Apr 12, 2021
By Lisa Yiasemides
The team at the World Poker Tour has been working hard behind the scenes to put together a special trio of online WPTDeepStacks events for poker fans to enjoy and compete in over the next few weeks.
Partnering with 888poker, three networks will have the opportunity to become part of the signature tour’s history as WPTDS London Online, WPTDS Italy Online and WPTDS Iberia Online are all scheduled to take place during the month of April.
These exciting events all kick off next Sunday April 18, offering hopefuls the chance to battle it out against their respective networks to try to win a WPTDS trophy and a share of the collective $3,000,000 in guarantees.
WPTDeepStacks London Online
WPTDS London (ROW network) on 888poker.com features the largest Main Event buy-in and guarantee of the lot with a $1,050 price tag and a prizepool set at a minimum of $1,000,000!
The flagship tournament is a two-day event and there are eight Day 1 starting flights taking place (one each day) between April 18-25, at 18:30 BST. Day 2 is scheduled for 18:00 on Monday April 26.
Ensuring these events are as accessible to as many players as possible, there will be numerous satellite events taking place. So even if buying in directly is not an option, there will be the chance to qualify for as little as $0!
WPTDS London Freeroll, win a $27.50 satellite ticket. Buy-in $0
WPTDS London Sub-sat, qualify to the $109 satellite. Buy-in $11
WPTDS London Satellite, qualify for the $1,050 WPTDS London Online Main Event. Buy-in $27.50 and $109.
Full schedule brought by 888poker can be found here.
As if all that wasn’t enough, between April 18 and 24 there are a further 15 side events to choose from including the $525 Opening Event ($200K GTD) on April 18, the $2,100 High Roller ($100K GTD) on April 20, the $440 Crazy 8 ($100K GTD) on April 21, and the $525 Marathon ($100K GTD) on April 22.
There truly is something for everyone, with some of the ‘Mini’ events priced at as little as $16.50, yet also offering some mouth-watering guarantees of their own. Among some of the highlights are the $55 Mini Opening Event ($50K GTD) on April 18, the $16.50 Mini PKO 8-Max ($20K) on April 23, and the $215 Mini Main Event ($100K GTD) on April 24.
Guarantees across the bumper schedule are worth more than $2,000,000! This will naturally attract some of the world’s top poker talent, and WPT Champions and 888poker Ambassadors Chris Moorman and Dominik Nitsche have confirmed they will be among them.
WPTDeepStacks Iberia Online
WPTDS Iberia (Portugal and Spain network) will also run on 888poker.es/pt between April 18-25, and the total prizepool guarantees are worth €400,000.
The Evento Principal (Main Event) costs €125 to enter and the prizepool is set to be at least €150,000. This is a one-day event taking place on Sunday April 25, which means the festival will wrap up a day earlier than its London cousin.
The event is open to all, with freeroll qualifiers running to the Main Event:
WPTDS Iberia Freeroll, win a 125€ seat. Buy-in 0€
WPTDS Iberia Sub-sat, qualify to the 5.5€ satellite. Buy-in 0.25€
WPTDS Iberia Satellite, qualify for the 125€ WPTDS Iberia Online Main Event. Buy-in 5.50€ and 11€
Players will also be treated to a 16-event schedule, which means 16 trophies up for grabs on the Portugal and Spain network. Some of the highlights will be the €125 Abertura (€100K GTD) on April 18, the €250 High Roller (€20K GTD) on April 20, and the €109 Knockout Progressivo (€15K GTD) on April 21.
As ever, there will be host of smaller buy-in events ensuring satisfaction for players of all buy-in levels. The Mini Evento Principal has a €33 buy-in and an attractive €20,000 guarantee. There are also three €22 events on the calendar, including the ODISSEIA Mini (€5K GTD).
WPTDeepStacks Italy Online
Last, but by no means least, is WPTDS Italy (Italian network) on 888poker.it. The third festival offers collective guarantees of €350,000, and a further 16 trophies to be won. This makes a grand total of 48 pieces of silverware for the taking across the three series.
The Italia Main Event is an exact replica of WPTDS Iberia – there is a €125 buy-in, a €150,000 guarantee, and it will conclude the festival by taking place at 20:30 (CEST) on Sunday April 25. Absolutely anyone could become the next WPTDS Italy Champion with freeroll qualifiers running in the lead up.
WPTDS Italy Freeroll, win a 125€ seat. Buy-in 0€
WPTDS Italy Satellite, qualify for the 125€ WPTDS Italy Online Main Event. Buy-in 11€
The 15 side events’ buy-ins range from the €11 Italia Mini R&A (€5K GTD) on April 23, all the way up to the €250 Italia High Roller Classic (€20K GTD). The largest side-event guarantee will be in the €215 Italia Opening, where a prizepool of at least €50,000 will be won.
Head to 888poker to see the full schedule of events in your region and to begin your campaign to become a part of WPTDS history.