WPT and PartyPoker Announce Summer Online Poker Series

Normally, the months of May, June, and July are filled with live poker tournaments, many of them in the United States and offering gold bracelets. This year is going to be very, very different.

Covid-19 has created a new landscape for so many people in so many industries. For poker pros all the way through to casual poker players, they, too, are finding a new scene. Just this month, the World Series of Poker announced its foray into the online poker space for the 2020 WSOP on Natural8 and GGPoker.

The World Poker Tour has also made its way online through its partnership with PartyPoker. And the duo has something special planned for July and August.

First WPT World Online Championships

Australians might want to find the nearest country from which to access PartyPoker (hello, New Zealand!), as the next few months will provide online poker opportunities to win World Poker Tour titles like never before.

The WPT World Online Championships are set for July 17 to September 8. The entire series will guarantee $100 million in prize pools.

The online poker series will offer 12 primary WPT-branded events, many of which will have varying buy-in levels. Five of those tournaments will award WPT Champion status and entries into the next WPT Tournament of Champions.

Events with Mini and Micro buy-ins will not offer official WPT trophies but chances to get in on serious guarantees and prestigious titles. And this range of buy-ins from $33 to $102K gives more players a chance to participate.

WPT CEO Adam Pliska noted, “The WPT World Online Championships brings together the World Poker Tour and PartyPoker once more for what will be the largest series in both of our histories. … Five WPT Champions crowned in a single series is a first for the WPT in 18 seasons, and we look forward to welcoming them all into the WPT Champions Club.”

PartyPoker Managing Director Tom Waters also commented, “I’m delighted that we have been able to partner with WPT to revive the WPT World Championships and bring the series online for the first time. We want to give the festival more of a live event feel, so the tournaments will be structured as such, including single reentry for all NLHE events, freezeouts, limited late registration, and limited Day 1s. Due to popular demand, players will be able to see each other’s real names at the tables.”

WPT-Branded Schedule

PartyPoker will release the full schedule in the coming days, but the official WPT event information is available now.

It is as follows:

  • Event 1 / July 18-21

$33 WPT Micro World Championship PLO Hi-Lo (2 flights, 1 reentry, $50K GTD)

$320 WPT Mini World Championship PLO Hi-Lo (2 flights, 1 reentry, $150K GTD)

$3,200 WPT World Championship PLO Hi-Lo (2 flights, 1 reentry, $500K GTD)

  • Event 2 / July 25-28

$33 WPT Micro World Championship PLO (2 flights, 1 reentry, $100K GTD)

$320 WPT Mini World Championship PLO (2 flights, 1 reentry, $300K GTD)

$3,200 WPT World Championship PLO (2 flights, 1 reentry, $1M GTD)

  • Event 3 / August 1-4

$33 WPT Micro World Championship NLHE 8-Max (2 flights, 1 reentry, $300K GTD)

$320 WPT Mini World Championship NLHE 8-Max (2 flights, 1 reentry, $1M GTD)

$3,200 WPT World Championship NLHE 8-Max (2 flights, 1 reentry, $3M GTD)

  • Event 4 / August 8-11

$33 WPT Micro World Championship NLHE Knockout (2 flights, 1 reentry, $300K GTD)

$320 WPT Mini World Championship NLHE Knockout (2 flights, 1 reentry, $1M GTD)

$3,200 WPT World Championship NLHE Knockout (2 flights, 1 reentry, $3M GTD)

  • Event 5 / August 15-18

$33 WPT Micro World Championship NLHE 6-Max (2 flights, 1 reentry, $300K GTD)

$320 WPT Mini World Championship NLHE 6-Max (2 flights, 1 reentry, $1M GTD)

$3,200 WPT World Championship NLHE 6-Max (2 flights, 1 reentry, $3M GTD)

  • Event 6 / August 22-26

$109 WPT Micro World Championship NLHE Main Event (2 flights, 1 reentry, $1M GTD)

$1,100 WPT Mini World Championship NLHE Main Event (2 flights, 1 reentry, $5M GTD)

  • Event 7 / August 29-September 2

$10,300 WPT World Championship NLHE Main Event (2 flights, 1 reentry, $10M GTD)

  • Event 8 / September 2-3

$33 WPT Micro World Championship NLHE Heads-Up (1 flight, no reentry, $20K GTD)

$320 WPT Mini World Championship NLHE Heads-Up (1 flight, no reentry, $100K GTD)

$3,200 WPT World Championship NLHE Heads-Up (1 flight, no reentry, $500K GTD)

  • Event 9 / September 5-8

$33 WPT Micro World Championship NLHE Mix-Max (2 flights, 1 reentry, $300K GTD)

$320 WPT Mini World Championship NLHE Mix-Max (2 flights, 1 reentry, $1M GTD)

$3,200 WPT World Championship NLHE Mix-Max (2 flights, 1 reentry, $3M GTD)

  • Event 10 / September 5-8

$25,500 WPT World Championship NLHE High Roller (2 flights, 1 reentry, $10M GTD)

  • Event 11 / September 7-8

$102,000 WPT World Championship NLHE Super High Roller (2 flights, 1 reentry, $5M GTD)

  • Event 12 / September 8

$33 WPT Micro World Championship NLHE Turbo (1 flight, 1 reentry, $100K GTD)

$320 WPT Mini World Championship NLHE Turbo (1 flight, 1 reentry, $300K GTD)

$3,200 WPT World Championship NLHE Turbo (1 flight, 1 reentry, $1M GTD)

PartyPoker is already running online poker satellites for many of these events and will offer more as the series approaches.

 

Rose Varrelli

Rose Varrelli has always been passionate about online casinos, as she's been a player at a variety of places for years. Rose turned her personal knowledge and insight into a writing career. She aims to provide readers with the most up to date, informative news in the world of online casinos!

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