First WSOP Poker Tour of The Year Has Arrived
Spring has arrived, and the sun is already warming up everyone around, signaling the start of the first round of WSOP poker tournaments of the year. For those who didn't know, every year, four WSOP online poker rounds are held, and the Spring Circuit is the first one.
WSOP Spring Circuit
The WSOP Spring Circuit took place between March 24th and April 17th, 2022. During this period, 18 different poker tournaments with total prizes of over $100 million were played online.
What Else Do You Need to Know About Spring Circuit?
- The main event tournament's total prizes exceeded $5,000,000!
- Winners of the various tournaments had the opportunity to join the GGPoker Team of Champions.
- 18 luxury rings were awarded to the winners instead of bracelets.
- One of the main events was dedicated to raising funds for the victims of the war in Ukraine.
Which Kind of Players are Participating in The WSOP Tournaments?
The players participating in WSOP tournaments are not beginners; they are experienced players who have played numerous poker tournaments online. They compete with hundreds and thousands of other players, all vying to win millions of dollars. If you are a beginner, we recommend participating in online tournaments for beginners first and gaining some experience before moving on to play in WSOP tournaments.
If you are planning to participate in one or various WSOP tournaments, be aware that you might encounter some of the most professional poker players in the world, such as Daniel Negreanu, Elki, Jason Koon, Dan Bilzerian, Fedor Holz, and more.
How Do You Sign Up For The Spring Circuit Poker Tournaments?
Registration for the WSOP tournaments is possible through the two leading poker platforms, 7XL Poker, and GGPoker, depending on your area of residence. While GGPoker also offers a bonus of up to $600 for new subscribers, 7XL Poker is an excellent, convenient, and extremely popular poker platform.
After registering, look for the Tournaments option in the top menu and then click on the WSOP option.
Spring Circuit – Main Event – $5M GTD
The main event had a $525 entry fee and a guaranteed total prize pool of at least $5,000,000. The tournament was divided into a Day 1 preliminary tournament, where players had to survive until the end of stage 20, with blinds ranging from 5,000 to 10,000. Players who made it through Day 1 qualified for Day 2, which was played on April 17th.
For 13 days, players had the opportunity to participate in Day 1 preliminary tournaments as many times as they wanted. The number of preliminary tournaments increased as time went on, with the peak reaching five tournaments a day.
The duration of the preliminary tournament was around 4 hours and 30 minutes, and the number of players registered ranged from 100 to 300 players. Approximately 10% of the players who registered for the preliminary tournaments qualified for the final day – Day 2.
Main Event – The Final Tournament on April 17th, 2022
At 17:30 UTC on April 17th, 2,077 players reached the final table, securing their place in the finals out of 13,397 additional player entries and rebuys. Before the beginning, the players already knew that the total guaranteed prizes exceeded the $5,000,000 threshold and were set at $6,698,500. This undoubtedly added to the motivation of the players to finish in the highest possible places.
The tournament started straight from blinds 6,000-12,000 and lasted about 9 hours, concluding at 14:35 UTC.
The winner of this great WSOP poker online tournament was an Israeli poker player with the nickname "Pisgapoker_1" who qualified for the final day with only 307,478 chips (less than 30 BB). He surprised everyone and won first place with a prize of $634,855. The last three players were an Austrian player and a Canadian player.