World Poker Tour releases WPT Prime Cambodia full schedule; WPT World Championship feeder and satellite included


The World Poker Tour has finally released its much awaited WPT Prime Cambodia schedule which takes place at the luxurious NagaWorld Phnom Penh from August 11 to 23. Over the thirteen days, a 24-game lineup is planned with buy ins ranging from US$ 200 to US$ 10,000. Highlighting the festival is the US$ 1,100 buy in Main Event featuring a whopping US$ 500,000 guarantee. 

Since its inaugural Cambodia run in 2019 that attracted an impressive field of 750 Main Event entries, the WPT has been staging its return but the novel coronavirus halted those plans. With restrictions now lifted, the festival is back on track and ready to deliver its world class tournaments. Here’s a glance at what’s in store. 

Danny McDonagh cambodia
Danny McDonagh at WPT Cambodia

WPT Prime Cambodia Main Event – US$ 500,000 guarantee

The Main Event kicks off on August 18 and runs through August 23. Buy in is US$ 1,100. This year’s guarantee has been bumped up from US$ 250K to US$ 500,000, and according to WPT Live Events Specialist, Danny McDonagh, the goal is to double its previous numbers. With the WPT’s reach spanning around the globe, players can expect an international field just as it produced on its first visit. USA’s Brian Tougias championed the  Main Event for US$ 131,430. Included in this year’s title is a US$ 10,400 entry to the WPT World Championship which takes place at the Wynn Las Vegas in December.

Dates: August 18 to 22
Buy in: US$ 1,100
Guarantee: US$ 500,000

Day 1A – Day 1C: August 18 to 20
Day 2: August 21
Day 3: August 22

WPT Prime Cambodia Opener – US$ 150,000 guarantee

When the festival doors open on August 11, players will be welcomed in with the WPT Prime Cambodia Opener which features a US$ 150,000 guarantee. This event runs through the weekend, August 14, with four starters to join the action. 

Buy in: US$ 550
Guarantee: US$ 150,000
Day 1A – Day 1D: August 11 to 13
Final Day: August 14

Other Games

Breaking down the rest of the schedule. The lowest buy in events are the Short Deck and the Ladies NLH with a price tag of just US$ 200. Up the rung are a wider variety of tournaments with buy ins from US$ 300 to US$ 550. Players can enjoy popular formats such as the Superstacks, Freezeouts, Turbos, and even the Pot Limit Omaha variant. The Mystery Bounty tournament is also scheduled. This event has taken the live and online arena by storm and has quickly become a mainstay at many poker festivals. 

High Rollers

For players with bigger bankrolls, you have plenty to keep busy. The schedule serves up five events with buy ins from US$ 2,200 to US$ 10,000. 

NLH Mini High Roller – US$ 2,200 buy in – August 14 to 15
WPT Prime Cambodia Super High Roller – US$ 5,300 – August 16 to 17
WPT Prime Cambodia 10K SHR Single Day Challenge – US$ 10,300 – August 18
WPT Prime Cambodia Short Deck High Roller – US$ 5,300 – August 19
WPT Prime Cambodia High Roller 3K – US$ 3,000 – August 21

World Poker Tour Prime Cambodia schedule 

WPT World Championship Satellites and Packages


The brand recently announced its most ambitious event yet and it is unlike any staged in all of poker history. On December 1 to 20, the globally renowned brand presents players worldwide the WPT World Championship featuring a US$ 15 Million guarantee. This is the single largest event guarantee ever put forth for a tournament.

“This is one of the most ambitious initiatives the World Poker Tour® has undertaken in our 20-year history,” said Adam Pliska, CEO of World Poker Tour. “We expect this to be a highly anticipated festival and are elated to be partnering with Wynn Las Vegas to bring this concept to life.”

Included in the 20-day festival is a lineup of games such as the Prime Championship and the Wynn Mystery Bounty  – which first introduced and popularized this bounty format. Both of these events feature a US$ 2,000,000 guarantee. According to the announcement, players can draw up to US$ 100,000 in cash prizes. The event headliner is the US$ 10,400 buy in World Championship (repechage) which offers three Day 1 flights running on December 12 to 14. Crowning day is on December 20. 

At the upcoming WPT Prime Cambodia, the schedule offers a Feeder to WPT World Championship Satellite. Two chances to enter with Flight A and Flight B Turbo running on Sunday, August 21. Each flight costs US$ 300 to enter. 

For players that prefer to skip the Feeder, they can directly enter the WPT World Championship Satellite for US$ 1,500. Each package is worth US$ 12.5K. Satellite is on August 22

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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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