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Put those snowblowers and shovels in the garage or shed and tuck away those gloves, boots and wool hats somewhere in the back of the closet because spring has arrived and with it comes the Spring Poker Series hosted by

Players in Nevada will compete for over $100,000 in guaranteed prize money while their counterparts in New Jersey aim for prize pools of $90,000 in an eight-day online poker festival from April 10-17. A Spring Poker Series event is on the schedule each day of the eight days including the Main Event on Sunday, April 17 that will award the winner from each state an exclusive Champions Ring in addition to the prize money.

That Main Event is a guaranteed $50,000 in NV and $40,000 in NJ and features a $200 buy-in with re-buys and add-ons. Players on a tighter budget who want to participate in the series need not fret as buy-ins for the other scheduled tournaments range from $10-$100.

A Series for Every Season

The Spring Poker Series is part of’s Series of Online Championships that include the Winter Poker Classic in January, the Online Championships in June, and the Fall Poker Festival in October. All four are can’t-miss events for players in the regulated states not only for the large prize pools but also for the opportunity to win a coveted Champions Ring.

On April 10, the Spring Poker Series kicks off with a $30,000 GTD No Limit Hold’em event in both states with a $200 entry fee. Players who bust can re-enter. The game type for all events of the series is NLHE, with the exception of Wednesday, April 13 action when Pot Limit Omaha is featured.

Keep in mind that visitors to both Nevada and New Jersey can take a seat in the tournaments right alongside state residents. If you’re planning to be in either state anytime next week, be sure to join the action.

Road to the WSOP

Following spring will come the summer months and that means the running of the World Series of Poker at the Rio in Las Vegas. The 47th incarnation of poker’s most popular festival gets underway on June 1. The Main Event begins with flight 1A on July 9.

Read More: The Road to the WSOP 2016

Poker players in NV and NJ can qualify online for a number of this year’s WSOP tournaments including the $10,000 buy-in Main Event. In New Jersey, $200 qualifiers are played every Sunday and Tuesday for a $13,000 package that includes $2,000 for travel expenses and another $1,000 to enter the Online Bracelet event.

Nevada players can vy for a $10,000 Main Event seat every Saturday and Sunday through June, also on a $200 buy-in. Will you be the next Chris Moneymaker, turning an online qualifier into riches and fame at the WSOP?

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Charles Rettmuller

Charles has been an avid poker player for a number of years, both live and online. He holds a degree in journalism and previously worked as a reporter for a Chicago-based newspaper. Charles joined the PokerUpdate team in early 2012 and writes daily news articles for the site.