PokerGO Announced Professional High Roller Poker Tour
We recently reported that the World Series of Poker Online will return in 2021. Now, we have the dates for the international leg of the event on GGPoker. Meanwhile, PokerGO has announced the formation of a new professional poker tour that will determine the top high roller in the world.
2021 WSOP Online International Dates Announced
Earlier this month, we revealed the dates for the 2021 World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. At that time, we also learned that the World Series of Poker Online will return to WSOP.com in the United States and GGPoker internationally.
The dates for the WSOP.com leg of the event were announced on April 15th. Late last week, we learned the dates for the international leg. The 2021 WSOP Online International will run from August 1st through September 12th over on GGPoker. This year, 33 gold bracelet events will run. Last year, the international leg held 52 events.
GGPoker Will Once Against Host International WSOP Bracelet Events During 2021 https://t.co/2c9K2knlc3
— BestBetUSA (@bestbetusa) April 27, 2021
The 2020 WSOP Online Main Event at GGPoker set a world record for the largest prize pool for an online poker tournament. A prize pool of $27.5 million was collected with the event eventually won by Stoyan Madanzhiev. He won $3.9 million and was considered by many to be the World Champion. That was until Caesars decided to host the hybrid WSOP Main Event eventually won by Damien Salas.
According to WSOP Director Gregory Chochon, “The bar has been set with last year’s record-breaking series, but we’re hoping to raise it even higher this year. One of our goals is to provide as many people the chance to become champions as possible. However, we know not everyone can or is comfortable traveling yet, so continuing a robust online bracelet offering in 2021 is a must.”
A full schedule of events will be released at a later date. One can expect the same mix of variants as last year, with events primarily being NL Hold’em and Pot-Limit Omaha.
PokerGO Tour Announced
Late last week, PokerGO announced that they are launching the PokerGO Tour. The tour will feature various High Roller events that will showcase the best and brightest poker players in the world.
The series will feature 150 various high roller tournaments ranging in buy-ins from $10,000 to $300,000. Players will receive Player of the Year points based on the money finishes earned in tournaments.
— Kevin Mathers (@KevmathVegas) April 28, 2021
Here’s a quick rundown of the events that will comprise the inaugural PokerGO Tour:
PokerGO Cup – Running from July 1st through July 10th, this new event will feature 8 tournaments to include a $100,000 NL Hold’em Event.
PokerGO Heads-Up Championship – This 32 player field will award $3.2 million in prize money and determine the top Heads-Up player.
Poker Masters – This event will run from September 13th through 24th and features 12 tournaments. Players will compete for the Poker Masters Purple Jacket.
Super High Roller Bowl – This $300,000 buy-in event kicks off on September 26th. It could prove one of the most lucrative live poker events of 2021.
Players will earn points for every in-the-money finish in events. Points are on a weighted scale, meaning that high money finishes in $10k events will carry more weight than in smaller field high buy-in events.
According to Mori Eskandani, PokerGO President, “The sport of poker is hundreds of years old and until now, there has not been a globally recognized tour and ranking system that establishes and celebrates the most elite players across the globe, so we started something we hope will evolve and grow. The PokerGO Tour™ events will include the world’s most challenging high stakes events in the world, bringing poker front and center in the world of sports in a way that has never been done before.”
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