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Coming together in a partnership for the first time, the World poker Tour (WPT) and partypoker Live have on August 30, announced the schedule for their highly anticipated, Season XVII WPT Montreal festival. The inaugural series of a four-year partnership will include the three major components from the WPT stable i.e. WPT500, WPTDeepStacks and WPT Main Tour and will officially kick off on October 21.
The opening event of the series will be the WPT500 Montreal tournament that will run through three online starting flights with a C$550 buy-in and C$1 Million guarantee. Thereafter on October 26, live play will commence at the Playground Poker Club where the final table will be played out on October 30.
“We’re thrilled partypoker LIVE and WPT have agreed to a four-year partnership – two iconic brands of poker coming together to offer players all over the world more choice of where to play,” Chairman of partypoker, Mike Sexton said. “We’re excited to announce the first event will take place at Playground Poker Club in Montreal, where we will work together to offer three components of the World Poker Tour – WPT Main Tour, WPTDeepStacks, and WPT500,” he added.
The Season XVII WPT Montreal Main Event will begin on October 28 with an online starting flight followed by live flights on October 29. All players making it to Day 2 of the C$5,300 buy-in event will converge on November 1 to play down to the final table on November 4. The live stream of the event will be available from the WPT and partypoker Live, through the My partypoker LIVE app.
Players can buy into all events with partypoker Live dollars (PP LIVE dollars) that is a flexible currency which can be won in satellites on partypoker and used to pay for event buy-ins, travel, hotels and even visas.
Players now have two years to use their PP LIVE Dollars and will automatically be entered into a $1 Million Leaderboard that runs through the 2018-19 poker season. Towards the season’s conclusion, the $1 Million prize money will be divided between the top 100 players on the leaderboard.
A WPTDeepStacks event is part of the series roster and the premier mid-major tournament has a C$1,650 buy-in with five starting flights. Another important event part of the schedule is the three-day C$10,300 High Roller that features a C$1 Million guarantee.
Since the PP LIVE Dollars satellites will run at a weekly guarantee of more than $1 Million, players looking to participate in the WPT Montreal season will get a lot of chances to win PP LIVE dollars.
WPT Montreal 2018 Schedule