WPTDeepStacks Plans to Start New Season in July
The current season of WPTDeepStacks is nearing its end. The action is at SkyCity Auckland, New Zealand, setting up for its final tournament that begins May 31 and runs through June 3.
Meanwhile, the WPTDeepStacks decision-makers were hard at work putting together the details for the next season, which is set to start in just two weeks.
The first stop of the next season will be at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa beginning on June 13 to kick off another season, though the entire WPTDeepStacks Tampa festival actually starts next week on June 5.
Players will be looking for the first half of the season’s schedule in the coming weeks, but for now, they can plan to start things off in Tampa and then had to Germany in July, if they are able.
The pieces of the new season of WPTDeepStacks are coming together.
Kickoff in Tampa
The announcement came just this week that the next WPTDeepStacks season will launch at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa this month.
The full festival of tournaments will begin on June 5 and run through June 19. It starts with a $360 NLHE tournament with a $250K guarantee on the prize pool, and there will also be a $1,650 NLHE event getting underway on June 9 with a $1K guarantee.
The highlight of the series will be the $1,100 NLHE WPTDeepStacks Main Event, which will run June 13-17 and offer a $500K prize pool guarantee.
Last year’s Main Event in Tampa brought in 620 total entries, which boosted the prize pool above $600K. It ended with Quentin Jones winning $116K and the title for first place.
WPTDeepStacks Executive Director Chris Torina noted, “WPTDeepStacks looks forward to returning to Seminole Hard Rock Tampa for another exciting event. Seminole Hard Rock Tampa is one of the best venues in all of poker and provides a phenomenal experience for players.”
Next Stop, Germany
After players get their fix of WPTDeepStacks in the United States, they can travel to Europe for the second stop of the season in July.
WPTDeepStacks Germany will be held, in actuality, in the Czech Republic. King’s Resort in Rozvadov will host the tournaments, but the location is very near the German border.
The entire series will run from July 11-22, with more than €1 million in total guarantees. The tour stop is a result of an ongoing partnership with PartyPoker LIVE but the first stop for this series at King’s Resort. And the series will culminate in a €1,500 buy-in WPTDeepSTacks Main Event set for July 19-22, complete with its own €500K guarantee.
Players can win their seats to the tournament via PartyPoker online satellites and use those LIVE Dollars to buy in to the event, as well as for travel and hotel accommodations. There will be weekly satellites on PartyPoker with total guarantees of more than $1.1 million.
WPT VP Europe Hermance Blum commented, “This festival marks another ground-breaking moment in our partnership, and King’s Resort will be a strong foothold on the schedule for seasons to come.”
PartyPoker LIVE President John Duthie added, “WPT and PartyPoker LIVE expect our players to have another incredible experience when WPTDeepStacks arrives at King’s Resort.
More on the Schedule
There are more events on the schedule thus far, though the official announcement of the full WPTDeepStacks schedule has not yet been made. This is what the website lists following the Tampa and Czech Republic events:
September 5-8: 888poker WPTDeepStacks Portugal
Location: Casino Vilamoura
Main Event buy-in: €1,200
September 19-22: WPTDeepStacks Marrakech
Location: Casino de Marrakech
Main Event buy-in: Dh13,200 (€1,200)
Guarantee: To be determined
October 3-6: WPTDeepStacks UK
Location: Dusk Till Dawn Poker & Casino Nottingham
Main Event buy-in: £1,500
October 29-November 3: WPTDeepStacks Montreal
Location: Playground Poker Club
Main Event buy-in: CAD$1,650
Guarantee: $1 million
First Things First
The WPT New Zealand, which appears as the last stop of WPTDeepStacks’ current season, begins today.
The entire festival actually began on May 24, but the Main Event is set to begin on May 31 with an NZD$2,200 buy-in. There will be two starting days, and the field will combine on June 2 for Day 2. The final day of action on June 3 will determine the ultimate winner.
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