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Big Changes on the Horizon for Season X of the WPT
The annual trip to the Bicycle Casino for the Legends of Poker Main Event always feels a bit like the start of a new school year. Though Season X already got underway overseas with the Spanish Championship in Barcelona, this will be the first day of US action this year.
The tenth season kicked off with a press conference this morning where WPT CEO Steve Heller, WPT President Adam Pliska, and hosts Mike Sexton and Vince Van Patten unveiled some of the new features on the tour.
Seated at the new Royal Flush Girl Social Bar, the quartet unveiled plans for live streaming at the final table, the new WPT Championship club, and introduced two new additions to the Royal Flush Girl line-up, Melissa and Mica.
It also served as the debut of a new travelling trophy that is the tour's answer to the Stanley Cup, the WPT Champion's Cup. The giant trophy lists every championin WPT history and will travel to each stop on tour this season.
Media and fans also got a look at the revamped Player of the Year trophy as Van Patten and Sexton presented it to reigning Legends of Poker Champion and WPT Player of the Year, Andy Frankenberger.
12:57 PM, 08/25/11