A new Poker Championship has been formed with the partnership of PokerStar and World Poker Tour (WPT). The decision came about when both the Poker giants realised that they may be causing a backlog when running the European Championship not far apart.
The PokerStar Championship WPT MonteDam Swing, the name for the new Poker Championship, will have guaranteed prizes worth €32.5 Million. Monte Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort will host the PokerStars championship from 25 April till 5 May 2017. It will end of at Holland Casino for WPT from 5 to 13 May 2017.
New Poker Championship Details
Players who take part in the event are eligible to win great prizes from playing at any of the two championships. However, to qualify to receive any of the prizes, a player has to have finished in the money. Below are the different prizes for the two events.
- €1 100 Buy-in PokerStars National Championship Monte Carlo – 26 to 30 April
- €5 300 Buy-in PokerStars Championship Monte Carlo Main Event – 29 April to 5 May
- €1 500 Buy-in WPT Deep Stacks Amsterdam – 5 to 8 May
- €3 300 Buy-in WPT Amsterdam Main Event – 9 to 13 May
Once the overall tournament is complete, the Top 5 players from the two events will receive more prizes for coming out at the top of the PokerStar Championship WPT MonteDam Swing. The Prizes are as follows:
1st Place – PokerStars Championship Barcelona Main Event package valued at €7 500
2nd Place – WPT Main Event package in Europe valued at €6 000
3rd Place – WPT Deep Stacks package in Europe valued at €3 000
4th Place – PokerStars National Championship Barcelona Buy-in worth €1 100 plus Barcelona hotel voucher worth €500
5th Place – WPT Deep Stacks Buy-in worth €1 500
New Poker Championship Conclusion
According to Adam Pliska, CEO of WPT, both PokerStars and World Poker Tour, have been working together prior to this new partnership. However, they collaborated on major events where they were working behind the scenes.
The PokerStar Championship WPT MonteDam Swing will excite any Poker enthusiast and players who are interested can enter and see how far their skill will take them.