For the first time in over a year, renowned poker tournaments are back to the delight of all players and fans. PokerGO Studio hosted one of its proprietary tournaments at the US Poker Open on Thursday, June 3. However, this was just the first of the 12 events.
From June 3 to June 15, USPO will host daily poker events with buy-ins of at least $10,000. The buy-ins will alter between 8-Handed No-Limit Hold’em (7, after registration ends) and other game formats.
At the end of USPO, the top-ranking player will receive not only a valuable trophy but also $50,000.
Information and Schedule
The first event began on June 3, with a $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em. However, the first live-streamed event occurred on the following day, with the tournament’s final table. From that day on, interested parties have been allowed to follow the live stream by subscribing to PokerGO.
Some of the other tournaments players can expect to see include Pot-Limit Omaha, 8-Game, Short Deck, and Big-Bet Mix. All these events lead to the $50,000 No-Limit Hold’em scheduled for June 14.
The players that you’ll see at the USPO are the ones you might recognize from previous years and tournaments, such as Ali Imsirovic, Phil Hellmuth, Daniel Negreanu, Chris Brewer, Sam Soverel, Sean Winter, Dan Smith, Kristen Bicknell, Alex Foxen, Randall Emmett, and Jake Schindler.
PokerGO and SuperDraft Partner
PokerGo has partnered with SuperDraft, a fantasy sports company, to bring fantasy poker to interested poker players and fans worldwide. This is the perfect opportunity for players without means to participate in $10,000 tournaments in an attempt to try their hand at top-tier poker.
Steve Wang, the SuperDraft CEO, said:
“Adding poker into fantasy sports is an idea that we’ve discussed for years. Our innovative development team, in partnership with PokerGO, finally brought that idea to life. As the popularity of pro poker grows, this partnership will help us deliver what everyone immersed in the world of poker has been waiting for.”
The plan will feature fantasy poker offerings for a number of events from now on, including the World Series of Poker.
SuperDraft has offered a $10,000 freeroll to celebrate its partnership with PokerGO. The scoring will be based on statistics provided by PokerGO, including chip stacks and player performance.
What’s more, the USPO has announced a continuous race for points on the PokerGO Tour leaderboard. This initiative will allow players to accumulate points over one year with the goal of claiming $100,000 as additional prize money.