First Ever World Poker Tour Online Events Announced

As Covid-19 just keeps on trucking, making roadkill of event after event on the live poker calendar it makes sense that companys like the WPT start looking at the roads less travelled.

By: Jon Pill

The WPT has been particularly quick in responding to the disease, closing their east Asian events near the start of the outbreak, postponing others worldwide, and being the first US tourney to close when they cancelled the WPT Deepstack event in Maryland.

That speed has also left them with a gaping hole in their schedule which they are now looking to fill with the first ever online WPT championship event.

The WPT will be partnering with partypoker on this one, so no need to download some specialised new client.

They are currently scheduling 11 events between the 10th and 26th of May, with $7 million in guarantees across the events. The buy-ins will run from $530 up to a high-roller event with a $25.5k buy-in. Due to the high expected turn out, the $3.2k Main Event will have five Day 1s on consecutive Sundays starting on the 10th May.

The events might not have the thrill of a televised final table for the final six to look forward to, but it should help keep the WPT afloat so there’s something for us to look forward to on TV when we all get out of self-isolation.


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