Records Tumble At Global Poker Online World Challenge

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Records Tumble At Global Poker Online World Challenge
07 Jul

When you’ve already played a lot of poker this summer what should you do next? Play more of course! Because although the good times might run and run, the truly great times don’t last forever and at Global Poker things are gearing up for the season finale – the OWC Monster Challenge which will top off their record-breaking $1million 8-week festival.

The past week has seen nearly $200,000 of their innovative $weeps Cash handed out in prizes, which has given a lot of players a 4th of July to remember, guarantees being smashed along the way.

From a host of tournaments across a wide range of buy-ins, the standout show was the OWC SC$5,000 Guaranteed [2R1A]. With 163 runners turning up, the guarantee was blown away - a cool SC$7080 in the prize pool – and the attraction of the site which lets US players fight for real money shows no sign of letting up.

So far over 116,000 US-based poker fans have participated in the Online World Challenge and if you’re wondering how Global Poker can offer them cash prizes, here’s a quick recap on how it works…

  • You can play with two currencies, Gold Coins and $weeps Cash.
  • When you buy Gold Coins we give you bonus $weeps Cash free of charge.
  • Gold Coins let you play for fun, but switch to $weeps Cash and you can play for real money.
  • Cash out your winnings using PayPal.

It’s a very simple and extremely clever system, and the numbers for the past 5 weeks or so are the proof of the pudding – players are loving the chance to battle it out for real money in the summer-long festival.

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So what’s in store for the final 3 weeks of the OWC?  

Every weekday sees 17 tournaments running between 5pm EST and midnight, from the $4,000 Guaranteed with a SC$22 buy-in, down to the Daily $500 Freerolls which you can unlock by playing gold coins.

Weekends sees the action ramped up, a 1:30pm EST kick-off which heralds in 30 tournaments, the big highlight being the $7,500 Guaranteed Sunday Gold Coin Challenge.

Catering for MTT players isn’t all Global Poker do, however, and ring-game fans have their own schedule to look forward to, the biggest and best being the $10,000 Monster Challenge tournament.

There’s no buy-in and instead you have to have seen 500 flops in SC$ ring games to enter. Add in the Daily $500 and the Weekly $2,500 and ring-game grinders and you have a range of games known as 'The Weekly 500 Flops Challenge’.

The Big Showdown

The Monster Challenge SC$10,000 Freeroll, which kicks off on July 23rd, will be the season finale and it promises to be a huge event and likely to include many of the streamers who have flocked to Global Poker over the last month or two.

With some of them grinding the ring-games, others have focused on the run-it-up challenges which are so popular nowadays, but it may well be that they’ll all descend on the final big party. If there’s a record for the number of players live-streaming a single online poker event, there’s a very good chance July 23rd will see that one smashed too.

For details of the OWC head over here  and the schedule can be found here while there is also a useful FAQ page right here.

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Andrew from Edinburgh, Scotland, is a professional journalist, international-titled chess master, and avid poker player.Read more


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