James Carroll Earns First WSOP Ring via Online Event
The World Series of Poker is one of several poker operators that are now relying on the internet to provide poker to fans of the game. The brand just recently launched the WSOP Online Super Circuit Series, which is open to players in New Jersey, Nevada and Delaware. The series features 18 events and several have already finished up. One of the most recent to come to an end was Event #6 of which James Carroll was named the victor, earning his first-ever WSOP gold ring.
Event #6 Details
The tournament is one of 18 offered in the series, each providing the winner with a gold ring. In total, the 18 events are offering up $1,000,000 in guaranteed prize money. However, the prize pools have been so large due to player participation that the $1m guarantee has already reach over $1.1m, just by Event #6!
This tournament was a $50,000 GTD NLH 2x Re-entry. Players bought in for $320 and with 461 players competing, quickly surpassed the guarantee, with the help of 265 rebuys. The prize pool jumped from the modest $50,000 to a whopping $217,800!
In the end, it was James Carroll, also known as ‘meatsweats’ who earned the first place finish and his first-ever ring. In the past, the farthest that Carroll ever got in a WSOP Circuit event was back in 2017 when he finished in 2nd place during a Lake Tahoe event.
The win was certainly a big one for Carroll and well-deserved. He defeated Brian ‘bexel’ Sherrier in heads-up play to earn $53,361 while Sherrier earned $29,947 for his runner up finish.
More To Come
There is still so much more to come with the WSOP Online Circuit and the weekend is filled with events. On Friday, Event #7 kicks off, a $215 buy-in tournament with $30,000 in guaranteed prize money. This event is a Pot Limit Omaha 6-max 2x re-entry format.
On Saturday, players can take part in Event #8, a $75,000 GTD No Limit Hold’em Double Stack 2x re-entry with a $320 buy-in. Then on Sunday, even more is up for grabs with Event #9. Pay the $525 buy-in to compete in the $150,000 GTD No Limit Hold’em Monster Stack 3x re-entry.
Next week, the event kicks off to even more poker action. So far, the online circuit has been a success and it is showing no sign of slowing down. As players are staying home due to the coronavirus outbreak, there is more potential for each event to surpass its original prize pool guarantee.
Fans of poker who are at home with nothing to do can easily take part in the WSOP Online Circuit, only if they are physically located in New Jersey, Delaware and Nevada. We shall see in the coming weeks just how successful the series is and who ends up claiming new WSOP gold. It would not be surprising to see the events reach the $3 million mark in total prize money once it is all said and done!