A major update was released on the WPN network of rooms on August 25, 2021, which the maximum attention was paid to tournament players in. Multi-table SNGs have appeared in the lobby, and the second Venom PKO $ 5M GTD event schedule has been added.
Good old format
The popularity of Sit-and-Go tournaments regularly declines, but WPN doesn’t think so. If you could play in a similar format mainly on PokerStars, as well as on GGpokerok, now SNGs have become available on the WPN network, moreover, in the format of multi-table tournaments:
Winning Network (WPN) has announced the launch of 27- and 180-handed tournaments.
The first tournaments are already available in the lobby, and competitions for 180 people are promised to be added soon. The features of the 27-max are as follows:
- $5,5 buy-in;
- Two speeds: turbo with 5 minute blinds and regular tournaments with 10 minute blinds;
- Ante starts right from the first level, and the starting stack is 75 BB.
Similar tournaments were online before. They were called On Demand and were held for 6-10 players, and there was still late registration during the first 10 levels, and during this time the number of participants could grow to 100. There were 6 limits in total: from $ 0.5 to $ 20 – both for Hold’em and for Omaha.
Venom PKO $5M GTD
Also in the update, a major tournament, The Venom PKO $ 5M GTD, was announced. This time it was announced 3 weeks before the start:
Between September 17-29, 2021, PokerKing, Americas Cardroom and Black Ship Poker will host The Venom PKO $ 5M GTD with a buy-in of $ 2650.
Schedule is as follows:
- Day 1A: Friday, September 17.
- Day 1B: Sunday, September 19.
- Day 1С: Friday, September 24.
- Day 1D: Sunday, September 26.
- Day 2: Monday, September 27.
- Day 3: Tuesday, September 28.
- Final table: Wednesday, September 29.
Compared to the last event, there were no changes in the tournament. It then raised a guarantee of over $ 7.1M and became the largest bounty tournament in the history of online poker.
You can qualify for the main event through special satellites that will start in the coming days.
In addition to the appearance of additional avatars in the settings, WPN players can also count on additional new items. There is an assumption that if SNG tournaments appear in the coming days, then the update for cash games will be released on September 30th.
Blitz poker tables will support a non-full table game. To do this, you must check the box in the settings menu.
Such a solution will increase the volume of the game at those limits where there is not enough online. Moreover, now you don’t have to wait long to collect a new table, that is, to complete the hands on the previous tables.
The decision to introduce SNG tournaments, and even multi-table tournaments, is controversial. How it will be perceived by the players – time will tell. On the one hand, the network will no longer be able to compete with PokerStars, since the volume of the game and the limits themselves are very different.
On the other hand, the network is becoming practically the only place where Americans can play with poker players from the CIS countries.
Also in the rooms of the network there are excellent conditions for the game, which include a loyalty program and high rakeback. This makes WPN as attractive as possible for players of all stakes.