GGMasters guarantee grew to $500 000
On March 24, the GGNetwork announced that the guarantee of the GGMasters events would be boosted to $500 000. Not only the guarantee has increased, the satellite grid includes now more tournaments.
Every day, 24 satellites to the key event are held at the GGPoker, and a different number of tickets are played out in these satellites. Thus, the poker room provides 20 tickets as prize in two such qualifying tournaments. There is a satellite that has 30 tickets, and another one – includes just 10 tickets. All others satellites provide 2-3 tickets as guarantee.
In the last GGMasters tournament, which took place on Sunday (March 22), players were able to beat the guarantee by $20 000. This raises an interesting question whether the same will happen with $500 000 guarantee on March 29. Given that the event is carried out in a freezeout format and players can only make one entry for $150.
The main factor behind the growing popularity of online poker is the coronavirus epidemic, as many countries are now under the quarantine.
Live poker series are being canceled and poker players are on self-isolation at home, so it's not a surprise that poker rooms took advantage of this situation in their favor.