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WSOP Announces New Online Super Circuit Series

The Series Will Award 18 Rings Between March 14-31 With Over $1,000,000 In Guarantees

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A plethora of poker tournament series have been postponed and canceled in recent days as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. The World Series of Poker Circuit is one of many of the major tours to have made announcements regarding such moves this week, but before the WSOPC could release information regarding some of their upcoming stops, 2018 World Poker Tour Rolling Thunder runner-up Ian Steinman took to Twitter with an idea for the tour.

Ultimately, the WSOP did make a move similar to Steinman’s suggestion. On Friday, March 13 the WSOP announced that a new online WSOP Circuit series would be held: the WSOP.com Online Super Circuit Series. The festival would be available to any player with a WSOP.com account inside the physical limits of New Jersey, Nevada or Delaware at the time of play, and would feature 18 WSOPC gold ring events and more than $1,000,000 in guaranteed prize money.

The series is slated to kick off on Saturday, Mar. 14 with a $50,000 guaranteed $320 buy-in no-limit hold’em event that will begin at 4:00 p.m. PST. The centerpiece of the schedule is the $200,000 guaranteed no-limit hold’em main event. The $525 buy-in event gets underway at 2:00 p.m. PST on Mar. 29. For a look at the complete list of events, check out the WSOP’s official website.

The quick move to make this online event available drew praise from poker pros like Jamie Kerstetter, who tweeted:

With the announcement of the new online circuit series, the WSOP also released an official statement that included information about their live tournament series that have been altered so far as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. A series-by-series breakdown, in the WSOP’s own words, can be found below:

  • Harrah’s Atlantic City (New Jersey) – The current stop at Harrah’s AC (March 5-16) has been suspended. The event is expected to resume where it left off when an appropriate time window has been determined.
  • Bally’s Las Vegas (Las Vegas, Nevada) – The stop scheduled for March 19-30, has been postponed indefinitely. Should new dates be established, they will be announced.
  • King’s Resort (Rozvadov, Czech Republic) – The current stop (March 5-23) has been suspended. The event is expected to resume where it left off when an appropriate time window has been determined.
  • Bicycle Hotel & Casino (Los Angeles) – The current stop (March 7-18) has been suspended. The event is expected to resume where it left off when an appropriate time window has been determined.
  • Hard Rock Tulsa (Oklahoma) – The circuit is currently in progress.
  • Harrah’s Cherokee (North Carolina) — (April 8-20) The stop scheduled for April 8-20 has been postponed indefinitely. Should new dates be established, they will be announced.
  • Casino Barriere Le Croisette (Cannes, France) – The stop scheduled for April 9-19 has been postponed indefinitely. Should new dates be established, they will be announced.