bestbet Jacksonville Winter Open Runs Jan. 21-31; PokerNews to Report $2,000 Main Event
For the fourth consecutive year, Florida's bestbet Jacksonville will play host to the Winter Open from January 21-31, an 11-event series culminating with a $2,000 buy-in Main Event from Jan. 29-31. That tournament, which will play eight-handed, start players with 40,000 in chips, and play 40-minute levels, will be live reported by PokerNews.
“We’re excited to start 2021 off with our popular Winter Open event at bestbet Jacksonville! This will be our first big series event since January of last year and our team has worked hard to make sure it will be a great and safe experience for everyone,” said Jesse Hollander, Executive Director of Card Room Operations. “We are fortunate to be able to have eleven different live poker tournaments during the series and based on how our Fall Frenzy tournaments went we expect to see a lot new and returning players.”
The Main Event will begin with Day 1a at Noon ET on Friday, January. Day 1b will take place at the same time on Saturday, January 30, and the surviving players from both flights will return to play down to a winner at Noon ET on Sunday, January 31. Unlimited re-entries and late registration will remain open until the start of Level 10.
Main Event Structure
Likewise, the final table for Event #1: $560 No-Limit Hold’em will also be live-streamed. That tournament features three starting flights, starts players with 20,000 in chips, and plays 30-minute levels. Other events on the schedule include H.O.R.S.E., Monster Stack, Ladies Event, pot-limit Omaha, and 6-Max NLH.
bestbet Jacksonville Winter Open Schedule
|1/21/21||Thu||12pm||#1||No Limit Hold'em Day 1A||$560||30 min|
|1/22/21||Fri||12pm||#1||No Limit Hold'em Day 1B||$560||30 min|
|1/23/21||Sat||12pm||#1||No Limit Hold'em Day 1C||$560||30 min|
|1/24/21||Sun||12pm||#1||Event #1 Final Day **Live Streamed**||30 min|
|1/24/21||Sun||1pm||#3||No Limit Hold'em W/ $100 Bounties||$360||30 min|
|1/25/21||Mon||12pm||#4||No Limit Hold'em||$160||30 min|
|1/26/21||Tue||12pm||#5||No Limit Hold'em Monster Stack||$360||30 min|
|1/27/21||Wed||12pm||#6||No Limit Hold'em Turbo W/ $50 Bounties||$260||15 min|
|1/27/21||Wed||3pm||#7||No Limit Hold'em Ladies Event **Live Streamed**||$320||30 min|
|1/28/21||Thu||12pm||#8||No Limit Hold'em 6 MAX||$1,000||30 min|
|1/29/21||Fri||12pm||Main Event||No Limit Hold'em Main Event Day 1A||$2,000||40 min|
|1/30/21||Sat||12pm||Main Event||No Limit Hold'em Main Event Day 1B||$2,000||40 min|
|1/30/21||Sat||5pm||#9||Pot Limit Omaha||$360||30 min|
|1/31/21||Sun||12pm||Main Event||Day 2 **Live Streamed**||40 min|
|1/31/21||Sun||1pm||#10||The bestbet 500||$500||30 min|
Finally, there are several COVID-19 precautions in place at bestbet Jacksonville that players will need to abide by.
- To enter bestbet, all players and employees must submit to a non-invasive temperature check, sanitized their hands upon entry, and wear a Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) at all times.
- Face masks and face shields are both allowed as PPE at bestbet.
- Reduced capacity in the poker room with 8-handed games.
- Staff is routinely cleaning and disinfecting high touch areas throughout the facility.
- Hand sanitizing stations are located throughout the facility.
- Poker cards are sanitized with UV light.
- Poker chips are rotated each day.
Warm up your winter by spending some time at bestbet’s hot tables and taking advantage of their Winter Open Series events. Start off your new year with the opportunity to win big!
Executive Editor US, PokerNews Podcast co-host & 2013 WSOP Bracelet Winner.