Lords of the Rings: WSOP.com Kicks Off 2023 with $1.3 Million Online Circuit Series; $260K in PA, MI

January 6, 2023
Lords of the Rings: WSOP.com Kicks Off 2023 with $1.3 Million Online Circuit Series; $260K in PA, MI

WSOP.com is starting off the new year with the first Online Circuit Series of 2023, featuring $1.3 million in guaranteed prizes across regulated states from Jan. 6-17. Online poker players will find 12 championship rings up for grabs.

The series is available in the Nevada/New Jersey combined market with separate festivals running in Pennsylvania and Michigan. Those tournaments will also run on the same dates with another 12 rings on the line and $260,000 guaranteed in each state.

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WSOP.com Online Circuit Series preview

January may be cold in the northeast but the action is hot at WSOP.com The $525 Main Event heats up on Jan. 15 and features a $200,000 guarantee for players in New Jersey and Nevada.

Pennsylvania and Michigan will see that event on the same date with $50,000 guaranteed. Most events feature No Limit Hold’em with a few Omaha tournaments as well. Other highlights include:

  • $215 NLHE Deepstack  (Event 1, Jan. 6) – $40,000 guaranteed in NJ/NV, $15,000 in PA and MI
  • $215 NLHE Monster Stack (Event 3, Jan. 8) – $100,000 guaranteed in NJ/NV only
  • $$500 NJ/NV, $215 PA/MI PLO (Event 6, Jan. 11) – $40,000 guaranteed in NJ/NV, $15,000 in PA and MI
  • $1,000 NLHE High Roller (Event 12, Jan. 17) – $75,000 guaranteed in NJ/NV

Here’s a look at the complete schedules:

Nevada/New Jersey – WSOP.com January Online Circuit Series

EventTournamentBuy-inGuarantee
1Turbo Deepstack 2x re-entry$215$40,000
2Double Stack 2x re-entry$320$75,000
3Monsterstack 2x re-entry$215$100,000
4NLHE Freezeout$320$40,000
5High Roller Six-max 2x re-entry$1,000$75,000
6PLO Big $500 Six-max 3x re-entry$500$40,000
7NLHE 8-max 2x re-entry$215$50,000
8Kncokcout Freezeout$320$40,000
9NLHE Big $500 Eight-max 3x re-entry$500$75,000
10Main Event Eight-max 3x re-entry$525$200,000
11NLHE Six-max 2x re-entry$215$40,000
12High Roller Eight-max 3x re-entry$1,000$75,000

 Pennsylvania & Michigan – WSOP.com January Online Circuit Series

EventTournamentBuy-inGuarantee
1NLHE Deepstack 2x re-entry$215$15,000
2NLHE PKO 2x re-entry$320$20,000
3NLHE Eight-max 2x re-entry$109$35,000
4NLHE PKO Six-max 2x re-entry$215$15,000
5NLHE Big $500 2x re-entry$500$30,000
6PLO Deepstack Six-max 2x re-entry$215$15,000
7Double Stack 2x re-entry$215$20,000
8Turbo Deepstack$215$15,000
9NLHE PKO 2x re-entry$320$20,000
10Main Event 3x re-entry$525$50,000
11Double Stack Freezeout$320$15,000
12NLHE PKO 2x re-entry$320$20,000

Tournament of Champions 

Five months remain for players to get into the WSOP Tournament of Champions. The $1 million freeroll is for all 2022-23 bracelet and circuit ring winners, live or online.

The event will take place in Las Vegas during the World Series of Poker. Complete details aren’t available yet. Stay tuned to USPoker for updates.

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December Online Circuit winners

One highlighted tournament last month saw YouTuber Ethan “Rampage” Yau grab his fourth ring in event 12 along with $45,722 . Matt Stout won his eighth ring and over $14,488 on his off day from a major event.

In Michigan, Jason “1WinAtAtime” Johnson scored his first ring and $17,987.

Also in the Wolverine State, KC Vaughan secured two rings in two days for a total of about$11,000. Some other December Online Circuit  winners include:

  • Jonathan Dokler – Event 3, $16,581 (NJ/NV)
  • Michael Mercaldo – Event 4, $38,474 (NJ/NV)
  • Blaze Gaspari – Event 5, $12,197 (NJ/NV)
  • David Somers – Event 7, $14,903 (NJ/NV)
  • Michael Wolf – Event 2, $6,505 (PA)
  • Michael Mcnicholas – Event 3, $5,510 (PA)
  • Sebastian Harasim – Event 5 $14,917 (PA)
  • Kyle Ciccarello – Event 7, $10,087 (PA)
  • Denis Pchelkin – Event 12, $18,234  (PA)
  • Andrew Korby – Event 2, $6,751 (MI)
  • Anthony Vickers – Event 5, $13,007 (MI)
  • Robert Moldovan – Event 6, $7,108 (MI)
  • Richard Dykhouse – Event 8, $6,542 (MI)

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