The tiny buy-ins and thunderous payouts are back at Global Poker. The Micro Thunder Series II is set for Jan. 10-17 with 15 million Gold Coins (GC) and 50,000 Sweeps Coins (SC) guaranteed.
Players will find a varied schedule with 26 GC and 26 SC events with two Gods of Thunder finals planned. As in all Global series, some nice trophies is on the line as well in both GC and SC events.
With buy-ins starting at just GC1,000 and SC1, players can create their own thunder with a nice payday.
How does Global Poker work?
Global Poker is a sweepstakes casino site where players can play for free using virtual currencies. However, players can also redeem some of those for real cash prizes.
Players can use Gold Coins to play in tournaments, sit and go’s, and ring games. These are a free-to-play currency, but can’t be exchanged for cash prizes.
A player buying Gold Coins receives free Sweeps Coins as a bonus. These can be used as entry tokens in separate ring games, tournaments, and sit and go’s.
Unlike GC, Sweeps Coins can be accumulated and exchanged for real cash prizes and gift cards. The site offers an easy coin-buying process and quick payouts for winners.
Global has grown considerably over the last year and now has more than 1 million players. The site is available for players in the US and Canada (excluding Washington and Quebec)The site also underwent some major improvements and additions in 2020.
Global offers major tournament series throughout the year for GC and SC players. That now continues with the Micro Thunder Series.
Getting in on the Micro Thunder Sweeps Coin action
Players looking to win some Sweeps Coins with a shot at some real money cash prizes will find plenty of action. The 26 Micro Thunder events feature buy-ins ranging from SC1.10 to SC5.50 with guarantees from SC500 to SC10,000.
Events are grouped into Low, Medium, and High buy-in levels with a few special events also thrown in. Players will mostly No Limit Hold’em with a Pot Limit Omaha event on Jan. 10 with a SC500 guarantee.
There’s even a No Limit Crazy Pineapple tournament set for Jan. 16 with a SC500 guarantee. This is a version of Hold’em where players start with three cards and discard one after flop betting is complete.
Several poker variations are planned including six-max, deepstack, rebuy, progressive knockout (PKO), and traditional bounty format.
The series is highlighted by three main events on Jan. 17. The SC11 Thunderstorm tournament features a SC10,000 guarantee. The SC5.50 Thunderbolt and SC3.30 Thunderclap versions come with SC3,000 and SC1,500 guarantees.
Satellites for the main events run throughout the series. Some other highlights include:
- SC3.30 NLHE Progressive Bounty, Deepstack (Event 1-H, Jan. 10) – SC2,500 guaranteed
- S 2.20 NLHE Rebuy (Event 4-M, Jan. 13) – SC2,000
- SC3.30 NLHE Progressive Bounty, 6-Max (Event 5-H, Jan. 14) – SC1,500
- SC1.10 NLHE Bounty (Event 6-L, Jan. 15) – SC750
- SC2.20 NLHE Progressive Bounty (Event 7-L, Jan. 16) – SC1,000
- SC5.50 NLHE Progressive Bounty (Event 7-H, Jan. 16) – SC2,500
Here’s a look at the complete schedule:
2021 Global Poker Micro Series Sweeps Coins
Date Event Sweeps Coin buy-in Guarantee
Jan. 16 Satellite to 7-H, 5 Seats Guaranteed [Turbo] 1.1 5 seats
Jan. 17 Satellite to Micro Thunderstorm Main Event-H, 5 Seats Guaranteed [Turbo] 2.2 5 seats
Jan. 17 Satellite to Micro Thunderbolt Main Event-M, 5 Seats Guaranteed [Turbo] 1.1 5 seats
Daily: Jan. 4-16 Satellite to Micro Thunderstorm Main Event-H, 2 Seats Guaranteed [Turbo] 0.25 2 seats
Jan. 10 1-L SC 1,000 Guaranteed [Progressive Bounty, Deep] 1.1 SC 1,000
Jan. 10 1-M SC 1,500 Guaranteed [Progressive Bounty, Deep] 2.2 SC 1,500
Jan. 10 1-H SC 2,500 Guaranteed [Progressive Bounty, Deep] 3.3 SC 2,500
Jan. 10 1-X PLO SC 500 Guaranteed [6-Max, Deep] 1.1 SC 500
Jan. 11 2-L SC 500 Guaranteed [6-Max] 1.1 SC 500
Jan. 11 2-M SC 1,000 Guaranteed [6-Max] 2.2 SC 1,000
Jan. 11 2-H SC 1,500 Guaranteed [6-Max] 3.3 SC 1,500
Jan. 12 3-L SC 750 Guaranteed 1.1 SC 750
Jan. 12 3-M SC 1,500 Guaranteed 2.2 SC 1,500
Jan. 12 3-H SC 2,000 Guaranteed 3.3 SC 2,000
Jan. 13 4-L SC 1,000 Guaranteed [Rebuy] 1.1 SC 1,000
Jan. 13 4-M SC 2,000 Guaranteed [Rebuy] 2.2 SC 2,000
Jan. 13 4-H SC 3,500 Guaranteed [Rebuy] 3.3 SC 3,500
Jan. 14 5-L SC 500 Guaranteed [Progressive Bounty, 6-Max] 1.1 SC 500
Jan. 14 5-M SC 1,000 Guaranteed [Progressive Bounty, 6-Max] 2.2 SC 1,000
Jan. 14 5-H SC 1,500 Guaranteed [Progressive Bounty, 6-Max] 3.3 SC 1,500
Jan. 15 6-L SC 750 Guaranteed [Bounty] 1.1 SC 750
Jan. 15 6-M SC 1,250 Guaranteed [Bounty] 2.2 SC 1,250
Jan. 15 6-H SC 2,000 Guaranteed [Bounty] 3.3 SC 2,000
Jan. 16 7-L SC 1,000 Guaranteed [Progressive Bounty] 2.2 SC 1,000
Jan. 16 7-M SC 1,500 Guaranteed [Progressive Bounty] 3.3 SC 1,500
Jan. 16 7-H SC 2,500 Guaranteed [Progressive Bounty] 5.5 SC 2,500
Jan. 16 7-X NLCP SC 500 Guaranteed [Progressive Bounty, 6-Max] 1.1 SC 500
Jan. 17 Micro Thunderclap Main Event-L SC 1,500 Guaranteed [Deep] 3.3 SC 1,500
Jan. 17 Micro Thunderbolt Main Event-M SC 3,000 Guaranteed [Deep] 5.5 SC 3,000
Jan. 17 Micro Thunderstorm Main Event-H SC 10,000 Guaranteed [Deep] 11 SC 10,000
Jan. 24 SC 2,000 Gods of Thunder SC 2,000
Inside the Gold Coin schedule
Micro Thunder Gold Coin players also have a chance at earning some hardware and prestige. All 24 winners receive a trophy. All those who make the final table are also awarded a limited-edition, Micro Thunder pin. A few highlights of that include:
- GC1,100 PLO 6-Max, Deepstack (Event 1-X, Jan. 10) – GC150,000 guaranteed
- GC3,300 NLHE Bounty (Event 6-H, Jan. 14) – GC600,000
- GC5,500 NLHE Progressive Bounty (Event 7-H, Jan. 16) – GC750,000
- GC1,100 No Limit Crazy Pineapple Progressive Bounty, 6-Max (Event 7-X, Jan. 16) – GC150,000
Here’s a look at the complete Gold Coin schedule.
2021 Global Poker Micro Series Gold Coins
Start Time (PT) Tournament name Gold coin buy-in
Jan. 10 1-L GC 300,000 Guaranteed [Progressive Bounty, Deep] 1,100
Jan. 10 1-M GC 600,000 Guaranteed [Progressive Bounty, Deep] 2,200
Jan. 10 1-H GC 900,000 Guaranteed [Progressive Bounty, Deep] 3,300
Jan. 10 1-X PLO GC 150,000 Guaranteed [6-Max, Deep] 1,100
Jan. 11 2-L GC 150,000 Guaranteed [6-Max] 1,100
Jan. 11 2-M GC 300,000 Guaranteed [6-Max] 2,200
Jan. 11 2-H GC 450,000 Guaranteed [6-Max] 3,300
Jan. 12 3-L GC 300,000 Guaranteed 1,100
Jan. 12 3-M GC 600,000 Guaranteed 2,200
Jan. 12 3-H GC 900,000 Guaranteed 3,300
Jan. 13 4-L GC 300,000 Guaranteed [Rebuy] 1,100
Jan. 13 4-M GC 600,000 Guaranteed [Rebuy] 2,200
Jan. 13 4-H GC 900,000 Guaranteed [Rebuy] 3,300
Jan. 14 5-L GC 150,000 Guaranteed [Progressive Bounty, 6-Max] 1,100
Jan. 14 5-M GC 375,000 Guaranteed [Progressive Bounty, 6-Max] 2,200
Jan. 14 5-H GC 525,000 Guaranteed [Progressive Bounty, 6-Max] 3,300
Jan. 15 6-L GC 225,000 Guaranteed [Bounty] 1,100
Jan. 15 6-M GC 375,000 Guaranteed [Bounty] 2,200
Jan. 15 6-H GC 600,000 Guaranteed [Bounty] 3,300
Jan. 15 7-L GC 300,000 Guaranteed [Progressive Bounty] 2,200
Jan. 16 7-M GC 450,000 Guaranteed [Progressive Bounty] 3,300
Jan. 16 7-H GC 750,000 Guaranteed [Progressive Bounty] 5,500
Jan. 16 7-X NLCP GC 150,000 Guaranteed [Progressive Bounty, 6-Max] 1,100
Jan. 17 Micro Thunderclap Main Event-L GC 750,000 Guaranteed [Deep] 3,300
Jan. 17 Micro Thunderbolt Main Event-M GC 1,200,000 Guaranteed [Deep] 5,500
Jan. 17 Micro Thunderstorm Main Event-H GC 3,000,000 Guaranteed [Deep] 11,000
Jan. 24 GC 600,000 Gods of Thunder
Winners battle in the Global Poker Gods of Thunder
Those who rise to the top in one of the Micro Thunder tournaments have even more to play for. All SC and GC final table players will clash in the Gods of Thunder events for some bonus prizes.
GC and SC event winners receive a Micro Thunder Series II trophy. The champion’s package also includes a “God of Thunder” hoodie, limited-edition cap, and pin.
Global Poker unveils new trophy
Global Poker takes pride in awarding players a top-notch trophy and the Micro Thunder is no different. The site attempted to take the design to the next level for 2021.
The company believes the cool metallic hand clenching a lightning bolt is a great representation of the Micro Thunder attitude. Even players jumping in GC events also have a chance to “grab some lightning.”
Big Sunday action continues at Global Poker
Along with numerous daily tournaments and cash games, Global Poker also hosts some big Sunday majors. These regularly top the guarantees with some big payouts for players.
The SC110 Sunday Teaser features a SC25,000 guarantee. On Jan. 3, the event attracted 310 entries for a SC31,000 prize pool. California player “Michaelgreer22” took the title for Michaelgreer22.
The SC218 Sunday Scrimmage features a SC50,000 guarantee and attracted 332 entries for a SC66,400 prize pool. New Jersey player “HolySmokes” took that one down for SC12,709.
The action in both events continues this Sunday. Click here for a complete Global Poker site review and exclusive USPoker bonus offers.