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This September WSOP Is Running 50th Anniversary Series with $3M Guaranteed

Written By: Maya Michaels | September 18, 2020 | Posted In Poker News

Ever since the World Series of Poker was founded in 1970, it has been going steady while breaking records. To date, the WSOP has paid out over $3.3 billion in prize money, while offering unprecedented television and media exposure for its winners. 

Due to the public health emergency around COVID-19 and the continued delay of live tournaments, the WSOP has launched a new online series celebrating its 50 years of poker action.

The “50th Anniversary Series” online poker festival was launched at the beginning of this month and it will last until September 27.

Altogether, it will feature 50 special themed tournaments including “groovy” freezouts with no re-entry, as was customary in the early years of WSOP. 

Featuring both low-stakes Player Appreciation tournaments and a greater number of “high-rollers,” the 50th Anniversary series aims to replicate the WSOP experience, offering something of interest for every player.

In total $4 million is being given away over the course of this month, with the bulk, $3 million, offered across the 50 themed tournaments. The remainder will be paid out across new daily tournaments and reload bonuses, the company states.

Each Wednesday throughout the festival gives away a “Free Love Freeroll” of $10,000 to reward WSOP.COM players. 

Sundays kick up the action, highlighted by a $100,000 guaranteed tournament for only $50+5 on Sunday, 20 September. And of course, there is a massive $505,050 guarantee Main Event with a $555 buy-in on Sunday, 27 September.

Coming off the record-breaking success of WSOP Online in July, which saw 44,229 entries and a total prize pool of $26.9 million, organizers have jumpstarted the fall campaign with high hopes. 

“It was the biggest summer ever for online poker and WSOP.COM is committed to keeping the momentum going for our US players through aggressive promotions and tournament series,” said Ty Stewart, Executive Director of the WSOP.

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