In this column, we deliver you the latest and most interesting online poker industry news from across the world and all platforms.
Winning Poker Network’s $10M GTD The High Five underway
A great start to the spring season, Winning Poker Network is awarding $10,000,000 in guaranteed prizes across its ongoing The High Five festival. The exciting series running through the 20th, sees increased guarantees on ten daily events averaging over $200k per day. Players of all bankrolls will definitely be able to find a game suitable within their budgets considering buy-ins range from as low as $0.25 to its highest upcoming $1,050 PKO $150K GTD Rumble in the Jungle. The said high roller tournament is scheduled to run on the 20th right in time for closing as the series wraps up another successful round of great value games.
The Main Event scheduled on the series’ concluding day, April 20, also remains to be a key highlight of the festival with a $420,000 guaranteed prize pool. The $420 buy-in tournament joins next Sunday’s worthy lineup of events carrying a total of $1.36 million for April 16 alone. The biggest day of the week starts off with the $215 Euro Hash Special, the Main Event, then followed by the $109 Sunday Warm Up, and the $630 PKO Sky High Roller. With ten days left on the series, tournament runners can still catch a bulk of the prizes in store with over $5 million yet to be awarded.
The High Five Upcoming Biggest Guarantees
|Tuesday, April 11th||Hi5 #103 – PKO $100,000 GTD Vaporizer||$200.00||$15.00|
|Hi5 #105 – PKO $125,000 GTD I’m SO High Roller||$600.00||$30.00|
|Thursday, April 13th||Hi5 #123 – $150,000 GTD Vaporizer||$200.00||$15.00|
|Hi5 #126 – $150,000 GTD I’m SO High Roller||$600.00||$30.00|
|Hi5 #127 – PKO $100,000 GTD Magic Dragon||$100.00||$9.00|
|Sunday, April 16th||Hi5 #151 – $250,000 GTD Euro Hash Special||$200||$15|
|Hi5 #154 – Main Event – $420,000 GTD||$400||$20|
|Hi5 #155 – $350,000 GTD Sunday Warm Up||$100||$9|
|Hi5 #157 – PKO $150,000 GTD Sky High Roller||$600.00||$30.00|
|Tuesday, April 18th||Hi5 #173 – PKO $100,000 GTD Vaporizer||$200.00||$15.00|
|Hi5 #175 – PKO $125,000 GTD Munchies High Roller||$600.00||$30.00|
|Wednesday, April 19th||Hi5 #182 – $100,000 GTD Vaporizer||$200.00||$15.00|
|Thursday, April 20th||Hi5 #195 – $200,000 GTD I’m SO High Roller||$600.00||$30.00|
|Hi5 #196 – PKO $100,000 GTD Blue Dream||$100.00||$9.00|
|Hi5 #197 – PKO 150,000 GTD Rumble in the Jungle||$1,000.00||$50.00|
ACR kicks off The Venom Fever
US-friendly Americas Cardroom is back with another edition of its flagship tournament, The Venom geared to start this April 20th, Thursday. While starting flights for the $5 Million GTD PKO Venom Tournament are still ten days away, players have already started grinding the site’s plenty of satellites running around the clock. A whopping 929 tickets are guaranteed for The Venom Fever playing through the 30th, with daily direct satellites posting buy-ins ranging from $33 to $290.
A total of ten Mega Satellites are still slated to continue through the end of the month guaranteeing over 300 seats combined. Those who find the entry fees for the direct satellites a little on the expensive side, can opt for cheaper alternatives across the site’s freeroll feeders or Blitz Satellites for as low as $0.11.
The Venom Fever Mega Satellites Schedule
WSOP 2023 introduces Badugi bracelet event
Year after year, the premium World Series of Poker games evolve and adapt minor adjustments to accommodate current trends and ever-changing situations altogether. This 2023, the global brand introduces several new events including a Badugi bracelet event for a buy-in of $1,500. Event #20: $1,500 Badugi (Limit) on schedule will run as a three-day event starting on June 7th with one re-entry allowed per player. Late registration will be open through nine levels across Day 1 with the first-ever Badugi champion deemed to be crowned on Friday, June 9th.
Scheduled from May 30 to July 18, the 54th annual World Series of Poker returns to The Strip at Horseshoe Las Vegas and Paris Las Vegas, featuring the biggest capacity in series history with 608 tables spread across more than 200,000 square feet. The venue will be jam-packed with action throughout these dates with an impressive slate of 95 bracelets(live) to be awarded in the summer games.
Event #20: $1,500 BADUGI (LIMIT) Schedule
Starting Chips: 25,000
Level Duration: Day 1 = 40 minutes
Day 2-3 = 60 minutes
Late Registration: 9 levels (≈8:45 p.m.)
Day 1: 2:00 p.m. Start
Play 15 levels
15-min breaks every 3 levels
Day 2: 1:00 p.m.
Restart Play 10 levels
15-min breaks every 2 levels
60-min dinner break after level 21 (≈ 7:30 p.m.)
Day 3: Restart TBD Play down to a winner
15-min breaks every 2 levels
Dinner Break TBD
Natural8 – GGNet boasts $50M in guarantees across Bounty Hunters Series
Top network GGNet’s momentum isn’t stopping anytime soon as it kicked off its anticipated Bounty Hunters Series just two days ago, showcasing yet another $50,000,000 in prizes up for grabs. The ongoing festival is set to run through May 2 for three weeks of knock out action left under our belts. Through its course, the series covers a lengthy schedule of 782 tournaments with buy-ins ranging from $5.40 to $1,050.
“GGPoker’s guaranteeing at least $50 million in prizes in this edition of Bounty Hunters Series, which features some of the biggest mystery bounty tournaments ever scheduled,” said Paul Burke, Head of PR at GGPoker. “The more knockouts under your belt, the more bounty prizes you’ll claim; everyone joins the table with a target on their back, which makes play more breakneck than ever!”
Additionally, the multi-day Mystery Bounty Main Event deserves a spotlight of its own with the top bounty listed at an astonishing $500,000 along with a guaranteed prize pool of $5,000,000. Entry fee is posted at $210 with players locking in a share of the profits upon qualifying through the Final Stage set on Monday, May 1st.
Bounty Hunters Series Highlights
- High Noon Omaholic HR $525 – Sunday, April 16 – $250K GTD
- MYSTERY BOUNTY Mini Main – $100K Top Bounty [Final Stage] – $25 buy-in – Monday, April 17 – $1.5M GTD
- Sunday Hundred Grand Special Edition $15 – Sunday, April 23 – $200K GTD
- Global MILLION$ Bounty [Final Stage] – $50 buy-in – Sunday, April 23 – $1M GTD
- MYSTERY BOUNTY Main Event – $500K Top Bounty – $210 buy-in – Final Stage on Monday, May 1 – $5,000,000 GTD