Last week, 888 and Caesars launched WSOP.com for real-money online play. Just a few days following the launch, the site held its first major Sunday online tournament with the $15,000 Weekly Sunday Guarantee.
The buy-in for the event was $215 and attracted 70 players, which means it fell $1,000 short of the guarantee so there was a slight overlay. The top ten places paid out, and it was "NICKKK" who emerged victorious for the top prize of $4,350. The tournament lasted five hours and 53 minutes.
A few months ago, WSOP.com's leading competitor in the state of Nevada, Ultimate Poker, held its first Sunday major. The Ultimate Poker event, which had a $10,000 guaranteed prize pool and featured a $100 buy-in, reached its cap of 200 players and generated a prize pool of $18,200 — a hefty $8,200 clear of the guarantee.
WSOP.com $15,000 Weekly Sunday Guarantee Results
The $15,000 Weekly Sunday Guarantee will take place every Sunday at 6 p.m. PST, with late registration open for one hour. Players begin with 5,000 in tournament chips and blind levels increase every 15 minutes.
In October, the site will host the WSOP.com Online Championships, a nine-tournament series with $500,000 in added money. The nine winners of the Online Championships will compete in a sit-n-go titled the “Online Nine,” which will coincide with the November Nine.