GGPoker is going head-to-head against PokerStars´ WCOOP with an ambitious schedule consisting of 478 events, which between them have $50 million in prize money.
It´s not unusual for online poker sites to schedule big tournament series at the same time as PokerStars´ headline events – the logic being that, if tournament-hungry players don´t like the upcoming WCOOP events – or the upcoming events are beyond their bankrolls – they´ll look for something else. It´s also the case players with multiscreen set-ups and fast brains can play multiple tournaments simultaneously.
This logic hasn´t worked out so well in recent years. After getting its $60 million PowerFest series battered by PokerStars´ World Cup of Online Poker last year, Party Poker avoided confrontation this year by running its summer PowerFest in August; and, although 888Poker is still running an XL Eclipse series while the WCOOP is underway, the XL Eclipse series is a shadow of its former self.
GGPoker´s Turn to Give it a Go
Historical evidence doesn´t appear to have dissuaded GGPoker from giving it a go. The site has just released the details for the Good Game Series 3 which will run from Sunday September 8th to Sunday September 29th. (PokerStars´ WCOOP runs from Thursday 5th September to Wednesday 25th September). The Good Game Series 3 will consist of 478 events guaranteed for a total of $50 million.
If you compare the two schedules against each other, you would have to say PokerStars´ WCOOP has a greater variety of tournaments, is more player-friendly in terms of buy-ins (GGPoker appears to be heavily relying on its high buy-in Blade tournaments to shore up its guarantee) and has the more valuable Main Event (the PokerStars WCOOP Main Event is guaranteed for $10 million).
However, whereas PokerStars is supporting its series with Spin & Go games and a $50,000 leaderboard competition, GGPoker will be giving away $100,000 in tournament entry tickets prior to the Good Game Series 3 and running a leaderboard competition throughout the series with a $300,000 prize pool. Furthermore, GGPoker´s satellite schedule looks the better of the two for players with limited bankrolls.
You Don´t Have to Wait Until September for Big Tournaments at GGPoker
The schedule for the Good Game Series 3 will shortly be released in the GGPoker client, but if you want some valuable tournament action before September 8th, check out the previously mentioned Blade tournaments with their buy-ins of up to $25,000, and also the daily Macau Billionaire Poker (MBP) events that are timed for the Asian market and not so well supported by European players.
If you enjoy playing in live poker tournaments as well as online, it´s also worth keeping an eye open for SuperStack qualifiers at GGPoker. Live SuperStack tournaments run throughout the year all over Europe, and the next scheduled event is in Spain´s sunny Costa del Sol from October 2nd to October 6th. You might well need a break in the sunshine after grinding away in the Good Game Series 3!
Find Out More about What´s Going On at GGPoker
If you are not yet playing at GGPoker, and would like to know more about this ambitious online poker site, you can find all the information you need in our GGPoker review. Our review explains more about why GGPoker has become one of the world´s leading online poker sites and demonstrates how to set up an account in order to take advantage of a 200% bonus on first deposits up to $1,000.
In our opinion, GGPoker deserves its turn to “give it a go” against PokerStars´ WCOOP and we confidently expect the Good Game Series to be a tremendous success. However, it is a big step up in class from its previous Good Game tournament series (which was guaranteed for just $10 million) so make sure you visit GGPoker and keep an eye out for some potentially substantial overlays.