In this column, we deliver you the latest and most interesting online poker industry news from across the world and all platforms.
Natural8 – GGNet brings Super MILLION$ Week back this December
On its fourth return this year, Natural8 – GGNet is hosting yet again another of its prime high roller series, the Super MILLION$ Week. Similar to its September festivities, this December’s games feature $15,000,000 in combined prizes with its $10,300 Main Event bearing the usual $5 million prize pool guarantee. A week-long celebration, 38 events in total will run from December 5th through 12th, seven of which carry million-dollar prize pools to be awarded.
Seven-figure prize pool tournaments
#4: Super MILLION$ Main Event $10,300, $5M GTD
#1: Super KICKOFF Bounty Hunters HR $525, $1.5M GTD
#5: Super MILLION$ Omaholic Bounty $2,100, $1M GTD
#2: GGMasters High Rollers $1,050, $1M GTD
#33: Bounty Hunters HR Main Event $525, $1M GTD
#34: GGMasters High Rollers $1,050, $1M GTD
#37: Super High Roller $25,500, $1M GTD
Ten of the scheduled tournaments additionally carry the lowest price tag of $525 ranging to the most expensive $25,500 Super High Roller, $1M GTD. The highlight of the series again remains to be the multi-day $5M GTD Super MILLION$ Main Event where players can make their way through Day 2 on December 12 by qualifying via five available starting flights throughout the week.
Last September’s Super MILLION$ Main Event winner Anatoly Filatov took home $1.19 million in earnings after defeating Marius Gierse in heads up play. In addition to outlasting the 748-entry field, the Russian champion captured a WSOP circuit ring for the impressive run. While this season’s festivities do not offer the exclusive award, the last Super MILLION$ Week for 2021 will surely be another success for the online poker giant.
Over 100 seats to live poker events up for grabs at ClubGG
Aside from its massive growing network, GGPoker’s social application ClubGG is also making strides to capture the heart of today’s poker market. For its December promotion, the subscription-based application is again offering its users the chance to win seats and packages to a few partner live tours in the United States. Included in the listed prizes are 54 tickets to San Diego’s Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) this January, 50 seats to RunGood Poker Series (RGPS) for the following month, and 5 packages for Card Player Cruises (CPC).
Just recently, ClubGG ran the same offering for the concluded 52nd annual World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. 13th place finisher at the Main Event, Vasu Amarapu reportedly turned his $50 investment in ClubGG to a $470,000 payday after scoring a seat to the $10,000 tournament on the application. With over a hundred seats up for grabs this month of December, players eager to play these live events can definitely do so for a modest fee. Below are the three stages in the giveaway to qualify.
Partypoker unveils new table design
Having launched its brand new tables just a week ago, players on the decade-old platform found a number of changes on the site’s table design and functionality. On its blog, partypoker revealed a preview of the complaints they received from users and how these new developments can improve overall gameplay.
“We have taken onboard hundreds of comments from you, our amazing players, about how our tables look and feel, and used those comments to create a completely new poker playing experience that we are sure you will love”, wrote partypoker on its blog.
Firstly, the new update boasts of vastly improved table graphics and animation, keeping playing more entertained and attuned to the ongoing action. Easy access to in-game settings, an all-in triangle, hand strength indicator, ITM badge, and rabbit hunt feature are also among the modern changes carried out from years of feedback. Considering online poker has grown to be a tougher field nowadays, regulars on the long-time client can take advantage of the additional feature of taking detailed color-coded notes on your opponent, making sure you make the best decisions while in play.
Bodog’s 12 Days of Turbo feature $2.5M in prizes
Kicking off last December 4th, Bodog Poker’s 12 Days of Turbo series still has a long way to go with 61 events lined up through December 15th. The twelve-day festival, whilst shorter than the network’s previous month-long series, carries an exciting $2.5 million GTD in prize money with tournaments catering to players of all levels. Buy-ins for the events range from $13.20 to as high as $1,055 for the Super Duper High Roller, $112,000 GTD tournament.
The lengthy schedule moreover, features two Main Events on December 12 with 12 re-entries allowed for each player participating in the highlighting games. The Mini Main Event set at a price tag of $109 has a guaranteed prize pool of $75,000 while the Main Event itself has a heftier yet still affordable entry fee of $270 for a 121,212 prize pool. The events follow a twelve minute blind structure with a late registration period of 212 minutes, giving players ample time to build a stack or otherwise fire multiple bullets. With several satellites for as low as $1.10 through high-tier buy-in tournaments, Bodog’s 12 Days of Turbo will no doubt have something in store for everyone joining the festival.