The Great White North is about to get a whole lot hotter as Canada’s two poker giants team up for one of the most talked about tournaments in the nation’s history. PartyPoker.net is pleased announce it will sponsor the WPT Montreal, with its main event being held at Canada’s premier poker destination, Playground Poker Club in the famous city from November 23rd- 26th, 2012.
Mike Sexton said it best when he commented “We are delighted to be the sponsor of this prestigious main Tour event in Montreal. With a range of side events and estimated CAD$1,200,000 prize pool for the Main Event, it is playground time for North American poker players . and about time too!”
PartyPoker.net has committed to run online qualifiers for $5,500 packages from September 24th through to November 11th with a wide range of diverse satellites and qualifiers for players to win their way into the prestigious tournament. As a World Poker Tour Main Event, WPT Player of the Year points will be up for grabs along with bragging rights to the winner as Canada’s WPT Champion.
WPT talent will be on hand during play down including Vince Van Patten and Playground Player’s Club member Bruce Buffer, ring announcer for the UFC who will be kicking off the tournament. VIPs and lucky audience members will get to sit alongside the popular Royal Flush Girls while players seated at the final table grind it out for prize money and the opportunity to have their names etched onto the prestigious WPT Champion’s Cup and Champion’s Trophy.
In addition to claiming the coveted WPT title, the tournament champion will also receive a commemorative gold bracelet and a one-of-a-kind championship belt, courtesy of Playground Poker Club.
The growing popularity of Playground Poker Club has created serious demand from the poker playing community to create a new two-week tournament series in the form of The Playground Poker Fall Classic. Side events start on the 15th of November with a CAD $135 + CAD $15 re-entry tournament and a $50,000CAD guaranteed prize pool. Stepping it up a notch for the players, Playground has slated many of the side events during the Fall Classic as bracelet events so poker players can walk away with a piece of Canadian poker history and a pocket full of cash.
The busy schedule of events culminates at the $3000 + $300CAD WPT Main re-entry event with Day 1A and Day 1B taking place on November 23rd.
Playground Poker Club, located in one of Canada’s most beautiful cities, is a prominent hotbed of Canadian poker action, breeding many new talented players as well as a favorite hot-spot for world class pros and celebrities alike.
For more information and full details of the side events around WPT Montreal see: WPT Montreal Schedule