WSOP.com finishes up Online Series giving away over $26m in prizes


On Friday, WSOP.com hosted its final Online Series events. Overall, the series offered one event per day and provided 31 gold bracelets to deserving players. In the end, over $26.8 million was awarded in prize money from the 31 events. Over 44,000 entries were seen during the series, which was opened to players from New Jersey and Nevada.

A Full Schedule:

During the WSOP Online Series in NJ and Nevada, players had access to a full schedule of events. The series kicked off with the No Limit Hold’em Kick-Off event and was followed by an 8-Handed Deepstack as well as additional hold’em events including Super Turbos and freezeouts.

Each day, there was something new to explore, from traditional hold’em and Omaha formats. Buy-ins started at $400 and went as high as $3,200. Three events of the series saw players earning $300K+ paydays.

In Event #14, Joe McKeehen went home with the largest prize of the series, earning $352,985.34 during the High Roller event. The second largest prize went to Nahrain Tamero, the winner of Event #31, the No Limit Hold’em Championship. This event paid out $310,832.83 for first place. Nick Guagenti earned just over $305,000 for his first-place finish in the No Limit Hold’em Deepstack 6-Handed event.

GGPoker WSOP Online Series Still Going Strong:

Just a few weeks after WSOP.com launched the Online Series, GGPoker got in on the action, offering the option for  players from other countries to vie for a WSOP gold bracelet for the very first time.

The latter option will have more events, featuring 54 tournaments. Each will provide a gold bracelet to the winner. Poker players have through September to take part in GGPoker WSOP Online Series events.