The biggest small-stakes tournament in poker is nearing its conclusion, and WPT Global is looking to give a few extra players a shot at the massive $1 million prize pool. The final two days of the gigantic game are scheduled for early October, with several more chances to bag a Day 2 stack still available.
The $1 buy-in $1 million event just got even bigger with WPT Global adding some Day 1 starting flights to give more players the chance to make it into Day 2 and, potentially, the final day, where everyone will be guaranteed huge returns on their initial small investments.
While the new Day 1 flights will undoubtedly add more buy-ins to the pool, there was never any hope of this tournament hitting the guarantee, which was completely intentional. From the start, WPT Global created a game that couldn’t hit the guarantee in an effort to spread some money around its new poker community.
There are over a dozen starting flights for the big game, running from Sep 13 through Sep 28, and the dates for the final two days of action are Oct 1 and 2.
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When a poker operator sets a guarantee, it is a calculated value set high enough to attract players, but not so high that the room has to pay a significant overlay if the guarantee is not met. While operators are happy to pay overlay when necessary, they set guarantees such that they will be hit more often than not, and when they miss, it is not by much.
WPT Global took a different tack when designing the $1 for $1,000,000. From the very start, the room knew the game would never make the guarantee, and it knew there would be a significant amount of overlay to cover.
“We have designed this event with a guaranteed overlay of over $900,000,” the operator said plainly in the PR for the new schedule. “The $1 for $1 Million tournament gives everyone, regardless of bankroll, a chance to play one of our flagship online poker events for pennies — a hundred of them.”
Even with the new Day 1 flights, nothing has changed as far as the guarantee is concerned — there will still be far more money in the prize pool than the entries alone would justify, and over 90% of it will come straight from the operator’s pocket.
There is no bigger game on the virtual felt right now. While many other operators may offer more significant guarantees, given the tiny buy-in for this $1 million prize, there is hardly better value to be had anywhere in the online poker world.
WPT Global is open to all Canadian residents outside of Ontario, and Canucks can download the WPT Global App and get into the game straight away.
WPT Global $1 for $1,000,000 Day 1 Flights
|September 16||1:00 PM||Day 1||$1||$1,000,000|
|September 16||11:00 PM||Day 1||$1||$1,000,000|
|September 17||1:00 PM||Day 1||$1||$1,000,000|
|September 17||11:00 PM||Day 1||$1||$1,000,000|
|September 18||1:00 PM||Day 1||$1||$1,000,000|
|September 18||6:00 PM||Day 1||$1||$1,000,000|
|September 18||11:00 PM||Day 1||$1||$1,000,000|
|September 19||11:00 PM||Day 1||$1||$1,000,000|
|September 21||1:00 PM||Day 1||$1||$1,000,000|
|September 21||11:00 PM||Day 1||$1||$1,000,000|
|September 25||1:00 PM||Day 1||$1||$1,000,000|
|September 25||11:00 PM||Day 1||$1||$1,000,000|
|September 28||1:00 PM||Day 1||$1||$1,000,000|
|September 28||11:00 PM||Day 1||$1||$1,000,000|
|October 1||3:00 PM||Day 2||$1,000,000|
|October 2||3:00 PM||Day 3||$1,000,000|