Weekend Preview: Main Events Dominate the Schedule

Weekend Preview

This is the weekend to use your "one time" if you haven't already because the online poker world is awash with massive tournaments that give you the opportunity to get your hands on a potentially life-changing score. The PartyPoker MILLIONS Online, PokerStars World Championship Of Online Poker (WCOOP), and the GGPoker WSOP Online festivals are each running their respective main events. Now is your time to shine.

PartyPoker MILLIONS Online Main Events

PartyPoker MILLIONS Online

The PartyPoker MILLIONS Online Main Event and Mini Main Event conclude on September 26, with the final Day 1s taking place on September 25-26. Three flights are already done and dusted in both the $3,200 buy-in $2 million guaranteed Main Event and the $320 buy-in $500,000 guaranteed Mini Main Event.

Day 1d for both the Main and Mini Main Events shuffles up and deals at 7:05 p.m. BST on September 25. There is then a Day 1e at 4:05 p.m. BST on September 26, with a turbo-structure flight scheduled for 6:05 p.m. BST, also on September 26. Players in the Mini Main Event have one final chance to enter at 7:05 p.m. BST on September 26 in a hyper-turbo Day 1. Day 2 kicks off at 9:05 p.m.

DateTime (BST)Tournament
Sun 25 Sep7:05 p.m.MILLIONS Online #05 Main Event Day 1d
 7:05 p.m.MILLIONS Online #06 Mini Main Event Day 1d
Mon 26 Sep4:05 p.m.MILLIONS Online #05 Main Event Day 1e
 4:05 p.m.MILLIONS Online #06 Mini Main Event Day 1e
 6:05 p.m.MILLIONS Online #05 Main Event Turbo Day 1
 6:05 p.m.MILLIONS Online #06 Mini Main Turbo Day 1
 7:05 p.m.MILLIONS Online #06 Mini Main Event Hyper-Turbo Day 1
 9:05 p.m.MILLIONS Online #05 Main Event Day 2
 9:05 p.m.MILLIONS Online #06 Mini Main Event Day 2

Satellites for both Main Events run around the clock and start from as little as $0.01. At 5:05 p.m. on September 25, there is a 15x $3,200 seat and a 30x $320 seat guaranteed satellite taking place. You cannot buy into them direct, you must win your way into them via the feeders and phased satellites. Head to the MILLIONS section of the PartyPoker lobby for more details.

Six PokerStars WCOOP Main Events Start September 25

PokerStars WCOOP

It seems like it was only yesterday that the first 2022 WCOOP events took place at PokerStars, yet here were are at the Main Event stage. This year's PokerStars WCOOP does not feature just one or two Main Event, but six in total! Three No-Limit Hold'em Main Events commence at 5:30 p.m. BST, with a trio of Pot-Limit Omaha Main Events starting at 8:05 p.m. BST on September 25.

The three No-Limit Hold'em Main Events are four-day tournaments, such is the incredible blind structure and the projected attendance of each. They come with buy-ins of $109, $1,050, and $10,300, and respective guaranteed prize pools weighing in at an eye-popping $2.5 million, $4 million, and $6 million!

Pot-Limit Omaha specialists have three Main Events of their own. They too come with $109, $1,050, and $10,300 buy-ins, with PokerStars guaranteeing players will win a share of at least $250,000, $600,000, and $1 million; the PLO Main Events run over the course of three days.

#92-L: NLHE Main Event$109$2,500,000
#92-M: NLHE Main Event$1,050$4,000,000
#92-H: NLHE Main Event$10,300$6,000,000
#94-L: PLO Main Event$109$250,000
#94-M: PLO Main Event$1,050$600,000
#94-H: PLO Main Event$10,300$1,000,000

PokerStars is the king when it comes to running satellites to its major tournaments, and nothing has changed on that front. Satellites start at only $5.50, which opens to the door to playing in a WCOOP Main Event for a massive number of players. Imagine turning $5.50 into a six-figure sum.

Only Two WSOP Online Main Event Remain at GGPoker


It's crunch time in the 2022 WSOP Online Main Event at GGPoker, with only two flights in the $5,000 buy-in $20 million guaranteed (yes you read that correctly) tournament. Some 3,274 players have bought into this huge event so far, meaning another 937 entrants are required across the last pair of Day 1s if GGPoker wants to avoid an overlay.

As things stand, at least three GGPoker players will become millionaires thanks to this tournament. Of course, one lucky player will not only pad their bankroll with a seven-figure sum but also received a coveted gold WSOP bracelet to commemorate their historic victory.

Day 1g gets underway at 7:30 p.m. BST on September 24, with cards going in the air in the final flight, Day 1h, at the same time on September 25. Make it through 15 30-minute levels and you are through to Day 2 at 7:00 p.m. BST on September 26.

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