World Poker Tour Montreal Moved Online for 202122nd January 2021 |
The coronavirus pandemic might be ongoing, but poker fans don’t need to worry about this cancelling their events with World Poker Tour Montreal tournament having recently started online. The tournament is suitable for both beginners and more experienced poker players, and all of them can look forward to winning grand prizes. The poker festival usually takes place at the Playground, but migrating online this year was much safer for everyone involved.
CMO of Playground Poker Club in Montreal Phil Sabbah said, “we are delighted our community can come together and play an event as prestigious as WPT Montreal in an online format. We look forward to welcoming players back to Playground Poker Club as soon as we can to host big events such as WPT Montreal, once it is safe to do so.”
The World Poker Tour Montreal goes online
The unprecedented situation has had a negative impact on in-person poker gaming, but WPT Montreal has found a way for poker gamers to still be able to put their gaming skills to the test. This particular poker tournament is known for its hefty prizes and this year is no different. Enticing all players of all levels to try their hand at winning is a riveting CA$2,000,000 guaranteed prize pool (GTD) Main Event. Those interested in participating can find the tournament on partypoker.com, where the event will be taking place until February 2.
Tom Water, the managing director of partypoker, gushed about the move, saying “the WPT Montreal is such a popular stop on the circuit and we are looking forward to re-creating the event online at partypoker. With the tournaments carrying both the quality structures of the live events and the real-name format, we hope this gives players an experience that is as close to the prestige of a live WPT event as possible.”
January 20 was an exciting day for the poker festival since it brought with it the start of the Omaha Knockout online event with CA$50,000 GTD. It started at 7:05pm and as expected, drew in quite the crowd. The draw-in amounts to about CA$500+30. This day also saw the 6-Max Turbo with a guaranteed prize pool of CA$20,000.
Perhaps even more exciting is The High Roller, starting on Thursday, January 21 with CA$250,000 GTD, a guaranteed prize pool which will no doubt grow even larger as online registrations increase. It’s no wonder that WTP Montreal is known for its massive prizes and diversity in games. The buy-in for The High Roller amounts to CA$5000+200 and has to be presented before the start, scheduled at 7:05pm.
Poker enthusiasts will surely want to hang around till about two hours later, which will see the start of the High Roller Turbo event. As the name suggests, the event will bring with it substantial prizes set to a thrilling fast-paced speed of gameplay. The entry fee amounts to CA$2000+100 but carries a GTD of a whopping CA$100,000. Keeping players on their toes, WPT is also set to reveal a progressive knockout tournament on partypoker.com.
Ahead of the coming weekend on Friday January 22, Montreal Masters Day 1A will take place, and comes with an electrifying GTD of CA$500,000. Saturday 23rd will see the start of the second flight 1B, with January 24 seeing the third and final starting flight at 4:05pm. The Final Day of Montreal Masters will then bring together the survivors of the 3 flights at 8:05pm. What is sure is that WPT Montreal and playpoker.com are going to make this weekend a vibrant and unforgettable one for all poker players and fans.
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