Weekend Preview: Massive Prizes Waiting To Be Won
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There are some gigantic tournaments taking place online this weekend and we have details of a trio of events that are must-play for anyone serious about winning big from this crazy game. Tournaments at partypoker, Betsafe, and PokerStars feature, so make yourself a drink, find your favourite chair and feast your eyes on the latest Weekend Preview.
High Stakes PLO Action at partypoker
partypoker ran the Poker Masters Online series a few weeks ago and it was a major success. Now partypoker has teamed up with poker Central once again to bring you the Poker Masters Online PLO Series.
Anyone who loves Pot-Limit Omaha needs to check out this series. More than $9 million is guaranteed to be won by four hole card lovers between June 21-29.
PLO is a relatively new discipline on the Poker Masters tour. The first event took place in 2018 and was won by Keith Lehr for $333,000. Two PLO events were on the 2019 schedule, Ryan Laplante and Sam Soverel won these tournaments.
Five more PLO events took place during the inaugural Poker Masters Online and Pascal Lefrancois secured the largest Poker Masters PLO prize in history, namely $527,510.
Thirty-three PLO tournaments with buy-ins of $530 to $51,000 are scheduled during the Poker Masters Online PLO Series, which may be a little steep for some of you reading this article. Fear not, because there are plenty of satellites tournaments running throughout the series that gives you a chance to turn a small buy-in into a seat to the biggest PLO events. Good luck.
Play Your Way Into the Ultimate Sweat
The next Ultimate Sweat tournament takes place at Betsafe on June 28 and will set you back €100 if you want to compete for a share of its €50,000 prize pool. This monthly tournament is great value, but even more so if you manage to win your way into it via Betsafe’s invitational tournaments.
There are four invitational tournaments that run regularly at Betsafe. They’re named after belts and come in White, Yellow, Blue, and Black. Each Belt Invitational awards tickets to the next highest belt, with the Black Belt Invitational awarding 100x €50,000 GTD Ultimate Sweat tickets.
Getting onto the first rung of the Belt Invitational ladder is ridiculously easy because you only need to earn a single Status Point. You earn 10 Status Points for every $1 paid in rake or tournament fees, meaning you can play in the White Belt Invitational tournament for only $0.10 of rake!
Check out the table below to learn more about the different belts at a glance:
|White Belt Invitational||Generate 1 Status Point||Daily||18:00 (BST)||50 x Yellow Belt Invitational Tickets|
|Yellow Belt Invitational||Generate €2.50 in rake and fee||Daily||20:00 (BST)||50 x Blue Belt Invitational Tickets|
|Blue Belt Invitational||Generate €7 in rake and fee||Saturdays||17:00 (BST)||50 x €10,000 GTD BlackBelt Invitational Tickets|
|Black Belt Invitational||Generate €25 in rake and fee||27th June 2020||19:00 (BST)||100 x €50,000 GTD Ultimate Sweat Tickets|
$2 Million Guaranteed Summer Series Main Event
The PokerStars Summer Series concludes this weekend and the $530 buy-in Main Event is one of the highlights of the final events.
This Main Event is played on eight-handed tables and is played as a progressive knockout meaning you have the chance to win plenty of money without having to reach the money places of the tournament. Speaking of which, there is a $2 million guaranteed prize pool up for grabs, meaning those prizes are going to be nothing short of huge.
There are plenty of $55 buy-in satellites feeding into the Summer Series 145: $530 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Main Event – High], giving more of you the chance to play for a slice of the $2 million prize pool.