The first champion emerged in the World Series of Poker Online on Sunday, held exclusively for players in Ontario, Canada. The WSOP.com/GGPoker platform in the newly regulated province saw Tristan Schneider claim his first bracelet as the platform’s debut bracelet winner.
Ontario launched a completely regulated online poker market earlier this year. The new WSOP platform also recently went live in Ontario and quickly announced a series of three bracelet events.
The Ontario action comes after summer bracelet events at the live series in Las Vegas as well as WSOP Online bracelet events on WSOP.com in the US and at GGPoker’s international platform.
Event 1: BIG 150 Ontario MILLION$
Schneider, also known by the username “Schneids” on the Ontario platform, topped a field of 1,310 entries in this $150 event to score $28,968 (Canadian dollars).
In heads-up play against “rexdale225,” Schneider held a chip advantage of 7.4 million to 5.1 million when the final hand developed.
That saw Schnieder dealt pocket deuces and both players saw a flop of K♠2♦5♥. That gave Scheids a set of 2s and he checked the action, receiving a check from his opponent as well.
The turn brought the 9♣ and Schneider brought in a nice bet of 635,000. Rexdale called and the 5♠ came on the river, giving Schneider a full house.
After betting 3.6 million, Rexdale moved the last of his 4 million chips in and his opponent quickly called. Rex tabled 8♥5♣ for three of a kind.
That didn’t top Schneider’s full house, however, and he collected the championship and his first bracelet. The win marked a bit of Ontario online poker history.
More bracelet action on the way in Ontario
Schneider becomes the first bracelet winner on the new platform, but players have a bit more to look forward to. The final two events are set for Oct. 30 and starting flights are now underway.
The remaining schedule includes a $1,050 championship event that caps the series and features the festival’s highest buy-in. The event should offer some nice bragging rights for one lucky player winning the main event.
Some Omaha action also awaits Ontario players. Here’s a look at details of the final two events.
- Event 2: $210 Omaholic Bounty MILLION$ – final stage, Oct. 30
- Event 3: $1,050 GGMasters Online Championship – final stage, Oct. 30
The bracelet events also come after WSOP Ontario wrapped Online Circuit events as well. Here’s a look at those winners.
🎉 Well Done #Ontario! 🎉
— GGPoker Ontario (@GGPokerOntario) October 17, 2022
Even more tournaments in the works for GGPoker/WSOP Ontario calendar
The £560 Main Event features a £500,000 guarantee plus £50,000 in added prizes for players who qualify online. The championship event runs online at GGPoker beginning Jan. 7 and live at Dusk Till Dawn on Jan. 11. Numerous qualifiers and satellites are already available.
The Bounty Hunters Series also is underway, running through Nov. 7 with $50 million guaranteed. There are numerous progressive bounty tournaments with buy-ins starting at $5.25.
The series features a $210 Mystery Bounty Main Event with $5 million guaranteed. The final stage plays out on Nov. 7 and includes a $500,000 top bounty.
The WSOP Europe also runs Oct. 26 – Nov. 16 at King’s Resort in Rozvadov, Czech Republic. GG is offering players several qualifying opportunities for the €10,350 Main Event, which gives players a €5 million guarantee.