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Qualify for $5m GTD WPT Championship Main Event at Party Poker
With a brand new location and a huge $5 million guarantee, there’s never been a better time to qualify for the WPT Championships on Party Poker.
This year the World Poker Tour is moving its grand finale from the Bellagio in Las Vegas to the Borgata in Atlantic City, and to celebrate they’re guaranteeing a prize pool of $5 million and a first-place prize of $1.35 million.
With a $15,400 price tag, direct buy-in to this event is reserved for high-stakes poker pros or wealthy amateurs, but Party Poker is giving everyone the chance to qualify online for far less, or even free.
Party Poker’s $18,000 WPT Championship packages include:
- $15,400 Main Event buy-in
- 6 nights’ hotel and hospitality
- $1,350 travel and spending money
Players can win their package in a variety of ways, from daily freerolls up to the $500 buy-in WPT World Championship online satellites which run March 9, 23 and April 6 and guarantee one package each.
Players can win their way into the $500 satellites through daily $5 turbo qualifiers, $2 re-buy tournaments and daily $50 satellites.
“It’s big news that the WPT World Championship has moved east to Atlantic City for the first time in its history and with $5 million guaranteed it means first place will take home at least $1,350,000,” said Team Party Poker pro and WPT commentator Mike Sexton.
Lower Buy-In Makes WPT Championships More Accessible to Online Qualifiers
Before this year the WPT Championships featured a huge $25,000 buy-in but that’s been dropped to $15,400 for 2014.
The list of past winners reads like a who’s who of poker's elite, and this year recreational players will have a chance to qualify and compete against the best players in the world.
Two years ago German pro Marvin Rettenmaier took the title, and almost $1.2 million.
“Winning the WPT World Championship was one of the greatest days of my life and to do it in my first week as a member of Team partypoker was just the cherry on top,” said Rettenmaier.
“It is rare to see many online qualifiers for bigger buy-in events so I for one will be aiming to secure a seat as one is guaranteed in the $500 entry satellites on March 9, 23 and April 6. Even better I am going to try and freeroll my way in!”
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