There is an exciting schedule of upcoming WPN poker tournaments to look forward to including the Network´s three-tiered OSS Cub3d series and the $5m GTD Venom.
The Winning Poker Network (WPN) has the best tournament schedule of any USA-friendly poker network; and from time to time it hosts extra-special events that really get the pulses racing. For example, last month I wrote about OSS Cub3d VII – a four-week long tournament extravaganza consisting of three back-to-back tournament series from February 10th to March 10th and featuring two million dollar guaranteed events.
However, that´s just the beginning. The Network recently announced it will be hosting a $5 million guaranteed tournament later in the year. The Winning Poker Network´s Venom will be the biggest online poker tournament ever run by a U.S. facing network, and the most valuable for U.S. based players since before Black Friday. Furthermore, players wishing to take part in the Venom have an opportunity to win their seats during the OSS Cub3d series.
More about the OSS Cub3d Series
The three back-to-back tournament series consists of the Mini Online Super Series (MOSS – 10th to 17th February), the Online Super Series (OSS – 18th February 18th to 3rd March), and the Bigger Online Super Series (4th to 10th March). Each series has its own buy-in range (mini, regular, and bigger), and the feature events in each series are supported by a comprehensive satellite schedule, plus players can take advantage of the Spin to GET IN slot game to win seats from as little as $0.01.
Over the course of the four weeks, a total of 169 OSS Cub3d events will see more than $8 million on the tables. Although starting modestly with just two six-figure tournaments scheduled in the first week (due to the mini buy-ins), the series really kicks into gear during week two with four midweek six-figure events and three weekend six-figure events, and then builds up to the OSS Main Event on Sunday 3rd March which is the first of the million dollar guarantee tournaments.
The final week of OSS Cub2d is when the big hitters really get involved. The Bigger Online Super Series may only consist of twenty-five tournaments, but between them they account for more than $3.2 of the guaranteed prize money. Twelve of the twenty-five tournaments have guaranteed prize pools of $100,000 or more, with the big event of the week being the second million dollar guaranteed tournament of the OSS Cub3d series – The BOSS Main Event on Sunday 10th March.
The Venom Incentive to Play in OSS Cub3d
During the OSS Cub3d series, the Winning Poker Network will be running three back-to-back leaderboard competitions – one for MOSS, one for OSS, and one for BOSS. Players will be awarded points towards their leaderboard positions depending one where they finish in each event, the buy-in for the event, and the number of players taking part. Naturally, the more events you play in, the better chance you have of securing a high position and winning a seat in the $5 million guaranteed Venom event.
Ten seats for the Venom event will be given away during OSS Cub3d – each worth $2,650. These will be distributed as follows:
- The top three players on the MOSS leaderboard will each win a seat.
- The top four players on the OSS leaderboard will secure their place in the Venom.
- The top three players on the BOSS leaderboard will claim the final three seats.
Throughout the series there will also be Venom satellites running each Sunday afternoon guaranteeing five seats into the target event. Although these have a direct buy-in of $630.01, players can win their seats in the Venom satellites via a Steps program that starts at freeroll level. The Venom Steps program is similar to the Million Dollar Encore Steps program with the exception the number of players required to start each On Demand game and the guaranteed number of seats to each level have changed.
The USAFriendlyPokerSites WPN Freebuys are Back!
The good news for players that like to extract as much value as possible from their time at the tables is that during the OSS Cub3d series, the USAFriendlyPokerSites Freebuy tournaments will return. As regular visitors will recall, these are tournaments that cost nothing to enter, but provide the option of adding to your stack by purchasing re-buys and add-ons. Three USAFriendlyPokerSites Freebuy tournaments currently appear in the WPN poker client:
- On Saturday 16th February, we´ll be hosting a freebuy tournament guaranteeing five seats worth $22.00 each into the MOSS Main Event Mega-Satellite on Sunday 17th February.
- On Saturday 2nd March, our second freebuy tournament will award three seats worth $88.00 each into the OSS Main Event Mega-Satellite that guarantees 75 seats for the million dollar target event.
- On Saturday 9th March, the third freebuy tournament will award two seats worth $215.00 each into the BOSS $1 Million Mega-Satellite that guarantees 20 seats to the million dollar target event.
As usual, the freebuy tournaments are password protected and we will be publishing the passwords on our WPN Freebuy Passwords page closer to the time. Meanwhile, don´t forget there will be a reload bonus promotion between 17th and 23rd February in which you will be eligible for a 50% bonus up to $300; and – if you have not yet made your first deposit at Americas Cardroom or Black Chip Poker – the two sites are continuing their cryptocurrency first deposit offer of 200% up to $1,000.