Get ready to strike in Global Poker’s Rattlesnake Open II, which kicked off May 5 and continues through May 26. The series is part of the site’s championship series and offers plenty of chances to score.
The series plays out over 21 days and features 158 tournaments for both “gold coins” and “Sweeps Coins” (SC) players.
The Rattlesnake Open II features over SC$1 million in guarantees and almost 182 million in gold coin guaranteed tournaments.
Getting in on the Global Poker action
Global Poker utilizes a unique sweepstakes model that makes playing its games online legal in much of the US and Canada. Players are able to cash out for real money.
Through this model, players use virtual chips (gold coins), which they accumulate but cannot redeem for real money. However, when purchasing more coins, players receive sweepstakes prizes called Sweeps Coins.
This virtual currency can be used for SC tournaments and ring games, and can also be won in freerolls. As a player wins more Sweeps Coins, it can be cashed out for real money.
What to expect from the Rattlesnake
Global Poker offers players a variety of games like no-limit and fixed-limit hold ’em as well as pot-limit Omaha (PLO) and no-limit crazy pineapple. Players can jump in ring games, sit and gos, multi-table and jackpot sit-and-go tournaments.
Buy-ins vary and offer something for everyone – from micro stakes to hundreds of Sweeps dollars.
The Rattlesnake series offers something special with numerous tournaments at varying buy-ins. Most feature no-limit hold ’em (NLHE), but there are also some pot-limit hold ’em and fixed limit hold ’em events.
With differing levels of buy-ins, even low rollers have a shot at some serious Sweeps for only a few dollars.
Here’s a look at just a few of the types of tournaments to expect:
- Saturday, May 11: SC$11 NLHE SC$3,500 guaranteed
- Sunday, May 12: SC$110 NLHE SC$25,000 guaranteed deep stack
- Sunday, May 12: SC$218 NLHE SC$50,000 guaranteed deep stack
- Wednesday, May 15: SC$3.30 six-max NLHE SC$3,000 guaranteed (rebuy)
- Friday, May 17: SC$5.50 six-max NLHE SC$4,000 guaranteed (two rebuys, one add-on)
- Sunday, May 19: SC$218.00 NLHE SC$50,000 guaranteed deep stack
- Wednesday, May 22: SC$55 turbo NLHE SC$20,000 guaranteed (one rebuy, one add-on)
- Friday, May 24: SC$33 PLO SC$6,500 guaranteed (one rebuy, one add-on)
The final day of action, May 26, brings three main events. The “low” option features a SC$22 buy-in and a SC$15,000 guarantee in a deep stack format.
The SC$110 “medium” main event includes a deep stack NLHE format with SC$40,000 guarantee.
Those with bigger bankrolls will be interested in the “high” Main Event – a SC$218 deep stack with a SC$100,000 guaranteed prize pool.
This is just a small sample of what to expect. There are several tournaments each day of the series as well as Global’s regular events.
Added incentives include a live poker opportunity
Along with a chance at some major cash, Global Poker is offering even more for players. Those winning or finishing runner-up in a Sweeps Coins event receive a ticket to the Tournament of Champions.
That event is set for June 2 and features a freeroll guaranteed prizepool of SC$10,000 guaranteed. That includes a first-place prize in the form of a $5,000 live event package.
The winner of the Tournament of Champions then has the opportunity to represent Global Poker at a live tournament of his or her choice.
Once again the Rattlesnake Open II will also feature pop-up freerolls. Players can win tournament tickets and some extra Sweeps Coins.
Some swag for the champs
There is a full slate on this tournament schedule and those who win take home something a little extra.
Global is giving away 158 trophies for winners of Sweeps Coins and gold coin events. That also includes a Champion Pack with Global Poker merchandise only available to tournament winners.
And as in past series, the site is once again running its Hometown Heroes promotion. Players can win Sweeps Coins prizes posting photos on social media of themselves in their Global Poker champions gear with their winner’s trophy.
With so much action and extras on the line, get registered and bring your A-game.