$1,000,000 Main Event Guarantee Added to WPT Canadian Spring Championships


wpt_canadian_championship_250x250_en_CA_USDIf your making your way out to Montreal and the felts of Playground Poker Club this year, the recently announced changes to the WPT Canadian Spring Championships for 2014 are sure to please – in fact there are now at least a million good reasons to take your shot from March 27th to April 1st as it is GUARANTEED no less than $1,000,000 will be in the $1,100 Main Event prize-pool!

You read that right, players of all skill will no longer have to pony up $3,000 to $4,000 to have a chance at some life changing money as partypoker and Playground Poker Club are putting their money where their mouth is – there will be four figure number representing the amount of entries or the difference in the prize money to be will be added regardless.

Of course, based on previous events and the fact that the World Poker Tour stops in Canada have been awarding our countries largest top prizes, we anticipate that these numbers are the bare minimum of what players can expect – as we type this article the $1,100 WPT Fallsview Poker Classic was a complete sell out, combined with the $2,500 and $5,000 events more than $3.5 million is changed hands between the players. On that note, high stakes players also need not worry, the bigger buy-ins will return in December for WPT Montreal.

Once again, players will have plenty of qualifying options participate via PartyPoker, both live and online:

The daily “WPT Canadian Spring Championship Freeroll” advances 50 players to the “ $0.50 Sub Qualifier Turbo Rebuy”, or players can also buy in directly for the “$1 Sub Qualifier Turbo”.

From there, every $10 in the prize-pools awards “$10 Satellite Qualifier” seats, which run every day at 14:50 & 19:25 ET (regular format), as well as Sundays at 13:25 (Hyper Turbo). Every $100 in the prize-pools awards an entry into the “WPT Canadian Spring Championships Satellite – 1 Package GTD”.

This final step runs Monday to Saturday at 21:25 ET & Sundays at 14:50 ET, with a 1 package being awarded for every $1,500 in the prize-pool. Of course, players can also buy into these directly for $100 without playing any of the other qualifying routes.

If you prefer the feel of pushing real chips into the center, partypoker is adding 25 seats into the $100 + $10 “Mega Overlay” satellite, with Day 1a through 1c to be held at Playground Poker Club on February 27th & 28th at 7:30 PM and Saturday, March 1st at 12:00 PM. Also, already running and alternating every Sunday are $50 + $10 rebuy, as well as $100 + $10 re-entry sats, with 5 seats guaranteed each. Finally, Spin the Wheel and monthly tournament leader board promotions with put even more players in the field and $1,100 entries up for grabs, so get playing at Playground Poker Club when you can and be sure to check out the full Spring Classic schedule on their website to plan your side events!

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Jon Harnish
35 year old recreational player, husband and father of three from Calgary, Alberta. Enjoy lower stakes cash games including PLO and limit Omaha 8. Any of the micro-stakes HORSE games will play online MTTS and SNGs. Live, Tournaments and Satellites up to $550. I love the game but am far to social to take it seriously and sometimes give up a little to much information at the table because I enjoy discussing the game, so decided it was safest for my bankroll to take up writing about the game. That way I still get to meet the cool people and opinions on the game, but with a little less risk. Writing wise, currently a regular contributor to Poker Pro Canada, like to write profiles, previews and recaps the most. formally wrote for Canadian Poker Player Canada. My Poker Blogs have been featured on CardPlayer Social and SpadeClub as "Recommended" or in newsletters on several occasions and Pokerweblogs as "Blog of the Month". Past projects included organizing and promoting major events with the Canadian Poker Tour, introducing Big Slick Poker Tour to Southern Alberta and directing events and finals.


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