The World Series of Poker action continues this month with the Caesars Online Circuit Series at WSOP.com from Sept. 15-26. The festival lets players compete for 12 championship rings and over $1 million in guaranteed prizes.
The events are exclusive to players in the New Jersey and Nevada markets. While the platform is also available in Pennsylvania, that state isn’t part of a shared liquidity market yet. A PA circuit series continues this week.
A look at the WSOP.com Caesars Online Circuit highlights
In this series, players will find mostly No Limit Hold’em events with a single Omaha tournament thrown in the mix. The $525 Main Event highlights the series on Sept. 26 with a $250,000 guarantee. Some other highlighted events include:
- $215 Monster Stack (Event 5, Sept. 19) – $125,000 guaranteed
- $500 Pot Limit Omaha BIG (Event 6, Sept. 20) – $50,000 guaranteed
- $1,000 High Roller Six-Max (Event 7, Sept. 21) – $100,000 guaranteed
- $320 Double Stack (Event 11, Sept. 25) – $100,000 guaranteed
Here’s a look at the entire schedule:
WSOP.com Caesars Online Circuit Series
Date Event Buy-in Guarantee
Sept. 15 #1 - NLHE 6-Max $320 $75,000
Sept. 16 #2 - NLHE Knockout Freezeout $300 $50,000
Sept. 17 #3 - NLHE Deep Turbo $215 $50,000
Sept. 18 #4 - NLHE Double Stack $320 $100,000
Sept. 19 #5 - NLHE Monster Stack $215 $125,000
Sept. 20 #6 -PLO BIG $500 6-Max $500 $50,000
Sept. 21 #7 - NLHE High Roller 6-Max $1,000 $100,000
Sept. 22 #8 - NLHE $215 $75,000
Sept. 23 #9 - NLHE BIG $500 8-Max $500 $75,000
Sept. 24 #10- NLHE Turbo $250 $50,000
Sept. 25 #11 - NLHE Double Stack $320 $100,000
Sept. 26 #12 - NLHE Main Event 8-Max $525 $250,000
Monthly leaderboard cash still up for grabs
WSOP.com continues to run a $10,000 monthly leaderboard for each Online Circuit Series. The top 10 circuit grinders each month win WSOP.com tournament tickets.
The winner also wins a seat into the year-end WSOP Online Circuit Championship with a $250,000 guarantee. That tournament is set for Dec. 28 and rewards the champion with a WSOP gold bracelet.
Players qualify for the championship by winning a:
- gold ring event
- $10,000 Player of the Month leaderboard
- Second Chance Freeroll
Players also earn entry by being one of the top 50 players on the cumulative circuit leaderboard. New Jersey’s Daniel “juice” Buzgon continues to hold the top spot on the leaderboard. He has eight WSOP Circuit rings in his collection.
Here’s a look at the top 10 players on the cumulative leaderboard as of September:
- Daniel “juice” Buzgon – 368.30
- APokerJoker2 – 288.70
- BrockLesnar – 277.81
- SWAGGYB – 244.75
- Slapshot1085 – 230.85
- Pollux 229.92
- Jchak – 223.60
- Crocofantos – 223.12
- Flawlessbink – 217.59
- NostraDonkus – 207.38
Notable winners from August
August showcased 12 rings up for grabs. Ian “APokerJoke2” Steinman is currently second on the Player of the Year leaderboard, chasing Buzgon for the top spot. In August Steinman collected his fifth WSOP Circuit ring in the $320 Double Stack for $23,187.
New Jersey online poker grinder Krishna “ninjago” Kalidas won the Big $500 in August for $23,127. This score came after making a final table in a WSOP Online bracelet event as well.
“After having a couple deep runs this summer, it was nice to close out with my first ring,” he told USPoker. “I have been playing well and working hard, so it feels nice to win this one.”
Ryan “joeyisamush” Depaulo joined the exclusive club of players who have a ring and bracelet. Depaulo conquered the PLO $500 and scored $16,681.
Toby “DustinPistons” Lewis grabbed his second circuit ring in August in the $320 Double Stack for $21,236. David “Dave419” Nodes also secured his second ring and $14,526 in the $300 Freezeout.
Stephanie “stephhub31” Rivkin has had a busy summer as well. Besides marrying poker player Jason Rivkin, she won her first circuit ring in the $215 Monster Stack for $27,422.
WSOP.com freeroll cash
September Caesars Circuit ring winners also earn entries into a $25,000 freeroll set for Sept. 28. Those finishing among the top 10 on the monthly leaderboard also receive freeroll tournament entries.
Also on Sept 28, WSOP.com hosts a Second Chance Freeroll for players who participated in at least three September ring events. The winner-take-all tournament awards a seat in the $250,000 Online Circuit Championship.
The next circuit series is the Fall Online Super Circuit in October. Players can grab 18 more rings during events running Oct. 9-26.