What Can We Expect from the World Poker Tour (WPT) 2021?

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Despite the unprecedented circumstances and disruptions caused by the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic, the organisers of this year’s World Poker Tour (WPT) have gone ahead this January with the hosting of the event. 

The annual World Poker Tour (WPT) has defied all odds and has commenced on 17 January in Toronto.  The tour will continue until 1 February, although all the proceedings will be hosted online, rather than in real life.  

The tour will remain true to form with its traditionally illustrious list of grand prizes, with a CA$2 million GTD main event jackpot that carries a CA$3,200 buy-in.  Over and above the cash prizes, the WPT main event winner will be awarded a CA$15,000 place in next year’s tournament, which is a sassy benefit provided by Baccarat Crystal, who are this year’s event sponsors.

1B Meta Satellite  

The most anticipated event of the tournament, the 1B Meta Satellite, took place on 24 January and hosted 50 CA$3,200 GTD seats.  The day also saw the commencement of the three-day-long main event, with a staggering CA$2 million up for grabs. 

Additional events on the cards during the second week of the tournament are the Super High Roller event that carries a CA$1 million cash prize and CA$25,000+500 buy-in, as well as the High Roller Turbo event, with a CA$250,000 GTD and CA$5,000+200 buy-in.

For low-stake players, there is the Mini Main Event 1A, with a CA$200,000 GTD and CA300+20 buy-ins, with mini-stake players also able to partake in the Micro Main Event 1A, which has a GTD of CA$30,000.

Main Event Finale

The last day of the WPT Main Event is 26 January, offering players the final opportunity to win the main jackpot prize of CA$2 million.  Additional mini and micro-events will also be hosted on that day, along with a 6-Max Turbo game that carries a prize of CA$25,000.

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