The Winning Poker Network´s April 2019 High Five series gets underway on April 17th and consists of five added tournaments for five consecutive days.
A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about a new High Five series being scheduled by the Winning Poker Network (WPN). A lot can happen in a couple of weeks that results in people forgetting about future events – i.e. the distraction of March Madness – and, as the series takes place over the Easter vacation, I thought a timely reminder would be a good idea in case readers are making vacation plans.
Therefore, to recap, the WPN´s April 2019 High Five Series starts on Wednesday 17th April and consists of five added tournaments for five consecutive days. The series culminates with a $420,000 guaranteed High Five Main Event on Sunday 21st April (Easter Sunday); and, between the twenty-five tournaments, there will be more than $1.3 million on the tables – so certainly a series worth taking an interest in.
Watch Out for Some Erratic Start Times
If you are making plans for the Easter vacation, and want to slip some online activity in amongst your other plans, you need to be aware that the start times for the High Five tournaments do not follow a set pattern (i.e. they´re not starting at two hour intervals from 3:00pm). For example, Wednesday´s events start at 3:00pm, 6:20pm, 7:00pm, 8:00pm, and 9:15pm, while Thursday´s event s start at 3:30pm, 6:00pm, and 7:45pm, with the day´s final two tournaments both starting at 8:00pm (all times ET).
It´s also worth noting late registration periods can vary considerably as well. In some cases tournaments will still be open for late registration when late registration for the event following it has already closed; and at certain times there could be as many as four tournaments in play simultaneously – plus Mega-Satellites you don´t want to miss feeding into the following day´s feature tournaments. I suggest you study the schedule carefully and get a spreadsheet ready to plan your action!
Main Event Satellites and Sub-Satellites Already Running
The High Five Main Event may still be more than two weeks away, but satellites and sub-satellites feeding into the $450 buy-in tournament are already live at Americas Cardroom and Black Chip Poker. The pick of the direct satellites (if you don´t have to work) is the four seats guaranteed qualifier at 2:45pm which has a buy-in of $66.00. If this is a bit steep for your bankroll, hyper-turbo sub-satellites run every thirty minutes before the start of the qualifier with buy-ins of just $5.25.
$5 Million Venom Tournament
While on the subject of satellites for future events, it is worth noting 137 players have already secured their seats in WPN´s July Venom tournament via early qualification. Satellites feeding into the $5 million guaranteed event run every evening, with buy-ins and the number of guaranteed seats varying according to the day of the week. Sub-satellites are also running daily with buy-ins of $11.00 and $22.00, or – if you are feeling lucky – you can participate in the Venom Steps promotion starting at freeroll level.
Also, a Reminder about the High Five Reload Bonus
If you are an existing player at Americas Cardroom or Black Chip Poker, you have the opportunity to reload your account between April 10th (next Wednesday) and April 14th (next Sunday) and take advantage of a 50% reload bonus up to $420. In order to take advantage of this opportunity, simply visit the cashier between the eligible dates and make your deposit using the High Five bonus code “HIGH”.
If you are not an existing player at Americas Cardroom or Black Chip Poker, it is definitely worth checking these sites out. Not only do they host the most valuable online poker tournaments for players in the U.S. but there are also plenty of cash game promotions to take advantage of including the WPN´s non-contributory “Beast” rake race. Check out my online poker site reviews for more information.