WPT Korea touches base this March, set to award a WPT Ring in the KR₩ 2 Billion (~US$ 1.5M) guaranteed Championship Event games


Listed as one of the World Poker Tour’s Special Events, the WPT Korea 2024 installment is gearing up to make waves this Spring with another runthrough at the luxurious Landing Casino, Jeju Shinhwa World, South Korea. The festival, calendared to run from March 25 – April 3, 2024, features an action-packed 28-tournament lineup across ten days, headlined by the KR₩ 2 Billion (~ US$ 1.5 Million) guaranteed Championship Event


This year’s offering pumps up the excitement to a whole new level with a WPT Ring at stake for the Main Event winner. A first in Asia, the coveted hardware is sure to attract a staggering field throughout the premium festivities and bump up the prize pools to an eye-catching magnitude. Additionally, WPT tournament director Juan de Jesus will lead the games this year, backed by his more than two decades worth of experience, ensuring a delightful gaming experience for all.

We continue to expand ways that poker players around the world can play World Poker Tour events,” said WPT CEO Adam Pliska. “After a very successful WPT Korea stop in 2023, we made it a priority to return in 2024 and are looking forward to an even bigger turnout.

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The crown jewel Championship Event kicks off on Thursday, March 28th and will play through a total of four starting flights on schedule. Each entry will set players back KR₩ 2,800,000 (~US$ 2,100), and earn them a deep starting stack of 50,000 to course through 60 minute blind levels. The slow pace, structured similar to the revered Main Tour, allows players to put their skills to the test and have more room to maneuver their way to victory. 1 in 8 tournament runners (roughly 12.5% of the field) is deemed to collect a share of the prizes and continue on in search of the six figure top prize.

WPT Korea Championship Event
Date/s: March 28 – April 2, 2024
Buy-in: KR₩ 2,800,000 (~US$ 2,100)
Guarantee: KR₩ 2,000,000,000 (~US$ 1,500,000)

Day 1A: Thursday, March 28
Day 1B: Friday, March 29
Day 1C: Saturday, March 30
Day 2: Sunday, March 31
Day 3: Monday, April 1
Day 4: Tuesday, April 2

Last year’s WPT Korea hosted the same guarantee for its Main Event but commanded a slightly higher price tag of KR₩ 3,400,000 (~USD 2,680). China’s Yin Tao topped the 758-entry field and pocketed a payout deal of KR₩ 295,000,000 (~USD 229,370) for his win. The highlight of the show however, was the KR₩ 7,611,741,050 (~USD 5,918,330) festival pot awarded across 18 events and the biggest single payout of KR₩ 1,294,256 (~USD 1,006,300) to which Steve O’Dwyer claimed.

The much-anticipated return of this thrilling event is set to electrify the atmosphere with excitement,” said Jenny Lim, Landing Entertainment Korea at Jeju Shinhwa World Chief Operating Officer. “We invite poker players from around the world to return to Jeju Island, an amazing city! And we are thrilled and delighted to host the World Poker Tour again this spring for an exciting two weeks.

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Jeju Shinhwa World Landing Resort

Once again in partnership with the five-star integrated resort Jeju Shinhwa World, players looking to participate in this season’s games can take advantage of special booking rates across three hotels within the property – Landing Hotel, Shinhwa Hotel or Marriott Hotel.

Other Highlights

The 22-tournament schedule features a number of side events with buy-ins ranging as low as KR₩ 400,000 (~US$ 300) to its highest KR₩ 40,000,000 (~US$ 30,000) entry WPT Super High Roller. Other series highlights include the WPT Opener, Big Bounty NLH, Mystery Bounty, NLH Deepstack and Jeju Dragon Quest. High rollers will also see their schedules packed to the brim with four high tiered buy-in events running alongside the Championship games.

High Roller Events

Date/s Event Buy-in 
March 25-26, 2024 WPT Super High Roller KR₩ 40,000,000 (~US$ 30,000)
March 27, 2024 Single Day High Roller KR₩ 10,000,000 (~US$ 7,500)
April 1, 2024 Single Day High Roller KR₩ 10,000,000 (~US$ 7,500)
April 2-3, 2024 WPT High Roller KR₩ 20,000,000 (~US$ 15,000)

WPT Korea 2024 E-Player Guide


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Graduated from De La Salle University, Janette works as a full time teacher in Manila, Philippines. She has long joined the local poker community as a recreational player for the last decade. Having a natural love for the game, she decided to branch out into a different avenue of poker. Currently, Janette works for Somuchpoker as a content writer reporting local and international news for the site.

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