The World Poker Tour (WPT) has been the gateway to poker for millions. The “hostess with the mostess”, the comedy and camaraderie in the commentary, and the high-heeled hike to hurl a million bucks onto the table.
8hrs+ condensed into a 60-minute Bruce Lee one-inch punch.
It's a knockout.
Can you imagine being a part of it?
888poker and the World Poker Tour Join Forces
Alongside the WPT, we are bringing the WPT500 to the land of fish and chips, in its original format, for the first time. It’s the only way to experience the unique atmosphere of a WPT event without paying big time buy-ins.
888poker Ambassador, Chris Moorman, is the most successful online multi-table tournament (MTT) in history. But he's also a dab hand in the live tournament realm, as his seat in the WPT Champions Club attests, and he won't be missing it.
"WPT events are always a relaxed atmosphere with players from different walks of life," said Moorman. "Even if I don't do well in a WPT event I'm usually enjoying myself at the tables while playing."
And you could be sitting next to him.
Multiple Chances to Play Day 1s
The WPT500 event takes place over multiple Day 1's at Aspers properties in Milton Keynes, Newcastle and London Aspers Casino Westfield Stratford City. The buy-in is $565, and the organisers are slapping a $1m guarantee on the tin.
It's not fun to travel to a live event only to be bounced out during the first day. To reduce this likelihood and to keep costs as low as possible, we will host a WPT500 Online Day 1 on March 11, 2018. You can keep an eye on your cats and dogs while finger-tapping your way to a WPT title, something 888poker Ambassador Dominik Nitsche thinks is a brilliant concept.
Days 2 and 3 – playing down to the final - will be live, taking place on April 1, 2018, and April 2, 2018, respectively.
"I love the event because I get to play Day 1 online," said Nitsche before continuing. "It has everything that people enjoy about poker. There's nothing like playing deep in a tournament. I can't stress enough how important the structure is in a format like this. The WPT got it just right."
The WPT Gets It Just Right
The man to thank for getting it ‘just right' is Matt Savage. The WPT Executive Tour Director spent decades trying to come up with the perfect structures. Savage nailed it with the WPT500.
"The WPT500 is a great event that works beautifully," said Savage. "It gives the smaller buy-in player a chance at life-changing money and allows you to cash multiple times in the same tournament. We are happy to have 888 as a partner and they will provide qualifiers and even add an online component to WPT500 making for a massive event!"
We are thrilled to be partnering with such a prestigious company, and the smaller buy-in format fits perfectly with our promise to "take back the game". Affordable buy-ins with massive guarantees are what we’re all about, and that's what you're getting with this beast of a tournament.
Are you ready for the forearm hairs to stand and salute?
Are you ready for the goosebumps?
The chill down the spine?
Pick a venue. Turn up. It's time to take back the game.