2014 WPT Fallsview Poker Classic – A Few Good Reasons To Make It Out!



It was big news in December that that the World Poker Tour would be returning to the Fallsview Casino Resort for the 2014 Fallsview Poker Classic from February 18th-24th, an announcement only made better once players learned that the first time in a long while they could qualify for an Ontario event online from December 23rd, 2013 to February 9th, 2014…already one of Canada’s favorite events, it hasn’t taken much more convincing that this will be one of the best poker tournament series of the year.

However, it never hurts to take a deeper look at the positives and we’ve complied a list of a few good reasons why you might want to make sure to make the trip or book your tickets soon…

1) Almost a debut, yet not quite new – The World Poker Tour has visited Niagara Falls in the past and when it did, the largest first place prize in Canadian poker history was the result; Scott Clements won $1.36 million after defeating more than 500 players at Fallsview in 2007, then Glen Witmer cashed in for more than $1.25 million in 2008 after defeating runner up and Canadian favorite Gavin Smith. It’s safe to say that at half the buy-in, $5,000 instead of $10,000, there will be lots of takers lining up once again. Nowhere in Canada gets better numbers at these higher buy-in Main events and even before the added prestige of the WPT title was announced for the 2014 Fallsview Poker Classic, these guys were pulling hundreds of entries in 2011, 2012 & 2013 for the Fallsview Poker Classic $5k Main Event.

2) It’s doesn’t get any easier and momentum is on our side – talking to pros and casual players alike at the record smashing inaugural WPT Montreal, a few highlights of the player experience stood out; for one, the field wasn’t quite as tough as it has become with plenty of recreational players looking to try their hand, yet there were enough big names in the field to make it both both a challenging or learning experience for all. That didn’t stay a secret long and virtually every shark turned out for the next few Quebec events in hopes of a “softer” route to a massive pay-day. In some ways we can expect a “proverbial reset button” to have been pushed at Fallsview creating a similar dynamic once again, but we have both the success and reputation of these recent WPT Canadian stops to draw in a packed house full of hopefuls from near and far.

3) You can pretty much count the money in the $1k & $2,500 already – it’s just and educated and matter of opinion, but both the one thousand and 2.5k event are sure to sell-out with plenty of time to spare, so if you want to know what your playing for, check out the links in this article leading to past results. With tried and tested WPT payout structures now also in play, it’s pretty safe to say that it’s going to be a great balance of flatter player friendly prizing that still leaves plenty of cheddar up top for the new champions.

4) Well, it’s Niagara Falls – Whenever players are going to hit the road, it sure doesn’t hurt if the destination has added appeal; Niagara Falls is certainly on many people’s lists of places to see and even if you’ve been there before, seeing it in the winter might be a new experience. If your trying to persuade a significant other to come along for a “poker holiday” could be the best of both worlds, there’s few other Canadian destinations that would likely need less convincing. There are no lengthy cab rides to endure from resort to venue either, players will be right in the heart of the action day and night with the option of staying onsite at the hotel.

5) We’re here for a good time, not a long time – a few years back here at Canada we asked our readers if the British Columbia Poker Championships or Fallsview Poker Classic deserved top honors and it was almost a dead tie; one of the biggest points made was that not every event needs to take a week to complete. A players profits Are directly affected by their overhead costs and sometimes, it’s nice not to drag things out excessively and run up travel costs. If a min-cash can puts you in the black it’s a good thing. The FPC also has some of the lowest registration fees in the country in proportion to the buy-ins, which doesn’t hurt either.

6) Satellite support = packed fields & an affordable shot for all –

With both single table & super satellites on tap at the Fallsview Casino, as well as daily qualifiers and weekly guaranteed packages up for grabs on partypoker, players have plenty of options to win their way in without forking out the big bucks up front, here are some of the ways you could be on your way to participating in the WPT Fallsview Poker Classic with a $7,000 package via partypoker.com:


                    WPT Fallsview Poker Classic Freeroll
Free entry Daily
The top 20 players will gain entry to the WPT Fallsview Poker Classic Sub Qualifier Speed Rebuy
WPT Fallsview Poker Classic Sub Qualifier Speed Rebuy
$2 Daily
For every $54 in the prize pool an entry is awarded to the next WPT Fallsview Poker Classic Satellite Qualifier
WPT Fallsview Poker Classic Sub Qualifier Speed
$6 Daily
For every $54 in the prize pool an entry is awarded to the next WPT Fallsview Poker Classic Satellite Qualifier
WPT Fallsview Poker Classic Satellite Qualifier
$50 + $4 Daily at 20:25 CET & 02:25 CET (14:25 ET & 20:25 ET) Sundays (Turbo) at 19:05 CET (13:05 ET)
For every $375 in the prize pool an entry is awarded to the next WPT Fallsview Poker Classic Satellite
WPT Fallsview Poker Classic Satellite – 1 Package Gtd
$350 + $25 Sundays at 20:25 CET (14:25 ET)
For every $7,000 in the prize pool a WPT Fallsview Poker Classic Package is awarded. 1 Package Guaranteed

*Must be 19 years of age or older to qualify. Please visit PartyPoker.net or .com for full terms and conditions.



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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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