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World Poker Tour Lights Up Asia Pacific For The Next Three Months

 

When the World Series of Poker begins to wind down next month, the World Poker Tour heads to Asia Pacific for three consecutive events in the region. Make sure to mark down these festivals as each one has something different to offer.

WPT Cambodia Passport to the World Championship

WPT Cambodia Passport to the World Championship at NagaWorld Phnom Penh
Photo Credit – World Poker Tour

Kicking off the poker excitement is the WPT Cambodia Passport to the World Championship, scheduled from July 12 to 23, 2024 at the world class NagaWorld Integrated Resort in capital city Phnom Penh. This stop attracts a diverse crowd with players from all over the world making the trip. In January 2024, Cambodia made history by becoming the first Southeast Asian nation to host the WPT’s Main Tour. The Championship set a WPT Asia record with a prize pool of USD 2,432,760.

In partnership with Connaissance Management Limited, the upcoming festival features a 41-game lineup headlined by the USD 500,000 guaranteed WPT Cambodia Championship.  The top prize includes a WPT World Championship package valued at $12,230. 

Additionally, players can win seats to the WPT Prime Championship, each valued at $1,100. The second and third place finishers of the WPT Cambodia Championship will each receive one of these seats. Seats will also be awarded to the champions of the following events:

Event #3 $550 Championship Warm-Up – July 12 to 14, 2024
Event #10: $80 8-Max Survivor Bounty  – July 15 to 17, 2024
Event #32: $550 Mini Championship – July 21 to 22, 2024
Event #36: $3,000 High Roller – July 22 to 23, 2024

Make sure to browse the schedule as there is something for everyone. Buy ins range from an affordable USD 200 to the Super High Roller USD 5,000 price tag. There are also PLO games, a variety of NLH formats, Ladies Event, and Short Deck.

WPT Cambodia Passport – FULL SCHEDULE

Three weeks away from WPT Cambodia Passport to the World Championship

WPT Prime Taiwan

WPT Prime Taiwan

Following the Cambodia stop, the World Poker Tour will make its way to Taipei City, Taiwan, for the first WPT Prime event in Asia this year. Another highly popular stop, WPT attracts a large local crowd alongside players from Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, and the Philippines. In partnership with the Chinese Texas Hold’em Poker Association (CTP Club), WPT Prime Taiwan runs from August 6 to 19, 2024 at the Asia Poker Arena.

Building on the inaugural event from last year, which amassed a prize pool of NTD 39,546,900 (~USD 1.23 Million), the upcoming festival is anticipated to be another smashing success with over NTD 55 Million (~USD 1.7 Million) in guarantees. 

Among the main highlights is the flagship WPT Prime Taiwan Championship which comes with a USD 1 Million guarantee. The event is scheduled from August 15 to 19, 2024 with buy in of NTD 35,000 (~USD 1,080). In addition to the top cash prize, the winner will receive a seat to the WPT World Championship worth $10,400. WPT value adds accommodations.

Other festival highlights are listed below:

Event #1: The Opener – NTD 500K guaranteed – August 6 to 7, 2024
Event #2: Championship Warm Up – NTD 5M guaranteed – August 6 to 9, 2024
Event #10: Mystery Bounty – NTD 5M guaranteed – August 9 to 11, 2024
Event 22: 8 Max Championship – NTD 4M guaranteed – August 12 to 13, 2024
Event 26: Megastack Accumulator – NTD 2M guaranteed – August 13 to 14, 2024
Event 44: WPT Prime Taiwan High Roller – NTD 5M guaranteed – August 18 to 19, 2024

WPT Prime Taiwan – FULL SCHEDULE

WPT Australia

World Poker Tour - WPT Australia

In September, the World Poker Tour returns to the land Down Under for the third consecutive Main Tour in the country. Last year, WPT Australia generated over A$12.5 Million (~USD 8 Million) across 16 events. In partnership with host venue The Star Gold Coast, this year’s festival aims to surpass that figure with an expanded schedule of 23 events running from September 12 to 25, 2024. Buy ins range from A$575 to A$20,000.

The main highlight is of course the A$8,000 WPT Australia Championship Event which will see the winner’s name etched on the Mike Sexton WPT Champions Cup. In addition, the champion will receive a non-transferable seat to the WPT World Championship worth $10,400. WPT value adds accommodations. The event takes place from September 20 to 25, 2024.

Taking a brief look back, last year the marquee event prize pool soared to a record USD 4,474,890 (~USD 2.88 Million). Richard Lee walked away victorious and over half a million USD richer.

Richard Lee wins WPT Australia 2023
Richard Lee wins WPT Australia 2023 – Photo by WPT

In addition to the headliner are other must-attend events that include the A$880 Shane Warne Legacy Perpetual Trophy Event, the A$675 Ladies Australian Championship, and the A$1,650 Mystery Bounty.

WPT Australia is the last chance for players in the Asia Pacific region to win packages to the 3rd annual WPT World Championship and WPT World Prime. Packages will be awarded to the champions of the following events:

Event #14: Super High Roller – champion wins a WPT World Championship Package worth A$20,000
Event #18: 10K World Championship Warm Up – champion wins a WPT World Championship Package worth A$20,000

Event #1: Opening Event – champion wins a WPT World Prime Championship Package worth A$6,000
Event #5: Mystery Bounty – champion wins a WPT World Prime Championship Package worth A$6,000 (based on 400 entries)
Event #8: Outback Survivor – champion wins a WPT World Prime Championship Package worth A$6,000
Event #17: Mini Championship – champion wins a WPT World Prime Championship Package worth A$6,000
Event #20: WPT World Champs Road To Vegas – champion wins a WPT World Prime Championship Package worth A$6,000

WPT Australia – FULL SCHEDULE

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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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