With still 2 starting heats yet to start, the WPT500 at Aria, presented by partypoker, has already shattered it’s $1,000,000 prize-pool guarantee with more than 2000 players registered by 1D.
Already the record setting field in terms of entries for a WPT event, it’s only going to continue to climb with Tuesday’s 1E already taking alternates and a “Turbo” 1F set to give players one last chance to advance to Day 2, the final heat beginning at 8:30 am Wednesday.
More than 100 players qualified for the $500 + $65 event via partypoker and were given VIP treatment that included a party at Haze nightclub on Saturday night.
The event’s unique structure sees players hitting the money payouts on Day 1, but only the top 5% of each starting flight advances to fight for the big money on Wednesday’s Day 2, including a top prize expected to be in the neighborhood of $200,000 or more.
Stay tuned to Canada Poker for more updates, as we once again follow poker history in the making…and if you are in Las Vegas and planning to play, don’t delay in registering as this is quickly becoming a sold out affair!