WSOP Super Circuit Online Series Update – Ring Events #1 & #2
Sunday was the biggest day in the history of GGPoker
First, GGPoker hit a major milestone yesterday. We are proud to have hosted 100,000+ players simultaneously – the most ever on GGPoker. It also made us the busiest online poker room on the planet yesterday!
Second, we kicked off our historic $100M GTD WSOPC with two massive events.
Our community supported us in epic fashion yesterday. Thank you to all 100,000+ of you! Here are the details.
GGPoker was THE place to be seen on Sunday
A host of poker royalty, celebrities and poker pros turned out in force for last night’s $1M GTD Event #1 COVID-19 Charity Ring Event.
Just a few of the stars to grace the Event #1 virtual felt were:
- Russian tennis star Yevgeny Kafelnikov
- High Stakes pro turned MMA fighter Terence Chan
- MMA star Elias Theodorou
- Trailer Park Boys’ Sam Losco
The rather delightful Marle Cordeiro’s ‘British’ poker-playing alter-ego ‘Marnie’ was entertaining the poker Twitcherati in her own inimitable style as she bidded for a gold ring, and, of course we’d be remiss not to mention Team GGPoker’s very own Felipe ‘Mojave’ Ramos, tennis legend Boris Becker and new Team GG new boys Bertrand ‘ElkY’ Grospellier and Fedor Holz.
ElkY and Holz were looking to add to the WSOP Bracelet apiece they already own by taking down a Circuit Ring Event (or two). Meanwhile, Ramos, who already has a WSOP-C gold ring to his name, was looking to add to his tally, and official WSOP Super Circuit Online Ambassador, Boris Becker, had his first WSOP title in his sights.
But, alas, it wasn’t to be for Team GGPoker on this occasion.
$1M GTD Event #1 Covid-19 Charity Ring Event
When registrations were all said and done an astonishing 1,595 players had ponied up the $1,111 buy-in to take their shot WSOP glory, generating a gargantuan $1.6M prize pool, of which $111 was donated to Nevada Covid-19 Task Force. This meant an incredible $177,000+ was raised by the GGPoker community to help in the fight against Covid-19. Thank you!
After a bruising 13 hours of play, we were down to the final two players fighting it out for the coveted gold ring – ‘TheMadQueen’ representing Canada and ‘Igutu’ flying the flag for India.
After a short heads-up battle, TheMadQueen would emerge victorious by turning a straight in the final hand to leave Igutu needing one of three remaining 6’s in the deck to chop. With an 8 on the river, it wasn’t to be for Igutu and the first WSOP Super Circuit gold ring of the series and $269,000 went to Canada and TheMadQueen!
A massive congratulations to our first Champion TheMadQueen from everyone at GGPoker and our commiserations to Igutu – Good Game to both of you!
WSOP Super Circuit Ring Event 2: KICK-OFF 500K
A monstrous 28,291 players each shot a $50 bullet at Event #2 to generate a mammoth $1,330,000 prize pool. By the time Day 2 kicked off, 28,000 had been whittled down to 4,046 hungry poker players left gunning the gold ring.
With just over 9 hours of play on the clock and three tables remaining, Argentina’s ‘JuanMartinDelPotro54’ grabbed the chip lead and rode it all the way to the $137,120 first-place prize and the second WSOP gold ring of the series.
Honourable mentions also go to ‘jolen’ for a brilliant second place and a $97K score and ‘ValueForNuts’ taking home the bronze medal and a not too shabby $69,666 – Good Game!
WSOP Super Circuit Ring Event #3: Deepstack Bounty Hunters $500,000 GTD
With Events #1 and #2 done and dusted, all eyes are now on Tuesday, May 5 for the third ring event of the series – the Deepstack Bounty Hunters $500,000 GTD!
With half the buy-in going to the prize pool and the other half being placed on each player’s head as a bounty, expect the action to be intense late doors as players look to boost their overall winnings by claiming those big progressive knockout bounties.
It will be interesting to see how the dynamic between bounty amounts and the desire to go on and win the ring plays out, time will tell – just over 24 hours to be precise!
Watch this space…