WPTDeepStacks Extends Thunder Valley Partnership

WPTDeepStacks Extends Thunder Valley Partnership

As March gets underway, the World Poker Tour is still playing out its Season XVIII main tour and WPTDeepStacks.

The WPT’s main tour is near its home office at the L.A. Poker Classic and heading to Thunder Valley in the northern part of the state for WPT Rolling Thunder. From there, it will head to Las Vegas, Barcelona, Florida, Oklahoma, and back to Las Vegas to finish its season.

WPTDeepStacks is currently in Paris, then moving on to Amsterdam before heading back to the United States for tournaments in Maryland and Florida.  There are more events on the schedule, including a WPTDeepStacks Championship at Thunder Valley Casino.

And there is the news.

A renewal of the solid partnership between WPTDeepStacks and Thunder Valley Resort will put events at the casino through Season XX.

Thunder Valley Announcement

Last week, WPTDeepStacks announced that it renewed its partnership with Thunder Valley Resort in Lincoln, California, just north of Sacramento. The casino will host the following events:

–WPTDeepStacks Championship 2020: April 4-7, 2020

–WPTDeepStacks Thunder Velley: November 2020

–WPTDeepStacks Championship 2021: March 2020

–WPTDeepStacks Thunder Valley 2021: November 2021

–WPTDeepStacks Championship 2022: April 2022

WPTDS Director Cathy Zhao called Thunder Valley one of the top poker destinations in the world and invites players to join the tournament in early April.

Thunder Valley Poker Director Ben Erwin noted, “The new poker room, built in 2018, provides an optimal playing environment that is perfectly suited for an event of this magnitude. We welcome players from all over the county and beyond to join us for the $1 million guaranteed WPTDeepStacks Championship.”

Championship Details

The aforementioned WPTDS Championship will consist of an entire festival set to run at Thunder Valley from March 19 through April 7.

The festival’s full schedule is available through the Thunder Valley website. Some of the highlights of the series are as follows:

–March 20-22:  $160 100K Catapult NLHE (5 starting flights, 1 reentry per flight, $100K GTD)

–March 23-25:  $260 Action 8 NLHE (3 starting flights, unlimited reentries, $100K GTD)

–March 26-29:  $1,100 Stacked NLHE (3 starting flights, 1 reentry per flight, $500K GTD)

–April 2-3:  $560 Leaning Tower of Chips NLHE (2 starting flights, 1 reentry per flight, $100K GTD)

–April 4-7:  $2,500 WPTDeepStacks NLHE Championship (2 starting flights, 1 reentry per flight, $1M GTD, 1-in-8 players paid)

The final table of the WPTDS Main Event will be livestreamed on April 7, the final day of the event, on the WPT website with a 30-minute delay.

Remainder of Current WPTDS Season

As mentioned, the season continues with events around the world that will lead up to the Championship in April and extend beyond it to complete the season. With WPTDS Paris finishing up today, another event is just around the corner.

The rest of the schedule is as follows:

–March 12-15: €1,200 Main Event at Holland Casino Amsterdam Centre in Holland

     WPTDeepStacks Amsterdam Festival = March 7-15

–March Vietnam festival (March 13-22) including Main Event (March 17-21) cancelled due to coronavirus

–March 20-23: $1,500 Main Event with $300K GTD at Live! Casino & Hotel in Maryland

     WPTDeepStacks Maryland Festival = March 13-23

–March 27-30: $1,500 Main Event at bestbet Jacksonville in Florida

     WPTDeepStacks Jacksonville Festival = March 20-30

–April China festival (March 27-April 6) including Main Event (April 1-5) cancelled due to coronavirus

–April 3-5: R15,000 Main Event at Emperors Palace Hotel Casino in Johannesburg, South Africa

     WPT Johannesburg Festival = March 27-April 5

–April 4-7: $2,500 Main Event with $1M GTD at Thunder Valley Casino Resort in California

     WPTDeepStacks Championship Festival = March 19-April 7

–April 9-12: €1,500 Main Event at Casino Barriere de Deauville in France

     WPT DeepStacks European Championship Festival = dates to be determined

–April 16-20: $1,100 Main Event at Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

     WPTDeepStacks Pittsburgh Festival = April 8-20

–April 22-26: $1,650 Main Event with C$1M GTD at Playground Poker Club in Canada

     WPTDeepStacks Montreal Festival = April 12-27

–May 15-18: $1,600 Main Event at Parx Casino in Pennsylvania

     WPTDeepStacks Big Stax Festival = April 29-May 22

Looking Toward the Next Season

While nothing official has been announced about the next season (2020-2021) of WPTDeepStacks, there are some tournaments listed on the WPT website for that tour. This is what it looks like thus far:

–June 11-15, 2020: WPTDS Tampa at Seminole Hard Rock Casino Tampa in Florida

     Festival = June 3-15

     Main Event = $1,100 buy-in with $500K GTD

–October 8-11, 2020: WPTDS Marrakech at Casino de Marrakech in Morocco

     Festival = October 3-11

     Main Event = TBD

–November 5-8, 2020: WPTDS Brussels at Grand Casino Brussels Viage in Belgium

     Festival = November 3-8

     Main Event = €1,200 buy-in

–November 11-24, 2020: WPTDS Cambodia at NagaWorld Integrated Resort

     Festival = November 11-24

     Main Event = $1,100 buy-in

–February 4-7, 2021: WPTDS Brussels at Grand Casino Brussels Viage in Belgium

     Festival = February 2-7

     Main Event = €1,200 buy-in

–March 27-30, 2021: WPTDS Championship at Thunder Valley in California

     Festival = March 11-30

     Main Event = $2,500 buy-in

–April 29-May 3, 2021 = WPTDS Australia at The Star Gold Coast in Australia

     Festival = April 23-May 3

     Main Event = A$1,500 buy-in


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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