The Winning Poker Network will be hosting its popular High Five tournament series from next Wednesday (October 19) with $977,500 in guaranteed prize money.
The Winning Poker Network´s High Five series consists of five high-profile tournaments played each day for five consecutive days. Originally launched in November 2013, the series of twenty-five events has always proven popular with players due to the wide variety of tournament formats and the opportunity to win a substantial amount of money.
Since November 2013, the combined guarantees for the series have continued to grow. What originally started life as a series worth $350,000 has almost tripled in value. When the Winning Poker Network hosted its last High Five series in June 2016, the tournament guarantees had increased to $940,000. Next week, players can expect to pocket a minimum of $977,500.
High Five Events Not Just for High Rollers
Although the feature of the first day´s action next Wednesday is a $530.00 buy-in High Rollers event, players with smaller bankrolls are not excluded from the High Five series. Buy-ins start at $3.30, and a comprehensive satellite schedule is being prepared for players at participating sites such as [geolink href=”https://www.pokernewsreport.com/americas-cardroom”]Americas Cardroom[/geolink], [geolink href=”https://www.pokernewsreport.com/black-chip-poker”]Black Chip Poker[/geolink] and (the not US facing) Ya Poker who wish to compete in more valuable events.
There is also a comprehensive mix of tournament formats. Events are played in 4-Max, 6-Max and full ring formats at a variety of speeds. Although the majority of events are NL Hold´em tournaments, there are also PL Omaha and NL Omaha Hi/Lo tournaments in the schedule and a $12,000 guaranteed KO event planned for Saturday October 22.
The highlight of the High Five tournament series is the $455.00 buy-in Main Event on Sunday October 23. The $420,000 guaranteed Main Event replaces the Winning Poker Network´s regular Sunday Special, will kick off at 4:00pm (ET) and has five hours of late registration. June´s High Five Main Event failed to meet its guarantee by $5,000, so expect plenty of value hunters to be keeping a close eye on the number of entries when late registration is about to close.
Here is Something the Network Kept Quiet About
Even before the High Five series gets underway, there are two events scheduled for this coming Sunday that players should be aware of. Each week, the Winning Poker Network hosts two leaderboard competitions – the “Beast” for cash game players, and “Sit & Crush” for Sit & Go players. Players who finish close to the top of each leaderboard are rewarded with cash prizes and tournament entries tickets for two special tournaments on Sunday evenings.
The Sunday evening tournaments can be bought into directly for $55.00 and, in recent weeks, have been offering packages to the Punta Cana Poker Classic. As the Punta Cana Poker Classic gets underway in a little under two weeks, the Winning Poker Network has changed the prizes on offer for the Sunday evening tournaments, and is now guaranteeing ten seats into next Wednesday´s Cage event in the 6:00pm Beast tournament, and four seats in the 8:00pm Sit & Crush tournament.
Unless you have been on another planet for the last couple of years, you should be familiar with the Cage – a $1,000 buy-in cash game with a tournament structure that ends after five hours. What you may not know is that there have been some remarkable results in recent months (in June, player “jammjanne” was the sole survivor from one Cage event and pocketed $19,000) and some top players taking part. Last week, UKIPT and Aria High Roller winner Max Silver tweeted:
Got my first ACR Cage cash and win on my 3rd attempt. Fun stuff. +$6146 profit
— Max Silver (@max_silver) October 6, 2016
Reasons Why You Should Play in the Beast or Sit & Crush Cage Qualifiers
There are several good reasons why you should play in the Beast or Sit & Crush Cage qualifiers – not least that, with a minimum of fourteen seats being guaranteed over the two events, the prize pool for next Wednesday´s Cage event should be well in excess of $30,000.
However, it is also noticeable that there is a lot of “dead money” in the Beast and Sit & Crush Sunday events. This is due to players qualifying for the tournament via the leaderboard competitions and not being able to take their seats because of other Sunday evening commitments.
Finally, next Wednesday´s Cage event kicks off at the same time at event #3 in the Winning Poker Network´s High Five Series – a $44.00 buy-in NL Hold´em tournament with a $20,000 guarantee. If you qualify for the Cage and cash in the High Five event, it could be a massive night for you on the Winning Poker Network.