WPT and PartyPoker Announce Summer Series Schedule

WPT and PartyPoker Announce Summer Series Schedule

Players waited over a month for the much-anticipated schedule for the upcoming WPT World Online Championships. And it is here.

The World Poker Tour and PartyPoker partnered to announce their latest online tournament series more than a month ago, with a teaser that it would feature 15 championship-level tournaments. The entire series was set to run from July 1 through August 9.

The WPT portion of the series is now official. There will likely be many more PartyPoker tournaments on the full schedule, but the focus of the series is the WPT-branded tournaments. Let’s get into the details.

A Series with Something for Everyone

The WPT World Online Championships will guarantee $100 million in prize pools as it runs from July 17 through September 8.

Overall, the series will feature 12 championship-level events, five of which will contribute to Champions Club status and sent the event winners to the WPT Tournament of Champions. Other events will be added in the coming weeks, with those side events not boasting of the WPT brand.

In addition, this latest series will divide seven of the championship events – only those without Champions Club points – will offer three versions of each. There will be a Main Event, along with mini and micro versions of each. More players will be able to participate with buy-ins as low as $33.00.

WPT CEO Adam Pliska noted that this will be the largest series for both the World Poker Tour and PartyPoker. “The spectacle on display during the WPT Online Series will be heightened once more come July with another major milestone for the World Poker Tour,” he said. “Five WPT champions crowned in a single series is a first for the WPT in 18 seasons, and we look forward to welcoming them all into the WPT Champions Club.”

Schedule of WPT-Branded Events

For all of the No Limit Hold’em Championship tournaments listed below, players have the option of a single reentry. Limited late registration is available for all of the tournaments.

In addition, players will be using their real names at the tables, not only screen names. PartyPoker Managing Director Tom Waters said this was due to popular demand.

The following is the schedule per the PartyPoker website:

–Event 1 / July 18-21 

$33 WPT Micro World Championship PLO Hi-Lo (2 flights, 1 reentry, $50K GTD)

$320 WPT Mini World Championship PLO Hi-Lo (2 flights, 1 reentry, $150K GTD)

$3,200 WPT World Championship PLO Hi-Lo (2 flights, 1 reentry, $500K GTD)

–Event 2 / July 25-28

$33 WPT Micro World Championship PLO (2 flights, 1 reentry, $100K GTD)

$320 WPT Mini World Championship PLO (2 flights, 1 reentry, $300K GTD)

$3,200 WPT World Championship PLO (2 flights, 1 reentry, $1M GTD)

–Event 3 / August 1-4

$33 WPT Micro World Championship NLHE 8-Max (2 flights, 1 reentry, $300K GTD)

$320 WPT Mini World Championship NLHE 8-Max (2 flights, 1 reentry, $1M GTD)

$3,200 WPT World Championship NLHE 8-Max (2 flights, 1 reentry, $3M GTD)

–Event 4 / August 8-11

$33 WPT Micro World Championship NLHE Knockout (2 flights, 1 reentry, $300K GTD)

$320 WPT Mini World Championship NLHE Knockout (2 flights, 1 reentry, $1M GTD)

$3,200 WPT World Championship NLHE Knockout (2 flights, 1 reentry, $3M GTD)

–Event 5 / August 15-18

$33 WPT Micro World Championship NLHE 6-Max (2 flights, 1 reentry, $300K GTD)

$320 WPT Mini World Championship NLHE 6-Max (2 flights, 1 reentry, $1M GTD)

$3,200 WPT World Championship NLHE 6-Max (2 flights, 1 reentry, $3M GTD)

–Event 6 / August 22-26

$109 WPT Micro World Championship NLHE Main Event (2 flights, 1 reentry, $1M GTD)

$1,100 WPT Mini World Championship NLHE Main Event (2 flights, 1 reentry, $5M GTD)

–Event 7 / August 29-September 2

$10,300 WPT World Championship NLHE Main Event (2 flights, 1 reentry, $10M GTD)

–Event 8 / September 2-3

$33 WPT Micro World Championship NLHE Heads-Up (1 flight, no reentry, $20K GTD)

$320 WPT Mini World Championship NLHE Heads-Up (1 flight, no reentry, $100K GTD)

$3,200 WPT World Championship NLHE Heads-Up (1 flight, no reentry, $500K GTD)

–Event 9 / September 5-8

$33 WPT Micro World Championship NLHE Mix-Max (2 flights, 1 reentry, $300K GTD)

$320 WPT Mini World Championship NLHE Mix-Max (2 flights, 1 reentry, $1M GTD)

$3,200 WPT World Championship NLHE Mix-Max (2 flights, 1 reentry, $3M GTD)

–Event 10 / September 5-8

$25,500 WPT World Championship NLHE High Roller (2 flights, 1 reentry, $10M GTD)

–Event 11 / September 7-8

$102,000 WPT World Championship NLHE Super High Roller (2 flights, 1 reentry, $5M GTD)

–Event 12 / September 8

$33 WPT Micro World Championship NLHE Turbo (1 flight, 1 reentry, $100K GTD)

$320 WPT Mini World Championship NLHE Turbo (1 flight, 1 reentry, $300K GTD)

$3,200 WPT World Championship NLHE Turbo (1 flight, 1 reentry, $1M GTD)

Online poker qualifiers are already running on PartyPoker for entries into the above-listed tournaments.

 

About Jennifer Newell

Jennifer began writing about poker while working at the World Poker Tour in the mid-2000s. Since then, her freelance writing career has taken her from Los Angeles to Las Vegas and back to her hometown of St. Louis, where she now lives with her two dogs. She continues to follow the poker world as she also launches a new subscription box company and finishes her first novel. Jennifer has written for numerous publications including PokerStars.com and has followed the US poker and gaming market closely for the last 15 years. Follow Jen on Twitter

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