- The World Poker Tour and 888Poker have announced a new WPTDeepStacks online poker series.
- The series is called the WPTDeepStacks online series will feature 28 events and more than $3 million USD in guaranteed prizes.
- The series will culminate with the $1,050 buy-in WPTDS Main Event which will have a guaranteed $1 million USD prize pool.
The World Series of Poker ended last week in Las Vegas with the announcement that the iconic competition will move to the Las Vegas Strip in 2022. Even though live poker is returning after the disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic there’s still plenty of online competition available at all levels of play. The World Series of Poker Online Series will continue in December with two events: the Harrah’s Las Vegas Online Circuit will begin on December 8 and starting on December 29, the $250,000 Year End Championship Event will close out the competitive year. In addition, the World Poker Tour and 888Poker have announced that they’re partnering up to launch a new competition in the WPTDeepStacks online poker series.
The new WPTDeepStacks online series will include 28 events and more than $3 million in guaranteed prize pools. The action begins on November 28 with the $525 buy-in Opening Event, which comes with a $200,000 guarantee. Buy-ins range from $55 for the Mini Main Event up to $5,200 for the Super High Roller. Satellites for all events begin at just $0.01.
The highlight of the festival is the $1,050 buy-in WPTDS Main Event. There will be ten starting flights and players vie to take down their share of the $1 million guaranteed prize pool. Expected to be in the field for a number of events on the schedule are 888poker brand ambassadors Dominik Nitsche, Sam Abernathy, Vivian Saliba, and Sofia Lovgren.
The final tables from six of the events on the schedule will be broadcast live. The live coverave gets under way with the Opening Event final table on Monday, November 29. The final tables of Event #9 ($525 PKO), Event #11 ($2,100 High Roller), Event #17 ($888 Crazy 8), and Event #25 ($200,000 Big Shot) will also be streamed before the WPTDeepStacks Main Event final table on Tuesday, December 21. WPT talent including Matt Savage and Tony Dunst, as well as 888poker’s David Tuchman and Nick Wealthall, will call the action.
Angelica Hael, WPT Vice President, Global Tour Management, is happy to include a new online event on the schedule:
“The World Poker Tour is excited to partner with 888poker again to give players around the globe the opportunity to take down a WPTDeepStacks title.”
Amit Berkovich, Head of 888poker, expressed a similar sentiment:
“We’re delighted to partner with WPT to launch another WPTDeepStacks series. Responding to the ever-changing needs of our players, the festival provides the prestige and the feel of the live circuit on the mobile or laptop and gives a shot of poker glory to casual and professional players alike.”
The top players are always excited to have more opportunities to add to their bankroll. He’s especially happy that the upcoming series will have plenty of options for casual online players:
“This will be another fabulous festival for 888poker and WPT. The beauty of events like this is that they provide genuine opportunity for casual players to win big starting from one cent buy-ins, all from the comfort of their own home. With an increasing number of online poker players emerging over the last year, I’m looking forward to witnessing the exhilarating action and the next WPTDS champion emerge.”
This will be the second time in 2021 that 888poker has played host to a WPT event. The most recent WPTDS event on 888poker drew 1,087 entries to create a $1,087,000 prize pool with Brazilian ‘paulinhoo00’ earning $233,705 as the champion.