In New Jersey Kicks Off Winter Classic III

Posted By Jessica Welman on January 8, 2017

[toc]A new year at in New Jersey means a new set of promos and possibilities. The holiday rest is over for tournament grinders in the Garden State.

The online site is hosting its first major tournament series of the year starting Jan. 8.

Winter Poker Classic III runs Jan. 8 – Jan.15’s first tournament series of 2017 runs Jan. 8-15.

The third installment of the Winter Poker Classic begins with a $215 buy-in re-entry event with a $25,000 guaranteed prize pool at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 8.

There will be one big tournament a day, culminating in a $215 buy-in R&A tournament with a $30,000 guaranteed prize pool on Jan. 15 at 5 p.m.. The full schedule of events is available on

The series features over $75,000 in guaranteed prize pools. The tournament schedule is mostly no-limit hold’em, but also features one pot-limit Omaha event in addition to Turbo and Super Turbo formats.

New Player of the Year contest underway

If you want to set a goal for your online grinding in 2017, perhaps a run at Online Player of the Year honors is in order. Last year, ‘Jermz’ took down the honor.

This year, the winner will earn a $10,000 cash prize, a custom ring, an invite to the 2018 Poker Hall of Fame dinner in Las Vegas and VIP seating at the World Series of Poker Main Event final table festivities.

Players can earn points in any tournament on the MTT schedule. Tournament series like the aforementioned Winter Poker Classic feature points multipliers for those who cash in them.

The full points model is available on

Plenty of recurring promotions

A new year does not mean some of the popular recurring promotions on the site are going anywhere. There are several year-long promos back for 2017, including:

APP weekly leaderboard

Each month, the site awards $2,500 in prizes to the weekly winners in the Action Player Points (APP) leaderboard. This cash game contest awards the top APP earners of each week.

The promotion is restricted to players of Copper status through Silver + status. The leaderboard is updated daily.

Weekend Warrior tournament series

The site will continue to cater to the grinders with a weekend-heavy MTT schedule.

The Weekend Warrior tournament schedule is highlighted by the $50,000 guaranteed The Ultimate Warrior tournament, which features a $215 buy-in and runs at 5 p.m.

Late night Happy Hours

Throughout the month of January, players can earn double APP points from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. nightly. All players need to do to participate is opt-in under the Promotions section of the client and start logging time at the cash game tables.

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A graduate of USC and Indiana University, Jessica Welman has long been involved in the poker industry and online gambling. She has worked as a tournament reporter for the World Poker Tour, co-hosted a podcast for Poker Road, and as the managing editor for

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