With aftershocks still being felt after the record-setting success of its Canadian comeback in November, the World Poker Tour rises once again in Canada in a very big way with not one, but two WPT stops slated to take place in Montreal for 2013.
A brand new event and the latest stop added to Season XI of the World Poker Tour, the PartyPoker.net sponsored WPT Canadian Spring Championship will run from May 3 – 9, 2013 with a Main Event buy-in of $3,300.
Later in the year, the PartyPoker.net WPT Montreal will return November 29 – December 5, 2013 as a key stop in Season XII of the World Poker Tour, and, for the very first time, televised. A high roller event will also be added to WPT Montreal.
All of the record-breaking WPT global TV show talent which regularly attracts over one million viewers in the U.S. will attend November’s WPT Montreal including Mike Sexton, Vince Van Patten, Tony Dunst, The Royal Flush Girls, Kimberley Lansing, and celebrity poker pros as players battle to get their names etched on to the prestigious WPT Champion’s Cup and Champion’s Trophy.
In November 2012, 25-year-old Jonathan Roy from Boucheville, Quebec won the record breaking inaugural $3,300 WPT Montreal scooping $779,710, the WPT Champions Cup and a $25,500 seat in the very exclusive 2013 WPT World Championship at Bellagio as Olympic legend Michael Phelps looked on from the rail! Many celebrity poker pros and athletes also played the Main Event in November 2012 including Antonio Esfandiari, Phil Laak, Daniel Negreanu, Gavin Smith, David Williams, Phil Kessel and Guy Carbonneau.
Canada’s largest poker venue, Playground Poker Club will play host to both events and will be showcasing a series of exciting side events and cash games galore. Both the May and November events will also offer the Main Event winner the chance to get their hands on prestigious championship belts created by the Playground Poker Club.
As the official online sponsor of both tournaments PartyPoker.net will be running freerolls and qualifiers leading up to both events, with qualifiers for the WPT Canadian Spring Championship starting as soon as March 11th and many packages up for grabs.
Playground Poker Club will be running LIVE satellites where a total of 34 guaranteed seats to the WPT Canadian Spring Championship will be awarded during the month of March with more to follow in April.
Starting March, LIVE satellites will take place at Playground Poker Club as follows:
Every Thursday @ 8pm – $300 + $30 NLHE Re-Entry – 3 seats guaranteed
Every Sunday @8 pm – $100 + $10 Rebuy – 2 seats guaranteed
March 21-22-23-24: Party Poker Mega Overlay
This is a super satellite to the event and is also a charity event raising funds for the Jodi Taiger Lazarus Hereditary Breast Cancer research fund.
Cost: $100 + $10
Optional Charity Add-on: $30
Buy in gets you 10,000 chips, the add-on gets you another 10,000. The add-on is taken at the beginning of the tournament.
Party Poker is throwing in 15 added WPT seats during the Party Poker Mega Overlay, so this satellite has a guaranteed OVERLAY of 15 seats. This is an incredible value for poker players so don’t miss it.
We invite you to come to celebrate WPT fever with us in Montreal. Mark it on your calendars because these events will be huge for poker in Canada and are not to be missed.
If you need advice on where to stay in Montreal, give us a shout at [email protected] and we’ll be happy to help.