WPTDS Sanremo Runs June 4-10 and Features Nine Events
WPTDeepStacks (WPTDS), poker’s premier mid-major tournament circuit, announces three new stops, with the tour slated to head to Sanremo, Portugal, and Marrakech in 2018.
WPTDS Sanremo June 4-10
WPTDS Sanremo heads to Casino Sanremo, located on the beautiful coast of Northwest Italy. The full WPTDS Sanremo festival begins June 4, 2018, and runs through June 10. The schedule features nine events and is anchored by the WPTDS Sanremo €1,000 Main Event that runs June 7-10.
The WPTDS Sanremo Main Event has three starting flights on June 7-8. Day 1a and Day 1b begin at 1 p.m. local time on June 7 and June 8, and players will start with 30,000 in chips and play 40-minute levels. At 9 p.m. on June 8, the event’s Day 1c Turbo will kick off. In the turbo flight, players will start with the same 30,000 in chips but play 20-minute levels.
In addition to the €1,000 Main Event, the WPTDS Sanremo schedule features the €300 Opener, €200 Xtrastack, and €1,500 High Roller.
For more on the complete WPTDS Sanremo schedule, head to event’s hub on WPT.com.
WPTDS Portugal September 1-9
Following the tour’s trip to Italy, WPTDeepStacks heads to Casino Vilamoura in Portugal for WPTDS Portugal. The full festival of events runs September 1-9, with the €1,100 Main Event set for September 6-9. The WPTDS Portugal Main Event boasts a €200,000 guarantee.
When WPTDS came to Vilamoura last year, a field of 250 entries was generated in the €1,100 Main Event, surpassing the guarantee of €200,000. Francisco Lopes won that event for €57,010.
Casino Vilamoura is located just a short walk from some of the world’s most beautiful beaches, where players can find a relaxing atmosphere and escape from the hustle and bustle of the poker table. The casino is also just a few minutes from Marina Vilamoura, where visitors can find a shopping center that offers a vast selection of stores, bars, and restaurants, plus a vibrant lounge path full of life and amusement.
Furthermore, Vilamoura is recognized as one of the most amazing golf centers in all of Europe, and the city holds five different 18-hole golf courses for you to practice your swing and enjoy some fun, competitive action.
Stay tuned to WPT.com for more information regarding WPTDS Portugal, including a full schedule of events to come.
WPTDS Marrakech September 22-30
At the end of September, WPTDeepStacks heads to Casino de Marrakech in Morocco. The full WPTDS Marrakech festival is set for September 22-30, with the €1,200 Main Event scheduled for September 27-30.
In WPTDS’ last trip to Marrakech, Smain Mamouni topped a field of 433 entries in the Main Event to win 1,000,000 MAD (approx. $110,000).
Casino de Marrakech is part of the grand Es Saadi Marrakech Resort complex and the region’s leading casino. Located in the heart of Marrakech, Es Saadi Marrakech Resort is known for its extravagant park, luxurious hotel and villas, relaxing pools and Moroccan spas, and exotic restaurants and bars.
Stay tuned to WPT.com for more information to come regarding WPTDS Marrakech.
All Three Events Included in WPTDS European Player of the Year
All three events qualify for WPTDeepStacks European Player of the Year. The winner of the WPTDS European Player of the Year will earn €15,000 in buy-in credit to be used in WPT Main Tour and WPT500 events around the world, €5,000 in buy-in credit to WPTDS events in Europe, and a prestigious WPTDS European Player of the Year trophy.
In February, WPTDeepStacks’ North American leg was crowned Mid-Major Tournament Circuit of the Year at the 4th Annual American Poker Awards held in Los Angeles, California.
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