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mar
25

Get a Piece of the $2M WPTDeepStacks Online Series for Free

Tags: 888poker, London, World Poker Tour, WPT
Posted on 25 March 2021 by "T".

888poker has $200,000 in Daily Freerolls for your playing pleasure! 888poker and WPTDeepStacks present:

WPTDeepStacks $2M GTD

  • An online event made to capture the excitement of live poker.
  • Over $2,000,000 in total prizes
  • $1,000,000 multi-flight Main Event
  • 16 official WPT DeepStacks trophies
  • Over $200,000 in free tickets
  • Dates: April 18 - 26, 2021 at 888poker
  • Made To Play
mar
11

888poker to Host WPTDeepStacks Events in April 2021

Tags: 888poker, World Poker Tour, WPT
Posted on 11 March 2021 by "T".

888poker announced that it will host three series with WPTDeepStacksTM for poker players on its European and global networks.

These three events will offer players the chance to compete versus their respective networks for massive prizes and a WPTDeepStacks title: WPTDSTM London Online (ROW), WPTDS Iberia Online (Portugal and Spain), and WPTDS Italy Online (Italian network).

Read more » 888poker to Host WPTDeepStacks Events in April 2021

mar
5

WPT500 Returns to partypoker this March

Tags: partypoker, World Poker Tour, WPT
Posted on 05 March 2021 by "T".

WPT500 returns to partypoker online this March! This time, there's double the action with TWO big WPT500 events.

WPT500 at partypoker

  • March 7 to 23, 2021
  • Two huge WPT500 events with a $530 buy-in and $1M GTD prize pool
  • Super50 with a $55 buy-in and $250,000 prize pool
  • Super50 Knockout with a $55 buy-in and $400,000 prize pool
  • Multiple high roller tournaments
  • Omaha, Omaha Knockout, Hyper and Turbo tournaments
  • Two Mix-Max events
feb
11

Check Out the $1.85M WPT Spring Festival

Tags: partypoker, World Poker Tour, WPT
Posted on 11 February 2021 by "T".

Because of the viral pandemic that ravaged the entire world in 2020, many have been hit particularly hard, including the world of casino and poker.

However, the World Poker Tour was one of those who adapted quickly. It immediately moved some tournaments online with its longtime partner partypoker. So far, the WPT World Online Championships series on partypoker was the biggest one for the WPT online.

Read more » Check Out the $1.85M WPT Spring Festival

jan
27

Allied Esports Entertainment sells WPT for US$78 Million

Tags: Allied Esports Entertainment, esports, World Poker Tour, WPT
Posted on 27 January 2021 by "T".

Premier esports entertainment company Allied Esports has announced that they have sold off the World Poker Tour (WPT) to investment firm Element Partners.

The deal entails Element buying off Allied Esports' poker-related business and assets for an astounding amount of US$78.25 million. The company has also announced that it intends to "explore strategic options" for its esports business.

Read more » Allied Esports Entertainment sells WPT for US$78 Million

jan
15

WPT Montreal Online comes to partypoker on January 15

Tags: Canada, Montreal, partypoker, World Poker Tour, WPT
Posted on 15 January 2021 by "T".

WPT Montreal is back and this year, it's online at partypoker!

From January 15 to 27, partypoker plays host to this online festival featuring several quality events, including the WPT-style $3,200 buy-in, $2M GTD Main Event!

Read more » WPT Montreal Online comes to partypoker on January 15

nov
6

Win Your Way to a $2M Gtd WPT Montreal Main Event Seat for only 1 Cent!

Tags: Canada, partypoker, World Poker Tour, WPT
Posted on 06 November 2020 by "T".

Do you dream of becoming a World Poker Tour (WPT) champion? If yes, then set your alarm this coming weekend, as you have the chance to make it come true - for only 1 cent!

partypoker and the WPT have teamed up once again and this time, they bring you the $2 million guaranteed WPT Montreal Main Event. This $3,200 buy-in event begins at 20:05 CET on January 10 but of course, you don't want to pay the full asking price when you can satellite your way in with just a single cent!

Read more » Win Your Way to a $2M Gtd WPT Montreal Main Event Seat for only 1 Cent!

jul
28

WPT renames its Trophy to Mike Sexton WPT Champions Cup

Tags: Mike Sexton, World Poker Tour, WPT
Posted on 28 July 2020 by "T".

The World Poker Tour has renamed the WPT Champions Cup, their main tour trophy, after long-time WPT commentator Mike Sexton.

Mike Sexton served as lead commentator for the first 15 seasons, and won the WPT title himself in Montreal in 2016. The trophy, which bears the names of every WPT main tour winner etched on the base, shall now be called the "Mike Sexton WPT Champions Cup".

Read more » WPT renames its Trophy to Mike Sexton WPT Champions Cup

jun
18

$100M WPT World Online Championship heads to partypoker

Tags: partypoker, World Poker Tour, WPT
Posted on 18 June 2020 by "T".

partypoker and the World Poker Tour (WPT) are launching the biggest ever online series this summer with the $100m GTD WPT World Online Championships from 17th July to 8th September!

$100M GTD WPT World Online Championships

  • Schedule: July 17 to September 8, 2020
  • Events: 12 Championship events (including 5 Champions Club status events)
  • Prize pool: $100 million guaranteed
may
13

partypoker Latest Promo - WPT Online Series: SPINS Edition

Tags: partypoker, World Poker Tour, WPT
Posted on 13 May 2020 by "T".

partypoker has another new promo in store for players this month of May, and it's a great opportunity for those who love their SPINS games.

The poker site is running a special edition of SPINS - their fast-paced, 3-handed Sit & Go game.

Read more » partypoker Latest Promo - WPT Online Series: SPINS Edition

apr
30

WPT Online Series debuts on partypoker from May 3 to 20

Tags: partypoker, World Poker Tour, WPT
Posted on 30 April 2020 by "T".

partypoker has teamed up with the World Poker Tour (WPT) to create the inaugural WPT Online Series.

WPT Online Series

  • Schedule: May 3 to 20, 2020
  • Events: 40 in total (with 10 Championship events)
  • Prize pool: $35 million guaranteed
feb
3

Over €2.5M GTD at partypoker LIVE-sponsored WPT Germany on February 9-23

Tags: Czech Republic, Kings Casino, Vince Van Patten, World Poker Tour, WPT
Posted on 03 February 2020 by "T".

This February, the World Poker Tour (WPT) goes to King's Casino in Rozvadov, Czech Republic for the second big event of the year in the tour's Season XVIII calendar.

WPT Germany

  • Schedule: February 9 to 23, 2020
  • Venue: King's Casino in Rozvadov, Czech Republic
  • Prize pool: €2,500,000 GTD
  • No. of Events: 19
oct
7

2019 WPT UK Main Event won by Simon Brandstrom for $330K

Tags: Simon Brandstrom, Sweden, World Poker Tour, WPT
Posted on 07 October 2019 by "T".

This year's WPT UK Main Event from September 22 to October 6 had a buy-in of $3,300, and a Swedish poker pro was crowned the champion, who took home the trophy plus a whopping $330,000 cash prize. He has become the first person to win a WPT Main Tour and WPTDeepStacks title.

WPT UK 2019 - Main Event

  • Schedule: September 22 to October 6, 2019
  • Buy-in: $3000 + $300
  • Prize pool: $1.5M guaranteed
sep
20

WPT UK set at Dusk Till Dawn Casino from September 22 to October 7

Tags: Dusk Till Dawn Casino, World Poker Tour, WPT
Posted on 20 September 2019 by "T".

WPT UK shall be the next tour stop of a series of awesome joint events by the World Poker Tour and partypoker LIVE.

WPT UK 2019

  • Schedule: September 22 to October 7, 2019
  • Venue: Dusk Till Dawn Poker & Casino, Nottingham, UK
  • Prizepool: $3,636,000 GTD
dec
17

2018 WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic Main Event won by Dylan Linde for $1.6M

Tags: Dylan Linde, World Poker Tour
Posted on 17 December 2018 by "T".

The 38-year-old poker pro from Coeur D'Alene, ID, United States was the last man standing in this event. This is his first-ever WPT title and his biggest score to date, the first-place prize of $1,631,468.

A total of 1,001 players entered the 2018 World Poker Tour Five Diamond World Poker Classic $10,400 NLHE Main Event, which has now been considered as the biggest field ever in a $10,000 buy-in event on WPT history. The player entries altogether generated a $9,709,700 prize pool. After five days of extreme poker action held at the Bellagio, it was Dylan ‘ImaLucSac' Linde who won the lion's share of the prize.

Read more » 2018 WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic Main Event won by Dylan Linde for $1.6M

sep
3

partypoker LIVE teams up with WPT for $24M World Tour

Tags: Canada, partypoker, World Poker Tour
Posted on 03 September 2018 by "T".

On the final week of August, partypoker and the World Poker Tour (WPT) announced a 4-year contract that will see both of them working together for the first time ever.

Read more » partypoker LIVE teams up with WPT for $24M World Tour

jan
17

Ole Schemion Wins WPT European Championship

Tags: Michal Mrakes, Ole Schemion, World Poker Tour
Posted on 17 January 2018 by "T".

Earlier this week, German poker pro Ole Schemion won the first-ever World Poker Tour European Championship Main Event for to secure his first WPT title, €218,435 in prize money and a $15,000 WPT Tournament of Champions ticket. 

Read more » Ole Schemion Wins WPT European Championship

dec
18

Ryan Tosoc Wins 2017 WPT Five Diamond for almost 2 Million!

Tags: Bellagio, Ryan Tosoc, World Poker Tour
Posted on 18 December 2017 by "T".

Ryan Tosoc was actually the 2016 Runner-Up on WPT Five Diamond Main Event, and this time, he's made sure to snatch that top spot, defeating the record 812-entry field to win $1,958,065!

Read more » Ryan Tosoc Wins 2017 WPT Five Diamond for almost 2 Million!

may
24

Mike Sexton Leaves WPT to Become partypoker Chairman

Tags: Mike Sexton, partypoker, World Poker Tour
Posted on 24 May 2017 by "T".

Mike Sexton announced last Monday, May 22, that he will be leaving his iconic role as commentator with the World Poker Tour to become Chairman of partypoker. Sexton helped found the tour back in 2002 and for the past 15 years have helped WPT become one of the most recognizable brands in the industry along with Sexton as the face of the brand.

Read more » Mike Sexton Leaves WPT to Become partypoker Chairman

apr
11

Daniel Weinman Defeats Michael Mizrachi To Win WPT Tournament of Champions

Tags: Daniel Weinman, Michael Mizrachi, World Poker Tour
Posted on 11 April 2017 by "T".

Daniel Weinman and another 65 World Poker Tour Champion club members enterd the Season XV Monster WPT Tournament of Champions. It took three days of play to boil down the field of poker talents to the televised WPT final table, where Daniel Weinman played Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi heads-up for the title and the $381,500 first-place prize.

Read more » Daniel Weinman Defeats Michael Mizrachi To Win WPT Tournament of Champions

sep
30

Aaron Mermelstein Wins His Second WPT Title Of 2015!

Tags: Aaron Mermelstein, World Poker Tour, WPT Maryland
Posted on 30 September 2015 by "T".

On Tuesday, Aaron Mermelstein took down his second WPT title after winning the World Poker Tour Maryland Main Event! Mermelstein, who won the WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open in January this year, bested a field of 337 runners and a final table that included two-time WSOP bracelet winner Greg Merson to bank $250,222 and a seat into the $15,400 buy-in WPT World Championship. He is the 25th person (Gus Hansen, Carlos Mortensen and Season XIII Hublot WPT Player of the Year Anthony Zinno etc.) to have scored two+ WPT titles.

Read more » Aaron Mermelstein Wins His Second WPT Title Of 2015!

mar
18

WPT Rolling Thunder: Day 2 is Over - JC Tran Among Final 24!

Tags: Bryan Campanello, JC Tran, November Niner 2013, World Poker Tour, WPT Rolling Thunder
Posted on 18 March 2014 by "T".

Two days of poker are in the books at the the World Poker Tour Rolling Thunder Main Event (played at Thunder Valley Casino Resort in Lincoln, California) and Bryan Campanello will lead the final 24 players (of 465 entries) into Day 3 with 1,436,000 in chips. Besides Campanello, only another two players, Chad Eveslage (1,390,000) and Benjamin Zamani (1,350,000), will bring over 1 million chips to Day 3.

Read more » WPT Rolling Thunder: Day 2 is Over - JC Tran Among Final 24!

mar
12

Largest WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star in History!

Tags: bay 101 shooting star, David Chiu, Jeff Madsen, Nam Le, Phil Laak, San Fransisco, World Poker Tour, WPT
Posted on 12 March 2014 by "T".

Both starting days at the 2014 World Poker Tour Bay 101 Shooting Star have come to a close and, believe it or not, a new record has been set! A total of 713 players bought into tournament (crushing last year's record of 643 players), making it the largest Bay 101 Shooting Star in WPT History!

Read more » Largest WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star in History!

mar
7

Chris Moorman Wins WPT L.A. Poker Classic ($1,015,460)

Tags: Chris Moorman, world poker tour, WPT LA Poker Classic
Posted on 07 March 2014 by "T".

A big congratulations to Chris Moorman, the winner of the 2014 World Poker Tour L.A. Poker Classic! The 28-year-old British poker professional, who has won more than $11 million online, topped a field of 534 players to secure his first major live tournament title and a sweet $1,015,460 first prize that brings his live tournament career earnings close to $3 million!

Final Table Results:

1: Chris Moorman - $1,015,460
2: Glenn Lafaye - $662,840
3: Michael Rocco - $423,440
4: Patrick Bruel - $332,190
5: Josh Neufeld - $264,520
6: Adam Friedman - $200,440

Next up on the WPT-schedule is the Bay 101 Shooting Star (an event that always attracts some of the biggest names in poker). The event runs from March 10-14 in San Jose, California, and we will post daily updates here in the news section so you won't miss out on anything! 

 

feb
17

Daniel "Jungleman" Cates Wins WPT Alpha8 Johannesburg ($500,000)

Tags: Alpha8, daniel cates, High Roller, jason mercier, jungleman, World Poker Tour, WPT Johannesburg
Posted on 17 February 2014 by "T".

In case you missed it: World Poker Tour Alpha8 Johannesburg ($100,000 buy-in) kicked off last Friday and saw 10 entries (9 players + 1 rebuy by Antonio Esfandiari). On Saturday, the final 7 players return for the second day of play and, after several hours of thrilling poker, Daniel "Jungleman" Cates ended up as the last man standing for $500,000 in prize money along with the prestigious Alpha8 trophy and a 24k special edition pair of Monster headphones.

Besides Cates, Kinesh Pather received $275,000 for his runner-up finish and Jason Mercier took home $200,000 for finishing in third place. Jeff Gross, who was the chip leader for sometime with 4 remaining players, ended up as the bubble boy in 4th place.

 

 

feb
14

WPT Alpha8 Johannesburg

Tags: Alpha8, Antonio Esfandiari, Dan Cates, High Roller, Phil Ivey, World Poker Tour, WPT Johannesburg
Posted on 14 February 2014 by "T".

Cards are in the air at the Emperors Palace in Johannesburg, South Africa. According to WPT's website, 7 players (Phil Ivey, Antonio Esfandiari, Dan Cates, Jeff Gross, Max Altergott, local player Kinesh Pather, and back-to-back Alpha8 champion Philipp Gruissem) have registered for the Day 1 of the $100,000 buy-in tournament.

Read more » WPT Alpha8 Johannesburg

dec
23

Julian Thomas Wins WPT Prague Main Event

Tags: Julian Thomas, Vasili Firsau, world poker tour, wpt prague
Posted on 23 December 2013 by "T".

The last World Poker Tour tournament of 2013 came to a close yesterday when Julian Thomas defeated Vasili Firsau, who also finished runner up at the WPT Grand Prix de Paris a few months ago, heads-up in the bwin WPT Prague Main Event! Thomas received €206,230 in prize money and joined a long list of German poker professionals who have gone all the way in some of the major poker tournaments of 2013.

Final table results:
1) Julian Thomas, €206 230
2) Vasili Firsau, €135 000
3) Andrey Shatilov, €85 000
4) Gintaras Simaitis, €63 000
5) Ognjen Secularac, €47 000
6) Valeri Savov, €38 000

 

dec
5

Final Table Set @ WPT Montreal

Tags: Lily Kiletto, Mukul Pahuja, PartyPoker WPT Montreal, Sylvain Siebert, world poker tour
Posted on 05 December 2013 by "T".

Only six players remain after four days of intensive play at the PartyPoker WPT Montreal Main Event at the Playground Poker Club in Canada. Day 3 chip leader Sylvain Siebert is still in the lead and will bring 8.4 million chips to today's televised final table.

Read more » Final Table Set @ WPT Montreal

nov
22

WPT Caribbean: 32 Players Survived Day 2

Tags: Ebony Kenney, Marvin Rettenmaier, Thomas Laviano, Tony Dunst, world poker tour, wpt caribbean
Posted on 22 November 2013 by "T".

The second day at the World Poker Tour Carribean Main event came to a close just a few moments ago. There are 32 players left in the tournament and the chip leader is Thomas Laviano with 402,000.

Other big stacks at the end of Day 2 included Jean-Nicolas Fortin (361,500), Tony Dunst (282,000) and Day 1 chip leader Ebony Kenney, who bagged up 258,000 (7th place) at the end of play.

Read more » WPT Caribbean: 32 Players Survived Day 2

nov
21

WPT Caribbean: 107 Advance to Day 2

Tags: Ebony Kenney, Marvin Rettenmaier, world poker tour, wpt caribbean
Posted on 21 November 2013 by "T".

Both starting days of the 2013 World Poker Tour Caribbean Main Event in St. Maarten are in the books now and there are 107 of 191 players remaining. The overall chip leader is Ebony Kenney (picture) with 174,000 chips, and she will be joined to Day 2 by notables such as Marvin Rettenmaier (104,400), Mike Watson (45,500), Tobias Reinkemeier (25,800) and Will Failla (22,500).

We will be back with another brief update tomorrow (the prize pool should be announced by then).

 

nov
15

Dan Shak To Host Charity Event

Tags: charity event, Dan Shak, Mandarin Oriental, Mike Sexton, Phil Hellmuth, Vanessa Selbst, world poker tour
Posted on 15 November 2013 by "T".

Hedge fund manager and poker pro Dan Shak will be hosting the annual "All In for Kids" charity poker event on Thursday. The event will be held at the Mandarin Oriental in New York and will be filmed for national television and air as a part of a future World Poker Tour broadcast on Fox Sports Net.

In addition to wealthy CEO's, celebrities and athletes, poker pros including Vanessa Selbst, Mike Sexton and Phil Hellmuth will participate in the tournament. The event has raised more than $4.3 million over the past five years. All money raised will be donated to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

 

sep
23

WPT Borgata Poker Open: Anthony Zinno Defeated Vanessa Selbst For The Title!

Tags: anthony zinno, borgata poker open, vanessa selbst, world poker tour, wpt
Posted on 23 September 2013 by "T".

On Friday, the last six players of a 1,189-player field battled it out on the 2013 World Poker Tour Borgata Poker Open final table. At the end of the night, after nearly eight levels of play, Anthony Zinno stood tall as the winner after defeating Team PokerStars Pro Vanessa Selbst heads-up.

Read more » WPT Borgata Poker Open: Anthony Zinno Defeated Vanessa Selbst For The Title!

sep
20

WPT Borgata Poker Open: Pham and Selbst Lead Final Table

Tags: borgata poker open, Cong Pham, Vanessa Selbst, world poker tour
Posted on 20 September 2013 by "T".

The 2013 World Poker Tour Borgata Poker Open final table is set after four intensive days of play at the Borgata Casino in Atlantic City! Day 3 chip leader Cong Pham and Team PokerStars Pro Vanessa Selbst (the highest-earning woman in poker) will lead the remaining 6 players into tomorrow's televised final table. The average chip count is 5.9 million and Pham has a healthy stack of 10.1 million while Selbst has 7.9 million.

Seat 1. Eric Fields - 3,150,000 (31 bb)
Seat 2. Anthony Zinno - 6,935,000 (69 bb)
Seat 3. Vanessa Selbst - 7,910,000 (79 bb)
Seat 4. David Randall - 3,520,000 (35 bb)
Seat 5. Jeremy Kottler - 3,925,000 (39 bb)
Seat 6. Cong Pham - 10,190,000 (101 bb)

Read more » WPT Borgata Poker Open: Pham and Selbst Lead Final Table

sep
19

WPT Borgata Poker Open: Cong Pham Leads Final 36; Selbst In 5th Place

Tags: borgata poker open, Cong Pham, Vanessa Selbst, world poker tour
Posted on 19 September 2013 by "T".

Another action-filled day of poker is in the books at Borgata Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey and now there are only 36 players left out of 1,189 entries, which means that the final table, where some serious cash is up for grabs, is just around the corner! Cong Pham will lead the remaining players into Day 4 with 2.5 million chips, and other top stacks are Jake Schwartz (2,145,000), David Johnston (2,050,000), David Randall (2,020,000), and Team PokerStars Pro Vanessa Selbst (1,739,000).

All the remaining players are guaranteed a minimum cash of $14,777 - with the chance of taking home the first prize of a whopping $825,099! We will be back with another brief update tomorrow, so stay tuned!

 

sep
18

WTP Borgata Poker Open: 174 Players Remain; Rajesh Vohra Leads

Tags: Matt Salsberg, Paul Volpe, world poker tour, wpt borgata poker open
Posted on 18 September 2013 by "T".

The third day at the World Poker Tour Borgata Poker Open kicks off at noon ET today and the plan is to play until only 27 players remain. When the cards are in the air, Raj Vohra (+$740k in tournament winnings) is the chip leader with 580,700 amongst the remaining squad of 174 players. Vohra will be joined at the tables by Day 2 chip leader Paul Volpe (337,000); Champions Club members Scott Seiver (304,500) Jonathan Little (260,500) and Matt Salsberg (144,000), and several other familiar faces.

The money bubble will burst when 110 players remain (min cash: $7,123) and the winner of the tournament will take home a sweet $825,099! Check back tomorrow for another update.

 

sep
17

WPT Borgata Poker Open: Volpe Leads The Way Into Day 2

Tags: borgata poker open, paul volpe, world poker tour
Posted on 17 September 2013 by "T".

On Monday, Day 1B at Borgata Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey concluded with close to 440 players of 813 entries! A total of 595 players of 1,189 will return to play later on today and Paul Volpe (picture) has the biggest stack of chips! Volpe, an American pro with over $2 million in live tournament earnings, finished Day 1B with 231,850 chips to earn a $5,000 bonus, and Anthony Castelli bagged up the second largest stack (203,950) to receive a $3,500 bonus.

The top 110 players will cash for at least $7,123 each from the $3,805,989 prize pool, the winner will get an incredible $825,099, and $17,000 is set aside to pay the chip leader bonuses for Day 1A and 1B.

We will be back with another update tomorrow!

sep
16

WPT Borgata Poker Open Main Event

Tags: Cong Pham, world poker tour, wpt borgata
Posted on 16 September 2013 by "T".

The first Day 1 flight at the 2013 World Poker Tour Borgata Poker Open Main Event attracted 376 players and approximately 180 of them advanced to Day 2. The chip leader at the end of play was Cong Pham (picture) with 191,025 in chips. He will get $5,000 from Borgata as the chip leader yesterday, and $3,500 will be awarded to Besnik Ziba for finishing second in chips with 183,375. 

Several big names fell during Day 1A including Matt Salsberg, Kara Scott, Matt Waxman, Chad Brown and Season XII "One to Watch" Loni Harwood. Luckily all of them (and other players that didn't make it through Day 1A) will have a chance to re-enter today. In fact, according to WPT's website, there will be unlimited re-entries for all players today.

We will be back with another brief update tomorrow!

 

aug
21

Alexey Rybin Leads WPT Cyprus Final Table

Tags: Alexey Rybin, moscow, russia, world poker tour, wpt cyprus
Posted on 21 August 2013 by "T".

After four days of play, the final table of the World Poker Tour Merit Cyprus Classic Main Event is set! The final 6 players will return to play in about 1 hour and fight for a first place prize of $258,00!

The big favourite to take down the tournament is the 1 million+ chip leader Alexey Rybin who has led the tournament from start to finish Day 2, 3 and 4. The 33-year-old from Moscow, Russia has $483,503 in live tournament earnings and his best score so far is a 5th place finish at EPT San Remo in 2010 for $366,833 (Liv Boeree won the tournament). 

1 Pierre Sayegh 349,000 Lebanon
2 Alexey Rybin 2,698,000 Russia
3 Andrei Nikonov 1,280,000 Russia
4 Sergey Rybachenko 921,000 Russia
5 Albert Daher 1,595,000 Lebanon
6 Kayhan Tugrul 1,025,000 Turkey

jul
19

WPT Creates A New High-Stakes Tournament Series!

Tags: high stakes, world poker tour, wpt alpha8
Posted on 19 July 2013 by "T".

World Poker Tour Alpha8 is a brand new series of high-stakes, televised poker tournaments held at the most exclusive resorts around the globe, including stops in North America, Europe, Asia and South Africa. The minimum buy-in starts at an insane $100,000 and the first tournament is scheduled for August 26-27, 2013 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida. All WPT Alpha8 tournaments will feature an eight-player final table that will be broadcasted on the new FS1 network starting 10pm EST on Sunday, March 16, 2014.

"I am honoured to announce Alpha8, WPT's newest and most ambitious offering in conjunction with its primetime home on FS1," said WPT President, Adam Pliska. "Showcasing the world's poker elite and featuring multimillion dollar prize pools, Alpha8 represents the highest televised treatment of super high-roller tournament poker to date. Playing out over a global stage, this series will give audiences insight into the intensity and skill demanded at the sport's highest levels."

 

jul
18

WPT Season XXII Is Around The Corner

Tags: 2013 wpt, cyprus, season 12, season XXII, south korea, world poker tour, wpt
Posted on 18 July 2013 by "T".

The 12th season of the World Poker Tour (WPT) will kick off in just about one month's time. So far, the organisers of the very popular tournament series have revealed half of the schedule of season XXII (11 stops), which includes a brand new stop in South Korea. WPT South Korea begins December 16 and will be held at the brand new WPT Club Phoenix Room at the Ramada Plaze Hotel in Jeju.

The first televised event on the new season will take place in Los Angeles at the Bicycle Casino on August 29. Other televised Main Events include: 

  • WPT Borgata Poker Open (September 15)
  • WPT Grand Prix de Paris at the Aviation Club de France (October 25)
  • WPT Montreal at Playground Poker Club (November 29)
  • The WPT Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic (December 6)
WPT Season XXII
Aug 16: WPT Merit Cyprus Classic, Cyprus
Aug 29: WPT Legends of Poker,USA
Sep 15: WPT Borgata Poker Open, USA
Oct 25: WPT Grand Prix de Paris, France
Nov 7: WPT Emperors Palace Poker Classic, South Africa
Nov 15: WPT Jacksonville, USA
Nov 19 : WPT Caribbean, Carribean
Nov 29: WPT Montreal, Canada
Dec 6: WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic, USA
Dec 15: WPT Prag, Chezch Republic
Dec 16: WPT South Korea, South Korea

 

may
27

Chino Rheem Won WPT World Championship ($1,150,297)

Tags: chino rheem, david rheem, Erick Lindgren, Matt Hyman, world poker tour, wpt world championship
Posted on 27 May 2013 by "K".

The 2013 WPT World Championship main event ($25,000) concluded early Saturday morning with David "Chino" Rheem, who entered the final table with a big lead, defeating Erik Lindgren heads-up for an incredible first prize of $1,150,297. It was Rheem's second World Poker Tour title (His first victory came at the Five Diamond World Poker Classic in Season VII) and now he has over $7 million in live tournament winnings.

Final Table Results:
1: Chino Rheem - $1,150,297

2: Erick Lindgren - $650,275

3: Jonathan Roy - $421,800
4: Matt Hyman - $289,988
5: Brandon Steven - $223,203

6: David Peters - $173,993Read more » Chino Rheem Won WPT World Championship ($1,150,297)

may
22

Rheem, Negreanu and Lindgren Reach Final Table of WPT World Championship

Tags: chino rheem, daniel negreanu, erick lindgren, world poker tour, wpt world championship
Posted on 22 May 2013 by "T".

The final table of the World Poker Tour World Championship at Bellago in Las Vegas is set after 4 days of play, and here are the 8 finalists:

Seat 1.  Jonathan Roy  -  1,987,000  (66 bb)
Seat 2.  David Peters  -  858,000  (28 bb)
Seat 3.  Erick Lindgren  -  2,518,000  (83 bb)
Seat 4.  Rocco Palumbo  -  680,000  (22 bb)
Seat 5.  Brandon Steven  -  1,235,000  (41 bb)
Seat 6.  Daniel Negreanu  -  545,000  (18 bb)
Seat 7.  Matt Hyman  -  1,940,000  (64 bb)
Seat 8.  Chino Rheem  -  4,839,000  (161 bb)

Chino Rheem entered Day 4 21st in chips with 24 players remaining and he went on an incredible winning spree after the field reached the money to take the chip lead. Rheem, winner of the WPT Doyle Brunson Classic in 2008, has almost twice as much chips as any other finalist. He he will be joined by two-time WPT title winners Erick Lindgren and Daniel Negreanu on the final table. Negreanu only has 545k to work with, but Erick Lindgren has 2.5 million and is second in chips. In total, 5 of 8 finalists already have their names engraved on the WPT Championship Cup trophy: Daniel Negreanu, Erick Lindgren, Rocco Palumbo, Chino Rheem and Jonathan Roy.

 

may
9

PartyPoker WPT Canadian Spring Championship: The Final Table Begins Today

Tags: Amir Babakhani, PartyPoker WPT Canadian Spring Championship, world poker tour
Posted on 09 May 2013 by "K".

After 4 days of play at the PartyPoker World Poker Tour Canadian Spring Championship, 735 players have become only 6 who are ready for the final table. The chip leader at today's final table will be Amir Babakhani, of Canada, with 6,635,000 chips. Babakhani sent two big stacks to the rail to build his stack to the chip lead on Wednesday and now he has a fantastic chance of taking down the tournament and the $442,248 first prize. However, no matter what happens on today's final table - he's already guaranteed the biggest cash of his entire tournament carrer.

Final table:

Seat 1: Barry Kruger - 4,770,000
Seat 2: Tao Liang - 3,870,000
Seat 3: Jonathan Bardier - 1,470,000
Seat 4: Amir Babakhani - 6,635,000
Seat 5: Jason Duval - 4,155,000
Seat 6: Martin Leblanc - 1,140,000Read more » PartyPoker WPT Canadian Spring Championship: The Final Table Begins Today

may
1

WPT bestbet Open: Mike Linster Wins the Main Event For $321,521!

Tags: bestbet open, David Bell, mike linster, world poker tour
Posted on 01 May 2013 by "T".

The final table of the 2013 World Poker Tour bestbet Open main event concluded yesterday. Mike Linster came into the final table with the second largest stack and played extremely well until he had advanced to heads-up against David Bell, who started the day in third chip-position.

Read more » WPT bestbet Open: Mike Linster Wins the Main Event For $321,521!

apr
30

WPT bestbet Open: The Final Table Begins Today

Tags: best bet open, Danny Schechter, David Diaz, florida, jacksonville, world poker tour, wpt
Posted on 30 April 2013 by "T".

The final table of six is set after three days of intensive poker at the World Poker Tour bestbet Open in Jacksonville, Florida. Danny Schechter will be the chip leader (3,825,000) when the final table kicks off at 20:00 CET tonight (2pm ET). Schechter only had 52,000 chips when Day 3 started, so you can just imagine what an incredible winning streak he has had.

He has almost double the amount of chips of his closest opponent (Michael Linster) and it will be interesting to see if he can keep a cool head at tonight's final table - where a first prize of $321,521 is up for grabs! 

Final table chip counts:
Seat 1: Pete Tinnesz - 1,035,000
Seat 2: Danny Schechter - 3,825,000
Seat 3: Michael Linster - 2,150,000
Seat 4: Pete Chwala - 1,180,000
Seat 5: David Bell - 1,980,000
Seat 6: David Diaz - 375,000

apr
17

Kevin Eyster Wins WPT Seminole Hard Rock Showdown

Tags: jeff madsen, Kevin Eyster, world poker tour, wpt seminole hard rock showdown
Posted on 17 April 2013 by "K".

Kevin "1SickDisease" Eyster is the latest member of the World Poker Tour Champions Club after taking down the Seminole Hard Rock Showdown main event for $660,395 last night. The American online pro bested a field of 542 players and a final table that included no one else than Jeff Madsen. Eyster now has close to $1.2 million in live tournament earnings!

Final Table Results:
1st: Kevin Esyter - $660,395
2nd: Ben Tarzia - $389,750
3rd: Zo Karim - $252,190
4th: Paul Dlugozima - $171,950
5th: Daniel Letts - $122,275
6th: Jeff Madsen - $100,000Read more » Kevin Eyster Wins WPT Seminole Hard Rock Showdown

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16

Final Table Set at WPT Seminole Hard Rock Showdown

Tags: jeff madsen, Kevin Eyster, Paul Dlugozima, Seminole Hard Rock Showdown, world poker tour, wpt
Posted on 16 April 2013 by "T".

The World Poker Tour Seminole Hard Rock Showdown main event lost some familiar faces during Day 4, including Faraz Jaka (9th place), Ben Hamnett (10th place), Tony Ruberto (12th place), Matt Salsberg (13th place) and Matt Giannetti (21st place). Luckily, one big name made it to the final table...

Read more » Final Table Set at WPT Seminole Hard Rock Showdown

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12

WPT Seminole Hard Rock Showdown

Tags: Faraz Jaka , Seminole Hard Rock Showdown, world poker tour, wpt
Posted on 12 April 2013 by "T".

On Thursday, Day 1A of the 2013 World Poker Tour Seminole Hard Rock Showdown kicked off at the Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood, Florida. 205 players entered the tournament for $5,000 each and, after 10 levels of play, Donald Nicholson (355,100) had the biggest stack amongst the remaining 75 players. Below are the top 10 stacks of Day 1A. 

1. Donald Nicholson 355,100
2. Danny Shiff 229,200
3. Ben Tarzia 213,100
4. John McEwen 184,600
5. Faraz Jaka 181,900
6. Jerry Wong 180,000
7. Danny Suied 140,000
8. Kevin Eyster 137,500
9. Richard Leger 134,500
10.Andy Hwang 124,700

 

 

apr
11

WPT Barcelona: A winner has been crowned

Tags: barcelona, canada, Characy Khun, season XI, world poker tour, wpt
Posted on 11 April 2013 by "K".

A total of 249 players signed up for the season XI World Poker Tour Barcelona main event earlier this week and yesterday, after four days of play, the final six battled it out on the final table. Characy Khun, from Canada, sat down at the final table with the largest stack and, believe it or not, he eliminated every single opponent during seven levels of play to lay hands on the first place prize of $258,448 - the largest cash of his career! Read more » WPT Barcelona: A winner has been crowned

apr
10

WPT Barcelona: The Final Table Is Set!

Tags: barcelona, Chanracy Khun, live stream, Sergio Fernandez, world poker tour, wpt
Posted on 10 April 2013 by "T".

The final table of the World Poker Tour main event is set after 4 days of play. The six finalists (no notables) are already guaranteed $47,813 each but, of course, the $258,448 first prize (+a seat in the WPT Final) will make sure that everyone play their very best game and make it an interesting final table! Below are the finalists:

1 Chanracy Khun (picture) 2,393,000
2 Benjamin Pollak 1,899,000
3 Tahiri Hassani Najib 1,636,000
4 Bruno Garcia Cotelo 722,000
5 Sergio Fernandez 548,000
6 Antonio Alfaia 273,000

Average Chip Count: 1,245,000

The final table kicks off at 14:00 CET. You can watch the live stream here.

 


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