Winning Poker Network has announced plans to host five more $1m guaranteed events during the months of Sep & Oct after another successful Sunday mammoth pulled in the punters.
Do you want to win $200,000 playing online poker from your home in the US?
I know what you’re thinking.
When are PokerStars opening up for business?
I don’t know.
I’m not talking about PokerStars.
I’m talking about the Winning Poker Network (WPN).
According to Americas Cardroom Twitter feed (WPN’s flagship site), the network plans to host a $1m GTD event every Sunday in October with an additional $1m GTD event being held on Sunday Sep 13. That’s $5m in GTD dosh, with $200,000 reserved for each winner.
The WPN is coming off the back of their third successful $1m GTD Sunday tournament. The $540 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em (NLHE) event attracted 1,939 players as ‘Ra1syDa1sy’ took the first prize of $164,750 after agreeing to a chop with the runner-up TALKINABOOT? who took home $144,750 for their troubles.
The first-ever WPN $1m GTD event was held in Dec 2014, but the event was cancelled 5.5hrs into the action after a series of DDoS attacks made the competition unplayable. There was 1,937 entrants with 45-minutes of registration available at the time the plug was pulled.
Undeterred the WPN returned in Feb 2015 and 1,799 players entered the first successful $1m GTD event since Black Friday. “ForTheNguen” picked up the $200,000 first prize. A second successful $1m GTD event was later held in April 2015.
The WPN was founded in 2001 and has accepted players based in the US ever since. In May 2014, they decided to withdraw their services to players in the regulated states of Delaware, Nevada and New Jersey after sending an e-mail to their players stating that their goal was ‘to build a poker community where players come first,’ that they ‘strived to play fairly’ and ‘as a result, our network has decided to stop serving players in New Jersey, Nevada, and Delaware due to the availability of a regulated poker market in those states.’
The WPN is hosting a whole array of satellites for the $1m GTD events.