The long-awaited second edition of the World Poker Tour World Online Championships is finally here. It has officially kicked off on August 12 and the festival will be hosted on the global partypoker online poker platform for the second year in a row. The entire festival runs for just over a month until September 14, 2021, and includes tournaments with buy-ins ranging between $5.50 to $25,500.
All eyes will certainly be set on the stunning $5,300 Main Event, which boasts a massive $5 million guarantee. Besides the prospect of a large and potentially life-changing payday, the winner will also see his or her name engraved in the Mike Sexton WPT Champions Cup. A replica of the trophy and a Hublot watch will also be sent to the doorstep of the eventual champion.
partypoker will once again host its extensive satellite schedule, with which players of all bankrolls can take a shot at the pinnacle tournament. For as little as $0.01, the journey begins and satellite finals are being held every Sunday. On top of that, the $1,050 Mini Main Event will feature a guarantee of $1 million whereas the $109 Micro Main Event pays out at least $250,000 in prize money. Both editions will run alongside the pinnacle event and commence at the same time.
Important Dates for the $5,300 Main Event:
Day 1a: August 29 at 19:05 GMT
Day 1b: September 5 at 19:05 GMT
Day 1c: September 12 at 19:05 GMT
Day 1 turbo: September 13 at 16:05 GMT
Day 2: September 13 at 20:05 GMT
Final Table: September 14 at 19:05 GMT
Team partypoker’s Patrick Leonard said: “The WPT World Online Championships are back and I can’t wait to play. The WPT Main Event should be a great tournament with satellites running now. I’ll be in the mix for the WPT Pro Hunt again too with satellite tickets being given away for knocking partypoker pros out, so there will be loads of chances to get yourself into the WPT Main Event.”
The WPT Pro Hunt and Opener Kick Off the Festival
On the opening day of the online festival, the first starting days for the WPT Opener and Mini Opener are scheduled to take place. For a buy-in of $215, players from all over the world can take a shot at $1 million in guaranteed prizes in the 7-max progressive knockout tournament. The respective Mini edition features a price tag of $22 and $200k guarantee. Both final days are scheduled to take place on August 23, giving everyone plenty of time to secure a chance to participate.
The WPT Pro Hunt will be among the first highlights of the festival, as it kicks off the activities right out of the gates on August 13. With a bargain buy-in of $33, it features a guaranteed prize pool of $30,000 and plenty of additional prizes will be up for grabs. A total of 20% of the prize pool will be donated to a charity and there are special bounties on the head of each partypoker ambassador.
This includes $109 tickets to a satellite final for the WPT Main Event, whereas the player to accumulate all the chips will enter the WPT Main Event automatically courtesy of partypoker. A specially designed trophy will also be awarded to the winner as well.
Further Notable Highlights
Having been featured during previous online poker festivals on partypoker, the WPT500 and WPT500 Knockout have proven to be very popular among the players. Both of them return as part of the 2021 WPT World Online Championships. The WPT500 will commence as of Sunday, August 22 whereas the WPT500 Knockout commences on Tuesday, August 31. Both events feature the trademark $530 buy-in and a huge $1,000,000 guarantee.
From August 21 until August 23, the $2,100 Omaha Championship will offer four starting days and the event features a $300k guarantee. During the same period, the $215 Mini Edition with a $75k guarantee and the $22 Micro Edition give four-card aficionados the opportunity to showcase their talents in the virtual arena.
The bargain Super50 and Super5 tournaments will also return with guaranteed prize pools of $250k and $50k respectively. First starting days are available as of August 22, the Knockout versions get underway on August 30.
Other returning fan favorites include the 7-Max Championship with three available buy-in tiers of $2,100, $215, and $22. The 6-Max Championship will feature the same three price tags.
Towards the business end of the festival, high-stakes regulars will set their eyes on the Super High Roller Championship on September 5 and 6. The two-day event comes with a $25,500 buy-in and $1 million guarantee. It will be played in a 7-Max format and represents the most expensive tournament of the series.
For a full schedule of the 2021 WPT® World Online Championships, head over to WPT.com or partypoker LIVE. Stay tuned for more news from one of the most exciting online poker festivals of the year. Throughout the series, the results of all major events will be published regularly. Live stream action of all key events will be available on various social media channels as well.