LotoQuebec’s very own online poker room, EspaceJeux, has really been pumping the iron over the last 7 years. Since its inception on December 1, 2010, the poker site has grown much larger, stronger and certainly more intuitive as to player needs. Within 2 years EspaceJeux had increased its guaranteed tournament schedule to pay out more than $125,000 each week, and that has increased again in the 5 years since.
The value of daily online poker guaranteed tournaments changes throughout the week. To break it down, the online poker room guarantees more than $16,500 in GTD tournaments every day from Monday to Wednesday, over $13,500 Thursday through Saturday, and a staggering $36,650 every Sunday.
The daily tournament schedule starts out kind of slow, running hourly events from 10am to 2pm, plus a 12:30 slot, with tournaments paying a purse that ranges anywhere from $50 to $250 guaranteed. The buy-ins scale from $1+$0.10 to as high as $10+$1. At 2:30, the stakes double with a $500 GTD Head Hunter Turbo event with a registration of $30+$3. Players can gather around for a shorthanded Texas Holdem tourney guaranteeing a purse of $350 with a $15+$1.50 buy-in, or wait another 30 minutes to get in on a $300 GTD for just $5+$0.50.
Early in the week, Quebec’s online poker fans really have something to look forward to as 6pm rolls around. EspaceJeux hosts a $2,500 GTD with a mere buy-in of $10+$1 every Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Thursday through Saturday, the purse is dropped to $1,500, a tidy sum of proverbial pie nonetheless.
The guaranteed line-up continues with at least one more lucrative tournament each hour. At 7pm, members of LotoQuebec’s premier online poker room can participate in a $1,000 GTD for $6+$0.60. Then, at 8pm, the prize doubles once more in a Texas Holdem Deepstack tourney with a $2,000 guaranteed purse and a $20+$2 buy-in.
The action gets even more suspenseful at 9pm with a $4k GTD every Sunday through Wednesday, or $2k GTD Thursday-Saturday, at $20+$2 to enter. The night rounds out with daily guaranteed poker tournaments of $1,000 at 10pm, $1,500 at 11pm, and four others worth a few hundred each mixed in.
That’s an awful lot of cash to compete for, giving players access to a multitude of low buy-in, high paying prize pools throughout each day. But the stakes rise much higher every Sunday when Quebec, Canada’s homegrown online poker room hosts the grandest guaranteed poker tournament of all – the $20,000 Sunday GTD. For $200+$15, Texas Holdem players converge at 5pm to battle it out for a piece of the glorious pie.
Members of EspaceJeux can avoid paying the full $215 entry fee to its largest weekly guaranteed purse by winning one of a multitude of cheaper qualifier events. The online poker room hosts four daily qualifiers with buy-ins ranging from $5 to $10. The $5 versions offer rebuys and add-ons, but they all occur late, between the hours of 8:30pm to 1am. Another five qualifier events take place every Sunday, starting at 11am with the same range of $5-$10 buy-ins. Each qualifier guarantees one seat in the weekly $20k GTD.
You can view the complete schedule of guaranteed online poker tournaments at EspaceJeux here.