By Paul Seaton
The World Poker Tour is back on its travels this month, and with trips to Johannesburg, Cambodia and the WPT Rock N Roll Poker Open, it’ll take more than roads to get us there. Will you be joining us? Read on and maybe we’ll see you around the world.
Join the WPTDeepStacks Team in Johannesburg
There will be an almighty hunt for gold in South Africa this month as the WPT DeepStacks Main Event takes place in Johannesburg, one of the 50 biggest urban areas in the world and a concrete jungle in a truly exotic country.
The poker action takes place at the aptly named Emperors Palace Hotel Casino, which truly does make you feel like an Emperor if you’re staying there. The height of luxury stays, you can buy-in to the Main Event for 12,000 South African Rand, with a 3,000,000 ($200,000) guaranteed prize pool!
WPT Comes to Cambodia!
Of all the exotic locations that the WPT has brought poker to, Cambodia is one of the most visually stunning of them all. With the $1,100 buy-in Main Event having a $250,000 guarantee, there’s even more reason to head out to one of the most unique areas of the world.
Being hosted at Naga World Resort, the WPT Cambodia is going to be a very special event, situated as it is within three-betting range of two five-star hotels, duty-free shopping centres and a heritage of history as well as stunning, unspoiled beaches. The Khmer culture has to be seen to be believed and you simply must get yourself out there to join the team!
It’s not just the Main Event that is pulling players East from America and right across Europe too. There are 16 other events, all of which should appeal to players with sizes of bankroll, with buy-ins from $250 up to $5,300. It’s not just No Limit Hold’em on offer, either. You can play Short Deck, Bounty, and Pot Limit Omaha events, too!
From visiting the beautiful capital city of Phnom Penh to idling on the Koh Rong Sanloem beaches, there’s something for everyone in Cambodia this month, as well as the poker!
Lynn and Tony Talk Bandai and Bubbles
After the huge success of the WPT Australia festival, our own Lynn Gilmartin took to her blog to tell us exactly what it was like to return to her native Oz and present the World Poker Tour coverage. She also caught up with some popular Aussies while there, of course, including the former WSOP Main Event champion, Joe Hachem. Altogether, now… Aussie, Aussie, Aussie!
You can read Lynn’s blog in full right here:
Lynn wasn’t the only player telling us about their time at the felt this month, with Tony Dunst explaining the strategy of a vital hero fold on the bubble during his time at the WPT Montreal Festival.
Was it a case of living by the laws of the Playground (poker club), or would he do it again? Read his thought on the hand and find out.
Rock ‘N’ Roll Comes to Seminole
Finally, if you’re hoping to join the WPT Champions Club and can’t wait to get to the felt, then you might want to pitch up at the WPT Seminole Rock ‘n’ Roll Poker Open, which takes place between November 20th and December 4th. With a $2 million guarantee in the Main Event and a $3,500 buy-in, there are few tournaments on Earth that can offer that kind of value.
There are even two Day 1 flights on November 29th and 30th, so you have the option to delay your start or book your Day 2 seat early. Either way, it is not one to be missed, plus, if you win, you’ll put your name not just up in lights, but read all about your victory next month… Under the Lights!