Royal Flushes are falling from the sky during Season XIII of the World Poker Tour.
During the first two events at WPT Legends of Poker and the partypoker WPT Merit Classic North Cyprus, three different players, including WPT Champions Club member Chris Moorman, made Royal Flushes. This prompted the World Poker Tour to partner with Royal Caribbean International® to create the Royal Caribbean International® Royal Flush Bonus*.
Not long after, Moorman made another Royal Flush at partypoker WPT UK, winning a complimentary cruise for two onboard Royal Caribbean International’s Oasis of the Seas® in December of 2015.
The statistical anomalies continued today at the WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. Not one, not two, but three players made Royal Flushes using both of their hole cards. Of course, only three total cruises can be awarded this season, so the first two lucky winners, WPT Champions Club member Cornell Cimpan and John Krpan, will be joining Moorman on a tropical adventure with Royal Caribbean International.
Cimpan didn’t earn a large pot with AJ on a board of KQ210 – his opponent folded to a bet on the turn – but the two-time WPT champion was thrilled to turn over his two hole cards and accept the Royal Caribbean International® Royal Flush Bonus.
Not long after, Krpan flopped a Royal Flush, holding AK on a board of QJ104Q.
Cimpan and Krpan both earned a complimentary cruise for two in an ocean view stateroom onboard Royal Caribbean International’s Oasis of the Seas and one entry apiece into the Royal Poker Tournament, which will feature an estimated prize pool of $100,000. Onboard Oasis of the Seas, the Caribbean’s largest ship, these two players and a guest apiece will enjoy dozens of distinct dining options, a full-service Vitality Spa, a state-of-the-art fitness center, two FlowRider® surf simulators, two 43-foot rock-climbing walls, a variety of name-brand and duty-free stores, and much more. The two can even attend a showing of the Award®-winning Broadway hit Hairspray and soon, CATS.
No longer than an hour after Krpan made his Royal Flush, WPT bestbet Bounty Scramble runner-up Chris Bolek also made the best hand in poker. Unfortunately for him, the promotion is capped at three.
Congratulations to Moorman, Cimpan, and Krpan on winning your Royal Caribbean International prizes!
*Both hole cards must be used to qualify. Not to exceed three (3) winners per season. Prize does not include taxes, fees, gratuities, airfare transportation to and from the port, or any charges incurred by customer onboard. Cruise tickets are for December 2015, are non-transferable, and cannot be rescheduled. No cash substitutions. Prize is subject to all conditions, rules, or regulations required by Royal Caribbean International and WPT.