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.