first four days (April 1-4) featured 12 warm-up events with buy-ins ranging from $30 to $100. Seth Palansky, vice president of corporate communications for Caesars Interactive Entertainment told PlayNevada that the Spring Online Championships are “off to a strong start…those in Nevada and New Jersey continue to play on WSOP.com in record numbers.”
Poker players staying quarantined are heading to the website in droves. The tournaments are seeing more action than expected. Palansky shares that “through the first 5 days of April and this new series we put together, we’ve seen terrific user engagement, with our guarantees on our warm-up events (12 events) awarding $634,408 in prize money, when the guarantees for those events totaled $247,500.”
He says that the guaranteed prizes are 256% greater than anticipated. Not a bad start, indeed.
Spring Online Championship Highlights
Every Sunday of the Spring Online Championships through April 26, WSOP.com will host the Sunday Special Edition. These No-Limit Hold’em events with a $215 or $320 buy-in always carry a guarantee of at least $100,000. The final Sunday of the series, May 3, is the Main Event. This is a $525 buy-in tourney with a $300,000 guarantee.
One of the highlights of the Spring Online Championships is two Player Appreciation tournaments. held April 26 and May 3 at 1:00 pm PT. These tournaments are being billed as “$100 for $100K” events. Each will have a $100 buy-in and both tournaments have a guaranteed prize pool of $100,000.
WSOP.com is also adding prizes that will be randomly awarded to players who participate. Players are entered into a drawing for one of the following:
- 2 winners – $500 cash each
- 4 winners – $250 cash each
- 10 winners – $100 cash each
Other highlights include the Special Tuesday Showdown ($500 buy-in and $75,000 guarantee), High Roller events with a $1,000 buy-in, and the $500 buy-in PLO High Roller with a $40,000 guarantee. Smaller events are offered in both PLO and PLO-8. Many of the big events will have rake-free, “all-in” satellites.
There are nearly 100 tournaments remaining for the Spring Online Championships. Additionally, there are daily cash games available. Visit WSOP.com for a full list of the remaining tournaments this month.