WPT and Poker King return for a second online series featuring CN¥ 10M Main Event guarantee; Phil Ivey, Tom Dwan, Patrik Antonius among confirmed pros

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While plenty of attention is on the live games happening in Las Vegas, another exciting festival is about to take place. On the virtual arena, the globally renowned World Poker Tour, and one of Asia’s leading brands, Poker King, unite once again to bring players an eleven day festival featuring CN¥ 15 Million (~US$ 2.3 Million) in guaranteed prize pools. The bulk of that pot is reserved for the Main Event with a guaranteed CN¥ 10 Million (~US$ 1.56 Million) on the line. 

Games will be held from November 12 to 22 on the Poker King app.

Notorious for producing the world’s biggest games, Poker King spices things up with the confirmed attendance of brand ambassadors Phil Ivey and Tom Dwan. Also attending are Patrik Antonius, Daniel Dvoress, WPT host Lynn Gilmartin, and famous DJ Steve Aoki. More are expected in the coming days. Suffice it to say, this is one event that must not be missed. 

Throughout the festival, fifteen events are scheduled. The top attraction will of course be the CN¥ 10 Million guaranteed Main Event. For added thrill, all participating stars will have a bounty on their head. During the first edition, champion “DannyAce66” turned his lowly CN¥ 2,000 buy-in into a whopping CN¥ 1,750,000 (~US$ 270,300) payday. Among the many big names in attendance, only Ivey, Phil Hellmuth, Nick Petrangelo, and Jean Robert Bellande reached the money round. For the upcoming series, a generous seven starting days is offered. Like previous, the final table will stream live on multiple platforms (TBA) in English and in Mandarin. 

Main Event schedule

Dates: November 16 to 22
Buy in: CN¥ 2,200 (~US$ 344)
Guarantee: CN¥ 10,000,000 (~US$ 1,564,724)

Day 1A: Tuesday, November 16
Day 1B: Wednesday, November 17
Day 1C: Thursday, November 18
Day 1D: Friday, November 19
Day 1E: Saturday, November 20 (Turbo)
Day 1F: Saturday, November 20
Day 1G: Sunday, November 21 (Turbo) 

Day 2: Sunday, November 21
Final table: Monday, November 22 

Other games

Aside from the main attraction, filling up the roster are ten varied games of No Limit Hold’em, Pot Limit Omaha, and Short Deck. Buy ins range from CN¥ 220 (~US$ 35) to High Roller CN¥ 10,500 (~US$ 1,650). Opening day will feature two NLHE events with guarantees of CN¥ 1 Million and CN¥ 100,000.

Opening Day events

November 12: NLHE CN¥ 1 Million GTD – CN¥ 1,100 buy in
November 12: NLHE Warm Up (6-Max) – CN¥ 220 buy in – CN¥ 100K GTD

CN¥ 1,000,000 guarantee events

November 14: Mini Main Event – CN¥ 550 buy in
November 22: The Closer – CN¥ 1,100 buy in

High Roller CN¥ 400,000 guarantee

November 20: NLHE High Roller – CN¥ 10,500 buy in

CN¥ 100,000 to CN¥ 500,000 guarantee events

No Limit Hold’em events

November 13: NLHE Progressive Bounties – CN¥ 1,100 buy in
November 14: Hyper Turbo NLHE – CN¥ 220 buy in
November 16: NLHE Progressive Bounties – CN¥ 220 buy in
November 17: NLHE Progressive Bounties – CN¥ 220 buy in
November 21: NLHE Turbo – CN¥ 220 buy in

Short Deck events 

November 13: Short Deck Progressive Bounties – CN¥ 220 buy in
November 19: Short Deck Championship – CN¥ 550 buy in

Pot Limit Omaha events

November 15: Pot Limit Omaha Progressive Bounties – CN¥ 220 buy in
November 18: Pot Limit Omaha Championship – CN¥ 220 buy in

WPT Asia Online 2021 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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