WSOP Super Circuit Online Series
WSOP Super Circuit 2021
From May 1-30, 2021, the 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Super Circuit Online offered up 20 WSOP Circuit gold rings and $100 million in guarantees.
For the first time ever, two rings were made available exclusively to those who competed in one of two cash game leaderboards for no-limit hold’em and pot-limit Omaha/pot-limit Omaha-5. The former ring went to Russia’s Arkhangelsky “Satori_” Semen while the latter was claimed by “Mr-Bombastic”.
All told, the online poker tournament series catered to a combined 154,852 entrants and awarded $26,247,007 in prize money in official gold ring events. That included 10 six-figure first-place prizes awarded to the likes of Rodrigo “GhostBusters” Teixeira (Event #1: $100 Super circuit Kickoff for $147,013), Uri “JimyT” Reichenstein (Event #4: $800 NLH 6-Max Championship for $166,860), and Andres “chokitin” Korn (Event #8: $800 Deepstack NLH Championship for $163,389).
One player to have a breakout series was Jonas “LobyPewis” Mackoff, who topped a 2,508-entry field to win Event #5: $315 BOUNTY GIANT NLH for $71,140 and a gold ring. A week later, he nearly captured a second piece of gold, ultimately finishing runner-up to Aleksey “somebody444” Churbanov in Event #9: $525 Bounty Deepstack NLH, good for an additional $47,901 in prize money.
To top things off, GGPoker aimed to host the biggest WSOP Circuit Main Event in history by offering a $525 buy-in tournament with a massive $5 million guarantee. That goal was achieved as 14,496 entrants competed for a $7,248,000 prize pool. Sweden’s Niklas Astedt, largely regarded as one of the best online poker players in the world, emerged victorious in the Main Event to win a $758,443 top prize and become the inaugural member of Team Champions at GGPoker.
WSOP Super Circuit 2020
Running May 3-31, 2020, the inaugural World Series of Poker (WSOP) Super Circuit Online at GGPoker offered up 18 WSOP Circuit gold rings and boasted $100 million in guarantees.
The series hosted a combined 126,730 entrants and awarded $47,058,597 in prize money in official gold ring events. That included 11 six-figure first-place prizes and a pair of seven-figure paydays.
Among those to capture gold rings and six-figure scores were “TheMadQueen” (Event #1: COVID Charity $1M GTD for $269,267), “BlaireauEnColere” (Event #5: BIG $500 $2M GTD for $330,411), “ChilaxChuck” (Event #10: PLO High Roller Championship for $442,041), and “WhiteChick” (Event #13: COLOSSUS $2M GTD for $499,339).
One of the premier tournaments on the schedule was the $25,000 buy-in Event #8: High Roller Championship $10M GTD, which cruised by its guarantee as 505 runners created a $12,372,500 prize pool. Well-known poker pro Patrick “Babu$hka” Leonard nearly took down the tournament, but ultimately finished as runner-up to Costa Rica’s “800-522-4700”, who banked $2,198,292, the largest prize awarded during the series.
The $1,000 buy-in Event #17: Main Event $5M GTD nearly doubled its guarantee as 9,779 entrants generated a $9,290,050 prize pool. Germany’s “schimmelgodx” navigated the massive field, including 1,494 players returning for Day 2, to claim the gold ring and a top prize of $1,271,218.
Meanwhile, “rubbherducky” topped a 2,614-entry field to win the $1,000 buy-in Event #16: PLO Main Event $1M GTD for $362,619.