May 16, 2017
The first-ever European season for WPTDeepStacks, poker’s premier mid-major tournament circuit, rolls on with a trip to beautiful Cannes, France at the of of May. Starting May 30, the PMU.fr WPTDeepStacks Cannes festival takes the French Riviera by storm with nine amazing events at Le Croisette Casino Barriere to satisfy poker players of all levels.
The festival is headlined by the PMU.fr WPTDeepStacks Cannes €1,200 Main Event, that runs June 1-4. With two starting flights, reentry format, and 30,000 in starting chips with 40-minute blind levels on the first day, this event will be one players won’t want to miss out on. Plus, for all of those who advance to Day 2, blind levels increase to 60 minutes, allowing for even more play.
The festival gets underway just two days after the world-famous Cannes Film Festival wraps up, and first up is the PMU.fr WPTDeepStacks Cannes €350 No-Limit Hold’em Opener. This two-day event offers players an accessible price point, but plenty of play thanks to 20,000 in starting chips and 30-minute blind levels. It all starts Tuesday, May 30, at 7 p.m. local time.
Live Satellites to the €1,200 Main Event
Also on Tuesday, May 30, are two satellites to the PMU.fr WPTDeepStacks Cannes €1,200 Main Event. The first satellite begins at 5 p.m. local time, and the second is at 9 p.m. Both of these come with a buy-in of €200, 15,000 in starting chips, and 20-minute blind levels.
Two more of the same satellites will take place the following day, on Wednesday, May 31, at the same times.
The final scheduled satellite to the €1,200 Main Event is planned for Thursday, June 1, at 9 p.m. local time.
Don’t Miss the High Roller
If the €1,200 Main Event doesn’t go your way, don’t forget about the PMU.fr WPTDeepStacks Cannes €2,200 High Roller. This two-day tournament offers players another chance at a lucrative payday and comes with a friendly structure of 50,000 in starting chips and 45-minute blind levels.
The €2,200 High Roller begins on Saturday, June 3, at 9 p.m. local time, and one reentry will be allowed per player. Registration for this event will close at the start of Day 2 on Sunday, June 4, at 2 p.m. local time. Even if you play the majority of Day 2 in the €1,200 Main Event but fail to reach the final day, you’re still able to register for another shot in the High Roller.
For more information on the PMU.fr WPTDeepStacks Cannes festival, click here.
Other Great Events
In addition to the €350 No-Limit Hold’em Opener, the €1,200 Main Event, and the €2,200 High Roller, the PMU.fr WPTDeepStacks Cannes schedule offers the following great events to keep you busy with poker all week long.
– Thursday, June 1 at 7 p.m.: €200 No-Limit Hold’em Bounty
– Friday, June 2 at 7 p.m.: €300 Pot-Limit Omaha
– Friday, June 2 at 10 p.m.: €150 Texas Classic Turbo
– Saturday, June 3 at 3 p.m.: €400 Carte Blanche (Two-day event)
– Saturday, June 3 at 10 p.m.: €200 Survivor Turbo
– Sunday, June 4 at 3 p.m.: €200 Win the Button
The last time the WPT was in Cannes at Le Croisette Casino Barriere was for the PMU.fr WPT National Cannes in 2016. That festival’s €1,200 Main Event attracted a field of 397 entries and generated a prize pool of €419,232. France’s Didier Obigand earned the title and a first-place payday of €90,000, with the WPT’s own Tony Dunst placing third for €39,000.