ONLINE POKER WEEK: A Complete Guide to Tournament Events for Week of May 4-10

Major tournament action continues this week for online poker players. That includes massive payouts from the WSOP and GGPoker, SCOOP from PokerStars, and partypoker WPT Online Series. Here’s a look at all the big events from May 4 to May 10.

  • GGPoker – WSOP Super Series rolls into first week
  • Partypoker –  WPT Online Series continues; SPINS Ultra makes debut
  • PokerStars – Big SCOOP events, Grand Tour launches
  • 888poker – The Dragon and Mini Dragon return, Galaxy of Freerolls runs through June

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WSOP GGPoker Super Circuit Online Series continues this week with hardware on the line

GGPoker’s WSOP Super Circuit Online Series rolls into the heart of of Week 1. The series runs though May 31 with a 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 also offers players some big action this week in the inaugural WPT Online Series. The event continues with $30 million guaranteed. Players can look forward to 65 events through 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.

The $3,200 WPT Online Championship is set for May 10 and comes with  a $5 million guarantee. 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.

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

New partypoker SPINS Ultra events offer shot at $1 million

Partypoker recently launched SPINS Ultra games that pay out a top prize of $1 million with just a $5 buy-in.

Available across desktop and mobile platforms, the tournaments are an even faster version of partypoker’s classic SPINS games. They are especially designed to give players on the go the opportunity to win big for a small stake.

SPINS are jackpot-style, three-handed sit and go tournaments. These games feature a multiplier that randomly determines the prize pool before a card is dealt. That can get as high as $1 million if the maximum multiplier is triggered.

SPINS Ultra games begin with short starting stacks and move through blind levels faster than regular games. Ultra events come in a range of buy-ins, appealing to players of all bankrolls.

Last month, Russian player “OdwaznyKot” became the site’s latest SPINS millionaire in a $250 buy-in game. He followed James Carmichael, the Englishman who won the first $1 million prize at a $5 SPINS table in June 2019.

“A large number of players asked us to add a faster version of our existing SPINS games, and so we have launched SPINS Ultra for those players that want to battle with a short stack in super-fast time,” partypoker managing director Tom Waters said.

“At the moment, SPINS Ultra is available for buy-ins up to $20, but we may look to introduce them at higher stakes in the future.”

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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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PokerStars adds pedal poker in new cycling game featuring $100,000 prize

Players can now bring a bit of the Tour de France to their own poker game as part of the PokerStars Grand Tour. The series brings the worlds of poker and cycling together in a unique new format.

Events feature rich graphics and buy-ins from as little as $1. Players can sprint along the race track eliminating opponents in dynamic tournaments that combine progressive knockout, sit and go, and shootout formats.

Players can win more than $100,000 in prizes and bounties in a race toward the Grand Tour finish line.


PokerStars Grand Tour is now available on the .COM platform and will launch on real money soon. The game is expected to launch on .EU and .UK soon. Here are some features and how to play:

  • Buy-ins range from $1 to $60. The higher the buy-in, the closer to the finish line players start.
  • Players at the same buy-in level compete in “sprints.” These are four-player progressive knockout sit and go tournaments that last about five minutes.
  • As players knock each other out, their own bounty values increase. They then move to the next sprint, where they will be matched with players of similar bounty values.
  • When someone is eliminated, his value is split two ways. A percentage is added to the winner’s value and a percentage is awarded as cash directly into his account.
  • This cash prize can be multiplied, meaning players could win more than $100,000 at higher stakes.
  • Eliminated players keep any winnings from knockouts.
  • When a player wins a sprint, they can jump right into the next one or save it for later. Every completed sprint gets players closer to the finish line, where they can be crowned a Grand Tour champion.

“PokerStars Grand Tour is fast, competitive, and progressive and we are excited to bring it to our players,”  Stars Group managing director and commercial officer of poker Severin Rasset said. We wanted to combine aspects of both and find a brand new way to entertain and reward our players.”


Battle the Dragon or Mini-Dragon in May

The Dragon and Mini Dragon series return to 888poker in May. These events feature Day 1 starting flights playing out all week with Day 2 on Saturday.

The series runs weekly with two Main Events. The $55 Dragon features $50,000 guaranteed and the $12 Mini Dragon comes with $30,000 guaranteed.

The events proved popular in April and now they return for more dragon-slaying action.

Snag a spot in the Galaxy of Freerolls

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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*** Those playing online poker in the US can find a complete list of online poker sites and events for the week of May 4-10 by clicking here. ***