World Poker Tour makes landfall in Jeju Island, Korea – July 15 to 24 at Jeju Shinhwa World Landing Resort

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The World Poker Tour (WPT) takes center stage in Asia for a special ten-day series running from today July 15 to 24 in the luxurious Jeju Shinhwa World Landing Resort in Jeju Island. The gorgeous world heritage site is the perfect backdrop for this extraordinary event as WPT Korea presents a schedule of 18 events, featuring the crème de la crème of tournaments.

WPT Korea – Full Schedule

Key Events

Among the lineup, three key events stand out. First is the WPT Korea Main Event, highlighted by its jaw-dropping KR₩ 2,000,000,000 (~USD 1,575,600) guarantee. This is the largest guarantee ever offered by the WPT in Asia. As added bonus, players will get to watch the final table via the livestream. 

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The stakes climb higher with the WPT Alpha8 One Drop Korea charity event which features a buy-in of $133,930. This is the second event of its kind held in July with the first one currently underway at the Wynn Las Vegas. Like its counterpart, it is certain to attract top players and philanthropic spirits alike. A portion of the buy-in goes to the foundation to help bring access to communities in need of clean water.

To complete the key three is the WPT Korea High Roller with a buy in of KRW 17,000,000 (~USD 13,400). Expect elite players from the region to populate the tables. A large contingent of players from Japan and China are expected to attend.

Event Guarantee in KR₩ Date
Buy in KR₩
WPT Korea Main Event 2,000,000,000 July 17 to 21 3,400,000
WPT Alpha 8 One Drop Korea
July 21 to 22 170,000,000
WPT Korea High Roller
July 23 to 24 17,000,000

Opening Event

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With doors having opened today, cards are now flying for the WPT Korea Opener which runs from July 15 to 17. By the first break, 67 players had ponied up the KR₩ 850,000 (~USD 670) buy in. Three entry flights are offered – Day 1B and Day 1C both take place tomorrow. Each flight plays down to ITM / 12.5% of the field. 

Getting to Jeju Shinhwa Landing Resort

For arriving players, getting to the venue couldn’t be any easier. Just look for the WPT Korea banner with the bus schedule and hop in once it arrives. It takes approximately one hour to get to the venue. The bus runs  daily on a two hour schedule starting at 6am. The last bus to the venue is at 10pm.

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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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