The prestigious World Poker Tour will move online this year with a series of tournaments taking place on partypoker from 10th – 26th May.
World Poker Tour goes online
The decision comes after immense disruption to the live poker schedule as a result of the coronavirus, with speculation mounting over whether the annual WSOP will also be cancelled this summer.
But there is no need for poker fans to despair as the online schedule is packed full of huge guarantees and renowned tournaments.
WPT’s first online Poker Series launched alongside Partypoker https://t.co/qqaaNEqW6c
— The Daily Payoff (@TheDailyPayoff) March 25, 2020
The entire series on partypoker will offer $15 million in guarantees. The largest tournament will be the WPT Online Championship, which will be $3,200 to enter with a $5 million guarantee.
Aside from that partypoker will be hosting the WPT500 and the two-day WPT Deepstacks event, both of which offer respectable $1 million guarantees.
Online poker booming
With live events being cancelled at an alarming rate, the amount of tournaments running online has increased rapidly over the past fortnight.
On Sunday PokerStars hosted its largest Sunday Million tournament ever with a whopping prize pool of $18.6 million which saw eventual winner ‘AAAArthur’ come away with $1.19 million in winnings.
The Sunday Million became one of the largest online poker tournaments in history with more than 93,000 entries. It was only beaten in terms of guarantee by partypoker’s MILLIONS Online, which offered up more than $20 million in December.
Deal agreed in the 14th Anniversary Sunday Million which will mean "AAAArthur" will be the only seven-figure winner regardless of who wins.
Only $50,000 extra for the winner.
— William Shillibier (@Shillibier) March 24, 2020
As punters begin to flock back to online poker there is also an exciting range of events taking place in April, notably the 2020 40th anniversary Irish Open and the Online Poker Masters, both of which will be hosted on partypoker.
The Irish Open will run from 6th – 12th April, with the main event boasting a €1,000,000 guarantee.
For more high stakes players the Online Poker Masters offers a healthy schedule with buy-ins ranging from $10,300 to $51,000.
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