KL Cleeton and Americas Cardroom have teamed up to give one lucky player an all expenses paid trip to the 2022 WSOP.
“I finally get to officially announce what I’ve been teasing for the last several weeks!” Cleeton wrote on Twitter. “I’m partnering with @ACR_POKER for the first-ever WSOP Rookie Challenge to send one lucky person to Las Vegas for two weeks and play in the Main Event!”
In order to enter, players will need to play one of six WSOP Rookie Challenge events. Everyone who wins a ticket in these events will then be invited to submit a 3-minute long video explaining why they should win the package.
Cleeton, along with the ACR Team Pros and members of the ACR staff will select a winner based off the submitted videos.
The package will pay for one lucky participant’s $10,000 buy-in to the Main Event and $2,500 in travel and accommodation. It also includes an additional $2,500 in cash so the winner doesn’t have to live their Vegas dream on a shoe-string. They will also get to hang out with ACR’s pros in their Vegas digs.
The competition has a personal resonance for Cleeton whose first WSOP trip was the result of a similar competition run in 2017 by Daniel Negreanu.
It was an opportunity that he simply wouldn’t have been able to enjoy without Negreanu’s help. ACR’s CEO Phil Nagy was instrumental in helping Cleeton with his second ever WSOP trip in 2021. Now that he’s an established part of the poker community, Cleeton wants to help give someone else the same chance he got.
Cleeton will also be playing a busy schedule at the 2022 WSOP, and if your cards and camera right, maybe you’ll get to join him.
Complete WSOP Rookie Challenge Schedule
|Thursday, May 5||6:05 PM ET||WSOP Rookie Challenge (10 Seats)||$10+1|
|Sunday, May 8||12:30 PM ET||WSOP Rookie Challenge (10 Seats)||$10+1|
|Thursday, May 12||6:05 PM ET||WSOP Rookie Challenge (10 Seats)||$10+1|
|Sunday, May 15||12:30 PM ET||WSOP Rookie Challenge (10 Seats)||$10+1|
|Thursday, May 19||6:05 PM ET||WSOP Rookie Challenge (10 Seats)||$20+2|
|Sunday, May 22||12:30 PM ET||WSOP Rookie Challenge (10 Seats)||$20+2|
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