The World Poker Tour final tables delayed for extra than a year ensuing from the COVID-19 pandemic will eventually settle space this spring, PokerNews can train.
Each and every final desk used to be reached at some level of an occasion from the first couple of months of 2020, with the distinctive date for play scrape for March 31 in Las Vegas. All the pieces went on defend when the WPT dealt its final reside hand of 2020 within the midst of an occasion in Europe, as a change pivoting to a assortment of online events bustle alongside side partners partypoker.
Many were clamoring for the events to be played because the WPT has returned to reside stateside motion as of January.
Same City, Quiet Venue
The predominant final desk is nice one week away, as March 10 would be the date for the WPT Gardens Poker Championship.
That is known as a standalone occasion, with three extra final tables — including one from 2021 — taking space Might maybe perhaps well fair 16-18. Reliable year’s WPT Borgata Winter Poker Initiate will attain Might maybe perhaps well fair 16, adopted by the WPT L.A. Poker Classic. Then, Might maybe perhaps well fair 18 will sight the final desk of the upcoming WPT Seminole Laborious Rock Poker Showdown played.
The Seminole Laborious Rock Poker Showdown used to be very finest revealed final week by the venue in a Twitter announcement. It will boast a $2 million dispute at a $3,500 designate level.
Of lesser import, but restful of expose, is that the venue for all of those final tables will no longer be the HyperX Esports Enviornment at Luxor in Las Vegas. As a change, PokerGO Studio exterior ARIA will abet as host.
Unfortunately for fans hoping for streamed protection, Poker Central has confirmed to PokerNews that a film crew shall be on hand but no streaming shall be equipped. That follows with the distinctive conception for these tournaments to occupy televised final tables.
The WPT can occupy its reside reporting team on hand to present updates, though.
The alternate in venue comes as itsy-bitsy surprise to many following the sale of the WPT, which noticed the company separated from an esports entity with which it collectively ancient the HyperX venue. Whether the PokerGO Studio turns into the everlasting house for filmed WPT final tables has but to be launched at the present.
All of the gamers will presumably be masked up for the tournaments. While the reopening process has been pressing forward and native governments shall be making a couple of the rules as of Might maybe perhaps well fair 1, an abundant “Roadmap to Recovery” doc from the thunder govt says a statewide mandate will dwell in carry out.
Update: The WPT has knowledgeable PokerNews of the agreed-upon rules for the March 10 final desk. All gamers will receive COVID-19 checks and any individual who checks sure will receive the ICM payout of their stack. All once more, all gamers agreed to this parameter, and it has been OK’d by the gaming commission for the March 10 final desk handiest, so the gap might perhaps well moreover be completely different for the Might maybe perhaps well fair final tables.
|Tournament||Reliable Hand Dealt||Quiet Reliable Table Date|
|WPT Gardens Poker Championship||Jan. 13, 2020||March 10, 2021|
|WPT Borgata Winter Poker Initiate||Jan. 30, 2020||Might maybe perhaps well fair 16, 2021|
|WPT L.A. Poker Classic||March 4, 2020||Might maybe perhaps well fair 17, 2021|
|WPT Seminole Laborious Rock Poker Showdown||N/A||Might maybe perhaps well fair 18, 2021|
Frozen in Time
Here’s a snapshot of the put the three delayed tournaments left off.
WPT Gardens Poker Championship
The WPT Gardens Poker Championship will sight chip chief Probability Kornuth are trying and add to his two WSOP bracelets with a WPT title. Kornuth has received a few side events at WPTs including a $25K, but he’s but to add his title to the Champion’s Cup.
As a bonus, “PokerNews Podcast” fans will bag a transient response from Kornuth, as he’s scheduled for an appearance rapidly after he wraps up his shot at the title and $554,495.
WPT Borgata Winter Poker Initiate
Next up would be the WPT Borgata Winter Poker Initiate, which has a in reality finest bigger first-space prize of $674,840.
Veerab Zakarian holds the chip lead, but well-known grinders Brian Altman and James Anderson are no longer two far within the attend of. Altman’s taking a gaze to add to the 2 WPT titles he already bagged, which got right here in 2015 and 2020.
|3||Andrew Hanna||6,730,000||56 bb|
|4||Bin Weng||8,890,000||74 bb|
|5||Veerab Zakarian||11,990,000||100 bb|
|6||Brian Altman||9,865,000||82 bb|
WPT L.A. Poker Classic
A essential particular person-studded group capable to the WPT L.A. Poker Classic final desk, which parts $1,015,000 up high.
Notables consist of Matas Cimbolas, James Carroll and Upeshka De Silva. Oh and that doesn’t even consist of chip chief Balakrishna Patur, who gathered a monster stack of extra than 150 wide blinds.
|4||Ka Kwan Lau||2,250,000||56|
|5||Upeshka De Silva||930,000||23|