Following the conclusion to its successful OSS Cub3d series, the Winning Poker Network has wasted no time before announcing its next big tournament series – “High Five”. The series will take place from April 18th to April 25th and will consist of twenty-five events guaranteeing more than $1.5 million in prize money.
The “High Five” series has been a popular event on the Winning Poker Network since it was first played in November 2013. The series gets its name from the fact there are five tournaments added to the regular daily schedule for five consecutive days, with more than a passing nod to the pot-smoking community (hence the tagline “Smoke the Competition”).
When the series of twenty-five tournaments was first played in November 2013, it had a fairly modest series guarantee of just $350,000. The guarantee has crept up as each series has been announced, and next month´s series will be worth more than $1.5 million – the biggest yet – and feature a High Five Main Event with a $420,000 guaranteed prize pool.
The High Five Schedule
The High Five schedule includes a good mix of tournament types and disciplines. Buy-ins start at just $2.20 and a comprehensive satellite schedule will enable players to qualify cheaply for the more valuable events. The Network´s popular “Spin to Get IN” feature will also give players the chance to win seats in each of the High Five tournaments for just $0.01.
We have highlighted below what we consider to be the stand-out events in the High Five schedule. The full schedule of events can be found in the tournament lobbies at Americas Cardroom (review), Black Chip Poker (review) and Ya Poker (review – does not accept players from the U.S.). Please note, the details in the tournament lobbies are correct. Some websites have published incorrect details.
|#1||18th April||3:00pm||10,000 Starting Chips – 5 Hours Late Reg||$3.30||$6,000|
|#3||18th April||7:40pm||6-Max – 15 Min Blinds – 3 Hours Late Reg||$215.00||$100,000|
|#8||19th April||7:45pm||8-Max – 15 Min Blinds – 3 Hours Late Reg||$320.00||$100,000|
|#9||19th April||8:00pm||PLO – 15 Min Blinds – 3 Hours Late Reg||$88.00||$15,000|
|#13||20th April||7:00pm||NL OmahaO8 – 6 Max – 5 Hours Late Reg||$44.00||$10,000|
|#15||20th April||9:00pm||4-Max Hyper Turbo – 25,000 Starting Chips||$5.25||$4,000|
|#16||21st April||3:00pm||10,000 Starting Chips – 5 Hours Late Reg||$109.00||$75,000|
|#17||21st April||5:00pm||NL OmahaO8 KO – 6 Max – 3 Hours Late Reg||$66.00||$15,000|
|#22||22nd April||2:00pm||10,000 Starting Chips – 5 Hours Late Reg||$22.00||$100,000|
|#23||22nd April||4:00pm||High Five Main Event – 3 Hours Late Reg||$450.00||$420,000|
On Sunday 22nd April, as well as the two events featured above, there will also be a $300,000 guaranteed “Warm Up Event” (@1:00pm – buy-in $109.00), the Network´s regular $150,000 guaranteed “Sunday Special” (@2:30pm – buy-in $215.00), a further $100,000 guaranteed “regular” event and two $50,000 guaranteed tournaments that form part of the Network´s usual Sunday schedule. This means that, in the space of six hours, there will be more than $1,000,000 up for grabs.
No Need to Wait for the High Five Series
Despite the OSS Cub3d series having finished, there is still plenty of tournament action going on at the Winning Poker Network. The Network has an incredible schedule of events going on every week, guaranteeing more than $5 million in prize money. Furthermore, every Sunday the Network is offering players the opportunity to win a package to a live $5,000 buy-in Cage event held in Costa Rica.
On top of this, there are the weekly Beast and Sit & Crush leaderboard competitions, new Sit & Go 2.0 games, and the most valuable player reward systems in the world of online poker. If you are not yet playing at a site on the Winning Poker Network, we recommend checking it out and becoming familiar with the standard of play before the High Five series starts on Wednesday 18th April.