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CRYPTO Series of Online Poker Mini @ CoinPoker: Sept. 23 – Oct. 2

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If you enjoy both poker and crypto-currency, then it's time to combine your interests with the Crypto Series of Online Poker (CSOP) Mini at CoinPoker. There are 20 events spread out over the 10 days of the series from Sept. 23 to Oct. 2. The “Mini” part of CSOP Mini indicates that this series consists of small-buyin tournaments, perfect for the low rollers among us.

CoinPoker is hosting the Crypto Series of Online Poker Mini this September and October

CSOP Mini Details

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The 20 events in this edition of the CSOP Mini have buyins ranging from ₮2 to ₮100. That ₮ symbol refers to the crypto-currency Tether (USDT), which is what all the games are denominated in at CoinPoker, the world's largest crypto-only online poker site. The value of Tether is tied to the U.S. Dollar, so you can benefit from the advantages of crypto, like fast transaction speeds and low fees, with the pricing stability inherent in the most widely used fiat currency.

Though the bulk of the schedule is for the ever-popular No Limit Texas Hold'em, there's a single event listed for Pot Limit Omaha and 5 Card Pot Limit Omaha. However, there's more diversity in this series than it might first appear because rebuys, progressive knockouts, hypers, and freezeouts are all on the menu. Every tournament comes with a guarantee of between ₮100 and ₮10,000.

There are two MTTs each day of the series. They begin at 1 p.m. ET and 3 p.m. ET without exception.

The amount of money and number of events in the CSOP Mini are modest when compared to other leading internet poker series, like the Black Diamond Poker Open at Bovada and the Online Super Series at Americas Cardroom. Yet, the advantage of CoinPoker is that field sizes tend to be no more than a few dozen players, leading to tournaments that conclude within a few hours rather than taking all day to play out.

Each Tournament a Satellite

Not only does each tourney provide a guaranteed prize pool, but there are also tickets to the CSOP proper up for grabs. The CSOP starts on Oct. 14, after the CSOP Mini has ended, and continues on through Oct. 23. Each event of the CSOP Mini corresponds roughly to the same numbered event of the CSOP although the latter series features higher buyins of between ₮10 and ₮500.

Between one and six tickets are given away to the highest placers in each CSOP Mini event. Each entitles the bearer to a free seat in the same numbered event of the main CSOP series. These free tickets help boost the value of the tournaments well beyond the stated guaranteed amounts. Every winner of one of these entries will be automatically registered in the relevant tournament.

Notable Events

With just 20 tournaments on the roster, it's not too difficult to join in every one if you want. Nevertheless, if you're pressed for time, we've identified several of the most intriguing events on the CSOP mini schedule:

CSOP Mini Event #1
Friday, Sept. 23, 1 p.m. ET; ₮2 NLHE Rebuy; ₮200 Guaranteed

The first event on the schedule has the combination of an ultra-low ₮2 buyin and unlimited rebuys, which should keep the stacks flying back and forth. The top six contenders will receive a ₮10 entry into CSOP #1.

CSOP Mini #13
Thursday, Sept. 29, 1 p.m. ET; ₮10 PLO Rebuy Turbo; ₮400 Guaranteed

The only PLO event in the series, event #13 is also a turbo and a rebuy, so the action should keep coming swift and heavy. The victor in this tourney will proceed onward to the ₮100-buyin PLO event of the CSOP.

CSOP Mini #20
Sunday, Oct. 2 3 p.m. ET; ₮100 Main Event rebuy; ₮10,000 Guaranteed

There are no second chances or wrap up events in CSOP Mini; the final event is also the Main Event. A bit unusually for a concluding series tournament, it allows rebuys, but this makes sense when we consider the moderate ₮100 investment required. Whoever prevails will be rewarded not only with their share of the ₮10,000 guaranteed prize pool but also a ₮500 ticket to the CSOP Main Event.

Compete in Monthly Tournament Leaderboard

Winners' Podium

While you're participating in the CSOP Mini tourneys, you'll also be earning points toward the Monthly Tournament Leaderboard, which guarantees ₮15,000 in cash and tournament entries to the top finishers. The number of points you receive for each MTT is determined by the buyin level, field size, and your finishing position.

There's no cost to enter the Monthly Tournament Leaderboard, so any prizes you win are truly free. Of course, you might want to expand your tourney schedule beyond just CSOP Mini events if you're really keen to climb the ranks of this monthly contest.

Join CoinPoker to Play in the CSOP Mini

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In order to compete in the CSOP Mini tournaments, you must have an account at CoinPoker. To learn more about this crypto-friendly online poker site, including how to sign up, read this CoinPoker review. CoinPoker happily welcomes Americans, Australians, Canadians, and players from other parts of the world.