We collected the juiciest promotions of all rooms in May: leaderboards, missions, lotteries, tasks – all in one article so that you don’t look anywhere else. But first, let’s remember the record-breaking April 2021.
How did the poker world remember April 2021?
April 2021 was called the most expensive month in the history of online poker. There were many episodes, drifts and cool stories.
- Zapahzamazki brought SCOOP leaderboard thanks to honesty pads1161… Patrick Leonard discovered a scoring error and told the Stars, thereby depriving himself of victory. But everything ended beautifully. Possibly the coolest story of 2021.
- GGSF successfully debuted at GGPOKEROK… The results of the series and the most interesting stories have been collected in this post.
- Paul “MountainRose” Wexler brought the Main Event Irish Poker Open to partypoker… He says a pot of water helps to win.
- BestPoker now has a three-stats HUD: Flop Seen, Run and Aggression frequency. What do all these stats mean and how to enable them were told in Telegram channels.
What promotions have poker rooms prepared for players in May?
There will be many episodes in May too. At GG – WSOPC, at PokerKing – PKOSS, at partypoker – WPT Online, at Pokerdom – Pokerdom Cup, at Vbet – Spring Knock Knock. For those who do not play tournaments, races, leaderboards, missions.
PokerKing: $ 25M Guaranteed The PKOSS Series and The Venom PKO $ 5M Guaranteed Tournament
From May 9-23, PokerKing will host a series of PKO (Progressive Knockout) tournaments – over 200 events with buy-ins ranging from $ 6.60 to $ 2,650.
Schedule of the main events:
- С 5 по 9 мая — $55 Kickoff Main Event PKO $500K GTD
- С 16 по 17 мая — $630 Main Event #1 $1M GTD
- 23 мая — $55 Main Event #2 $500K GTD
April 30 started $2,650 The Venom PKO… Other starting days will begin on May 1 and 7 at 01:00 UTC and on May 9 at 00:15 UTC. And on Monday, May 3 at 00:15 GMT, the largest satellite with a buy-in of $ 95 and a guarantee of 20 tickets starts. You can register for it directly or through steps and blitz:
- $32 VenomPKO Blitz Step 6;
- $ 32 The VenomPKO Step 6/9 (8-max, 4-seat guarantee);
- $ 12 The VenomPKO Skip 3 (8-max, 2-seat guarantee).
partypoker: WPT Online Series
WPT Online returns to partypoker in May. There is no full schedule yet, only main events are available in the lobby.
- $ 3,200 WPT Online Main Event $ 3M GTD: Starting days May 23 & 30, second day May 31.
- $ 530 WPT Online Mini Main Event $ 500K GTD: Starting days May 15 and 16, second day May 17.
You can qualify for these tournaments through the final satellites. They start on Sundays at 23:05 Moscow time (closest May 2).
- $3,200 WPT Online Main Event 1A Satellite (15 билетов GTD)
- $530 WPT Online Mini Main Event 1A Satellite (30 билетов GTD)
Both final satellites have no direct buy-in. You can qualify for them through phases.
$ 3,200 WPT Online Main Event Team Chart:
* Center roll ➡ $ 3.30 Phase 1 ➡ $ 33 Phase 2 ➡ Final satellite
$ 530 WPT Online Mini Main Event Team Chart:
** Center Roll ➡ $ 0.55 Phase 1 ➡ $ 5.50 Phase 2 ➡ Final Satellite
* 15 tickets guaranteed for $ 3.30
** 5 tickets guaranteed for $ 0.55
Regular promotions (daily race for SPINS and SPINS Ultr players and weekly race Legend of the Week) remain unchanged.
GGPOKER: $ 100M Guaranteed WSOPC & Regular Race Changes (New Spin & Gold Format & Leaderboard instead of Instant AoF Rewards)
The WSOP Circuit will be held at GGPOKEROK from May 1 to May 30. You can win one of 18 rings in tournaments with buy-ins from $ 25 to $ 800. The first of dozens of flights in the $ 525 Main Event with a $ 5M guarantee starts on May 17 at 17:30 Moscow time.
Regular Race Changes: New Spin & Gold Format and AoF Leaderboard instead of Instant Rewards
- Spin & Gold leaderboard increased by $ 600K
- Rush & Cash Race Increased by $ 100K
- The prize pool of the 6+ leaderboard has decreased by $ 140K
+ NEW New 6-max Spin & Gold with buy-ins of $ 1, $ 10 and $ 100 with a maximum jackpot of x200,000. The new format tournaments are included in the overall Spin & Gold race, along with the usual 3-max.
$ 50K Spin & Gold Daily Race Rules With Payouts
The leaderboard is divided into 9 positions according to buy-ins. Points are awarded depending on the place occupied in the tournament and the size of the buy-in. Every day from 11:00 to 12:59 Moscow time “happy hour”: all points are multiplied by x1.5. Prizes are paid in Spin & Gold tickets.
+ NEW $ 50K on the AoF leaderboard instead of instant rewards
Previously, the AoF tables had one buy-in for every 100 hands played. In May, a $ 50K leaderboard was added instead of this promotion. For each all-in with showdown, one point is awarded. Every day from 11:00 to 12:59 Moscow time “happy hour”: all points are multiplied by x1.5. Prizes are paid out in cash dollars.
$20К Holdem и $25К Omaha Daily Leaderboard Daily
Points are awarded based on the number of raked hands played. Every day from 11:00 to 12:59 Moscow time “happy hour”: points are multiplied by x1.5. Prizes are paid out in cash dollars, which can only be used for cash games.
$40K Rush&Cash Daily
The race is divided into two disciplines (Hold’em and Omaha) and seven limits. Points are awarded for actions (maximum 20 points per distribution):
- 1 point – dog,
- 3 points – call,
- 5 points – bet / raise,
- 5 points – insurance,
- 10 points – cash drop.
Every day from 11:00 to 12:59 Moscow time “happy hour”: points are doubled for each action (maximum 20 points per distribution). Prizes are paid out in cash dollars, which can only be used for cash games.
$5K Short Deck Leaderboard Daily
The leaderboard is divided into 9 positions depending on the buy-in size. Points are awarded based on the number of raked hands played. Every day from 11:00 to 12:59 Moscow time “happy hour”: points are multiplied by x1.5. Prizes are paid out in cash dollars, which can only be used for cash games.
$5K Flip&Go Daily
Scoring rules: +1 point for each registration in the tournament (if you registered for 10 stacks, you will receive +10 points).
Points are multiplied depending on the first starting hand: for a straight flush of three cards, a bonus x4 buy-ins; for a set – x3, for a flush – x2, for a straight – x2. For example, you made 9 buy-ins and your first hand got three cards of the same suit (flush). In this case, you will earn 9 x 2 = 18 points.
The leaderboard is divided into 4 positions depending on the buy-in size. Every day from 11:00 to 12:59 Moscow time “happy hour”: points are multiplied by x1.5. Prizes are paid in tournament dollars.
Pokerdom: rake-free tournaments for Victory Day and the Pokerdom Cup series
In honor of Victory Day on May 9, Pokerdom will host four rakeless tournaments with a total guarantee of ₽1M.
- ₽19.45 Invincible Hold’em – ₽550K GTD
- ₽194.50 Triumphant Omaha – ₽150K GTD
- $ 2.99 Victorious Pineapple – $ 150K GTD
- ₽194.50 Indomitable Omaha 5-card – ₽150K GTD
Immediately after the holiday date, the Pokerdom Cup starts – a series of 130 tournaments will last from May 10 to May 30.
Buy-ins start at ₽250, but there will be high roller events at ₽9,900 and even ₽15,000. See the full schedule by link.
For the 25 best players in the series, as part of the leaderboard, cash prizes from ₽5K to ₽100K are prepared.
888poker: 24/7 Freerolls Festival
10 free tournaments with prize pools ranging from $ 275 to $ 5,000 run daily at 888poker. Look for three types of freerolls in the lobby:
- Freebie Freeroll is free admission for everyone.
- Funky Freeroll is a private freeroll. The ticket can be obtained in the “Gift Drops” promotion
- Fabulous Freeroll is a closed freeroll. The ticket can be obtained in the wheel “The Winner Spinner”
The prizes include not only pure money, but also tournament tickets for $ 5, $ 55, $ 109, bonus money for sports or casinos.
The freeroll festival will run until July 18 inclusive. To participate in the promotion, you need to make at least one deposit.
BestPoker and RedStar Poker (iPoker): May Poker Series with € 1.5M Guarantee
From May 7 to May 16, the iPoker room (BestPoker; RedStar Poker) will host the May Poker Series: 67 events predominantly in Hold’em (in addition to NLHE, two tournaments of 6+ and five in PLO).
At the end of the series, there will be a € 10,000 closed freeroll exclusively for the winners of the May Series.
The largest prize pool of € 200,000 is expected in MPS Event # 50, a € 91 buy-in tournament with five start days, the first of which will take place on May 10th.
Card Collector promotion (BestPoker only)
And from May 8 to June 10, BestPoker again offers players to collect cards. Winning cards will appear in the lobby every day. If during the game you win a hand with the combination of the day, you will receive a scratch card. In total, you can get up to 4 scratch cards per day. Combinations at tables from NL10 and above and at Twister tables from € 5 are taken into account. One of the tickets worth € 1,000, € 100, € 10, € 5, € 2, € 1 or € 0.50 is hidden under the protective field of the scratch card. To participate in the promotion, you must register in the client. The card is valid for 7 days from the date of receipt.
Vbet: Spring Knock Knock series with € 500K guarantee
From April 30 to May 23, VBet hosts the Spring Knock Knock series: 358 events with buy-ins from € 1 to € 99 and a total guarantee of € 500K. The main event, which starts on May 23rd, will have the greatest guarantee. A € 12K leaderboard has also been added to the series.
Spring Knock Knock Series at VBet Poker: 358 events with a total guarantee of € 500K!
PokerStars.es: Bounty Builder Turbo Week
The PokerStars European Reservation will host the Bounty Builder Turbo Week Series from May 9-16. The schedule includes 108 events in the PKO format with buy-ins from € 5 to € 250. The main event with a buy-in of € 125 and a guarantee of € 250 will take place on 16 May.
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