World Poker Tour’s affordable Regional and National tournament series are proving to be popular – and profitable – events for players all around the world. Just look at the results from this past weekend.
In St. Petersburg, Florida, 122 players who entered the $1,600 WPT Regional Florida Derby Lane Rebound Series Main Event, generating a total prize pool of nearly $180,000. Christy Pham was one of four women who advanced to Day 2 and, in the end, she outlasted a tough final table to home the title, the WPT Trophy, and the biggest payday of her poker career, adding $46,000 to add to her bankroll.
Meanwhile, in Mazagan, Morocco, Roger Hairabedian was battled his way through a 13-hour long Final Table to claim victory at WPT National Mazagan. With a field of 158, the tournament generated a total prize pool of more than €240,000 — €65,000 of which ended up in Hairabedian’s pocket. Currently ranked fifth on the all-time money list in France with more than $3.4 million in lifetime winnings, Hairabedian’s win also earned him a WPT trophy and a seat at the televised WPT Grand Prix de Paris in September.
Check out our schedule of upcoming WPT Regional and WPT National tournaments — including the WPT National Series Venice starting July 21 or the WPT Regional Wisconsin Mid-Summer Classic on July 29 — for your chance to turn a small buy in into a big payday.