Last year’s WPT World Championship was a massive success. It won Best Event at the 2022 Global Poker Awards and the hearts and minds of poker players everywhere.
PokerOrg editor-in-chief Brad Willis was a big fan. Writing shortly after the inaugural event finished, Willis said, “One of the first intangibles I noticed when showing up at the Wynn this week was how much the energy at the WPT World Championship felt like the early days of the poker boom…In short, the WPT has set a new high bar for what a major tournament looks like.”
What was it that made the 2022 World Championship so special? Can WPT do it again and potentially go one better in 2023? Oh, and will it hit that crazy $40 million guarantee?
They’re the questions Sarah Herring put to our special guest panel: WPT ambassadors Brad Owen and Lynn Gilmartin, and PokerOrg Player Advisory Board member Andrew Moreno. You can watch the full video below.
Brad and Lynn bring a unique inside perspective from the WPT, but both experienced the event as players as well. Lynn finished 91st for a career-best cash of $36,500, while Brad was eliminated in 35th for $99,600.
Andrew didn’t make the money in the flagship event, but he cashed in the Prime and the $3k NLHE 6-Max events.
All three will be at Wynn Las Vegas this December, along with the full PokerOrg team.
The WPT World Championship festival runs from November 29 to December 23, with the flagship event starting on December 12. The WPT is livestreaming 14 days of coverage, including final tables for the Prime Championship, the Big One for One Drop, and the World Championship.
Feature images courtesy of WPT