World Poker Tour Heads to Choctaw Casino to Continue Season XVIII Schedule


After a prolonged break for the Globe Collection of Texas hold’em as well as a brand-new stop for the trip in The golden state, the Globe Texas hold’em Scenic tour will certainly going back to acquainted ground starting today. Friday notes the beginning of the WPT Choctaw, which has actually rapidly turned into one of the even more prominent quits on the event regardless of just getting on the routine for the last few years.

$1 Million Guaranteed Prize Pool

The $3500 buy in event will certainly feature two days to attract the most poker players feasible for the event, indicating they will certainly need to break 285 players to get to the $1 million guaranteed prize pool. The event itself has a few of the standards of 21st century tournament poker, consisting of unrestricted re-entry for players as well as, if a player plays Day 1A and also isn’t really satisfied with their stack, they could give up that stack and also play Day 1B of the event (they can’t, nevertheless, keep back that Day 1A stack as a guard need to they bust on Day 1B). Late enrollment will certainly be shut at the beginning of Level 11 (or the beginning of Day 2).

The current technology that is brushing up the tournament poker world will certainly likewise be applied in the WPT Choctaw Main Event. The “big blind ante” will be in effect, indicating that the big blind will certainly pay the whole of the table’s ante instead of each player at the table paying an item of the stake.

Ultimately, the WPT will be bringing along their “Activity Clock” to relocate the rate of play. The “Activity Clock” will be applied when the competition is one table from the cash and give each player 30 seconds making their choices. If a player desires even more time to determine just what to do, there will be “time expansion” chips offered that will certainly provide a player one more 30 secs to choose. Once more, this development has actually been hailed for getting the speed of play as well as remove unneeded tanking, specifically accurate bubble.

Choctaw Event Wildly Popular

The WPT Choctaw and also its host casino, the Choctaw Casino Resort in Durant, OK, has actually been hugely preferred considering that the initial competition the WPT held on its grounds. The WPT Choctaw was initially a part of the Season XIV schedule with the same $3500 buy in. A remarkable 1175 entrances were gotten for that occasion, creating a virtually $4 million prize pool. The final table attribute Jake Schindler and Darren Elias, yet they would certainly lose to Andy Hwang and Jason Brin, with Brin ultimately winning the inaugural WPT Choctaw champion and the $682,975 first place prize.

Last year’s tournament was the smallest yet for the WPT and the Choctaw Casino Resort, but it still had some drawing power. 924 entries were received for the tournament, building a $3.1 million prize pool. Jay Lee took down the WPT Champions’ Cup for this event in 2017, defeating Jeb Hutton in heads up play to take home $593,173.

What to Expect in 2018?

Lee must be back to protect his title, yet the numbers concerns for the WPT Choctaw could be a little bit complicated. The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, CA, is starting its 2018 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open, which is among the greatest competitions that drops beyond a significant competition circuits’ territory. While the Main Event for the Hard Rock tournament does not start till a week after completion of the WPT Choctaw (August 10), players might wish to reach Florida and get warmed up with some of the initial occasions on that particular routine. Therefore, there could be some result on the WPT Choctaw.

Cards will hit the air at noon (Central Daylight Time) at the Choctaw Casino Resort in Oklahoma and, by the end of the night, we should get a bit of an indication as to the potential of the field from its Day 1A drawing.