The month of December is going to be a blast in Las Vegas with the World Poker Tour staging its biggest event in history, the WPT World Championship, which features a jaw-dropping $15 Million Main Event guarantee. While many have expressed interest in attending this monumental occasion, the hefty $10,400 buy-in has also generated its fair share of fence-sitters. If you are one of them, good news is on the table. The Crown Poker Club (CPC) in Ha Noi, Vietnam hopes to ease those woes with a “Find Your Way to WPT World Championship Series” taking place from October 28 to November 6. One seat to the WPTWC Main Event is guaranteed and two for the WPT Prime Championship. In total, the ten-day series advertises 16 events and over ₫13 Billion in guaranteed prize pools. Additionally, the club has stated “No Tax on Your Winning”. Here are the highlights.
WPT World Championship Satellite
The WPT World Championship Main Event will no doubt be the hottest ticket this December with its $15M guarantee giving everyone reason to drool. To get in this event for cheap, you can try your luck at CPC WPTWC Satellite which guarantees one seat worth $10,400. The satellite takes place on Tuesday, November 1. There are two options to consider, we’ve listed them below.
- WPTWC Satellite Step 1: this is the most cost effective route; with a buy in of just ₫6 Million (~$250) you can win your way to the Final Step which brings you one step closer to earning that coveted $10,400 seat; two seats to the WPTWC Satellite Final Step is guaranteed
- WPTWC Satellite Final Step: jump in the Final Step for ₫35 Million (~$1,450) and win your seat worth $10,400; one seat to the WPTWC Main Event is guaranteed
*The WPTWC Main Event takes place December 12 to 18 at The Wynn Las Vegas.
WPT Prime Championship Satellite
The WPT Prime Championship is another hot item on the WPTWC menu and it certainly pays to play with a $2,000,000 guarantee in tow. While the $1,100 buy in is practically a norm at most main events in Asia, getting in for less is always welcome. On October 31, the CPC will host a WPT Prime Championship Satellite. Buy in is ₫3.5 Million with two seats guaranteed.
*The WPT Prime Championship takes place December 8 to 12 at The Wynn Las Vegas.
WPTC Series Main Event ₫5 Billion gtd
In addition to the WPTWC Satellites is a full schedule of 16 events with over ₫13 Billion in guarantees. The bulk will be seen at the WPTC Series Main Event. For a buy in of ₫16.5 Million (~$685), players have a chance at the ₫5 Billion (~$207,160) prize pool. The featured event runs from November 3 to 6 with three entry heats.
WPTC Series Opener ₫2.5 Billion gtd
The doors open with the WPTC Series Opener featuring a generous ₫2.5 Billion (~$103,580) guarantee. The event runs from October 28 to 30 with three starting heats to try to qualify for the final day. Buy in is ₫8.8 Million (~$365).
Mystery Bounty ₫1.5 Billion gtd
The increasing popularity of the Mystery Bounty secures its place in the series roster. To spice up the pot, ₫1.5 Billion (~$103,850) is guaranteed. This is a two day event running from October 30 to 31. Buy in is ₫11 Million (~$455) with ₫3.5M going to the bounty pool.
High Roller Events
High Roller events are another growing attraction, especially in Vietnam where turnouts have been impressive. The series has three HR events scheduled and each one extends a guarantee.
Event 2: Mini High Roller Single Day – October 28 – ₫400M gtd – ₫22 Million buy in
Event 8: Super High Roller 2-Day Event – November 1 & 2 – ₫1.5 Billion gtd – ₫55 Million buy in
Event 15: High Roller The Finale – November 6 – ₫1B gtd – ₫33 Million buy in
Other Guaranteed Events
Event 5: Monster Stack – October 31 – ₫500 Million gtd – ₫6.6 Million buy in
Event 7: 8-Max NLH – November 1 – ₫400 Million gtd – ₫5.5 Million buy in
Event 14: Superstack Closer Event – November 6 – ₫ 600 Million gtd – ₫8.8 Million buy in