Part 14 – April 1st, 2020 through May 10th, 2020

Originally posted: April 9th, 2020

Our Contribution in the Fight Against COVID-19: $100,000

We’re stronger together as we fight the COVID-19 global pandemic. Our Toronto-based marketing arm – NSUS Group – partnered up with Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation to contribute to their UHN (University Health Network) Emergency COVID-19 Fund.

GGPoker players raised $50,000 via the High Roller Week online poker tournament series. This amount was matched by NSUS Group for a total donation of $100,000.

The donation will help UHN:

  • Facilitate critical clinical trials
  • Support frontline staff providing care to the wider Toronto community
  • Put together a team of international experts to focus on finding rapid solutions to the global COVID-19 pandemic
  • Cater to more number of Canadians impacted by the virus

The poker industry is known for such philanthropic efforts and we’re glad we stepped up together and delivered in such a quick time frame.

Let’s keep the contribution going by staying at home and minimizing the spread.

Originally posted: April 15th, 2020

GGPoker and WSOP Collaborate on WSOP Super Circuit Online Series

GGPoker and World Series of Poker (WSOP) today announced they have signed an agreement to see the WSOP Super Circuit Online Series debut on the global-facing GGPoker Network.

The online poker tournament series will consist of hundreds of individual events. A coveted World Series of Poker Circuit ring will be awarded to the winner of 18 headline WSOP Super Circuit Online Series tournaments. As is customary with offline WSOP Circuit Events, the WSOP Circuit Online Series will also extend two invitations to the $1,000,000 freeroll World Series of Poker Global Casino Championship official bracelet event, one to the Main Event winner and one to the overall series points leader.

Tournaments will begin in early May and continue for approximately three weeks. A full tournament schedule will be announced soon. 

WSOP Circuit tournaments were first held in 2005, and the launch of the WSOP Super Circuit Online Series is the latest evolution for the poker tournament series, one of the world’s most recognizable and best-regarded. 

The move online to GGPoker means that many more players from across the globe will get in on the thrilling WSOP Circuit action, all from the comfort and safety of their own homes. GGPoker players will also be able to qualify for WSOP Super Circuit events via satellite tournaments, ensuring a shot at big prizes and WSOP glory for a potentially low buy-in.

“I’m thrilled to reveal that GGPoker will be hosting the WSOP Super Circuit Online Series in partnership with World Series of Poker,” said Jean-Christophe Antoine, Head of GGPoker. “A GGPoker and WSOP partnership brings together two like-minded global organizations, and I can’t wait to see GGPoker players competing for WSOP Circuit rings online!”

Ty Stewart, Executive Director of World Series of Poker, continued, “We’re thrilled to partner with an operator on the rise who is both aggressive and passionate about growing poker engagement around the world. It was unfortunate that we were forced to cancel so many offline WSOP Circuit events this Spring, but with vast reach GGPoker plans to dwarf the prize pools of the suspended events all at once in one truly Super WSOP Circuit.”

GGPoker ambassador Daniel Negreanu added, “I give credit to the WSOP for bringing the circuit online during these trying times. Winning a circuit ring is a great honor. Online players will love the experience of chasing rings at GGPoker.”

New GGPoker players are eligible to claim the poker room’s Welcome Bonus and automatically join GGPoker’s Fish Buffet loyalty program, spinning for cash prizes each time they reach a new status level.

About GGPoker: GGPoker is one of the world’s leading online poker rooms, with a growing global player base. It offers a range of innovative games and features such as the patented Rush & Cash poker, All-In or Fold, Spin & Gold, integrated staking platform, the ability to squeeze your card, PokerCraft, and Smart HUD, all designed to enhance gaming experiences and make poker more fun than ever. Find out more about GGPoker at and on Facebook and Twitter.

About World Series of Poker: The World Series of Poker® is the largest, richest and most prestigious gaming event in the world, having awarded more than $3.29 billion in prize money and the prestigious gold bracelet, globally recognized as the sport’s top prize. Featuring a comprehensive slate of tournaments in every major poker variation, the WSOP is poker’s longest-running tournament in the world, dating back to 1970. In 2019, the event attracted 187,298 entrants from 118 different countries to the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas and awarded more than $293 million in prize money. In addition, the WSOP has formed groundbreaking alliances in broadcasting, digital media and corporate sponsorships, while successfully expanding the brand internationally with the advent of the World Series of Poker Europe in 2007 and the World Series of Poker Asia-Pacific in 2013 and the WSOP International Circuit Series in 2015. For more information on the World Series of Poker, please visit

Originally posted: May 4th, 2020

WSOP Super Circuit Online Series Update – Ring Events #1 & #2

Sunday was the biggest day in the history of GGPoker

First, GGPoker hit a major milestone yesterday. We are proud to have hosted 100,000+ players simultaneously – the most ever on GGPoker. It also made us the busiest online poker room on the planet yesterday!

Second, we kicked off our historic $100M GTD WSOPC with two massive events. 

Our community supported us in epic fashion yesterday. Thank you to all 100,000+ of you! Here are the details.

GGPoker was THE place to be seen on Sunday

A host of poker royalty, celebrities and poker pros turned out in force for last night’s $1M GTD Event #1 COVID-19 Charity Ring Event.

Just a few of the stars to grace the Event #1 virtual felt were: 

  • Russian tennis star Yevgeny Kafelnikov
  • High Stakes pro turned MMA fighter Terence Chan
  • MMA star Elias Theodorou
  • Trailer Park Boys’ Sam Losco

The rather delightful Marle Cordeiro’s ‘British’ poker-playing alter-ego ‘Marnie’ was entertaining the poker Twitcherati in her own inimitable style as she bidded for a gold ring, and, of course we’d be remiss not to mention Team GGPoker’s very own Felipe ‘Mojave’ Ramos, tennis legend Boris Becker and new Team GG new boys Bertrand ‘ElkY’ Grospellier and Fedor Holz.

ElkY and Holz were looking to add to the WSOP Bracelet apiece they already own by taking down a Circuit Ring Event (or two). Meanwhile, Ramos, who already has a WSOP-C gold ring to his name, was looking to add to his tally, and official WSOP Super Circuit Online Ambassador, Boris Becker, had his first WSOP title in his sights.

But, alas, it wasn’t to be for Team GGPoker on this occasion.    

$1M GTD Event #1 Covid-19 Charity Ring Event 

When registrations were all said and done an astonishing 1,595 players had ponied up the $1,111 buy-in to take their shot WSOP glory, generating a gargantuan $1.6M prize pool, of which $111 was donated to Nevada Covid-19 Task Force. This meant an incredible $177,000+ was raised by the GGPoker community to help in the fight against Covid-19. Thank you!  

After a bruising 13 hours of play, we were down to the final two players fighting it out for the coveted gold ring – ‘TheMadQueen’ representing Canada and ‘Igutu’ flying the flag for India. 

After a short heads-up battle, TheMadQueen would emerge victorious by turning a straight in the final hand to leave Igutu needing one of three remaining 6’s in the deck to chop. With an 8 on the river, it wasn’t to be for Igutu and the first WSOP Super Circuit gold ring of the series and $269,000 went to Canada and TheMadQueen! 

A massive congratulations to our first Champion TheMadQueen from everyone at GGPoker and our commiserations to Igutu – Good Game to both of you!    

WSOP Super Circuit Ring Event 2: KICK-OFF 500K 

A monstrous 28,291 players each shot a $50 bullet at Event #2 to generate a mammoth $1,330,000 prize pool. By the time Day 2 kicked off, 28,000 had been whittled down to 4,046 hungry poker players left gunning the gold ring.         

With just over 9 hours of play on the clock and three tables remaining, Argentina’s ‘JuanMartinDelPotro54’ grabbed the chip lead and rode it all the way to the $137,120 first-place prize and the second WSOP gold ring of the series. 

Honourable mentions also go to ‘jolen’ for a brilliant second place and a $97K score and ‘ValueForNuts’ taking home the bronze medal and a not too shabby $69,666 – Good Game! 

WSOP Super Circuit Ring Event #3: Deepstack Bounty Hunters $500,000 GTD

With Events #1 and #2 done and dusted, all eyes are now on Tuesday, May 5 for the third ring event of the series – the Deepstack Bounty Hunters $500,000 GTD!   

With half the buy-in going to the prize pool and the other half being placed on each player’s head as a bounty, expect the action to be intense late doors as players look to boost their overall winnings by claiming those big progressive knockout bounties.   

It will be interesting to see how the dynamic between bounty amounts and the desire to go on and win the ring plays out, time will tell – just over 24 hours to be precise!   

Watch this space… 

WSOP Super Circuit Online Series Update - Ring Event

Originally posted: May 6th, 2020

WSOP Super Circuit Online Series Update – Ring Events #3

The $100,000,000-guaranteed WSOP Super Circuit Online Series continued on Monday, May 4 and Tuesday, May 5, headlined by WSOPC Ring Event #3: Deepstack Bounty Hunters $500K GTD.

This event smashed its prize pool guarantee, with a bumper field of 3,669 entries generating a mouth-watering $733,800 in cash prizes. A total of 611 players made it to the money (with ImBackBaby knocked out in 615 place but scoring his buy-in back as a result of Bubble Protection!)

Final Table Action & Results

Each player at the final table was guaranteed a minimum of $3,088 in addition to whatever they claimed in bounties, but the bulk of the prizes of course were reserved for the top three finishers, and so the event’s fiercest battles were seen at this point.

The UK’s own ArchieAndrews was knocked out in third place, taking home a total of $35,617.28 between bounties and tournament prize. The resulting heads-up confrontation went back and forth between Brtz and PetitFoxx, and a deal was made to even out the prize jumps.

Regardless, it took a further 25 minutes before a winner was decided on; PetitFoxx eventually triumphing, taking down a total of $75,954.16, made up of $28,425.36 in bounties and $47,528.80 in tournament prize. Hopefully Brtz wasn’t too disappointed; his $52,813.21 easing any pain we suspect.

Congratulations to the latest WSOPC gold ring winner!

WSOPC Ring Event #3: Deepstack Bounty Hunters $500K GTD Final Table Results

  1. PetitFoxx – $75,754.16
  2. Brtz – $52,813.21
  3. ArchieAndrews – $35,617.28
  4. ArtjnDuer – $20,151.27
  5. GOMEZOFESPO!R – $16,445.93
  6. kingjouni20 – $13,082.90
  7. dudu2508 – $9,586.52
  8. TonyGPT – $7,519.57
  9. unlucky2k11 – $5,266.24

What’s Next In The WSOP Super Circuit Online Series

There’s so much to look forward to, with millions to be won over the rest of this week. All eyes will surely be on the upcoming weekend, and the two WSOPC Ring Events scheduled for Sunday, May 10:

  • WSOPC Ring Event #4: Monster Stack $500K GTD – $200 buy-in @ 13:00 UTC
  • WSOPC Ring Event #5: BIG $500 $2M GTD Final Day – $500 buy-in @ 19:00

There are Event #5 Day 1s running regularly through May 10, so be sure to play one when you can to be in with a shot at that $2,000,000 prize pool and a coveted WSOPC gold ring!

Watch it here

See you on the tables!

Originally posted: May 7th, 2020

Asian Poker Tour 2020 Online Series Double Winner – readytoship!

Two APT Titles In A Single Day

It’s rare to win a single major title, so imagine how much rarer it is to ship two in the same tournament series on the same day!

Enter GGPoker legend readytoship. He first bested 235 players in APT Event #18, a $100 buy-in No Limit Hold’em tournament, claiming a winners’ prize of $4,239.44. Not satisfied with his day’s work, he then went on to take down APT Event #19, a $500 buy-in tournament with 129 participants, for an even chunkier prize: $12,711.52.

How’s that for a quiet Saturday in May?!

Two Trophies And A Whole Lot Of Poker Glory

Of course, readytoship hasn’t just won cold, hard cash. They’ve also snagged two official Asian Poker Tour trophies, which will look mighty fine in their trophy cabinet. What could be even sweeter is the everlasting poker glory they’ve earned, thanks to those two title-winning entries in the APT record book.

What’s Next In The Asian Poker Tour 2020 Online Series?

If you want to try to emulate this amazing feat and grab your own share of APT fame, the good news is that the Asian Poker Tour 2020 runs through May 10 at GGPoker, with hundreds of thousands in tournament prizes yet to be claimed.

The highlight of the series is the APT Championships, a $800 buy-in No Limit Hold’em tournament featuring multiple starting flights (running each day between now and May 10). This main event boasts a $250,000 prize pool guarantee – so what are you waiting for?

Get stuck into the Asian Poker Tour 2020 Online Series today!