Get ready for WPT Prime Cambodia – Player guide and everything else you need to know – March 9 to 21


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Just two weeks away from the World Poker Tour’s return to Phnom Penh for Season XXI WPT Prime Cambodia. In partnership with the boutique gaming consulting company Connaissance Management, the much awaited festival is scheduled to take place from March 9 to 21, 2023 at the first class NagaWorld Integrated Resort Complex. This will be the WPT’s third visit to the capital city.

For a  detailed breakdown of the 30-game lineup, the Player Guide was recently released. Make sure to click on the link below for all the structures and pay scale. To further assist players, we’ve deconstructed the schedule of games to what best suits one’s bankroll.

Season XXI WPT Prime Cambodia – Player Guide

Events with Guarantees

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The festival is highlighted by four events featuring a combined $1,000,000 guarantee. The star attraction is the WPT Prime Cambodia Main Event highlighted by its $500,000 prize pool. Last year, this event drew a WPT Asia record turnout of 1,050 entries and a prize pool of $1,008,100. Champion David Erquiaga walked away with a career high $147,408.

Players can expect to see Erquiaga and other past champions back on the beat. Also to be expected are players flying in from around the globe including large contingents from Asian countries India, Korea, Japan, Thailand, and the Philippines.

Event Guarantee Dates Buy in
NagaWorld Millions $150,000 March 9-12 $550
Mystery Bounty $100,000 March 12-14 $550
Main Event $500,000 March 16-20 $1,100
High Roller $250,000 March 19-20 $3,000

Main Event Satellites

As always, players will be looking to maximize value by seeking out cheaper deals. To enter the Main Event at just a fraction of the price, the schedule is littered with fourteen Main Event Satellites with buy ins from $150 to $250. If you are feeling very lucky, there are two days that will run flip outs (on demand) with buy in of $110.

Event Guarantee Dates Buy in
Main Event Satellite March 9,10 $150
Main Event Satellite March 11,12,13 $200
Main Event Hyper Turbo Satellite March 11,12,13,14,15 $150
Main Event Milestone Satellite March 14,15,16,17 $250
Main Event Satellite Flips (on demand)
March 16,17 $110

No Limit Hold’em Events with Buy ins up to $550

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Filling up a large portion of the schedule are 17 events with buy -ins of up to $550. For as low as $200, players can win one of the coolest side event WPT  Prime trophies.

Event Guarantee Dates Buy in
NagaWorld Superstack 50K March 9-10 $300
NagaWorld Millions $150,000 March 9-12 $550
Deepstack NLH Freezeout March 10-11 $300
8-Max NLH Single Day March 11 $350
Mystery Bounty $100,000 March 12-14 $550
Deepstack No Limit Hold’em March 12-13 $300
NLH Turbo March 13 $300
NLH Single Day March 14 $400
NLH Hyper Turbo March 14 $200
Ladies NLH March 15 $200
NLH March 17-18 $400
NLH Turbo Freezeout March 18 $300
Bounty Event $150 March 19-20 $500
NLH Turbo March 20 $300
Superstack 6-Max Finale March 21 $400
Closer Turbo March 21 $550
10/10/10 March 21 $200

No Limit Hold’em Events from $600 to $1,000

Event Guarantee Dates Buy in
Bounty Event $250 March 15-16 $800
Superstack Classic Freezeout March 20-21 $600
1K Re-entry March 20-21 $1,000

High Roller Events

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For players with bigger bankrolls, there are five events to feast on with buy ins from $2,200 to the highest of $10,000.  The WPT Prime Cambodia High Roller will be one hit ticket as it features a $250,000 guarantee.

Event Guarantee Dates Buy in
NLH Mini High Roller Single Day March 12 $2,200
Super High Roller March 14-15 $5,300
10K SHR Single Day Challenge March 16 $10,000
Short Deck High Roller March 17 $2,200
High Roller $250,000 March 19-20 $3,000

Other Trophy Events

Poker enthusiasts also have five non-NLH events to try to bring home a trophy. Buy ins range from $200 to $2,200. The Supersonic NLH/Liar’s Dice Championship has become a WPT party favorite and will be one of the highlights at the Players Party.

Event Guarantee Dates Buy in
PLO (2 Re-entry) March 14 $300
Short Deck Hold’em March 15 $200
PLO March 16-17 $800
Short Deck High Roller March 17 $2,200
Supersonic NLH/Liar’s Dice Championship
March 18

WPT World Championship Satellite

Last year, the inaugural WPT World Championship was an immense success, amassing a jaw dropping $53+ Million across 23 trophy events. The ambitious $15M guaranteed World Championship tournament was completely shattered, paying out $29.9M. As early as now, players can start shooting for a spot at this year’s WPT World Championship. Satellites and Feeder Satellites are offered at WPT Prime Cambodia for $200 and $300. You can also enter the satellite directly for $1,500. The WPT WC satellite winners will win a package worth $11,500.

Event Guarantee Dates Buy in
Turbo Feeder to the WPT World Championship Satellite 1 seat per satellite March 16,17,20 $200
Feeder to the WPT World Championship Satellite 1 seat per satellite March 18,19, $300
WPT World Championship Satellite $11.5K package March 20 $1,500

Meet Up Game with Andrew Neeme and Brad Owen

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Another highlight of the schedule is the Meet Up Game with famous vloggers Andrew Neeme and Brad Owen which takes place on March 15 at 1:00 pm Cambodia time at the Grand Ballroom of NagaWorld Phnom Penh. A minimum of 12 cash tables of No Limit Hold’em will run with stakes of $1/$3 and $2/$5. It will be followed with a Meet & Greet from 8:30 – 10:00 pm with complimentary food and drinks.

Meet Up Game with Andrew Neeme and Brad Owen

Cash Games galore and Cash Game Bonanza

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WPT Prime Cambodia tournament players can also look forward to plenty of juicy Cash Games. Both No Limit Hold’em and Pot Limit Omaha are offered with stakes of $1/$3, $2/$5 and $25/$50. Other stakes can be considered.

There is also a Cash Game Bonanza which gives away a total of US$ 13,000 in daily draws. Each winner will win US$ 100. Unclaimed prizes will be added to the next draw. Here are the details:

  • Daily draw runs the entire length of the series, March 9 to 21
  • Daily draws are at 7pm, 9pm, 11pm, 1am, 3am, 5am, 6am, 7am, 8am & 9am
  • Each draw’s winner will win $100 USD however if the drawn prize is not claimed, the prize will snowball onto the next draw.
  • Players qualify by dropping their tournament receipt (must be from same day) into the lucky draw barrel
  • The lucky draw barrel will be emptied every day after final drawing at 9am
  • Players must be in their (cash game) seat without a missed blind button at the time of drawing to be eligible to claim the prize
  • Lucky draw winners must present their player card to confirm their identity before they receive their award
  • Flipout tournaments are not included as tournament receipts

Click for complete details – CASH GAME BONANZA

Player Information

NO TAX on winnings

In addition to the games, Cash Tables are abundant and juicy, offering a wide range of stakes. Players will also be glad to know that there is “NO TAX” on both cash and tournament winnings.

Airport to NagaWorld Integrated Resort Complex

For travelers arriving at the Phnom Penh International Airport, there are multiple options available to get to NagaWorld Integrated Resort Complex. To avoid getting overcharged, Grab Taxi and Metered Taxi Service – Global Taxi are recommended. The distance is roughly 10km which is around 30 minutes.


The country’s currency is the Cambodian Riel, however the US Dollar is widely accepted. In fact, USD is more accepted than the Riel. At the festival, USD will be used for both tournaments and cash games. Exchange counters are available at the hotel lobby.


Players can start reserving rooms at NagaWorld with special hotel player rates starting from as low as US$ 60. Players can also begin wiring funds for their trip. For all the info, head to the WPTCambodia website.

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Tricia David

Tricia David has long experience as a recreational poker player and has been covering poker events since 2010 for numerous outfits in Asia. She spent one year working part time with Poker Portal Asia then became editor and lead writer for all event coverage of the Philippine Poker Tour (PPT). Under the PPT, she overlooked content for their website, and produced live updates on all their events. In addition, she served as the live and online events website content writer for the Asian Poker Tour. Currently, she does live events reporting in Asia for online news site Somuchpoker and is also one of their news contributors.

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