GGPoker is bringing back its Short Deck Series this February. It will be the fourth tournament series hosted by the operator in just two months and comes on the heels of the biggest Super MILLION$ Week which concluded last week.
The latest edition of the Short Deck Series will run from February 20 – 27 featuring $1 million in guaranteed prize pool.
Key Details and Full Schedule
The operator has just released the full schedule for the second Short Deck Series, with the $525 buy-in Main Event and the $52.50 Mini Main Event making a return, but with doubled guarantees this time around. This means that the Main Event now offers $200,000 in guaranteed prizes, while the mini version comes with $100,000 in guarantees.
GGPoker’s Short Deck Squad comprised of Chinese poker pros Lu Di and Wang Kun, alongside Denys Chufarin of Team Ukraine, will be streaming the action throughout the series.
The full schedule features around 70 events catering to players of all levels, skills, and bankrolls, with buy-ins ranging from $52.50, all the way up to $10,300. The festival also features multiple stacks per buy-in.
High roller fans should watch for the following events: $1,050 buy-in, $25K GTD Short Deck Bounty High Roller, $5,250 buy-in, $75K GTD Short Deck Bounty Super High Roller, and $10,300, $100K GTD Short Deck Super High Roller.
A more affordable Short Deck Asia High Roller opens the series. It comes with a buy-in of $888 and a guarantee of $20,000. The schedule also includes an $88 buy-in Short Deck Asia Special tournament and a $125 buy-in Short Deck Daily Special for those with smaller bankrolls.
In the lead up to the festival, the daily cash game leaderboard for the fast-paced variant has been increased. GGPoker’s $10 million monthly promo also continues in February, with the prizes at stake across all Short Deck games being doubled from $5,000 to $10,000 to generate excitement for the upcoming series.
The Short Deck Series debuted in July 2021, becoming the first online poker festival solely dedicated to the short deck variant. The inaugural festival featured $1 million in guaranteed prize pool, with players competing in more than 70 tournaments across eight days. Along with the launch of the inaugural series, GGPoker also created the Short Deck Squad which is comprised of world-renowned experts at the 36-card deck poker variant.
GGPoker Continues to Create Waves
GGPoker capped off 2021 with a massive achievement – it managed to dethrone PokerStars as the king of online poker after staying uncontested for over a decade. In 2020, the operator also made some noise when it landed the Guinness Book of World Records after holding the record-breaking WSOP Online Main Event which generated the largest single tournament prize pool in online poker history.
GGPoker has no plans to rest on its laurels. In a bid to maintain its status as one of the world’s leading online poker sites, it continues its tradition of running the biggest online poker tournaments on the planet. 2022 has just begun but the operator has already run four festivals, including the successful WSOP Winter Online Circuit which kicked off in December 2021 and ended just a weeks ago, the Super MILLION$ Week, and the Asia Poker League Online.
The operator is expected to run more massive tournaments throughout the year, including one “special event”, as revealed by a reliable source.
Details are still scarce as of now, but that event could be something linked to the WSOP, an iteration of some of the site’s biggest festivals such as the GG Spring Festival, or the signing of a new brand ambassador. Or, it may come in the form of a new innovative game or a major software update.