The World Series of Poker partnered with global-facing GGPoker Network to host a WSOP Super Circuit Online Series from May 3-31. The massive series featured 516 total events, with series-wide guarantees of $102,365,000. That lofty number was easily surpassed, as the 485,851 total entries made throughout the online poker festival resulted in $134,706,274 in prize money being paid out.
Unlike some of the WSOP’s recent online series, the real names of players that made the money were not released in this event, so the identities of nearly all of the champions decided throughout remains a mystery.
The largest prize pool of the series came in the $10,000,000 guaranteed high roller championship ring event #8. Costa Rica’s “800-522-4700” outlasted a field of 505 total entries in that $25,000 buy-in tournament to cash for more than $2.1 million. Patrick “Babu$hka” Leonard finished runner-up for $1,611,342, according to a post he made on social media. The huge turnout meant that the final prize pool in that event swelled to $12,372,500.
The largest field of the series came in the following ring event, the WSPOC ‘Mini Main Event’. The $1,000,000 guaranteed $100 buy-in saw 29,357 entries made by the time registration closed. The player known as “miya111” took home $278,361 for the win in that event.
“The support of the gaming community for the WSOPC on GGPoker was insane. No guarantees were too big. Congratulations to all 18 ring event winners,” said Ty Stewart, the Executive Director of the WSOP.
“Over 500 events, more than 485,000 tournament entries and of course over $134 million in prizes awarded – the GGPoker community fully embraced and supported the WSOP Super Circuit Series. It was thrilling to witness all of the action, and to see every single Ring Event guarantee exceeded was something all players could be happy about!” said Head of Business Development for GGPoker Jean-Christophe Antoine.
Another noteworthy stat from the series is that the kickoff event of the series, the COVID-19 Charity Event, raised $177,045 for the Nevada COVID-19 Task Force.
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