GGPoker 2024 GG World Festival – The First Weekend

April 14th marked the end of the $10 Million Guaranteed GGPoker Omaholic Series and April 29th marked its completion. The two weeks of the series saw some amazing results and incredible stories as we hosted nearly 400 Omaha tournaments for players everywhere!

What’s New in 2024

This year, we’ve upped the ante with an even bigger prize pool and a richer leaderboard payout totaling $2.5 million! Compete at your favorite buy-in tier — whether Low, Medium, High, or Super – or all of them if you want — and you could be among the top players earning their share of these hefty rewards.

Diverse Tournaments for Every Player

Dive into a variety of tournament formats, including featured events like the Mystery Bounty, High Rollers, and Omaholic. Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned pro, our four distinct buy-in tiers, starting from just $2.50, make it easy for everyone to find their perfect match and compete at a level they are comfortable.

Just The Beginning

The series kicked off on Sunday, May 5th, and has already had 28 tournaments, each with 4 buy-in tiers, run to completion. The only exception is the Super Stakes event 08, the $10,300 buy-in GGMillion$ High Rollers which has the final table play out later today as the final nine battle for the $394,407 top prize.

With nearly $25 million being won from just the first 28 events, a total of 112 tournaments, over a mere 2 days, the GGWF is going to be even bigger than imagined. If poker games could run more than just 24/7, this is when they would. 

Needless to say, with the number of tournaments, we are not able to highlight every winner but we will review the most exciting tournaments of the series so far, the first of which was event 07-H: Bounty Hunters HR Main Event. This $525 buy-in tournament, which guaranteed $1,500,000, brought in 3,467 players creating a total prize pool of $1,733,500. It took an astounding 11 hours to complete, and in the end, it was Gergely Kulcsar claiming the victory worth $82,312 plus $82,511 in collected bounties.

The Big Events

Starting at the same as the Medium stakes version of the same event, 07-M: Bounty Hunters Sunday Main Event. This version of the tournament guaranteed $1,000,000 on a $54 buy-in. When late registration was finished a total of 22,831 players bought in and created a prize pool of $1,141,550. Running just 10 minutes longer than the High stakes version of this poker tournament, ‘TheTrueNiceGuy’ was the eventual winner, earning $60,231 which included $21,493 for bounties.

The next big event in the schedule was 08-H: $1,050 GGMasters High Rollers World Festival. The one million guarantee attracted 1,172 players to the tournament and created a total prize pool of $1,172,000. It took just over 12.5 hours of play for ‘rafaelomito2’ to play the final winning hand, defeating ‘D Velasevic’ for the championship and $158,766.57.

The Super Stakes edition of the GGMasters High Rollers World Festival took place instead of the weekly GGMillion$. As of writing this, the final table is yet to begin, but if you want, you can see the entire final table, or a replay of any GGMillion$ final table, play out here

The next big tournament was 11-S: Sunday Super High Roller. This $25,500 buy-in tournament offered a $750,000 guarantee but only attracted 25 players meaning there was a $125,000 overlay. The tournament ran relatively fast, finishing in under 5 hours, with Johannes Straver taking the championship and $271,586 top prize.

At 18:30 UTC on May 6th, the $5.25 Global MILLION$ Mystery Bounty Million [Final] ran. The $1 Million guarantee on a $5.25 entry attracted 219,679 total entrants over the multitude of Day 1’s. Only 10,632, less than 5%, survived to day 2 and were in the money. The prize pool by the end of the last late registration had grown to an impressive $1,098,395. Taking more than 8.5 hours to play out, the final 3 eventually agreed on an ICM chop where ‘HaENfinDag’ ended in 3rd with $20,648.90 plus $736.50 in bounties, ‘Stayson’ finished 2nd for $20,694.39 and $118.25 in bounties, and ‘union400’ claimed the championship for $31,461.30 and $924 in bounties. While the 3 podium finishers would have been (relatively) pleased with the outcome, the big winner of the tournament was ‘Congratulation!’ who earned $79.65 for finishing 921st. They also found the big Mystery bounty and won a total of $100,094.15 for playing.

What’s Coming Next

That’s all we have for the weekend updates. Look forward to more updates later in the week. In the meantime, keep on keeping on with all of the GG World Festival poker action at GGPoker and maybe you’ll see your name in the blog next time.

Get ready to make your mark in the poker world at the GGPoker World Festival. Whether you aim to climb the leaderboards or just play for fun, this festival is designed to deliver a thrilling and rewarding experience. So, mark your calendars and prepare to go all-in for the biggest poker event of the year!

Gear up for an unforgettable poker journey at the 2024 GGPoker World Festival and earn your share of the $250,000,000 guaranteed!

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