In this column, we deliver you the latest and most interesting online poker industry news from across the world and all platforms.
GGPoker’s Road to London promotion
While all eyes are on the live festivities happening in Las Vegas this summer, leading network GGPoker is keeping tabs on what’s next with its latest Road to London promotion hitting the screens. A result of the site’s close ties with prestigious brands Triton Poker and World Series of Poker, the ongoing promotion will be sending more than 200 players to the £3M GTD WSOP Super Circuit Main Event as well as awarding at least 20 packages to the £21,200 Triton Super High Roller GGMillion$ Live. Both esteemed events are set to take place at JW Marriott Grosvenor House Hotel, London beginning next month – July 27-28 (Triton), followed by the WSOP Super Circuit Main Event on August 8-13.
Angela Martin, UK & Ireland Head of Marketing at GGPoker, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to bring back the excitement of live poker events to London. Road to London provides our players with an unrivaled opportunity to participate in world-class tournaments and compete alongside the poker elite. We’re confident that GGPoker players will relish the chance to win their way into these incredible live events at a fraction of the cost, making poker dreams come true.”
Keep in mind, entry prizes to be won for the two tournaments differ in value as the 200 satellite winners eager to join the WSOP Super Circuit festivities are only entitled to the £3,300 listed entry fee. The players then, will have the option to either play in one of three live Day 1 events in London or play the OnLive Day 1 tournament at GGPoker and qualify ITM first before deciding to travel. Package winners for the Triton Super High Roller GGMillion$ Live on the other hand, will not only receive the £21,200 ticket but also an extra $3,000 to cover travel expenses.
Chico Poker Network kicks off $150,000 GTD Summer Micro Tournament Series
Returning for its second year on Chico Poker Network, the amateur friendly Summer Micro Tournament Series is making its way back this June 25th through July 2nd for eight days of low stakes action. Recreational players and beginners alike can revel in the fun with a lineup of 35 events totalling to a combined prize pool of over $150,000. Buy-ins range from as low as $1.10 to its highest $22 which includes the $50,000 guaranteed Main Event scheduled for July 2nd.
In addition to this year’s boosted guarantees, a Micro Series Leaderboard will be running throughout the festival with the top 50 winners claiming a seat to the site’s flagship $250,000 guaranteed tournament. The $109 buy-in Sunday event is scheduled to run alongside the Micro Main Event on Sunday, July 2nd at 1:30pm ET.
Summer Micro Tournament Series Schedule
|Date||Start Time (ET)||Event #||Name||Buy-in||GTD|
|Monday, June 26th, 2023||2:30 PM||2||Micro Series # 2 $1,500 GTD||$5.50||$1,500|
|4:30 PM||3||Micro Series # 3 $300 GTD||$1.10||$300|
|6:30 PM||4||Micro Series # 4 $8,000 GTD||$11.00||$8,000|
|8:30 PM||5||Micro Series # 5 $500 GTD||$5.50||$500|
|10:30 PM||6||Micro Series # 6 $1,000 GTD||$5.50||$1,000|
|Tuesday, June 27th, 2023||2:30 PM||7||Micro Series # 7 $450 GTD||$1.65||$450|
|4:30 PM||8||Micro Series # 8 $500 GTD||$5.50||$500|
|6:30 PM||9||Micro Series # 9 $8,000 GTD||$11.00||$8,000|
|8:30 PM||10||Micro Series # 10 $3,000 GTD||$22.00||$3,000|
|10:30 PM||11||Micro Series # 11 $250 GTD||$1.10||$250|
|Wednesday, June 28th, 2023||2:30 PM||12||Micro Series # 12 $500 GTD||$5.50||$500|
|4:30 PM||13||Micro Series # 13 $300 GTD||$1.10||$300|
|6:30 PM||14||Micro Series # 14 $8,000 GTD||$11.00||$8,000|
|8:30 PM||15||Micro Series # 15 $3,000 GTD||$22.00||$3,000|
|10:30 PM||16||Micro Series # 16 $450 GTD||$1.65||$450|
|Thursday, June 29th, 2023||2:30 PM||17||Micro Series # 17 $500 GTD||$5.50||$500|
|4:30 PM||18||Micro Series # 18 $250 GTD||$1.10||$250|
|6:30 PM||19||Micro Series # 19 $8,000 GTD||$11.00||$8,000|
|8:30 PM||20||Micro Series # 20 $3,000 GTD||$22.00||$3,000|
|10:30 PM||21||Micro Series # 21 $1,000 GTD||$5.50||$1,000|
|Friday, June 30th, 2023||2:30 PM||22||Micro Series # 22 $1,500 GTD||$5.50||$1,500|
|4:30 PM||23||Micro Series # 23 $250 GTD||$1.10||$250|
|6:30 PM||24||Micro Series # 24 $8,000 GTD||$11.00||$8,000|
|8:30 PM||25||Micro Series # 25 $3,000 GTD||$22.00||$3,000|
|10:30 PM||26||Micro Series # 26 $450 GTD||$1.65||$450|
|Saturday, July 1st, 2023||2:30 PM||27||Micro Series # 27 $300 GTD||$1.65||$300|
|4:30 PM||28||Micro Series # 28 $1,000 GTD||$5.50||$1,000|
|6:30 PM||29||Micro Series # 29 $8,000 GTD||$11.00||$8,000|
|8:30 PM||30||Micro Series # 30 $7,500 GTD||$22.00||$7,500|
|10:30 PM||31||Micro Series # 31 $500 GTD||$5.50||$500|
|Sunday, July 2nd, 2023||1:30 PM||32||Micro Series # 32 $50,000 GTD Main Event||$22.00||$50,000|
|3:30 PM||33||Micro Series # 33 $1,000 GTD||$1.10||$1,000|
|5:30 PM||34||Micro Series # 34 $10,000 GTD||$11.00||$10,000|
|8:30 PM||35||Micro Series # 35 $5,000 GTD||$5.50||$5,000|
Daily Cosmic Spins Leaderboard on CoinPoker
Fast-paced spin games are a quick and easy band-aid solution for those yearning for excitement yet unable to invest hours on end for tournament poker. Blockchain technology based CoinPoker is taking advantage of this fact by running a daily promotion for their very own Cosmic Spins.
The jackpot sit-n-go now includes two separate leaderboards for different buy-ins: one for ₮0.25, ₮1, ₮3 and another for ₮10, ₮25, ₮50. A points system is in place calculated based on the stakes and final position, with the winner earning 3x the buy-in, the runner-up earning 2x the buy-in, and the last place earning points equal to the buy-in. Players who rank within the top 10 claim a share of the ₮500 in tickets the site is giving away, with the best prize being 10 x ₮10 tickets for the ₮10, ₮25, ₮50 leaderboard winner. Runners interested in topping the ranks can maximize their use of the USDT – CHP converter with players paying Community Contributions in CHP raking 50% more leaderboard points than the rest.
€500,000 GTD Micro Madness on iPoker Network
On a roll with its low stakes offerings, iPoker Network is back in the spotlight as it unveiled its awaited ninth tournament series for the year this June 26th. Episode 9: Micro Madness, scheduled to run through July 10th, showcases a 115-event lineup and €500,000 in guaranteed prizes across its two-week schedule. Players of all bankrolls are welcome to join the modest yet excellent value affair with buy-ins ranging from €2 to €20 for an average pot of about €4,000 for its daily events.
The €50,000 guaranteed Micro Main Event however, remains to be the center of attention, considering it holds the biggest prize pool of the series. Several starting flights are available for an entry fee of €10 with qualifying players returning on July 10 to play down for the title. Other festival highlights include the €15,000 GTD Triple Take KO, €20,000 GTD Sunday Micro HR, and the €10,000 GTD Big Classic with details listed down below.
Episode 9: Micro Madness Highlights
- €3 buy in NLHE, “€E9|€15,000 Triple Take KO” (Flighted KO), Day-2 on July 2.
- €20 buy in NLHE, ”E9|€20,000 GTD|Sunday Micro HR” Event on July 9.
- €10 buy in NLHE, “E9|€50,000 Micro Main Event” (Flighted KO), Day-2 on July 10.
- €5 buy in NLHE, “E9|€10,000 Big Classic” (Flighted), Day-2 on July 10.
Much of the week’s schedule runs the same events except for the two Sundays – July 2 and 9, as well the festival’s concluding day July 10 which see an additional 11 more events to boot.
|E9|€2,000 GTD|Morning Main||€10|
|E9|€2,000 GTD|Daily Micro||€4|
|E9|€1,000 GTD|Micro Sprint||€3|