Additional Prizes Added by Monster, Hublot®, Maui Jim®, Wyndham® Extra Holidays, BBO Poker Tables, and Tiger’s Poker Night
Los Angeles, CA (March 24, 2017) – The Season XV Monster® WPT® Tournament of Champions kicks off April 7, 2017, at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida, and the World Poker Tour® today announced that the event’s champion will be awarded a brand new 2018 Audi S5 Coupe.
The 2018 Audi S5 Coupe boasts a powerful, 354-horsepower, twin-scroll turbocharged engine and is equipped with Audi’s famed quattro® all-wheel drive.
The Monster WPT Tournament of Champions is rake-free, with a $15,000 buy-in. Monster has added $100,000 in cash to the prize pool, and each member of the six-handed, televised final table will receive a Monster Superstar Ravebox. In addition to the 2018 Audi S5 and lion’s share of the event’s purse, the winner of the Monster WPT Tournament of Champions will also take home the following great prizes:
– A pair of Rose Gold Wireless Over-Ear Element Headphones from Monster
– A Hublot® King Power Unico Carbon and Red watch
– A custom premium poker table from BBO Poker Tables
– A seat in Tiger’s Poker Night Presented by World Poker Tour
– A one-week stay with Wyndham® Extra Holidays
All participants in the Season XV Monster WPT Tournament of Champions will receive a custom-fitted pair of sunglasses from Maui Jim®, maker of premium, PolarizedPlus2® color-enhancing sunglasses, and the official sunglasses partner of the WPT. Maui Jim representatives will be present on-site to custom fit each WPT Champions Club member with their own pair of sunglasses.
The Monster WPT Tournament of Champions will once again be played with the Action Clock created by Protection Poker. Players will have a 30-second clock for each action to help ensure an efficient pace of play and increase the strategy element for the Monster WPT Tournament of Champions. Each player will receive five, 30-second time extensions that they can use at any time leading up to the final table. At the televised final table, all six players will reset with four, 30-second extensions.
“It is the World Poker Tour’s honor to celebrate its winners with the season-ending Monster WPT Tournament of Champions,” said Adam Pliska, CEO of the World Poker Tour. “We are incredibly thankful to all of our great partners for their significant contributions to the Season XV Monster WPT Tournament of Champions prize pool, as they have allowed the WPT to create an impressive overlay of cash and prizes in this rake-free event. The WPT Champions Club is composed of the game’s most prestigious champions, but only one will be crowned the champion of champions this April and drive off in a brand new Audi S5.”
The Season XV Monster WPT Tournament of Champions is open to all members of the WPT Champions Club. Those from the first 14 seasons of the World Poker Tour must buy-in for a rake-free $15,000. The following winners from Season XV are automatically entered:
– Seth Davies, partypoker WPT Canadian Spring Championship
– Andjelko Andrejevic, WPT Amsterdam
– James Mackey, WPT Choctaw
– Pat Lyons, WPT Legends of Poker
– Jesse Sylvia, WPT Borgata Poker Open
– Zachary Smiley, WPT Maryland Live!
– Sam Panzica, WPT bestbet Bounty Scramble
– Luis Rodriguez Cruz, partypoker WPT UK
– Mike Sexton, partypoker.net WPT Montreal
– Niall Farrell, partypoker WPT Caribbean
– Oleg Vasylchenko, partypoker WPT Prague
– James Romero, WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic
– Daniel Weinman, WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open
– Ema Zajmovic, partypoker.net WPT Playground
– Darren Elias, WPT Fallsview Poker Classic
– Daniel Strelitz, WPT L.A. Poker Classic
– Mike Del Vecchio, WPT Rolling Thunder
In addition to the 17 WPT champions listed, two more will qualify at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, one from the $3,500 buy-in WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Championship and another from the $10,000 buy-in WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Finale.
The Season XIV Monster WPT Tournament of Champions attracted 64 of the greatest players in World Poker Tour history last year, with Farid Yachou winning the $381,600 first-place prize and driving off in a 2016 Corvette courtesy of Monster.
For more information regarding the Season XV Monster WPT Tournament of Champions, click here.
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