Such a difference! The Winamax Series kicked off in Southern Europe with over €1.8M in prize money and 22,022 participants in the Mass Start Surprise. Once again, the Sunday Million guarantee at the Pokerstars SCOOP was not met.
The “.com” domain, however, rendered our players invisible. The worldwide felt has been missing La Roja because to Easter, the EsPT Madrid, and perhaps hundreds of other comparable circumstances. But, there is one notable exception.
Now that the spring WSOP Circuit is over, GGPoker has begun a new Super Million$ Week, one of its most cliched suggestions in between festivals.
Additional grid tournaments, including the Sunday Prime Time $5,250, were recently added to the schedule of events during the mini-festival.
Like other large buy-in events, it was mostly empty, although Hispanic player Ignacio Morón made an appearance. Ignacio, Anatoli Filatov, and Artur Martirosian all rebought, bringing the total number of entrants to 7. The difficulty with tournaments like this is that the bubble may coincide with late registration if the disparity between the predicted and actual fields is large enough.
The legal solution that GGPoker has researched, though we do not know if it is ethical (as Daniel Cates, a victim of the same situation in another tournament, wonders), is to pause the tournament and wait for people to continue registering, to resume it as it was in case the problem is solved, or to withdraw the guaranteed if the situation continues.
I don’t see how taking away the guarantee at this point is fair. @GGPoker https://t.co/FrJjhpOyxC
As tweeted by Daniel Cates (@junglemandan) on April 2, 2023
Something like that must have occurred, since Ignacio and David Yan settled their tournament dispute by agreeing to an almost symmetrical split of the $50,000 generated, with the Spaniard receiving $25,481.
On Day 2 of the Super Million$ Main Event, Nacho also had a stack, but it was the lowest of the twenty-one players that made the cut. Nonetheless, with 182 players present, he should already be in the money despite their being a few days 1 remaining to play.
The presence of both a Castilian-sounding moniker and an Estonian flag should serve as a red flag. Let’s document the fact that “Pata Numero 13” took home $12,369 for placing 5th in the $320 GGMasters Bounty, just in case. If he happens to be local, I want to make sure all of my friends congratulate him.
The Super KICKOFF Bounty Hunters HR 525$, with a guaranteed prize pool of $200,000, attracted 4,334 participants yesterday, making it the largest online poker tournament ever played.
PKINGFANS from China took first place and won $177,299 for their efforts in qualifying and eliminating other teams.