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WPN Winter OSS Series: $24 Million GTD in December

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The Winning Poker Network, including America’s Cardroom and Black Chip Poker, is running a Winter Online Super Series (Winter OSS), beginning on Saturday, Dec. 3 and running through Tuesday, Dec. 20. There's $24 million in guaranteed prizes up for grabs.

The Winter OSS series commences at the Winning Poker Network Dec. 3 with $24 million guaranteed

Winter OSS Info

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The series features 148 wonderful, action-packed events. Confusingly, some of the events are separated into low, medium, and high versions.

For instance, OSS #18L costs $33 to enter while OSS #18M and OSS #18H, which occur on the same day and begin at the same time, are priced at $109 and $215 respectively. Therefore, there are actually more series events than you might think by looking at the numbers attached to these events.

Buyins start at a low-roller-friendly $6.60. Yet more expensive events beckon that cost up to $2,650 + $50 for those with deeper pockets.

A Diverse Schedule and Wide Range of Games

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In addition to having a broad menu of buyin levels to choose from, the OSS is also notable for the variety of types of poker offered. Though most of the tourneys are for the ever-present NL Hold'em, there are some PLO and PLO8 contests too. Occasional Hyper and 6-max events provide a break from the routine.

With the number of tournaments on the Winter OSS roster, it's virtually impossible for any single individual to enter them all. Therefore, you will have to look carefully in the poker lobby and select those that interest you the most. Nevertheless, there are a few major events that you may wish to keep your eye on.

5 Card PLO and 5 Card PLO8

One thing new in this Winter OSS is the presence of 5 Card PLO and 5 Card PLO/8, which have never before been seen in a tournament series at the Winning Poker Network.

Three 5 Card PLO/8 events grace the schedule on Dec. 4 at 4:45 p.m. ET. They're priced at $22, $109, and $630 and come with guarantees of $7,500, $30K, and $100K respectively. All three of them are Progressive Knockouts.

Then comes high-only 5 Card PLO on Dec. 7 at 4:30 p.m. The buyins are $22, $!09, $630, and the respective guaranteed prize amounts are $5K, $15K, and $50K. These tourneys are in Progressive Knockout format.

If you would relish the opportunity to try out these new forms of poker without any bounties at stakes, then don't worry. On Dec. 11 at 4:45 p.m., you can pay $22, $109, or $630 to join 5 Card PLO events with guarantees of $10K, $30K, and $100K. For split-pot 5 Card PLO, look to Dec. 14 at 4:30 where there are MTTs with buyins of $22, $109, and $630 and guaranteed prize pools of $5K, $15K, and $50K.

Main Events

The Winter OSS has three separate main events, which each have two starting days and then a second day of play.

The first of these costs $600 + $30 to join, and it guarantees $1,000,000. Day 1A is on Saturday, Dec. 3 and begins at 1:05 p.m. ET. Day 1B starts on Sunday, Dec. 4 at 1:05 p.m. Each of these starting days will see 23 levels of play. Then the tourney continues for Day 2 on Monday, Dec. 5 at 2:05 p.m. This Main Event is OSS #1 on the schedule.

The next Main Event, OSS #68, has Day 1s a week apart, on Dec. 11 and 18, and it costs $215 to enter. It also guarantees $1 million, and Day 2 play will commence on Dec. 19. The final Main Event is the biggest one with a $2 million guarantee and a $2,650 buyin. It is event #70 on the roster, and it takes place on the same days as event #68.

Multi-Flight Tourneys

There are three multi-flight tournaments this time around in the Winter. Each of them features multiple flights from Dec. 4 to 18. They are events #134 L, M, and H on the schedule and they come with buyins of $22, $215, and $630 respectively. The guarantees associated with each of these MTTs are $250,000, $1 million, and $2 million.

Each flight (42 of them for #134H, 58 apiece for the other two) ends play at a certain point. The remaining players then proceed to Day 2, which starts at the same time for all three events: Monday, Dec. 19 at 1:30 p.m. ET.

Satellites Beckon

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Although the Winter OSS already caters to a wide range of bankrolls with a diversity of buyin levels, there's another way to participate in some big events even if funds are low. A broad array of satellites exist that let you attempt to win your seat for less than the sticker price.

These qualifying tournaments are priced as low as a couple of dollars apiece. Actually, there are quite a few freeroll satellites too although most of them pay out in tickets for more expensive satellites, so it's a multi-step process to qualify for a tournament via these freerolls.

Sign Up to Americas Cardroom for Additional Funds

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In order to register for the Winter OSS and claim a piece of the $24 million at stake, you need to have an account at one of the WPN sites. We heartily recommend Americas Cardroom, which will welcome you with a 100% up to $2,000 bonus upon your first deposit. Actually, through the use of our Americas Cardroom promo code PRB10FREE, you can get a complimentary $10 added to your balance with no deposit required. Read our Americas Cardroom review to learn more.

There are several other rooms on the Winning Poker Network besides ACR. If you're interested in an alternate site, then you can read our reviews of BlackChip Poker, True Poker, and Ya Poker (non-US).

Previous Online Super Series Details

YearDates# of EventsGuaranteesType
2022Oct. 30 – Nov. 14100+$10 millionPKOSS
2022Sept. 4 - 26275$20 millionOSS Cub3d Encore
2022July 31 - Aug. 29300+$25 millionOSS Cub3d
2022Feb. 6 - Mar. 7300$25 millionOSS Cub3d
2021Dec. 5 - 19206$15 millionOSS
2021Aug. 1 - 30240$20 millionOSS Cub3d
2021May 9 - 24200$25 millionOSS PKO
2021Feb. 7 - March 14250$13 millionOSS Cub3d
2020Nov. 22 - Dec. 6166$2.5 millionMOSS
2020Aug. 3 - 30268$15 millionOSS Cub3d
2020June 14 - 28150$15 millionOSS
2020March 18 - April 6171$12 millionOSS XL
2020Feb. 9 - March 8220$13 millionOSS Cub3d
2019Nov. 20 - Dec. 15151$12 millionOSS
2019July 21 - Aug. 18169$13 million+OSS Cub3d
2019Feb. 10 - March 10169$8 million+OSS Cub3d
2018Oct. 3 - Nov. 1482$3.5 million+OSS