In this column, we deliver you the latest and most interesting online poker industry news from across the world and all platforms.
$150M GTD GG Online Championship kicks off on Natural8 – GGNet
A record breaking festival once again, Natural8 – GGNetwork is crushing the online scene with great value tournament offerings and another festival you definitely cannot miss. The GG Online Championship kicked off last May 5th, bringing a whirlwind of events to start the week. The biggest online series to date boasts a whopping $150,000,000 in total prize guarantees across over a hundred events, 40 of which cover at least $1M in prizes.
The busy four-week lineup is scheduled to run through the 31st with tournaments spread out into four buy-in categories: Low ($5+), Medium ($25+), High ($500+), and Super High ($2,500+). Key highlights include the $10M GTD Super MILLION$ HR Main Event, $8M GTD GGOC Main Event, and the $6M GTD Super MILLION$ HR Championship. Aside from that, three separate leaderboards will award a whopping $500K in bonus prizes across the Low, Medium, and High levels.
2022 GGOC Featured Events
Super MILLION$ HR Main Event
Date/s: May 15-22, 2022
Prize pool: $10,000,000
GGOC Main Event
Final Day: May 29, 2022
Prize pool: $8,000,000
Super MILLION$ HR Championship
Final Day: May 29, 2022
Prize pool: $6,000,000
For those looking for a million dollar prize pool without breaking the budget, a $50 MILLION$ Mini Main Event has ongoing multiple qualifiers a day with the champion set to be crowned on Sunday, May 15th. Another mult-day tournament to keep an eye out for is the $400 GGOC Spring Classic $2M GTD which starts on the 15th and ends on Sunday, May 22nd. Omaha enthusiasts can also enjoy the $400 Omaholic Spring Championship, posting likewise a $1M guaranteed prize pool.
“It’s great to be able to introduce a brand-new tournament series that all GGPoker players can enjoy, and GG Online Championship is the biggest and best online series ever. We’re doubling the guarantees seen elsewhere; players will be leaving a lot of value behind them if they don’t dive in at GGpoker this month.“, said GGPoker global ambassador Daniel Negreanu.
Unibet Poker launches Daily Specials
Kindred Group’s online poker platform Unibet Poker, is staying true to its recreational player philosophy and has recently launched its latest offering ‘Daily Specials’. The promotion features varying themes and formats throughout the week, adding excitement to the regular monotone grind. Players can jump in and take advantage of the Daily Specials for each day of the week and claim their share of added prizes along with exclusive avatars for display.
Monday: Short Stack Master
Tuesday: Bubble Burster
Wednesday: Wild Wednesday
Thursday: Deep Stack Legend
Friday: Banzai Bonanza
Saturday: HexaPro Extreme
Sunday: Stellar Sunday (schedule listed below)
|Event||Time (CET)||Buy-in||Prize pool|
|Supernova Lightning||7:00 p.m.||€10||€1,500|
|Boba Bounty PKO||7:15 p.m.||€100||€2,000|
|The Super Moon||9:00 p.m.||€250||€40,000|
Partypoker’s $6.2M GTD MILLIONS Online Knockout Edition
Running concurrently with the GG Online Championship, partypoker’s MILLIONS Online Knockout Edition presents over $6M in prizes across its 71-tournament schedule. The 25-day series is set to run through the 30th with a $1M GTD Main Event to highlight the festival. While the combined prize pool is much smaller than that of the GGOC, players can expect smaller fields and a high probability for overlays.
Buy-ins for the series range from $109 to as high as $1,050 for the MILLIONS Online KO #08 Main Event. Considering this price tag may be too heavy for lesser bankroll players, the MILLIONS Online KO #09 Mini Main Event, $500K GTD which runs on a similar structure may be the perfect alternative. Both events will run six starting flights each with two champions crowned on the series’ concluding day. Full schedule of events is up on partypoker’s official website and can be viewed here.
AoF games available on Winning Poker Network
US-friendly Winning Poker Network is keeping up with major online networks having recently launched its newest format All-in or Fold now available on the site. The latest monthly update added the budding game to its roster running at seven No Limit Hold’em and seven Omaha stake levels. Players can choose from a range of $25 through $2,000 with varying buy-ins depending on the stakes involved.
Similar to its competitors, the format generally gives players only two preflop options: All-in or Fold as the name suggests. Sites running on this network include flagship skin Americas Cardroom, Black Chip Poker, Poker King, and True Poker among others.