WSOP Spring Online Championships Guaranteeing $4M in Prizes
The World Series of Poker’s Spring Online Championships launches April 5 and runs through the end of the Main Event on May 3. This year’s tournament offers a guaranteed $4 million in prizes, a substantial hike from last year’s $1.3 million in total prizes.
The WSOP online poker event is available for players in New Jersey, Nevada and Delaware. See the above link to log on to the WSOP website for further entry information and a complete Spring Online Championships schedule.
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WSOP Spring Online Championships Format
The Spring Online Championships officially start Sunday, but there are already warm-up tournaments underway. In all, there are 100 events on the championship schedule and 12 warm-up events, which end Saturday.
The buy-in is as low as $10 and as high as $1,000. The Main Event is May 3 with a $300,000 guarantee and a $525 buy-in.
Every Sunday in April, the Spring Online Championships offers a Special No-Limit Hold’Em tournament with at least $100,000 guaranteed and buy-ins ranging from $215 to $320. There are also two special tournaments April 26 and May 3 with a $100 buy-in and $100,000 guaranteed in prizes, plus 16 random prizes (from $100 to $500) just for participating.
The winner of the Main Event will also receive a championship belt.
Players who use New Jersey’s online poker sites as well as those in Nevada and Delaware are eligible as long as they are 21 and have a valid real money account with WSOP.
Spring a Busy Online Poker Season
This spring has been a jam-packed season for online poker.
The Spring Online Championships comes right on the heels of the WSOP’s inaugural spring Online Super Circuit tournament, which ended March 31. Champie Douglas won the Main Event and earned $130,410, his first Circuit ring and a spot in the Global Casino Championship later this year. The Online Super Circuit event offered $1.2 million.
PokerStars online events starting in April include the New Jersey Spring Championship of Online Poker and the Pennsylvania SCOOP. PokerStars also launched an online Bounty Builder progressive knockout event format.
And the World Poker Tour announced its inaugural online poker series in conjunction with Partypoker. That event runs May 10-26 and offers $5 million guaranteed.
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