$3 million guaranteed Main Event highlights online series
The COVID-19 circumstances of 2020 prompted the World Poker Tour to reimagine some of its Main Tour events as online tournaments. While live tournament poker has returned in force in the U.S. in the early months of 2021, the WPT is sticking to the online plan for international Main Tour events.
The next chapter in WPT’s expanded slate of online festivals kicks off next week. The WPT Online Series on partypoker runs May 14 through June 2, available to players that enjoy legal access to the partypoker main client.
A $3 million guaranteed WPT Main Tour event headlines the schedule. The WPT Online Series Main Event offers a $3,200 buy-in, and runs May 23 through June 2.
Here’s a look at the details for the Main Event:
WPT Online Series on partypoker Main Event structure
|Sunday, May 23
|First of two Day 1 flights
|Sunday, May 30
|Monday, May 31
|Combined field from Day 1A and 1B
|Tuesday, June 1
|Day 3 plays to the final table
|Wednesday, June 2
Big month of WPT action on partypoker
The $3 million guaranteed Main Event plays as one of several WPT tournaments on the partypoker schedule this month.
The series kicks off with a $530 buy-in Mini Main Event, which runs May 15-19. The Mini Main Event offers a $500,000 guaranteed prize pool.
Day 1A (Saturday, May 15) and Day 1B (Sunday, May 16) present a pair of opening day flights. The survivors from those two days come back as a combined field May 17, and the tournament plays on for three more days before a champion is crowned May 19.
Also on tap on partypoker this month are a pair of WPT500 online events. The WPT500 Knockout Online Series runs May 17 through June 25, advertised as a $530 buy-in event with a $1 million guaranteed prize pool.
While that tournament features a knockout format, the WPT500 also runs a traditional Online Series event May 24 through June 1. Like its knockout-format sister tournament, the WPT500 Online Series features a $1 million guaranteed prize pool and a $530 buy-in.
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