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Now into its second week of action, the Global Poker Championships has enjoyed a tremendous turnout. The Grizzly Games offered a combined guarantee of $1,500,000 and so far all of the individual tournaments have ultimately offered prize pools higher than their guarantees due to the record participation. This is only the second year that the Championships have been held.
Global Poker is the only poker site that is able to award cash prizes in all 50 states, and is the country’s fastest-growing site. With a little more than two weeks still remaining in the Grizzly Games, the prize pool could end up at more than $2 million across the board. Due to the popularity, Global Poker added a second $5,000 freeroll to the schedule.
The series has already begun handing out its Champion Packs to winners of every tournament, which includes a Champions Avatar, Grizzly Games trophy and Global Poker clothing. Weekly leaderboards award over $3,000 in prizes. The overall leaderboard will award $15,000 at the end of the action, with the first-place winner being awarded a package that covers buy-ins, transportation and accommodations to represent Global Games at a live tournament. All prizes in the Grizzly Games are awarded through Global Games’ Sweeps Cash, which can be used to play in cash games or tournaments with real-money winnings.