The WSOP Circuit event is coming to Canada from April 20 to May 8, 2016 and will be hosted at the beautiful Casino de Montréal. This will be the only Canadian stop for the WSOPC.
2010 WSOP Main Event Champion Jonathan Duhamel has been selected as the Honorary President of this prestigious event. With roots in Montreal, it is very fitting for Jonathan to host the Montreal WSOP Circuit Event.
Since winning the coveted title in 2010 with a $9 million purse, Jonathan has achieved numerous victories in poker tournaments around the world including wins at EPT, WPT, WSOP events for total career cash winnings exceeding $17 million, making him one of the most accomplished Canadian poker players in the world.
Jonathan will be on hand during the WSOP Circuit events and ring ceremonies and will also be playing in the online circuit events. Jonathan is a local hero, giving back to charities and serves as an inspiration to many aspiring poker players.
Online qualifiers to the WSOPC Main and Side Events are available on EspaceJeux.com if you live in Quebec and on PlayNow.com if you live in British Columbia or Manitoba. New players to EspaceJeux.com can qualify for a Free $10 to play with. There will be a number of satellite qualifiers to win your seats to the WSOPC and for those players who prefer to buy-in directly, you can reserve your seats by calling the casino at 1-844-MTL-WSOP.
The WSOPC Main Event buy-in amount is $1,675 and will consist of two starting days of up to 300 players plus alternates and can easily amass a prize pool of over $1 Million.
As the only WSOP Circuit Event stop in Canada, this promises to be a hot ticket. Many players are expected to attend from across Canada and from the USA including celebrities.
Here is the complete schedule: