By Paul Seaton
While live events are currently on the back burner around the world, it’s still been a busy month under the lights for World Poker Tour. On ClubWPT, there have been big winners, plenty of fun challenges, and lots of live streams, with the WPT Twitch channel seeing plenty of fans tuning in and playing some poker.
With the WPT Online Series Championship on its way, there is a huge amount of excitement as the action prepares to get underway form the start of May.
First Off the Bat
Tony Dunst broke down the NFL Draft picks on the Club WPT stream on Twitch as the experienced Fantasy Sports player and WPT Champions Club member took a look at which teams got the best value and which others were left scrabbling around for the leftovers.
As well as playing on Club WPT, Tony also put together a guide to assist players in trying to qualify for WPT Online tournaments and work towards winning a WPT Passport.
Tony also took time out from helping poker players to share this effort to reach out and support freelance poker media professionals.
Great initiative from @PokerCentral here to support our peers in poker, looking forward to the streams! https://t.co/l3H3UlfiwO
— TonyDunstTV (@tonydunsttv) April 23, 2020
Savage Take on Bounty Events
It wasn’t only Tony Dunst who was giving something away. Award-winning Tournament Director Matt Savage is offering up $100 if you can guess where he busts out in the latest bounty event. Feel like getting lucky? Head on over to his Tweet and get guessing!
Steaming today https://t.co/qMi7A66cF9 today at 4pm EST in my $5,000 guaranteed @ClubWPT Bounty Tournament.
I’ll give away $20 to the first person that guesses closest to my finishing position and $100 if you hit it on the nose. Should be about 2,500 players.
Come in and AMA! pic.twitter.com/M7tK5PbhwB
— Matt Savage (@SavagePoker) April 19, 2020
Vince Van Patten Celebrates in Lockdown
Vince Van Patten took time out from playing on Club WPT to celebrate his 17th Wedding Anniversary with his wife. Congrats, Vince!
In quarantine ..social distancing ..hope everyone’s safe and well ! Me and my lovely wife 17th anniversary.. love u all pic.twitter.com/jrq0ObvCyd
— Vince Van Patten (@VinceVanP_WPT) April 16, 2020
The partypoker Chairman and WPT Legend Speaks About WPT Online
Mike Sexton spoke with us in detail about how much he’s looking forward to seeing thousands of players taking on the field in the forthcoming WPT Online series on partypoker. The partypoker LIVE Chairman can’t wait to find out who wins the Main Event.
We can’t say that you’ll win a title belt like @Mike_partypoker, but that doesn’t mean you should miss the @WPT Online! Listen to the legend himself ? https://t.co/U8O3KHMuui pic.twitter.com/xOCFoK2ZrK
— partypokerLIVE (@partypokerlive) April 23, 2020
It’s not only about the Main Event either with, the WPT Online guarantees going up for both the WPT500 and WPTDeepStacks events, with their guarantees now set at an incredible $2 million. There were plenty of ‘thank you’s heading Rob Yong’s way after the announcement.
FYI: @WPT Online Series 3rd-20th May will be in @partypoker lobby tomorrow. 30 Events, inc WPT Main $3K $5M, + WPT 500 & WPTDeepStacks GTEs doubled to $2M each. $35M total inc $5M of Mini Versions 1/10th of buy-in ✅KTF Rob pic.twitter.com/iWha0t1w96
— Rob Yong (@rob_yong_) April 22, 2020
You can read all about the WPT Online Series by checking out the recently updated schedule right here.
If you’re playing, then we wish you the very best of luck. Next month, we might be putting your name in the headline if you take down the Main Event, as we return to bring you the latest news from the World Poker Tour as we head… Under the Lights!