The World Poker Tour began it’s seventh event on Saturday. Foxwoods Casino & Resort, the largest poker room on the East coast pulled in 674 players for this year’s World Poker finals. This record breaking field dwarfs the 80 players that took part in the tournament’s first year just three years ago. This year’s prize fund stands at a cool $6,765,000 with ranks fourth in the history of $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em buy in events, proof, if you needed it, of the growing popularity of the WPT. This years winner will take home over $1,500,000 and a seat at the $25,500 WPT Championship in April 2005. 60 players will take their slice of the money this year.
Some of the most recognizable faces in poker are here at Foxwoods, including Annie Duke, Barry Greenstein, Chris Ferguson, Daniel Negreanu, Doyle Brunson, Erick Lindgren, Erik Seidel, Greg Raymer, Howard Lederer, James Woods, Jennifer Harman, John Juanda, Phil Hellmuth, Phil Ivey, Phil Laak, and Scottie Nguyen plus a whole host of online qualifiers, they will all be aiming for a seat at the final table to be played in the Grand Pequot Ballroom on Wednesday November 17th. The event will be televised and fans will be able to go along and watch the events unfold for free.
The eigth stop of the World Poker Tour is the Five Diamond World Poker Classic, this will be held at The Bellagio in Las Vegas from December 14th. The full WPT tournament schedule is available at the official WPT web site
“Boot Camp” will drill Togel poker tyros
The World Poker Tour has announced a spin-off tour which aims to turn poker beginners and intermediates into advanced players.
Starting early in the New Year, it will send a team of experts round the US to teach players how to achieve near-professional play at what they are calling “Boot Camps”, as in the tough introductory course volunteer soldiers have to endure.
WPT Boot Camp will be will feature live lectures, archived video footage, and game play. Students will receive tutoring on all aspects of competitive tournament Texas Hold’Em poker, from some of the biggest names on the World Poker Tour.
The WPT Boot Camp schedule will be released shortly; and if you want to details, register at: www.wptbootcamp.com.
“WPT Boot Camp is a natural extension of our relationship with our TV viewers,” said WPT Enterprises, Inc. (WPTE) founder and President Steve Lipscomb. “With so many viewers watching the show to improve their game, it became evident to us they were seeking the next level of instruction. We are pleased to offer the non-professional poker player an opportunity to learn from our experts and those we regard as the best instructors in the game.”