The World Poker Tour final tables delayed for over a 12 months as a result of the pandemic that is COVID-19 finally take place this spring, PokerNews can report.
Each final table was reached during an event from the first couple of months of 2020, with the date that is original play set for March 31 in Las vegas, nevada. Every thing proceeded hold as soon as the WPT dealt its final real time hand of 2020 in the exact middle of a conference in European countries, alternatively pivoting to a few online activities operate together with lovers partypoker.
Many have already been clamoring for the activities become played since the WPT has came back to call home stateside action at the time of January.
Same City, brand new Venue
The first final dining table is seven days away, as March 10 would be the date for the WPT Gardens Poker Championship.
That is a event that is standalone with three more final tables — including one from 2021 — taking place May 16-18. Last year’s WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open will finish May 16, followed by the WPT L.A. Poker Classic. Then, May 18 will see the table that is final of future WPT Seminole rough Rock Poker Showdown played.
The Seminole rough Rock Poker Showdown had been simply revealed week that is last the venue in a Twitter announcement. It shall boast a $2 million guarantee at a $3,500 price.
Of lower import, but nevertheless of note, is the fact that place for many of the last tables will not end up being the HyperX esports* that is arena( at Luxor in Las Vegas. Instead, PokerGO Studio outside ARIA will serve as host.
Unfortunately for fans hoping for streamed coverage, Poker Central has confirmed to PokerNews that a film crew will be on hand but no streaming will be provided. That follows with the plan that is original these tournaments to own televised last tables.
The WPT could have its reporting that is live team hand to provide updates, though.
The change in venue comes as surprise that is little numerous after the purchase associated with the WPT, which saw the business separated from an esports entity with which it jointly utilized the HyperX place. Whether or not the PokerGO Studio becomes the home that is permanent filmed WPT final tables has yet to be released at this time.
All of the players will presumably be masked up for the tournaments. While the process that is reopening been pushing ahead and neighborhood governments is making lots of the guidelines at the time of might 1, the official “Roadmap to Recovery” document from their state federal government states a statewide mandate will continue to be in place. It is unknown whenever or in the event that players is anticipated to get tests that are COVID-19 what other safety measures will be in place.
|Event||Last Hand Dealt||New Final Table Date|
|WPT Gardens Poker Championship||Jan. 13, 2020||March 10, 2021|
|WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open||Jan. 30, 2020||May 16, 2021|
|WPT L.A. Poker Classic||March 4, 2020||May 17, 2021|
|WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown||N/A||May 18, 2021|
Frozen in Time
Here’s a snapshot of where the three delayed tournaments left off.
WPT Gardens Poker Championship
The WPT Gardens Poker Championship will see chip leader Chance Kornuth try to add to his two WSOP bracelets with a WPT title. Kornuth has won a couple of side events at WPTs including a $25K, but he’s yet to add his name to the Champion’s Cup.
As a bonus, “PokerNews Podcast” fans will get a reaction that is quick Kornuth, as he is planned for an appearance right after he wraps up their shot during the name and $554,495.
WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open
Next up will soon be the WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open, which includes a straight larger prize that is first-place of674,840.
Veerab Zakarian holds the chip lead, but grinders that are notable*)Brian Altman and James Anderson are not two far behind. Altman’s seeking to increase the two WPT games he currently bagged, which arrived in 2015 and 2020.Seat
|Andrew Hanna||6,730,000||56 bb||4|
|Bin Weng||8,890,000||74 bb||5|
|Veerab Zakarian||11,990,000||100 bb||6|
|Brian Altman||9,865,000||82 bb||WPT L.A. Poker Classic|
A star-studded team advanced level to your WPT L.A. Poker Timeless last dining table, which features $1,015,000 up top.
Matas Cimbolas, James Carroll and Upeshka De Silva. Oh and that does not also add chip leader Balakrishna Patur, whom accumulated a monster stack in excess of 150 blinds that are bigSeat
|Ka Kwan Lau||2,250,000||56||5|
|Upeshka De Silva||930,000||23||6|
|Balakrishna Patur||6,320,000||158||Lead photo courtesy of WPT|