ONLINE POKER WEEK: A Complete Guide to Tournament Events for Week of April 27 (Updated 4/28)

More big events are on the horizon for online poker series. Highlights include a record-setting guarantee from WSOP and GGPoker and the SCOOP from PokerStars.

The much-anticipated partypoker WPT Online Series also kicks off un Sunday. High rollers are also in luck with another new series announced for May from partypoker and Poker Central. Get the laptop ready as players around the world have plenty of action from April 27 – May 3.

  • GGPoker – WSOP Super Series begins Monday, $100M guaranteed
  • PokerStars – SCOOP events get underway
  • Partypoker –  WPT Online Series begins, Grand Prix 4 Dealers continues, SHRB Online Series
  • 888poker – The Dragon, Galaxy of Freerolls

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Cards in the air Sunday for first bracelet event in WSOP GGPoker Super Circuit Online Series

Players around the world have a lot to look forward to this spring from GGPoker and the World Series of Poker. The two companies will be bringing’s Super Circuit Online Series to an international audience.

Online poker players around the world received some welcome news from GGPoker this week. The site released the final WSOP Super Circuit Online Series schedule.

The series runs from May 3 – May 31 with a colossal schedule of 595 events. The events promises the richest tournament series in online history with $100 million guaranteed.

Buy-ins begin at $50 and run as high as $25,000 for the High Roller Championship. The action is highlighted by 18 WSOP Circuit championship ring events. Several feature multiple starting flights with the first of those kicking off April 27.

The first ring awarded comes on May 3 in a $1,111 charity event. The tournament donates $111 of each player’s buy-in to the Nevada COVID-19 Task Force. Players can qualify for events in satellites throughout the series.

The Super Circuit also offers a chance to qualify for the $1 million guaranteed WSOP Global Casino Championship. Winners of the Main Event and player of the series leaderboard earn free entries into the popular bracelet event.

Here’s a look at the complete schedule:

WSOP Super Circuit Online Series 2020

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partypoker inaugural WPT Online Series launches this week with $30 million guaranteed

The first partypoker WPT Online Series kicks off Sunday with more than $30 million in guarantees. Players can look forward to 65 events from May 3 to May 20.

The tiered structure of the series means all players can join the action, whatever their bankroll. Buy-ins range from $50 to $25,000 with a mix of No Limit Hold’Em and Pot Limit Omaha tournaments in the mix.

“I’m really excited about the first-ever WPT Online Series on partypoker because there are huge prize pool guarantees and opportunities for everyone with the WPT Online Championship, WPT500, WPTDeepstacks and high-roller events,” Team partypoker’s Mike Sexton said in a news release.

The $3,200 WPT Online Championship is set for May 10 and comes with $5 million. The main event features four starting flights and the final three days of action beginning on May 18. Like a live WPT event, the champion will also be rewarded with a $15,000 entry to the tour’s Tournament of Champions (presented by Baccarat Crystal).

The WPT and partypoker have teamed up for the new WPT Online Series.

The action gets started on Sunday, May 3, with the $5,000 WPT Grand Opener with a $2 million prize pool. Other highlights include:

  • WPT500 – Another tour level on the schedule with a $2 million guarantee and a $500 buy-in. 
  • WPT High Roller – $1 million guaranteed for this $5,000 buy-in.
  • Hardware – Trophies and tour merchandise will be awarded to flagship event champions. Winners also receive a souvenir frame with their winning hand. The Online Championship winner will also receive a replica of the WPT Champions Cup and have his or her name engraved on the main trophy. Winners of the WPT500 and WPTDeepStacks events will also receive trophies.

Champions Club member James Dempsey will provide live commentaries of events streamed on partypokerTV. The events covered on the site’s Twitch channel include the final stages of:

  • WPT500
  • High Roller
  • Super High Roller
  • Online Championship.

On top of the cash prizes, partypoker is awarding more than $50,000 to the top 15 leaderboard performers. The top finisher earns an $11,000 MILLIONS Passport. There will be plenty of action and cash on the line when events get underway. Here’s a look at the complete schedule of events:

Date/EventTournament nameBuy-InFeeGuarantee
May 18
20WPT Main EventDay 1C$3,000.00$200.00CA$5,000,000
20WPT Main Event DayDay 1D Turbo$3,000.00$200.00CA$5,000,000
20WPT Main Event Day 2Day 2$3,000.00$200.00CA$5,000,000
24WPTDeepStacksDay 1$1,000.00$50.00CA$2,000,000
4WPT Super 50Day 1$50.00$5.00CA$1,000,000
38Second Chance Turbo$3,000.00$200.00CA$300,000
May 19
24WPTDeepStacksDay 1$1,000.00$50.00CA$2,000,000
4WPT Super 50Day 1$50.00$5.00CA$1,000,000
24WPTDeepStacksDay 1 Turbo$1,000.00$50.00CA$2,000,000
4WPT Super 50Day 1 Turbo$50.00$5.00CA$1,000,000
20WPT Main Event Day 3Day 3$3,000.00$200.00CA$5,000,000
24WPTDeepStacks Day 2$1,000.00$50.00CA$2,000,000
4WPT Super 50Day 2$50.00$5.00CA$1,000,000
39Second Chance Turbo$1,000.00$50.00CA$100,000
May 20
40Mini Closer$50.00$5.00CA$100,000
20WPT Main EventFinal Table$3,000.00$200.00CA$5,000,000
4WPT Super 50Final Table$50.00$5.00CA$1,000,000
20WPTDeepStacksFinal Table$1,000.00$50.00CA$2,000,000

Super High Roller Bowl Online Series heads to partypoker with $20 million guaranteed

With the Poker Masters in the books last week, high rollers have another big online event to look forward to. Poker Central and partypoker will hold the inaugural Super High Roller Bowl Online Series from May 23 to June 1.

The series features 28 two-day events with more than $20 million guaranteed. Tournament buy-ins range from $10,000 to $100,000. The series kicks off with a $25,500 event with a $1 million guarantee.

“After a successful Poker Masters Online tournament, we knew we had to continue the momentum with an online Super High Roller Bowl series in lieu of a live tournament this year,” said J.R. McCabe, chief business officer of Poker Central.

“Our partnership with partypoker will allow us to continue to deliver what our fans love – live poker from the best players in the world.”

The series culminates with the Super High Roller Bowl Online, an eight-max, two-day freezeout with a guarantee of $3 million. The championship event features a $102,000 buy-in.

The player collecting the most points in the first 27 events will be declared the series champion. That honor earns a free entry ticket to the Super High Roller Bowl Online.

Other than the series finale, all events will be in a re-entry format. The full schedule hasn’t been announced but will be posted here when it’s released.

“In this time of increased caution, partypoker’s goal is to help fans and players in the poker industry continue to partake in the excitement of the game,” partypoker managing director Tom Waters said.

“The Super High Roller Bowl has consistently grown in popularity while expanding to international territories, and our online format will provide the perfect place for fans and players from all over the world to continue to gather for this tournament.”

Charity series for poker dealers continues this week

Partypoker’s Grand Prix 4 Dealers continues all week through May 3. As part of the event, 100% of registration fees go directly to dealers who were booked to work at partypoker LIVE events that have been postponed or moved online. This includes partner and sponsored events in the Triton, WPT, and WSOP circuits.

Partypoker officials hope to raise $100,000 in the effort. If the target is met, Dusk Til Dawn Poker Club owner Rob Yong will match the total.

The tournament buy-in is $55 and starting flights run everyday for the first eight days. Qualifying players will advance to the final day on May 3. Satellites are running from just $2.20. Partypoker has also begun a JustGiving page to help in the cause.

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SCOOP gets underway Thursday with $85 million guaranteed

The PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) returns for three weeks on Thursday, running April 30 to May 19. The series is one of the biggest poker events of the year with $85 million guaranteed in total prize pools.

There are plenty of events for players of every buy-in. That includes more than 80 events with three buy-in levels: Low, Medium, and High.

SCOOP offers players three Main Events with buy-ins of $109, $1,050, and $10,300. These events feature a $3 million guarantee for the Low Main Event and $5 million for the Medium and High.

Along with a full slate of tournaments, PokerStars offers some other opportunities during the series. Some of those promotions include: 

  • $5,000 Second Chance Freerolls – These run daily and are given to any player who busts a SCOOP tournament for the first time that day.
  • Special SCOOP Spin & Go’s – These offer Main Event tickets worth $10,300 from as little as $4.
  • Sunday Storm Anniversary Promotion – The first 50,000 players who bust in the Sunday Storm anniversary receive a SCOOP Freeroll ticket.  Tickets to the Medium Main Event will be up for grabs.
  • Player of the Series Leaderboard – Player leaderboards have been altered a bit this year. For the first half, there will be a leaderboard based on player participation and success with winners receiving SCOOP tickets. In the second half, cash prizes will be up for grabs. The overall Player of the Series earns a $20,000 cash prize and SCOOP Trophy.

SCOOP should once again offer some great action. Here’s a look at the complete schedule: 

2020 PokerStars SCOOP

11-MaySCOOP 49-L: $5.50 NLHE, $80K Gtd
11-MaySCOOP 49-M: $55 NLHE, $400K Gtd
11-MaySCOOP 49-H: $530 NLHE, $750K Gtd
11-MaySCOOP 50-L: $11 Stud, $15K Gtd
11-MaySCOOP 50-M: $109 Stud, $35K Gtd
11-MaySCOOP 50-H: $1,050 Stud, $60K Gtd
11-MaySCOOP 51-L: $5.50 NLHE [4-Max, Progressive KO], $35K Gtd
11-MaySCOOP 51-M: $55 NLHE [4-Max, Progressive KO], $150K Gtd
11-MaySCOOP 51-H: $530 NLHE [4-Max, Progressive KO], $250K Gtd
12-MaySCOOP 52-L: $11 NL 2-7 Single Draw, $15K Gtd
12-MaySCOOP 52-M: $109 NL 2-7 Single Draw, $25K Gtd
12-MaySCOOP 52-H: $1,050 NL 2-7 Single Draw, $60K Gtd
12-MaySCOOP 53-L: $215 NLHE [8-Max], $500K Gtd
12-MaySCOOP 53-M: $2,100 NLHE [8-Max], $750K Gtd
12-MaySCOOP 53-H: $25,000 NLHE [8-Max, Super High Roller], $2M Gtd
12-MaySCOOP 54-L: $22 PLO8 [6-Max], $40K Gtd
12-MaySCOOP 54-M: $215 PLO8 [6-Max], $100K Gtd
12-MaySCOOP 54-H: $2,100 PLO8 [6-Max], $200K Gtd
12-MaySCOOP 55-L: $11 NLHE, $80K Gtd
12-MaySCOOP 55-M: $109 NLHE, $250K Gtd
12-MaySCOOP 55-H: $1,050 NLHE, $400K Gtd
12-MaySCOOP 56-L: $5.50 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO], $40K Gtd
12-MaySCOOP 56-M: $55 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO], $175K Gtd
12-MaySCOOP 56-H: $530 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO], $300K Gtd
13-MaySCOOP 57-L: $11 HORSE, $20K Gtd
13-MaySCOOP 57-M: $109 HORSE, $50K Gtd
13-MaySCOOP 57-H: $1,050 HORSE, $80K Gtd
13-MaySCOOP 58-L: $55 NLHE, $350K Gtd
13-MaySCOOP 58-M: $530 NLHE, $750K Gtd
13-MaySCOOP 58-H: $5,200 NLHE [High Roller], $1M Gtd
13-MaySCOOP 59-L: $22 NLHE [Heads-Up, Heads-Up], $40K Gtd
13-MaySCOOP 59-M: $215 NLHE [Heads-Up, Heads-Up], $100K Gtd
13-MaySCOOP 59-H: $2,100 NLHE [Heads-Up, Heads-Up], $200K Gtd
13-MaySCOOP 60-L: $11 NLHE [Progressive KO], $50K Gtd
13-MaySCOOP 60-M: $109 NLHE [Progressive KO], $250K Gtd
13-MaySCOOP 60-H: $1,050 NLHE [Progressive KO], $300K Gtd
14-MaySCOOP 61-L: $11 NLHE, $80K Gtd
14-MaySCOOP 61-M: $109 NLHE, $175K Gtd
14-MaySCOOP 61-H: $1,050 NLHE, $250K Gtd
14-MaySCOOP 62-L: $11 FLO8 [8-Max], $25K Gtd
14-MaySCOOP 62-M: $109 FLO8 [8-Max], $50K Gtd
14-MaySCOOP 62-H: $1,050 FLO8 [8-Max], $100K Gtd
14-MaySCOOP 63-L: $55 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Mini Thursday Thrill SE], $500K Gtd
14-MaySCOOP 63-M: $530 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Thursday Thrill SE], $1M Gtd
14-MaySCOOP 63-H: $5,200 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, High Roller], $1M Gtd
14-MaySCOOP 64-L: $11 Razz, $20K Gtd
14-MaySCOOP 64-M: $109 Razz, $40K Gtd
14-MaySCOOP 64-H: $1,050 Razz, $80K Gtd
14-MaySCOOP 65-L: $22 NLHE, $125K Gtd
14-MaySCOOP 65-M: $215 NLHE, $350K Gtd
14-MaySCOOP 65-H: $2,100 NLHE, $500K Gtd
15-MaySCOOP 66-L: $11 8-Game, $25K Gtd
15-MaySCOOP 66-M: $109 8-Game, $50K Gtd
15-MaySCOOP 66-H: $1,050 8-Game, $125K Gtd
15-MaySCOOP 67-L: $22 NLHE, $125K Gtd
15-MaySCOOP 67-M: $215 NLHE, $250K Gtd
15-MaySCOOP 67-H: $2,100 NLHE, $400K Gtd
15-MaySCOOP 68-L: $11 PLO [6-Max, Progressive KO], $35K Gtd
15-MaySCOOP 68-M: $109 PLO [6-Max, Progressive KO], $125K Gtd
15-MaySCOOP 68-H: $1,050 PLO [6-Max, Progressive KO], $300K Gtd
15-MaySCOOP 69-L: $11 NLHE [6-Max, Turbo, Shootout], $40K Gtd
15-MaySCOOP 69-M: $109 NLHE [6-Max, Turbo, Shootout], $100K Gtd
15-MaySCOOP 69-H: $1,050 NLHE [6-Max, Turbo, Shootout], $200K Gtd
16-MaySCOOP 70-L: $11 NLHE [Afternoon Deep Stack], $80K Gtd
16-MaySCOOP 70-M: $109 NLHE [Afternoon Deep Stack], $200K Gtd
16-MaySCOOP 70-H: $1,050 NLHE [Afternoon Deep Stack], $300K Gtd
16-MaySCOOP 71-L: $5.50 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO], $100K Gtd
16-MaySCOOP 71-M: $55 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO], $500K Gtd
16-MaySCOOP 71-H: $530 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO], $750K Gtd
16-MaySCOOP 72-L: $11 NLO8 [6-Max, Turbo], $20K Gtd
16-MaySCOOP 72-M: $109 NLO8 [6-Max, Turbo], $50K Gtd
16-MaySCOOP 72-H: $1,050 NLO8 [6-Max, Turbo], $100K Gtd
17-MaySCOOP 73-L: $5.50 NLHE [Progressive KO, Mini Sunday Kickoff SE], $40K Gtd
17-MaySCOOP 73-M: $55 NLHE [Progressive KO, Sunday Kickoff SE], $200K Gtd
17-MaySCOOP 73-H: $530 NLHE [Progressive KO], $400K Gtd
17-MaySCOOP 74-L: $22 NLHE, $200K Gtd
17-MaySCOOP 74-M: $215 NLHE [Sunday Warm-Up SE], $500K Gtd
17-MaySCOOP 74-H: $2,100 NLHE [Sunday Warm-Up SE], $750K Gtd
17-MaySCOOP 74-L: $109 NLHE [8-Max, Main Event], $3M Gtd
17-MaySCOOP 74-M: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Main Event], $5M Gtd
17-MaySCOOP 74-H: $10,300 NLHE [8-Max, Main Event], $5M Gtd
17-MaySCOOP 75-L: $109 PLO [6-Max, PLO Main Event], $400K Gtd
17-MaySCOOP 75-M: $1,050 PLO [6-Max, PLO Main Event], $750K Gtd
17-MaySCOOP 75-H: $10,300 PLO [6-Max, PLO Main Event], $1.25M Gtd
17-MaySCOOP 76-L: $11 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO, Mini Sunday Cooldown SE], $100K Gtd
17-MaySCOOP 76-M: $109 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO, Sunday Cooldown SE], $500K Gtd
17-MaySCOOP 76-H: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO, Sunday Cooldown SE], $750K Gtd
18-MaySCOOP 77-L: $11 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO], $200K Gtd
18-MaySCOOP 77-M: $109 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO], $750K Gtd
18-MaySCOOP 77-H: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO], $1M Gtd
18-MaySCOOP 78-L: $22 NLHE [Turbo], $80K Gtd
18-MaySCOOP 78-M: $215 NLHE [Turbo], $200K Gtd
18-MaySCOOP 78-H: $2,100 NLHE [Turbo], $300K Gtd
19-MaySCOOP 79-L: $109 NLHE [8-Max, Mini Super Tuesday SE], $400K Gtd
19-MaySCOOP 79-M: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Super Tuesday SE], $1M Gtd
19-MaySCOOP 79-H: $10,300 NLHE [8-Max, High Roller], $1M Gtd
19-MaySCOOP 80-L: $11 5-Card PLO [6-Max], $30K Gtd
19-MaySCOOP 80-M: $109 5-Card PLO [6-Max], $80K Gtd
19-MaySCOOP 80-H: $1,050 5-Card PLO [6-Max], $175K Gtd

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Galaxy of Freerolls continues through June with big bucks on the line

Everyone enjoys free money and 888poker is giving players plenty of opportunities. The site’s Galaxy of Freerolls promotion runs through June 7 and features more than $500,000 in guaranteed giveaways.

888 offers two daily $2,000 Venus Freerolls Monday through Saturday. On Sunday, a $10,000 Neptune Freeroll will be run with one happy astronaut/champion.

The final freeroll on June 7, aka the Super-Saturn Freeroll, will feature a $100,000 prize pool. Additional surprises, rewards, bonuses, and exclusive freerolls will also be on tap during the Galaxy of Freerolls.

Those looking to earn tickets in the $2,000 Venus need to complete “Space Missions.” Some of those challenges include:

  • The Tournament Voyager – Simply play tournaments with buy-ins of $3 and earn a pair of tickets.
  • Ace-King Apollo Landing – Win a hand holding Ace-King in a cash game and earn two tickets.
  • Casino and Sports Atlantis Orbiter – Place bets totalling $5 or more on any casino game or sports bet and claim but two tickets.

Those hoping to land in a $10,000 Neptune need to complete two or more Space Missions in one week. Players can complete one Space Mission per day and will need at least one more during the week.

How do you play in the $100,000 Super-Saturn Freeroll on June 7? Simply become an 888 astronaut by completing 14 or more Space Missions.

Players can also enjoy a “Daily Spin” to win a ticket to a $1,000 Space BLAST Freeroll.

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