Poker tournament players around the world are spoiled for choice this weekend when it comes to playing in major events. Just because POWERFEST, SCOOP, and the GG Spring Festival finished last week it does not mean there are not any massive events to get your teeth into, far from it. Check out this trio of must-play MTTs taking place online this weekend.
PokerStars Sunday Million SCOOP After Party Edition
The 2021 PokerStars SCOOP is done and dusted but the SCOOP Afterparty is in full swing. Event 25-M is the special edition of the long-running Sunday Million, one of the best value tournaments in the online poker world.
Costing $215 this week instead of the usual $109, the Sunday Million comes with a whopping $1 million guarantee, which is almost certain to be blown out of the water. Buy in direct, or win your way in from as little as $5.50, and you receive 50,000 chips in your arsenal. Blinds start at 125/250/30a and increase every 15-minutes before being extended to 20-minute from the 13th level onwards.
The slow structure gives you plenty of room to manoeuvre and ensures the cream rises to the top.
Should the unthinkable happen and you manage to dust off your generous starting stack while the four-hour late registration period is open, you can re-enter up to twice if you have the bankroll to do so. It is definitely worthwhile grinding some of the Sunday Million satellites to arm yourself with a second and possibly third bullet.
Day 1 ends 8 hours 25 minutes after the 6:05 p.m. BST start time. Day 2 resumes at the same time on May 10 and continues until only one player remains. Here is hoping that solitary figure is you.
Win Your Way Into the partypoker Big Game
The Big Game is a popular Sunday tournament that runs at 5:05 p.m. BST at partypoker. It commands a $530 buy-in, but there are phase satellites available that cost a more affordable $55. Progress from one of these phase satellites and you take that stack through with you to the actual Big Game. Buy in direct to receive 1 million chips.
partypoker is not a fan of multiple re-entries, but you can make one during the late registration period, which remains open until the end of the 12th 15-minute level.
Last week’s Big Game drew in a crowd of 394 players, which meant a slight overlay on the $200,000 guaranteed prize pool. Swedish superstar Simon Mattsson triumphed on May 2 and saw his $530 investment swell to almost $36,500.
Entering The Big Game could be seen as the perfect way to get some practice in before the WPT Online Series kicks off on May 14!
Take on the Colossal COLOSSUS at GGPoker
GGPoker and the World Series of Poker have joined forces again to bring you the $100 million guaranteed WSOP Super Circuit Online Series. All of the 18 ring-awarding events look tasty, but it is the 11th event that has us tingling with excitement.
Event 11 is the COLOSSUS, a $400 buy-in multi-day tournament that promises to payout no less than $2.5 million in prize money in addition to a coveted WSOPC ring.
There are more than two dozen Day 1s and you can enter as few or as many as your funds allow, but only your largest stack progresses to Day 2 on May 16 if you make it through more than once.
The COLOSSUS takes place on eight-handed tables and sees everyone sit down with 40,000 chips, or 200 big blinds thanks to the blinds and antes being 100/200/25a at the start of play. Those blinds gradually increase every 12-minutes
Twenty levels are scheduled on each Day 1, with late registration open until the 16th level. There are unlimited re-entries, giving you multiple shots at WSOPC glory. Should you make it through to Day 2, you stand a chance of featuring in the famous PokerNews Live Reporting pages because our team is on hand to cover the final phase of this exciting tournament.