If you thought activities for the World Series of Poker concluded with Daniel Weinman’s victory in July, you would be highly mistaken. Of course, there is the upcoming WSOP-Europe scheduled for October in Rozvadov, Czech Republic, but another event will start tomorrow that will draw poker players together. Sunday marks the start of the 2023 WSOP Online, which will run simultaneously on WSOP.com and GGPoker through October 17.
Gold Bracelets WILL Count Towards Official Rankings
While the 2023 WSOP Online will be held around the world, the players won’t all be playing against each other. Because of the regulations in their locales, U. S. players will be segmented into their series of events at WSOP.com. The same will hold for Ontario residents, who will be playing their series on GGPoker.CA. Finally, international players (according to their regulations) will be participating through the international GGPoker site. Regardless of where the tournament will take place, there will be OFFICIAL gold bracelets awarded, which will be documented in the history of the oldest poker tournament in the world.
“With record-smashing events and something for everyone, WSOP Online is quickly realizing its vision to be the premier annual online poker series,” the Senior Vice President and Executive Director of the World Series of Poker, Ty Stewart, noted in kicking off the tournament. “We’re the “World” Series of Poker and backed by GGPoker, WSOP Online is where we can deliver a chance for glory to players across the world who might not otherwise travel to live events. Bling is the thing, and we’ll be looking forward to welcoming new members to poker’s most exclusive club.”
The action starts on Sunday, with GGPoker and GGPoker.CA opening for play. That tournament schedule will run until October 2. For those in Nevada, New Jersey, Michigan, and Pennsylvania (and you must be physically located in those states to take part), the 2023 WSOP Online will begin on September 10 and finish on October 17.
GGPoker Ambassador Daniel Negreanu is expected to take part in the festivities, and he sounds as if he’s ready for action. “I cannot wait to get into WSOP Online 2023 and play for WSOP gold alongside thousands of other players,” Negreanu said. “I’ll be streaming a lot during the series, and you’ll also be able to buy some of my action via GGPoker’s legendary integrated staking feature, so why not buckle in and ride along with me this WSOP Online?”
Deeper Look at the Schedules
The 2023 WSOP Online will open tomorrow at GGPoker, at least for the international contingent. A $100 “Bankroll Builder” tournament will start play, with the action ramping up on Tuesday with a $2000 Bounty Championship. The schedule runs for 33 tournaments, until the $10,000 High Rollers tournament (which has a $10 million guaranteed prize pool) on October 2.
GGPoker is putting an interesting twist on these tournaments. In their “Continental Freeroll” promotion, players who participate in the 2023 WSOP Online will be separated into one of four continental teams – the Americas, Europe, the Mediterranean, and Asia/Pacific. Each time a player from one of those regions wins a WSOP event, a $100,000 freeroll will be held exclusively for participants in the 2023 WSOP Online from that continent. Additionally, leaderboards for each continent will be tabulated, with the winner of each of the four leaderboards earning a $35,000 VIP Package to the WSOP Paradise in December.
September 10 starts the U. S. version of the 2023 WSOP Online with its $400 Series Kick-Off. Another 33 events will be on this schedule, which will conclude on October 17. The highlight of the U. S. schedule will be a couple of High Roller tournaments, each with a $5000 buy-in.
WSOP.com has a full look at both rosters of events, both the U. S. version and the international version. It must be emphasized that these tournaments WILL COUNT towards the official WSOP record books, so another batch of bracelet champions will be crowned over the next couple of months.