World Poker Tour Montreal Kicks Off On October 21


With massive live and online poker tournament events planned for the coming months, partypokeris set to finish 2018 off with a bang. First up on the agenda is the WPT Montreal Festival, which will see the World Poker Tour teaming up with partypoker LIVE for an exciting series that features combined guarantees of $8,165,000 CAD, with the series running from Oct. 21 – Nov. 4.

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.

As Sexton mentioned, there will be events from each of the WPT’s most popular buy-in levels, including a lower buy-in, WPT 500 $550 CAD event with a $1,000,000 CAD guarantee running Oct. 21 – 30 and a $1,650 CAD buy-in WPT DeepStacks event which also features a $1,000,000 CAD that takes place from Nov. 1 – 4. The centerpiece of the whole affair will undoubtedly be the $5,000,000 CAD guaranteed, $5,300 CAD buy-in no-limit hold’em 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.

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-inMILLIONS 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.