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The King Is Dead, Long Live The King!

U.S. Poker Open Returns To Global Poker For Annual Coronation

by Card Player News Team |  Published: Aug 09, 2023


The time has come to battle for the crown.

Poker players will close out the summer in style with the annual U.S. Poker Open on Global Poker, which is set to pay out massive prizes and dozens of exclusive royal trophies.

The player-favorite series officially kicks off Aug. 21 and runs until Sept. 3, featuring a schedule packed with 64 unique USPO trophy events.

Global Poker is once again expecting huge fields, as evidenced by their 757,500,000 in Gold Coin guarantees and 1,515,000 in Sweeps Coin guarantees.

The series has something for everyone, with buy-ins ranging from GC 33,000-99,000 and SC 33-99, and a variety of events including no-limit hold’em, pot-limit Omaha, bounties, progressive bounties, deep stacks, six-max, and turbos.

The highlights of the series, however, are the two main events, which guarantee GC 125,000,000 and SC 250,000, respectively.

Take down one of the events, and you’ll also receive a majestic Global Poker Champion Pack which includes exclusive merchandise and a royal trophy!

Keep grinding your way to the top of the leaderboards and you’ll get even more. The Gold Coin leaderboard winner will earn a USPO Champion hoodie and other apparel, as well as the Golden Crown trophy. They’ll even get a Golden Scrimmage event named after them!

But if you find yourself atop the Sweeps Coin leaderboard, you could be on your way to Las Vegas and the PokerGO studio for the trophy presentation. The Sweeps Coin winner will get a $10,000 prize package that includes $5,000 cash and $5,000 to fund a luxury vacation to Sin City.

Taylor HowardLast year, the honor went to Iowa’s Taylor Howard, better known on the site as ‘weSHALLgambol.’ Howard, who also has an MSPT title and two RGPS wins, was presented with the trophy and the check by PokerGO producer and Poker Hall of Famer Mori Eskandani.

Texas poker player Ivan Hernandez, who plays as ‘AstrosWS17hghg,’ finished ahead of the pack on the Gold Coin leaderboard.

If you don’t have a Global Poker account, sign up today and get started. The online social poker room, which is free to play, has been revolutionizing the market since launching in 2016.

There’s Always More At Global Poker

Now you can get more from your play by “unlocking The Vault” with Global Poker’s 30 percent ring game giveback promotion.

The Vault, as it is known, is essentially a feature that awards a bonus to ring game players every time they play a qualifying hand.

There are no hoops to jump through. You don’t have to do anything to qualify, other than play your favorite games. Global Poker will automatically assign the accrued bonus to your personal online Vault during play.

While cash game players are certainly appreciating The Vault, Global Poker hasn’t forgotten about tournament players and continues to offer some of the best online event series available to U.S. players.

Young or old, new or experienced, when it comes to playing free poker online, at Global Poker you’re in the driver’s seat. You get your pick of the poker tables, playing however and whenever you like.

It started with their flagship Eagle Cup series and continued when the site extended the Global Poker Championships with quarterly events such as the Grizzly Games, Rattlesnake Open, and The GOAT. In the years since, they have added other big tournament series, such as the Bounty Series, Monsterstack, Summer Series, Fall Carnival, Micro Thunder, and the PokerNews Cup.

The site will even be sending one player to drive sportscars at the world-famous Ferrari factory in Maranello, Italy as part of their ongoing Grand Prix Turbo Series.

Players stay connected as a community while they compete on various series leaderboards for exclusive Global Poker merchandise and swag, custom avatars, and the chance to represent the site at a live poker event. The camaraderie was no more evident than in June, when dozens of Global Poker players from around the world gathered in Las Vegas for a players party at the PokerGO studio.

Tournament players can’t forget about the daily Hundo, or the weekly Sunday Scrimmage, Golden Scrimmage, Gold Rush, and Bonanza tournaments. Millions of Gold Coin and Sweeps Coin prizes have been won.

If you haven’t tried Global Poker’s Jackpot Sit’n’Gos, then you could be missing out on a major boost to your bankroll.

The popular game format, which was launched as a result of listening to player feedback, only lasts a few minutes. Players simply buy-in, and a jackpot multiplier can kick in that will range from double to 200 times the buy-in. There are life-changing prizes won every week!

You can also get your fill of Global Poker by watching all the action on their Twitch channel Global Poker Live, or by following them on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Discord, or TikTok.

About Global Poker

Global Poker is a free-to-play, online social poker room with more than one million registered players. The site is dedicated to its loyal and growing community of players, with a mission to bring a greater variety of games, a larger range of bigger prize pools, and more tournaments and championships.

Everyday across the United States, Global Poker players enjoy reliable, fun, and rewarding online social poker. Not only is it entirely free to set up an account — and to play — you’ll also find poker rules and hand rankings, as well as poker strategy tips and helpful how-to guides to enhance your poker skills.

Play Gold Coin poker games for fun or play Sweeps Coins games for a chance to win. There’s no better place to learn and play poker online. Global Poker is where poker champions are born, and you could be next. ♠