The globally renowned World Poker Tour and one of Asia’s leading brands, Poker King, have teamed up for an upcoming festival that players are definitely not going to want to miss. Running from February 11 to 22 is the WPT Spring Festival featuring a substantial CN￥12,000,000 (~US$ 1.86 million) in guarantees. The event will be hosted on the Poker King app, accessible to players geolocated in China, Vietnam, and India.
Over the twelve days, players can look forward to 13 varied tournaments with No Limit Hold’em, Short Deck, and Pot Limit Omaha games firing up the roster. Buy ins are very economical, ranging from CN￥220 (~US$ 34) to CN￥600 (~US$ 93) with guarantees from CN￥40,000 (~US$ 6,220) to CN￥500,000 (~US$ 77,700).
The tournament everyone will set their sights on is the highlighted CN￥10,000,000 (~US$ 1.55 million) guaranteed MAIN EVENT where a powerhouse lineup of invited stars have confirmed their attendance. Among them are Phil Ivey, Tom Dwan, Jean Robert Bellande, Allen Iverson, Nick Petrangelo, Phil Helmuth, Daniel Dvoress, Celina Lin, Stephen Chidwick, Andy Milonakis, Brad Owen, Andrew Neeme, Tony Dunst, Scotty Nguyen, Rich Zu, Matt Savage, and Lynn Gilmartin.
All invited stars have a CN￥1,500 (~US$ 233) bounty on their head which is well worth hunting for seeing that the Main Event costs only CN￥2,000 to enter. For players looking to join for cheaper, satellites and step satellites are offered leading up to the event.
Main Event info
Dates: February 17 to February 22
Buy in: CN￥2,000 (~US$ 311)
Guarantee: CN￥10,000,000 (~US$ 1,554,388)
Day 1A: Wednesday, February 17
Day 1B: Thursday, February 18
Day 1C: Friday, February 19
Day 2: Saturday, February 20
Day 3: Sunday, February 21
Final Table: Monday, February 22
The Final Table will stream live (60 minute delay) in four languages: English, Chinese, Hindi and Vietnamese. Nipun Java and Mohsin Charania are the confirmed Hindi commentators.
Aside from the Main Event, players have an assortment of tournaments to wage their skills. Three events with juicy guarantees are the festival opener WPT Kickoff Event CN￥1,000,000 (~US$ 155,440) guaranteed with CN￥600 (~US$ 93) buy in, the WPT Mini Main Event CN￥500,000 (~US$ 77,700) guaranteed with buy in at CN￥200 (~US$ 31), and the High Roller (two day event) which features a CN￥400,000 (~US$ 62,175) guarantee. This is the most expensive tournament with buy in at CN￥10,000 (~US$ 1,550).
Others lined up are the Monster Stack Turbo, Six Max events, Progressive Knockout events, Short Deck Championship, NLHE Deepstack Hyper, NLHE Heads up, and NLHE Finale Event.