WPT returns to Fallsview today

Soren Turkewitsch
Soren Turkewitsch was last year's WPT North American Poker Championship winner.

A year ago, Canadian Soren Turkewitsch headed to the Fallsview Casino Resort at the last minute to play in a $90 satellite into the World Poker Tour North American Poker Championship. He turned that $90 into a seat in the $10,000 event, which bloomed into a more than $1 million win.

Who knows what the future holds as the event once again kicks off in Niagara Falls, Ont., today.

Many Canadian pros threw their $10,000 CAD into the mix last year. Victor Ramdin, Kathy Liebert, Humberto Brenes, Liz Lieu, Allen Cunningham and others.

Juanda was a televised final-table player too, finishing in fifth place. Cunningham made it into the money as well.

Turkewitsch took home more than $1 million CAD for making it through the stacked playing field last year. This year could just as easily shape up to see a multimillion dollar prize pool and more than $1 million CAD for the winner.

The WPT is already planning for a bigger crowd, extending the amount of Day 1s from two to three. Day 1a kicks off today at noon (EDT), and as usual, PokerListings.com will be on the scene to bring you the latest and greatest in tournament updates.

The tournament schedule is as follows:

  • 26-Oct-07: North American Poker Championships Day 1a
  • 27-Oct-07: North American Poker Championships Day 1b
  • 28-Oct-07: North American Poker Championships Day 1c
  • 29-Oct-07: North American Poker Championships Day 2
  • 30-Oct-07: North American Poker Championships Day 3
  • 31-Oct-07: North American Poker Championships Day 4
  • 1-Nov-07: North American Poker Championships Day 5
  • 2-Nov-07: North American Poker Championships Championship Final Table

The tournament begins play at noon each day, except the final table, which begins at 5 p.m. (EDT).

Owen Laukkanen will be bringing his special touch to our tournament coverage once again, and PokerListings.com fans will be surprised to see Martin Derbyshire returning to the ranks of PL reporters to spot Owen.

The dynamic duo will be at the Fallsview Casino providing live updates, photos, interviews, reports and more for your poker viewing pleasure.

Check out their handiwork in the Live Tournaments Section.

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