World Series of Poker debuting new online series for 50th anniversary

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Posted at 4:02 PM, Sep 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-09 19:04:32-04

The World Series of Poker (WSOP) announced a new online series celebrating its 50 years of poker action.

The “50th Anniversary Series” online poker festival, running now through Sept. 27 will feature 50 special themed tournaments including “groovy” freezouts with no re-entry, as was customary in the early years of WSOP.

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Featuring both low-stakes Player Appreciation tournaments and a greater number of “high-rollers,” the anniversary series aims to replicate the WSOP experience, offering something of interest for every player.

In total $3 million in guaranteed prize money will be offered across the 50 themed tournaments.

Each Wednesday throughout the festival will feature a “Free Love Freeroll” of $10,000 to reward WSOP.COM players. Sundays will kick up the action, highlighted by a $100,000 guaranteed tournament for only $50+5 on Sept. 20, as well as a massive $505,050 guarantee Main Event with a $555 buy in on Sept. 27.

Coming off the record-breaking success of WSOP Online in July, which saw 44,229 entries and a total prize pool of $26.9 million, organizers are hopeful to jumpstart the fall campaign.

Additional details can be found on the sites here.