A complete of two,330 entries have been made throughout the 11 occasions of bestbet Jacksonville’s latest Winter Open, leading to $1,621,555 in prize cash being awarded all through the January poker competition. Hot on the heels of that resounding success, bestbet Jacksonville is about to host one other event competition that runs from Mar. 18-28: the 2021 Spring Series.
“Before the Winter Open, the last tournament series we had hosted was in January of 2020, so we hadn’t run one in about a year. We did do a couple of one-day tournaments at the end of last year that had really big turnouts, and everybody seemed excited and ready to play. So, we put on the Winter Open, and we didn’t really know exactly what to expect as far as the numbers,” stated bestbet Executive Director of Poker Operations Jesse Hollander. “There is definitely a lot of pent-up demand for tournament poker because there were tons of people that I’d never seen before, people from all over the country. And the turnout for every event was way more than normal during this time of the year. So, I do think that our Spring Series is going to be very big.”
The upcoming sequence is about to run from Mar. 18-28, with one other 11 action-packed occasions on the schedule. Things will get underway with a $560 buy-in no-limit maintain’em kickoff occasion that can run from Mar. 18-21, with three beginning flights out there to select from. The kickoff occasion for the Winter Open, which featured the identical buy-in and normal construction, drew a complete of 592 entries to create a prize pool of $296,000. The occasion concluded with a five-way chop that noticed the remaining gamers all earn $30,460 for a payday of roughly 55 instances their buy-in.
“We got a huge turnout, 592 players with three starting days, it was really amazing. So, we put that exact same opening event in the Spring Series and expect the same sort of outcome,” stated Hollander.
While the whole schedule is filled with thrilling occasions with quite a lot of video games, codecs, and value factors, the centerpiece of the entire affair would be the $2,500 buy-in Spring Series no-limit maintain’em principal occasion. The event gives two beginning flights, every starting at midday on Mar. 26 and 27. The survivors of these two days will reconvene on Mar. 28 to play all the way down to a winner, with the motion streamed on bestbetLIVE. The kickoff occasion and the $360 buy-in Ladies no-limit maintain’em occasion may also be live-streamed.
The principal occasion of the latest Winter Open featured a $2,000 buy-in, and with a robust turnout of 510 entries, the prize pool swelled to $918,000. Eventual champion Scott Stewart earned $177,817 for the win ultimately, whereas Matt Mauldin secured $118,422 because the runner-up finisher.
“The main event drew a bigger turnout than we expected in the Winter Open. This around time we actually raised the buy-in a little bit to $2500, and we might get similar numbers at a slightly higher price point,” commented Hollander. “
This sequence’ principal occasion will see gamers begin with 25,000 in chips, with 40-minute ranges and preliminary blinds of 100-100. There will likely be limitless re-entries allowed throughout the registration interval, which is able to stay open till the beginning of degree 10.
Other highlights throughout the ten-day competition embrace a $460 buy-in pot-limit Omaha occasion on Mar. 20, a $1,200 buy-in six-max occasion on Mar. 25, and the series-ending bestbet 500, which is able to happen on Mar. 28.
“We’re bringing back the H.O.R.S.E. event for mixed games fans. The numbers were really good in every event in our most recent series, and I look for the numbers to be similar in this upcoming Spring Series. Also, the cash games were amazing during the Winter Open. The room was packed with cash games the entire week. There will be lots of stuff to do, between tournaments or satellites, and great cash games of all shapes and sizes,” stated Hollander.
Check out bestbet Jacksonville’s official website for construction sheets for every of the occasions.
Here is a have a look at the whole schedule of occasions for the sequence:
|Event||Start Date||No. of Days|
|$560 No-Limit Hold’em*||Mar 18||4|
|$360 Pot-Limit Omaha||Mar 20||1|
|$460 No-Limit Hold’em $100 Bounties||Mar 21||1|
|$260 No-Limit Hold’em||Mar 22||1|
|$360 No-Limit Hold’em Monster Stack||Mar 23||1|
|$260 No-Limit Hold’em Turbo $50 Bounties||Mar 24||1|
|$360 No-Limit Hold’em Laides||Mar 24||1|
|$1,200 No-Limit Hold’em Six Max||Mar 25||1|
|$2,500 No-Limit Hold’em*||Mar 26||3|
|$360 H.O.R.S.E.||Mar 27||1|
|$500 No-Limit Hold’em||Mar 28||1|