The online poker tournament circuit has found a great deal of attention amid the COVID-19 debacle
All live poker action stopped due to the coronavirus pandemic; therefore, the World Series of Poker (WSOP) came up with an online series to close out the WSOP Circuit season. There were over 14 stops either postponed or interrupted due to the pandemic and the WSOP announced the “Season Finale” Online Circuit to take place from June 3-14. Event #1: $100,000 GTD NLH Online Finale Circuit Kick-Off 2x Re-entry saw player “YoungGunz21” emerged victoriously after defeating 596 registered players and be crowned champion of the first event in the series.
The first tournament of the series had a $215 buy-in and had no problem in surpassing the guarantee on the way to $177,200, which came from 586 players and 290 rebuys. The payout structure offered a portion of the prize pool to the top 100 players with a minimum payout of $372. YoungGunz21 took home the top prize of $42,528 and a WSOP Circuit ring for his victory and, additionally, he got a spot into the Global Casino Championship (GCC). All event winners receive guaranteed spots into the Global Casino Championship, and one more will go to the overall champion of the WSOP.com series.
The final table had great talented players also battling for the title like well-known poker pros Ankush “rickrosstheb” Mandavia and Joseph “biueberry” Cheong. Also, Josh “YoelRomero” King, Zachary “dabledore7” Lipeles and Eric “CircusChimp” Elliott cashed out at the final table. There were good players playing that event who fall short of the money, such as Jonathan “JonBlvze” Raber, who finished 163rd and Justin “Lappypoker” Lapka, who finished in 165th place.