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In addition to its main tour that features the Borgata Poker Open and World Poker Classic, the World Poker Tour runs the WPTDeepStacks. The series includes an international schedule of stops from Russia to New Zealand. In 2019, it will make multiple stops in Florida and at least one stop in Maryland. The full WPT
The Borgata Poker Open kicks off this weekend on September 16. By next Friday, the series will be moving into the $3 million guaranteed World Poker Tour Main Event. Last year, the event surpassed its guarantee to build a $3.6 million prize pool with a field of 1,132 players. Atlantic City’s Borgata Casino and the
Now that the WPT Gardens Poker Festival is behind us, it’s time for the WPT to head on over to Oklahoma. The WPT Choctaw will begin in just a few days at the Choctaw Casino & Resort in Durant, bring the popular event to Oklahoma for its fourth consecutive appearance. The tournament will begin on
The WPT Gardens Main Event concluded yesterday, finding a winner through New York poker pro Simon Lam. Lam took down the event to win $565,055 and a new Mercedes SLC Roadster, valued at about $50,000. He will also receive a $15,000 entry into this year’s Tournament of Champions event and have his name forever engraved
The WPT’s visit to California has drawn to a close with the WPT Rolling Thunder tournament. By the time it was over, first place was awarded to someone who doesn’t consider himself a poker pro. David Lawson outlasted a field of 440 players to take the win and $295,128 in prize money. He was also
World Poker Tour’s parent company, Ourgame International Holdings, announced that it would renew CEO Adam Pliska’s contract for another four years this week. Pilska has led the WPT to unprecedented growth since stepping into the position of CEO in 2009. All of the most popular WPT activities, including live events, televised broadcasts, and online products
Perhaps it’s because of a home-field advantage, but Mike Leah has won a title at the Fallsview Classic three times in the last four years. All three wins came at the CAD$1,100 (US$870) preliminary event. This year, he upped the ante by participating in the WPT Fallsview Poker Classic CAD$5,000 (USD$3,955) NLHE Main Event, taking
Darryll Fish won $511,604 at a tournament run by his old dealer school buddy. Darryll Fish is the winner of the first World Poker Tour Lucky Hearts Poker Open Championship. A regular on the WPT circuit, Fish, came along for the first time the WPT combined a championship with the LHPO and collected the first
After threading his way to the final table in the WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic, Ryan Tosoc managed to pull off a win in the same tournament that saw him finish in second place last year. He took home just under $2 million with the win and is guaranteed a seat in the WPT
The last four players battled it out for $668,692 at the WPT Legends of Poker title last Thursday. J.C. Tran led the pack in chips at the start, followed by Art Papazyan, Phil Hellmuth, and Marvin Rettenmaier with the short stack. Tran was contending for a tie to the record of three WPT titles. Hellmuth