GSOP VIII to offer $3.85m Guaranteed

The Grand Series of Poker (GSOP) has grown to be one of the biggest events in online poker. Of course, this statement seems pretty obvious when you consider the fact that GSOP VIII will offer a collective $3.85 million guaranteed.

As for the specifics, GSOP VIII will feature 19 different poker tournaments and pay out $3.25 million from February 26th to March 18th. The GSOP Mini runs parallel to the main series with an equal 19 tourneys taking place from Feb. 26th–Mar. 18th, and $600,000 will be paid out. Here is a quick look at some of the highlights from both poker tournament series:

(GSOP VIII)
Feb. 26th Event #1 – $500,000 Hold’em Deepstack, $190 + $10 buy-in
Feb. 27th Event #3 – $150,000 Hold’em UL Rebuys, $100 + $8 buy-in
Feb. 28th Event #4 – $125,000 Hold’em, $150 + $12 buy-in
Mar. 3rd Event #9 – $400,000 Hold’em Deepstack, $190 + $10 buy-in
Mar. 9th Event #15 – $250,000 Hold’em One Rebuy & Add-on, $190 + $10 buy-in
Mar. 11th Event #17 – $500,000 Hold’em, $500 + $25 buy-in
Mar. 18th GSOP Grand Slam Final – $500,000 Hold’em, $4,900 + $100 buy-in

(GSOP Mini)
Feb. 26th Event #1 – $50,000 Hold’em Deepstack, $20 + $2 buy-in
Feb. 27th Event #3 – $30,000 Hold’em UL Rebuys, $10 + $1 buy-in
Mar. 1st Event #6 – $20,000 Hold’em SH UL Rebuys, $5 + $0.50 buy-in
Mar. 9th Event #15 – $ 30,000 Hold’em One Rebuy & Add-on, $20 + $2 buy-in
Mar. 11th Event #17 – $100,000 Hold’em, $50 + $4 buy-in
Mar. 18th Grand Slam Mini – $200,000 Hold’em, $500 + $25 buy-in

As you can see, buy-ins for some of the bigger poker tournaments are a little steep, which is why some online poker sites are running GSOP satellites. A couple of the sites that already have GSOP satellites include Betfair and Betsafe. All you need to do to play in these qualifiers is sign up at either site through RakeTheRake, and search for the satellites in the lobby. Even if you’re not looking to sign up to play in these qualifiers, you can make sure you always get the best rakeback deal with RaketheRake.

Before we wrap this up, keep in mind that there will also be a Grand Slam Leaderboard and $1,000 Highroller Sidebet competition happening during GSOP VIII. With the Grand Slam Leaderboard, the top player will receive a free $5,000 seat for the $500k Grand Slam Final, while those who finish from 2nd–100th get a chance to play for three remaining $5k seats. To score points and move up the leaderboard, players need to finish high in as many GSOP poker tournaments as possible.

In regards to the $1,000 High Roller Sidebet, players can make a $1k wager on their performance in the GSOP. Those who do make this bet need to play in lots of GSOP tournaments to try and advance themselves up the Sidebet leaderboard. The winner receives the largest share of the prize pool and a $525 Event #17 seat, while other players can also win prize pool money (depending on the number of sidebet entrants). As you can see, there’s a lot of money on the table in GSOP VIII, which definitely makes this event worth your time.

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