Tony Tran WPT Wynn This coming December, at the Wynn in Las Vegas, the World Poker Tour (WPT) will host a historic event that will set a record for the largest guaranteed prize pool in live poker history , and anyone can win their way into the field.
The WPT World Championship , a $10,400 buy-in no-limit hold’em event, runs from December 12-20 and — get this — promises at least $15 million in prize money will be awarded.
When the tournament runs, assuming overlay is avoided, it will have the largest field for any $10,000 or above buy-in tournament outside of the World Series of Poker (WSOP) (excluding $1 million buy-ins). Should the lofty guarantee be met, the historic event will have at least 1,500 entrants and multiple millionaires will be made.
The tournament is the crown jewel of a poker festival at Wynn that runs from December 1-20 and includes the WPT World Championship , a Prime Championship , and the return of the always popular Wynn Mystery Bounty . Full schedules for the series aren’t available just yet but are expected to be released in the near future.
WPT CEO Adam Pliska knows he’s swinging for the fences with a $15 million guaranteed prize pool, but he’s confident his organization will hit one into the upper deck.
“This is one of the most ambitious initiatives the World Poker Tour has undertaken in our 20-year history,” Pliska said. “We expect this to be a highly-anticipated festival and are elated to be partnering with Wynn Las Vegas to bring this concept to life.”
Day 1 flights of the WPT World Championship will run December 12, 13, and 14, with the champion to be crowned on December 20. Players can enter all three Day 1 starting days if they choose, but can only enter each flight once.
On top of the historic event, the World Poker Tour will host a WPT Prime Championship at Wynn from December 8-12 . The $1,100 televised event guarantees at least $2 million to the pot.
Additionally, the Wynn Mystery Bounty from December 16-19 has a $2 million guarantee. One lucky winner […]