Canadians Took Titles in First WSOP Super Circuit Online

The first-ever WSOP Super Circuit Online Series for international poker players is now in the books. It marked the first time that the WSOP Circuit took a hiatus in the middle of its season because of a global pandemic, the first time the WSOP partnered with GGPoker, and the first time that players could win WSOP Circuit gold rings online from outside of the United States.

The World Series of Poker announced the series in mid-April. There would be 18 WSOP Circuit events offered on GGPoker.

When they announced the actual schedule, though, it was massive. The 18 official WSOPC events were a part of a massive 595-tournament series on GGPoker, which guaranteed at least $100 million in prize pool guarantees.

GGPoker just released the numbers for the entire series. We also have the results of the 18 WSOPC events.

Final GGPoker-WSOPC Numbers

The official numbers for the series changed a bit from the original plan of 595 tournaments. The reason is unclear. However, the series still exceeded its cumulative guarantee and ended with very large numbers.

  • Number of tournaments: 516
  • Total guarantees: $102,365,000
  • Total prize pools awarded: $134,706,274
  • Total entries: 485,851

The notice also mentioned that the largest event of the entire series was WSOP Circuit Event 8 with its $12.3 million prize pool. And the series recorded the largest number of entries in a single event, which was 29,357 of them in Event 9.

WSOP Online Event Results

Action started on May 3 and ran through May 31. The following is a list of the WSOP Circuit ring-awarding events and their final numbers and winners:

  • Event 1 (May 3): $1,111 NLHE Charity to benefit Nevada Community Foundation’s Covid-19 Emergency Response Fund

Entries: 1,595

Prize pool: $1,772,045 ($1M GTD)

Winner: TheMadQueen (Canada) $269,267

Canadians at final table: 2

Note: $175,000 raised for charity

  • Event 2 (May 3 final day): $50 NLHE Kick-Off

Entries: 28,291

Prize pool: $1,330,366 ($500K GTD)

Winner: JuanMartinDelPotro54 (Argentina) $137,120

Canadians at final table: 1

  • Event 3 (May 4): $210 NLHE Deepstack Bounty Hunters

Entries: 3,669

Prize pool: $733,800 ($500K GTD)

Winner: Justin “PetitFoxx” Zhu (Taiwan) $47,528.80 + $28,425.36 in bounties

Canadians at final table: 0

  • Event 4 (May 10): $200 NLHE Monster Stack

Entries: 5,155

Prize pool: $948,520 ($500K GTD)

Winner: 274AS (Luxembourg) $134,909

Canadians at final table: 1

  • Event 5 (May 10 final day): $500 NLHE Big 500

Entries: 7,295

Prize pool: $3,465,125 ($2M GTD)

Winner: BlaireauEnColere (Brazil) $330,411

Canadians at final table: 0

  • Event 6 (May 12): $210 NLHE Deepstack Bounty Hunters

Entries: 3,615

Prize pool: $723,000 ($500K GTD)

Winner: JoaoValli (Brazil) $51,879 + $32,827 in bounties

Canadians at final table: 1

  • Event 7 (May 17): $200 NLHE Monster Stack

Entries: 5,161

Prize pool: $949,624 ($500K GTD)

Winner: ShopChop96 (Mexico) $135,965

Canadians at final table: 1

  • Event 8 (May 17): $25K NLHE High Roller Championship

Entries: 505

Prize pool: $12,372,500 ($10M GTD)

Winner: 800-522-4700 (Costa Rica) $2,198,292

Canadians at final table: 2

  • Event 9 (May 17 final day): $100 NLHE Mini Main Event

Entries: 4,104

Prize pool: $2,700,844 ($1M GTD)

Winner: Miya111 (Malaysia) $278,361

Canadians at final table 1

  • Event 10 (May 17): $10K PLO High Roller Championship

Entries: 234

Prize pool: $2,269,800 ($1M GTD)

Winner: ChilaxChuck (Canada) $442,041

Canadians at final table: 3

  • Event 11 (May 19): $210 NLHE Deepstack Bounty Hunters

Entries: 3,297

Prize pool: $659,400 ($500K GTD)

Winner: NeverGambol (Lithuania) $47,445 + $25,643 in bounties

Canadians at final table: 1

  • Event 12 (May 24): $200 NLHE Monster Stack

Entries: 4,846

Prize pool: $891,664 ($500K GTD)

Winner: 5Dinks4all (Andorra) $126,949

Canadians at final table: 2

  • Event 13 (May 24 final day): $400 NLHE Colossus

Entries: 9,603

Prize pool: $3,649,140 ($2M GTD)

Winner: WhiteChick (Singapore) $499,366

Canadians at final table: 1

  • Event 14 (May 26): $210 NLHE Deepstack Bounty Hunters

Entries: 3,463

Prize pool: $692,600 ($500K GTD)

Winner: BaccaratKing (Mexico) $49,598 + $39,345 in bounties

Canadians at final table: 0

  • Event 15 (May 31): $200 NLHE Monster Stack

Entries: 5,216

Prize pool: $959,744 ($500K GTD)

Winner: waransan (Germany) $92,865.68

Canadians at final table: 2

  • Event 16 (May 31 final day): $1K PLO Main Event

Entries: 2,614

Prize pool: $2,508,000 ($1M GTD)

Winner: rubbherducky (Canada) $362,618.93

Canadians at final table: 4

  • Event 17 (May 31 final day): $1K NLHE Main Event

Entries: 9,779

Prize pool: $9,290,050 ($5M GTD)

Winner: schimmelgodx (Germany) $1,271,218

Canadians at final table: 2

Note: Canadian player Biereux finished second for $885,747

  • Event 18 (May 31): $500 NLHE Turbo Closer

Entries: 2,405

Prize pool: $1,142,375 ($500K GTD)

Winner: GoBlue (Mexico) $168,276

Smashed Guarantees

As the numbers show, the actual registration numbers for the 18 primary tournaments blew the guarantees out of the water. Even with so many options in the series, players entered these particular events in force.

The success of this series may prompt the WSOP to offer another one with GGPoker later this year, but that remains to be seen. Meanwhile, that was the last WSOP Circuit event for the 2019-2020 season open to international players. The season finale will play out for US competitors.

The WSOP executives are still trying to figure out how to offer the annual WSOP series of live tournaments in Las Vegas, too. After having to postpone the 101-tournament summer extravaganza, organizers had to start from scratch and figure out how to move forward.

 

 

Jennifer Newell

Jennifer Newell

Jennifer Newell has been writing about poker and gambling since 2004. As the online gaming sectors have changed and grown, particularly in the United States and Canada, she has followed it all and written about it for websites like World Poker Tour and PokerScout. In her free time, she runs a small business, reads, cooks, and enjoys music.

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