The Pennsylvania WSOP.com Online Circuit began a week ago, offering a schedule with 12 events and $500,000 in guaranteed prize pools. More than halfway through the series, every event has outperformed its guarantee, with $385,105 in total prizes being awarded across the first seven events.
As Pennsylvania online poker remains ring-fenced from the rest of the states with legal offerings, the WSOP.com PA April Online Circuit has run concurrently alongside another Circuit Series for the joined markets of New Jersey and Nevada (and soon to be Michigan).
Nonetheless, all players within Pennsylvania have had plenty to compete for, with sizeable fields already having generated five first-place prizes of more than $10,000 and more expected to come as the series heads towards the finish line.
“MyNuts” wins two of the first three events PA WSOP
The first headline of the series goes to “MyNuts,” who took down Event #1: $109 PKO ($20K GTD) on April 20. A total of 205 entries came to play for the inaugural event, with another 120 re-entries generating a total prize pool of $32,500 during the three-hour late registration period.
“MyNuts” emerged as the champion after nearly seven-and-a-half hours of play, claiming a combined $5,227.92 in prizes and bounties as the tournament concluded just before 2:30 a.m.
Two days later, “MyNuts” then came out on top once more in Event #3: $215 Freezeout ($20K GTD), topping a field of 170 to earn another $9,180 for their performance.
With their victories, “MyNuts” won two of the first three WSOP Gold Rings of the series and earned a seat to the WSOP Tournament of Champions Million Dollar Freeroll in July. Their earnings for the two tournaments totaled $14,407.92
“B.Mueller” also wins two Gold Rings at PA WSOP
Not to be outdone, “B.Mueller” followed in the footsteps of “MyNuts” and also won two of the next three events.
One night after “MyNuts” won their second ring, “B.Mueller” outlasted a combined field of 146 in Event #4: 2x Re-Entry ($30K GTD), which produced a total prize pool of $43,800. The tournament finished just before 1 a.m., and “B.Mueller” won $12,483 for their efforts, more than 28% of the overall prize pool.
Then, “B.Mueller” did it again in Event #6: $215 PKO ($50K GTD), this time earning $13,564.64 in prizes and bounties after a seven-hour marathon.
For their two victories, “B.Mueller” won $26,047.64 and also will be receiving two WSOP Gold Rings in the mail alongside an invitation to the WOSP Million Dollar Freeroll that will be held in July for all WSOP Circuit champions for the season, both live and online.
Results so far
In addition to “MyNuts” and “B.Mueller” winning four combined events, “Linmarbug,” “CXTGuy,” and “TheRealYoshi” can also call themselves champions, winning Events #2, 5, and 6 respectively.
Notably for those events, Event #2: $215 PKO ($30K GTD) more than doubled its guarantee, receiving a total prize pool of $67,200.
Meanwhile, Event #5: $215 Monster Stack ($75K GTD) came the closest to not meeting its guarantee. It drew 391 total entries and created a prize pool of $78,200, the largest of the series to date.
Event #7: $1,000 High Roller ($50K GTD) paid the largest first-place prize of the series so far: $17,731.07.
The results of each event (so far):
Leading up to the $100,000 Guaranteed Main Event
The conclusion of the WSOP Pennsylvania Online Circuit features a couple of larger buy-in tournaments, including Event #9: Big 500 ($50K GTD) on April 28, and the $500 Main Event on May 1, which comes with a $100,000 guaranteed prize pool.
Other events of note include Event #8: $109 Pot-Limit Omaha PKO ($15K GTD) on April 27, and Event 10: $215 Turbo ($20K GTD) on April 29.
Take a look at the remaining schedule below:
|April 28||7:00 PM||$500||NLH Big 500 3x Rentry||$50,000|
|April 29||7:00 PM||$215||NLH Deep Turbo 2x Rentry||$20,000|
|April 30||7:00 PM||$215||NLH PKO 2x Rentry||$50,000|
|May 1||7:00 PM||$500||NLH Main Event 3x Rentry||$100,000|