Weekend Preview: SuperStorm, WPTWOC Mini Main, and WCOOP Sunday Slam
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The first weekend of September is upon us and it looks like another huge one for poker tournament players in the online realm. There are so many awesome-looking tournaments to play that this article could be ridiculously long, but we don’t want to keep you all day so we’ve selected a trio of events for you to get your teeth into.
888Millions SuperStorm Main Event: $1 Million Gtd
The biggest, without doubt, is the $320 buy-in SuperStorm Main Event, which comes with a $1 million guaranteed prize pool. Several Day 1s are available for this tournament, and one such Day 1 takes place on September 6.
Cards are in the air from 8:00 p.m. CEST on September 6. Everyone who buys in for $320, or wins their seat via one of the many satellites, including freerolls, sits down with 10,000-chips. Blinds start at 25/50/5a and increase every 20-minutes.
Each Day 1 lasts for 12-levels or until 14% of the field remains. Players with chips in front of them at this point progress to Day 2 at 10:00 p.m. CEST on October 11 to complete the tournament.
Only 38 players have navigated their way through the various Day 1s so far, will you be joining them after this weekend’s action?
$5 Million Guaranteed WPTWOC Mini Main Event
The first of the two flights ran last weekend and saw 2,510 players enter. Only 406 of those punched their Day 2 tickets and nobody enjoyed themselves as much as Konstantin Fetzer who finished the night with 4,423,490 chips and the overnight chip lead.
Some of the world’s best players made it through with Fetzer, including Stephen Chidwick, Preben Stokkan, Christian Rudolph, Roberto Romanello, Patrick Leonard, and Joao Vieira.
Your name could be among those elite stars if you make it through Day 1B.
Everyone starts with 200,000 chips and plays to a 25-minute clock where the blinds start at 500/1,000/125a. The blind structure is a tournament player’s dream and the fact you can only re-enter once and late registration only remains open for nine levels means everyone has a fighting chance of progressing from this flight.
$1,050 is quite costly for a single tournament but partypoker realise this and have put together dozens of ways to qualify. There are $10 buy-in WPTWOC SPINS that award WPT tickets worth up to $10,300, you’ll find a plethora of satellites, Second Chance freerolls, and dozens of partypoker’s standard tournaments have $1,050 tickets added to their prize pools over the next few days.
Will you become the next WPTWOC champion?
Play For a Share of $1 Million in the WCOOP Edition of the Sunday Slam
The 2020 WCOOP is in full swing and one event to look out for this weekend is the WCOOP-25-L: $215 NLHE [8-Max, Sunday Slam], $1M Gtd.
This 8-max tournament costs $215 to enter unless you manage to win your way into it via the $11 and $22 satellites that are running around the clock. For your $215 investment, you receive 50,000 chips and play to a 15-minute clock where the blinds start at 125/250/30a.
Should your quest for Sunday Slam glory not go to plan at the first time of asking, you can re-enter up to three times during the first 3.75 hours. After then, however, it is game over.
The WCOOP Sunday Slam is a two-day affair with Day 1 commencing at 7:05 p.m. CEST on September 6 and continuing for 7.75 hours before the curtain comes down on proceedings. Surviving players then gather again at the same time on September 7 and play until only one man, or woman remains. Will that person be you?