The 2018 World Poker Tour Montreal Festival is kicking into high gear this week at the Playground Poker Club. The WPT has teamed up with partypoker LIVE for an exciting series that features combined guarantees of $8,165,000 CAD across a number of exciting events held between Oct. 21 – Nov. 4. Friday, Oct. 26 will see the first live starting day of the WPT500 Montreal take place after three online starting flights were held Oct. 21-23. The $550 CAD event features a $1,000,000 CAD guarantee and six live starting flights, with a noon and a 5:00 p.m. flight each day from Oct. 26 – 28. A champion will be decided on Oct. 30.
The WPT500 Montreal is the first of several huge events taking place this week as a part of this unique festival put on by partypoker LIVE and the WPT, who announced plans to team up for several more festivals like this in the coming years.
“We’re thrilled partypoker LIVE and WPThave agreed to a four-year partnership – two iconic brands of poker coming together to offer players all over the world more choice of where to play,” said Chairman of partypoker Mike Sexton when the schedule was revealed in August. “We’re excited to announce the first event will take place at Playground Poker Club in Montreal, where we will work together to offer three components of the World Poker Tour – WPT Main Tour, WPTDeepStacks, and WPT500.”
In addition to the WPT 500, this series will also see a $1,000,000 CAD guaranteed $1,650 CADbuy-in WPT DeepStacks event running from Nov. 1 – 4. Even with these two seven-figure guaranteed events, the centerpiece of the whole festival will undoubtedly still be the $5,000,000 CAD guaranteed, $5,300 CAD buy-in no-limit hold’em WPT main event, which will run from Oct. 28 – Nov. 4.
The main event features an online starting flight that kicks off on Oct. 28 on partypoker. The live portion of the tournament gets underway the following day, Oct. 29. Those players that make it through to day 2 will combine into one field for Thursday, Nov. 1. The final table is set to take place on Sunday, Nov.4, with a live stream of the event available from the WPT and partypoker LIVE, through the My partypoker LIVE app.
There will also be a $1,000,000 CAD guaranteed high roller, with a $10,300 CAD buy-in. That event will run Nov. 2 – 4.
Players will be able to buy into all of these events using partypoker LIVE Dollars (PP LIVEDollars). PP LIVE Dollars are a flexible currency that can be won in satellites on partypoker and used by players to pay for event buy-ins, travel, hotels, and even visas.
Here is a look at the schedule:
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Once the WPT Montreal series comes to an end, the next big series on the agenda is the Caribbean Poker Party (CPP), which is set to take place from Nov. 9-18 at the Baha Mar Casino & Hotel in Nassau, Bahamas. There are 13 events set to take place during the festival, but the whole affair is centered around two gigantic tournaments: The $10,000,000 guaranteed $25,500 buy-in MILLIONS World and the $10,000,000 guaranteed $5,300 buy-in Caribbean Poker Party Main Event.
“There are many coveted titles in poker, from the EPT and WPT Grand Final titles, to WSOP and WSOPE Main Event and Players Championship bracelets, and not forgetting our own MILLIONSGrand Final crown,” said partypoker LIVE president John Duthie. “However, a $10,000,000 guaranteed, $25.5K buy-in tournament is just as important as any of those. We can’t wait to hand the trophy over to our first winner in November. Let’s hope it’s one of the 100+ online qualifiers partypoker will be sending, as that would be quite some story.”
Following on the heels of that huge series in the Carribean will be the MILLIONS Online. As previously mentioned, the $20 million guaranteed $5,300 buy-in online event will run from Nov. 25 – Dec. 5 and is expected to be the biggest online tournament ever, with $2.5 million going to the eventual champion.
Information about all of these upcoming events can be found on mypartypokerlive.com.