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First Look at partypoker $1M Guaranteed GSSS II Schedule

New Jersey online poker players have 1,000,000 more reasons to ring in the New Year thanks to the return of partypoker’s flagship online tournament series, the Garden State Super Series.

The second running of the Garden State Super Series, or GSSS II, will take place from January 11th through the 25th at NJ.PartyPoker.com. As was the case with the inaugural GSSS, which ran concurrently with the World Poker Tour Championship, GSSS II will run alongside the World Poker Tour (WPT) Borgata Winter Poker Open. Once again demonstrating the many possible ways to achieve convergence between online and live poker.

GSSS II features 23 tournaments, each played at three different buy-in levels (low, mid, and high), for a total of 69 events. There will be at least $1 million in prize money up for grabs over the two-week long tournament series, with several new, exciting tournament formats and structures being unveiled.

Satellite tournaments kickoff this Monday, December 8, giving partypoker customers in New Jersey plenty of time to win their way into GSSS II events for as little as $0.25.

What’s new for GSSS II

Thanks to player feedback following the inaugural GSSS that took place in September, partypoker has made several changes for GSSS II (The full schedule can be seen at the end of this column).

Players will find three brand-spanking new tournament formats, a revamped payout structure, and a more diverse schedule:

  • Steeper payout structures, means fewer players cashing and more prize-money going to the top finishers.
  • The GSSS Main Event has been moved to the final day of the series rather than occurring halfway through as it was in September.
  • Non-Holdem events are no longer grouped together on the same day – they now run alongside NLH events.
  • partypoker’s new “Speed Down” format will debut in Event #21, where the tournament structure (blind levels) slows as it progresses.
  • The debut of NLHE Heads-Up tournaments will occur in Event #15.
  • The introduction of a Super Bounty in Event #16 – 50% of entry-fees goes toward bounties and 50% toward the prize pool.

Another big change players will notice are more non-Holdem tournaments on the GSSS II schedule. Five of the 23 tournaments (15 of the 69 total events) are now non-Holdem tournaments: PLO (Events #3 and #19), 7-Card-Stud (Event #7), PLO8 (Event #8), and Fixed Limit Holdem (Event #10).

There is also a lot of diversity in terms of the different formats and tournament structures on the GSSS II schedule, such as Deepstack, Bounty, Rebuy, 6-max, and the aforementioned Heads-Up, Super Bounty, and Slow Down formats.

GSSS II Main Event

On the final day of the tournament series one of the biggest tournaments in New Jersey online poker history will occur, the GSSS II Main Event. The mid level buy-in ($200) features a $150,000 guarantee and a $30,000 guarantee for the winner. The three Main Events (with buy-ins of $50, $200, and $1,000) will award a quarter of a million in cash.

Here is a look at the Main Event tournament schedules:

The GSSS II Main Event will also coincide with the start of the WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open Main Event taking place at the Borgata Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

With the Garden State Super Series running alongside January’s WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open players have the chance to win big in both the in-person environment and online felt while in New Jersey,” said Team partypoker captain Mike Sexton, who will be in New Jersey playing the majority of the online events. “There are so many ways to qualify plus a great variety of tournament formats and the three buy-in levels that give anyone a chance to take home their share of over $1 million. We would like to thank the community for their feedback on the schedule with steeper payout structures and the introduction of Heads-Up and Super Bounty events being particularly hot topics.”

Full Schedule

For more details on GSSS II and the satellite schedule to GSSS II events you can head over to NJ.PartyPoker.com.

Day

Event

Level

Buy-in

Tournament Name

Guarantee

Sun,

 Jan 11

Mega Sat

 $5.00

Mega Sat Rebuy to Event 1 High – 10 Seats Gtd

 $      2,000

Mega Sat

 $20.00

Mega Sat to Event 1 High – 15 Seats Gtd

 $      3,000

1

 Low

 $10.00

GSSS #1 Low – $2,500 NLH 6Max

 $      2,500

1

 Mid

 $50.00

GSSS #1 Mid – $15,000 NLH 6Max

 $   15,000

1

 High

 $200.00

GSSS #1 High – $75,000 NLH 6Max

 $   75,000

2

 Low

 $20.00

GSSS #2 Low – $5,000 NLH

 $      5,000

2

 Mid

 $50.00

GSSS #2 Mid – $15,000 NLH

 $   15,000

2

 High

 $100.00

GSSS #2 High – $25,000 NLH

 $   25,000

Mon,

Jan 12

3

 Low

 $5.00

GSSS #3 Low – $1,000  PLO 6Max Rebuy

 $      1,000

3

 Mid

 $20.00

GSSS #3 Mid – $5,000 PLO 6Max Rebuy

 $      5,000

3

 High

 $50.00

GSSS #3 High – $15,000 PLO 6Max Rebuy

 $   15,000

Tues,

 Jan 13

4

 Low

 $5.00

GSSS #4 Low – $1,000 NLH Bounty

 $      1,000

4

 Mid

 $20.00

GSSS #4 Mid – $5,000 NLH Bounty

 $      5,000

4

 High

 $100.00

GSSS #4 High – $15,000 NLH Bounty

 $   15,000

Wed,

 Jan 14

5

 Low

 $5.00

GSSS #5 Low – $1,000 NLH

 $      1,000

5

 Mid

 $20.00

GSSS #5 Mid – $5,000 NLH

 $      5,000

5

 High

 $100.00

GSSS #5 High – $20,000 NLH

 $   20,000

Thur,

 Jan 15

6

 Low

 $5.00

GSSS #6 Low – $2,500 Gtd NLH 6max Rebuy

 $      2,500

6

 Mid

 $20.00

GSSS #6 Mid – $10,000 Gtd NLH 6max Rebuy

 $   10,000

6

 High

 $50.00

GSSS #6 High – $20,000 Gtd NLH 6max Rebuy

 $   20,000

7

 Low

 $20.00

GSSS #7 Low – $1,000 7Stud

 $      1,000

7

 Mid

 $50.00

GSSS #7 Mid – $2,500 7Stud

 $      2,500

7

 High

 $100.00

GSSS #7 High – $5,000 7Stud

 $      5,000

8

 Low

 $5.00

GSSS #8 Low – $500 PLO8

 $         500

8

 Mid

 $20.00

GSSS #8 Mid – $2,000 PLO8

 $      2,000

8

 High

 $50.00

GSSS #8 High – $5,000 PLO8

 $      5,000

Fri,

 Jan 16

9

 Low

 $5.00

GSSS #9 Low – $1,000 NLH 6Max

 $      1,000

9

 Mid

 $20.00

GSSS #9 Mid – $5,000 NLH 6Max

 $      5,000

9

 High

 $100.00

GSSS #9 High – $20,000 NLH 6Max

 $   20,000

10

 Low

 $10.00

GSSS #10 Low – $1,000 FLH

 $      1,000

10

 Mid

 $50.00

GSSS #10 Mid – $5,000 FLH

 $      5,000

10

 High

 $100.00

GSSS #10 High – $10,000 FLH

 $   10,000

Sat,

Jan 17

11

 Low

 $5.00

GSSS #11 Low – $2,500 NLH Rebuy

 $      2,500

11

 Mid

 $20.00

GSSS #11 Mid – $10,000 NLH Rebuy

 $   10,000

11

 High

 $50.00

GSSS #11 High – $20,000 NLH Rebuy

 $   20,000

12

 Low

 $10.00

GSSS #12 Low – $2,500 NLH Gtd Turbo

 $      2,500

12

 Mid

 $50.00

GSSS #12 Mid – $10,000 NLH Gtd Turbo

 $   10,000

12

 High

 $100.00

GSSS #12 High – $15,000 NLH Gtd Turbo

 $   15,000

Sun,

 Jan 18

Mega Sat

 $5.00

Mega Sat Rebuy to Event 13 High – 15 Seats Gtd

 $      3,000

Mega Sat

 $20.00

Mega Sat to Event 13 High – 20 Seats Gtd

 $      4,000

13

 Low

 $50.00

GSSS #13 Low – $15,000 NLH

 $   15,000

13

 Mid

 $100.00

GSSS #13 Mid – $30,000 NLH

 $   30,000

13

 High

 $200.00

GSSS #13 High – $100,000 NLH

 $ 100,000

Mega Sat

 $50.00

Mega Sat to Event 14 High – 5 Seats Gtd

 $      2,500

14

 Low

 $50.00

GSSS #14 Low – $15,000 NLH 6Max

 $   15,000

14

 Mid

 $100.00

GSSS #14 Mid – $25,000 NLH 6Max

 $   25,000

14

 High

 $500.00

GSSS #14 High – $50,000 NLH 6Max

 $   75,000

Mon,

 Jan 19

15

 Low

 $50.00

GSSS #15 Low – $5,000 NLH Heads Up

 $      5,000

15

 Mid

 $100.00

GSSS #15 Mid – $10,000 NLH Heads Up

 $   10,000

15

 High

 $500.00

GSSS #15 High – $25,000 NLH Heads Up

 $   25,000

Tue,

 Jan 20

16

 Low

 $5.00

GSSS #16 Low – $2,500 NLH 6Max Rebuy

 $      2,500

16

 Mid

 $10.00

GSSS #16 Mid – $5,000 NLH 6Max Rebuy

 $      5,000

16

 High

 $50.00

GSSS #16 High – $20,000 NLH 6Max Rebuy

 $   20,000

Wed,

 Jan 21

17

 Low

 $20.00

GSSS #17 Low – $1,500 NLH Super Bounty

 $      1,500

17

 Mid

 $50.00

GSSS #17 Mid – $5,000 NLH Super Bounty

 $      5,000

17

 High

 $100.00

GSSS #17 High – $10,000 NLH Super Bounty

 $   10,000

Thur,

 Jan 22

18

 Low

 $5.00

GSSS #18 Low – $2,500 NLH Rebuy

 $      2,500

18

 Mid

 $10.00

GSSS #18 Mid – $5,000 NLH Rebuy

 $      5,000

18

 High

 $50.00

GSSS #18 High – $20,000 NLH Rebuy

 $   20,000

Fri,

 Jan 23

19

 Low

 $10.00

GSSS #19 Low – $1,500 PLO 6Max

 $      1,500

19

 Mid

 $50.00

GSSS #19 Mid – $5,000 PLO 6Max

 $      5,000

19

 High

 $100.00

GSSS #19 High – $10,000 PLO 6Max

 $   10,000

Sat,

 Jan 24

20

 Low

 $20.00

GSSS #20 Low – $2,500 NLH Deepstack

 $      2,500

20

 Mid

 $50.00

GSSS #20 Mid – $5,000 NLH Deepstack

 $      5,000

20

 High

 $100.00

GSSS #20 High – $10,000 NLH Deepstack

 $   10,000

21

 Low

 $10.00

GSSS #21 Low – $1,000 NLH Speed Down

 $      1,000

21

 Mid

 $50.00

GSSS #21 Mid – $5,000 NLH Speed Down

 $      5,000

21

 High

 $100.00

GSSS #21 High – $10,000 NLH Speed Down

 $   10,000

Sun,

 Jan 25

Mega Sat

 $5.00

Mega Sat Rebuy to Event 22 Mid – 10 Seats

 $      2,000

Mega Sat

 $20.00

Mega Sat to Event 22 Mid – 15 Seats Gtd

 $      3,000

Mega Sat

 $50.00

Mega Sat to Event 22 High -10 Seats Gtd

 $      5,000

22

 Low

 $50.00

GSSS #22 Low – $25,000 NLH Main Event

 $   25,000

22

 Mid

 $200.00

GSSS #22 Mid – $150,000 NLH Main Event -($30,000 GTD for 1st)

 $ 150,000

22

 High

 $1,000.00

GSSS #22 High – $75,000 NLH Main Event

 $   75,000

Mega Sat

 $50.00

Mega Sat to Event 23 High – 5 Seats Gtd

 $      2,500

23

 Low

 $50.00

GSSS #23 Low – $15,000 NLH

 $   15,000

23

 Mid

 $100.00

GSSS #23 Mid – $30,000 NLH

 $   30,000

23

 High

 $500.00

GSSS #23 High – $50,000 NLH

 $   50,000

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Steve Ruddock

Steve is veteran of the the poker industry, first as a player and now as a writer focusing mainly on the regulated U.S. markets and the politics of poker. Follow Steve on Twitter @SteveRuddock and at Google+.

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