THE DAILY SCOOP – The WSOP Online – Week 4
WSOP Online Series 2022 – Week 4
The fourth week of the 3rd annual World Series of Poker Online (WSOP-O), hosted by GGPoker; the world’s most prestigious poker tournament at the world’s biggest poker room ran to completion in epic style. Last week, we left you with the building excitement starting with Event #19, a $5K PLO, Event #20: the CRAZY EIGHTS Bounty tournament, and, of course, the Ladies Championship and the big GGMaster Freezeout. All of that in addition to the res off the stories in suspense as Events #11 and #12 had not yet been completed. In addition to the regular ‘blue banded’ WSOP Online tournaments, the Multiple Day 1 entries to the COLOSSUS, PLOSSUS and the Main Event.
Five more World Series of Poker Online Championship Bracelet events are scheduled through this week, including Tuesdays NLH Bounty Championship and event #27: FIFTY STACK, but more about those later. For now, here is what you may have missed over the past week.
WSOP Bracelet Events
Last week left off with no bracelets undecided and 4 World Series of Poker bracelets on the immediate schedule. The first to run was the $5,000 buy-in event #19: Pot-Limit Omaha Championship. The $5K buy-in didn’t scare anyone as 272 players paid the entry fee and created a prize pool of $1,292,000. It took just 2 hours and 40 minutes on day 2 for ‘Rui Ferreira’ to defeat ‘Zhao Zi Long’ for the top prize of $287,736.46 and the WSOP Championship bracelet.
Event #20: CRAZY EIGHTS Bounty 8-Handed NLH took over 5 hours to conclude on the 2nd day of play. A total of 1,292 found their way into this $888 buy-in online poker tournament, which created a total prize pool of $1,621,399.20, of which $420 per entry was set aside as part of the progressive bounty. The tournament saw its conclusion when ‘quackhouse’ took down the final pot, earning $151,671.97, including $84,902.46 in bounties. Do not feel too bad for runner-up ‘v_Nistelrooy’, who will be consoled, after missing out on the World Series of Poker Online championship bracelet, with his hard earned $103,596.14.
Saturday marked an historic occasion as the World Series of Poker Online Championship hosted the first ever Ladies Only event. The WSOP exclusive Event #21 Ladies No-Limit Hold’em Championship offered the chance to win a World Series of Poker bracelet for a buy-in of just $500. While all players were allowed to buy-in to the event, the rules clearly stated that all non-female participants and all of their chips would be removed from the tournament before the start of Day 2. When late registration completed, 362 players bought into the event and created a prize pool of $171,950. The first day was scheduled for 17 levels and at the end of the final level of the day the field had been cut down to 71. Play resumes Saturday September 17 at 18:00 UTC with the final group of 71 ladies fighting for one of 62 in the money positions. When the cards get back in the air, blinds will be at 2K/4K with a 500 ante as the short stack with just over 44,000 and the rest of the field chase the current chip leader ‘Yisha Chen’ and her 388,298 chip stack. The top prize of $31,326.19 awaits the victor in this event in addition to the coveted World Series of Poker Online championship bracelet.
The last event of the week was Event #22: WSOP GGMasters HR Freezeout NLH. This $1,050 buy-in event, in addition to being THE major Sunday tournament, was the second bracelet event since September 1 with a guarantee. By the end of late registration, a total of 2,372 players had registered for the event, creating a prize pool of $2,372,000, well over the $2 Million guarantee. Play continued through the scheduled 30 levels before breaking for the night with the conclusion scheduled to start Monday September 12 at 17:00 UTC. Top prize for this event is $288,507.11 plus a World Series of Poker Online Championship bracelet. As of writing this, the field has been whittled down to the final 14 with everyone chasing the chip leaders ‘O O L’ and ‘Zuko’. The two chip leaders are separated by approximately 1BB and each own over 20% of the total chips in play.