Players with a liking for online High-Roller tournaments are in for a treat from Sunday July 8th when the Bigger Online Super Series (BOSS) makes a return to the Winning Poker Network. Over eight days of action, the twenty-six events in the series will have combined guaranteed prize pools in excess of $3 million.
The Bigger Online Super Series (BOSS) usually forms the final leg of the Winning Poker Network´s OSS Cub3d series; but, from Sunday July 8th until Sunday July 15th, players at Black Chip Poker and Americas Cardroom will be able to enjoy twenty-five high buy-in tournaments and one $5,100 Cage event as a standalone series – the first time the Network has ever run BOSS as a standalone series.
The majority of BOSS tournaments have buy-ins of between $109 and $530 – the exceptions being the $1,050 buy-in 8-Max event on July 11th, the $1,050 buy-in Super Knockout Event on July 13th, and the $1 million guaranteed Main Event on July 15th that has a buy-in of $2,100. Naturally, all the tournaments in the BOSS series will be supported by a comprehensive satellite schedule.
Plenty of Variety in the BOSS Schedule
As is now common with most big tournament series (not just on the Winning Poker Network, but also most other networks) there is a good selection of games in the tournament schedule. In addition to “regular” NL Hold´em tournaments, the network has included 6-Max, Super-Stack and Hyper-Turbo NL Hold´em tournaments, and five PLO or PLO8 tournaments – including one with an 8-Max KO format.
What is different about the BOSS schedule is that the tournaments are played at different times on most days. For example, whereas weekday feature tournaments would usually start at two-hour intervals, there can be one event scheduled to start mid-afternoon and then two events starting close together later in the evening. Players should make note of this and check the daily schedule carefully.
The final day of the BOSS series is a cracker – with four tournaments guaranteeing a combined total of $1.36 million in prize money. The BOSS Main Event is naturally the highlight, but the three other tournaments have been plucked from the regular schedule and had their usual guarantees doubled. Watch out though for a very, very long late registration period for the Main Event – 6 Hours!
|BOSS Schedule for Sunday 15th July|
|1:00pm||#23||BOSS Main Event – 6 Hours Late Registration||$2,100||$1,000,000|
|2:30pm||#24||#24 PLO Sunday Special – 3 Hours Late Registration||$215||$60,000|
|2:30pm||#25||#25 NLHE Sunday Special – 3 Hours Late Registration||$215||$200,000|
|6:00pm||#25||#26 NLHE High Roller – 3 Hours Late Registration||$530||$100,000|
More about the $5,100 Buy-In Cage Event
The $5,100 buy-in Cage event is Event #12 in the BOSS schedule. It takes place at 7:00pm ET on Wednesday 11th July (note: NO late registration) and, for their buy-in, players receive 5,000 chips with a value of $1 each. The concept of the Cage is that players are locked in for five hours unless they bust; but, to make their tasks harder, the blinds and antes increase each hour:
- Level 1: Blinds $10/$20 – ante $2
- Level 2: Blinds $15/$30 – ante $3
- Level 3: Blinds $25/$50 – ante $5
- Level 4: Blinds $30/$60 – ante $6
- Level 5: Blinds $50/$100 – ante $10
The format of the Cage has changed a little since it was first played in 2014; but, if it attracts anything like the sixty-six players who registered for the inaugural Cage, it will be well worth watching if you cannot play in the event yourself. You should be able to follow the action via the poker client and any number of players will be live-streaming the event on Twitch.
The Satellite Schedule Should be Going Live Soon
The BOSS schedule is already live in the Tourney lobbies at Black Chip Poker and Americas Cardroom, and the satellite schedule should be going live soon. Players should keep an eye out for Mega-Satellites feeding into the feature events, and also for sub-satellites guaranteeing a generous number of seats for Mega-Satellites. These are popular qualifiers and often award more seats than their guarantees.