After two weeks of PLO events in the WPT World Online Championships, No Limit Hold’em now takes center stage at partypoker beginning Saturday. With plenty of extras already in line for winners, the site announced some nice extras this week bringing the total to almost $150,000.
The five Mike Sexton WPT Champions Cup events include a $15,000 entry into the Tournament of Champions presented by Baccarat Crystal. Partypoker announced Thursday that those entries won’t be removed from the prize pool.
In essence the TOC entries are added value with partypoker chipping in that money.
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Big bang for the buck in WPT championships
The TOC entries aren’t the only extras players can expect for winning one the five Cup events. Added value extras added up to almost $150,000 and include:
- $75,000 – $15,000 TOC entries for each of the five events
- $45,000 – Hublot watches, worth $7,500 for the first four events and $15,000 for the main event
- $2,500 – Baccarat Crystal awarded to each winner
- $25,000 – $5,000 TOC travel packages for each winner
There are a total of 12 championship events included within the series. Only these five events include the above. The champions will also have their names engraved on the Sexton Cup.
|Sat., Aug. 1||$3,200||Eight-Max Championship||$3 million|
|Sat., Aug. 8||$3,200||Six-Max Championship||$3 million|
|Sat., Aug. 15||$3,200||Knockout Championship||$3 million|
|Sat., Aug. 22||$3,200||Mix-Max Championship||$3 million|
|Sat., Sept. 5||$10,300||WPT World Championship Online Main Event||$10 million|
Winners also receive a replica version of the cup and join the exclusive WPT Champions Club. That club roster includes names like Darren Elias, Anthony Zinno, Doyle Brunson, Daniel Negreanu, Antonio Esfandiari, and current Player of the Year leader Brian Altman.
The annual TOC features a rake-free $15,000 buy-in and all WPT champions are eligible. German poker pro Ole Schemion took down last year’s event for $440,395.
$3,200 Eight-Max event kicks off WPT Sexton Cup events on Saturday
The inaugural WPT World Online Championships run through Sept. 9 with an overall guarantee of $100 million. Despite being played online, the series is designed to replicate an authentic live tour experience.
That includes the use of players’ real names at the tables. There will also be a maximum of two Day 1s for the 12 championship events. Only one re-entry is allowed.
The first Sexton Cup event is the Eight-Max Championship on Saturday. The tournament concludes on Tuesday with mega satellites running through Sunday with $1.5 million worth of seats up for grabs.
More than 2,500 tickets will be claimed with buy-ins available at $33 and $320. Winners of the TOC package have plenty to look forward to.
The trip includes VIP concierge service for transport and hotel arrangements for the event. Players will also be treated to a party with the WPT talent team including Vince Van Patten, Tony Dunst, Lynn Gilmartin, and Matt Savage.
Players also receive a special VIP swag bag. Last year’s TOC was held at the Aria in Las Vegas. This year’s event was set to be played at the HyperX Esports Arena.
However, that has now been postponed because of the Coronavirus pandemic. Official plans for the event haven’t yet been determined.
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