Indian players have plenty to be excited about in November with globally-renowned World Poker Tour (WPT) returning to India with its first-ever WPT Online India. Powered by WPT’s exclusive India partner Adda52, it is one of the most eagerly anticipated series for the poker fraternity this year with a whopping guaranteed prize pool of INR 13.5 Crores across 154 events running from 5th -22nd November.
WPT’s hosting of online events was done due to restrictions to avoid the spread of COVID-19 and we must say WPT is making huge strides in the world of online poker as the brand has already hosted several successful online events. Thanks to the smashing success of the recent WPT World Online Championships (WPTWOC) and the ongoing WPT Asia Online, the tournament operator is gearing up to take another shot with WPT Online India, the schedule for which was released last week on Friday.
While the events will be held online for the first time in India, organizers have ensured that their events stay true to WPT’s live roots. There are 32 WPT trophies up for grabs, leaderboard prizes worth 35 Lac across the Mega and Mini leaderboards, and some additional prizes for the Main Event winner. That is not all, Adda52 will be live-streaming a host of events at the upcoming online series.
Talking about the WPT Online India, President and CEO of WPT, Adam Pliska, said, “This season, the WPT continues to grow in emerging markets across the globe with record numbers set in the Asia-Pacific region. We are confident WPT Online India will set another peak for prize pools in this market. Players can look forward to enjoying a full WPT series from the comfort and safety of home.”
“It is my pleasure to welcome you all to WPT Online India and hope you enjoy your play on the Adda52 Network. I would like to thank the management and staff of Adda52 for their support of the World Poker Tour, and you, the players, for making this event a great success,” Pliska further added.
Manish J. Adnani, Business Head – Poker of Delta Corp, said “I am looking forward to the series and seeing the new champions emerge given that we have a range of events with 32 feature trophy events and a massive main event. Wish the players the very best in their hunt for glory. Run good!”
Talking about WPT Online India, Nishant Jaiswal, VP Marketing of Adda52, said, “Adda52.com, an entity of Delta Corp group, is proud to host the prestigious WPT Online India 2020. The team at Adda52 is pumped to deliver on the action expected. Innovative structures, exhaustive streaming for players to tune into, and many more category first initiatives can be expected to enhance your gaming experience. Welcoming all players to make their mark and bag the prestigious trophies for WPT Online India.”
2.5 Crore GTD Main Event With A Host Of Surprises For The Champion!
While there are several exciting events on the schedule to look forward to, the biggest draw will be the 2.5 Crore GTD WPT Online India Main Event. Starting on 16th November and running till 22nd November, the marquee main event promises a host of sweet surprises as the champion will not only walk away with a life-changing top prize but also receive a Hublot Classic Fusion Chronograph Titanium timepiece valued at $10,400 and a $5,000 WPT Passport, which can be used to enter any live WPT event anywhere in the world. It is a multi-day tournament with 10 flights which include:
> Day 1A – November 16 at 7 PM
> Day 1B – November 17 at 7 PM
> Day 1C – November 18 at 7 PM
> Day 1D – November 19 at 7 PM
> Day 1E – November 20 at 7 PM
> Day 1F – November 21 at 4 PM
> Day 1G – November 21 at 7 PM
> Day 1H – November 21 at 10 PM
> Day 1I – November 22 at 1 PM
> Day 1J – November 22 at 4 PM
Day 2 of the Main Event is scheduled to run on 22nd November, starting at 10:15 PM.
A Whopping 32 WPT Trophies Up For Grabs!
The organizers want to make sure players don’t forget about the WPT’s live roots and therefore there are a whopping 32 WPT Trophies up for grabs. While the Main Event offers the biggest guarantee, there are several other big guarantee tournaments that players can look forward to. Catering to the high roller players will be the 30 Lac GTD WPT India Mini High Roller on 6th November, the 65 Lac GTD WPT India Super High Roller on 12th November and the 50 Lac GTD WPT India High Roller on 20th November. Bounty lovers have not been left out either as there will be a host of exciting bounty events, including the 35 Lac GTD WPT India 6-Max Championship on 15th November. That is not all, there are also several PLO tournaments for the PLO enthusiasts.
On the final day will be a special INR 11K buy-in Mike Sexton Tribute event in the honor of the poker legend and celebrated WPT commentator Mike Sexton who passed away on September 7, following a battle with prostate cancer. Starting at 8PM, the event will sport INR 30 Lac in prize pool guarantee. The eventual winner will receive the Mike Sexton Tribute trophy along with a $1,000 WPT Passport. All entry fees from the event will be donated to Poker Gives. Here is a look at the WPT Trophy events:
> WPT Kickoff 30 Lac GTD (5th November at 8PM)
> WPT Big Game 30 Lac GTD (5th November at 9:30PM)
> WPT India Mini High Roller 30 Lac GTD (6th November at 8PM)
> WPT India PLO Championship 15 Lac GTD (6th November at 9:30PM)
> WPT India Bounty Class PKO 15 Lac GTD (7th November at 8PM)
> WPT 2500 20 Lac GTD (8th November at 6PM)
> WPT Super Stack 30 Lac GTD (8th November at 8PM)
> WPT India Bounty Championship 20 Lac GTD (8th November at 9PM)
> WPT Monday Feature 15 Lac GTD (9th November at 8PM)
> WPT India Tuesday Feature 15 Lac GTD (10th November at 8PM)
> WPT India Mini Main Event 25 Lac GTD (11th -15th November With 7 Flights)
> WPT Wednesday Feature 20 Lac GTD (11th November at 8PM)
> WPT DeepStack 17 Lac GTD (11th November at 9:30PM)
> WPT Thursday Feature 30 Lac GTD (12th November at 8PM)
> WPT India Super High Roller 65 Lac GTD (12th November at 9PM)
> WPT Friday Feature (3 RE Max) 20 Lac GTD (13th November at 8PM)
> WPT Mini PLO 10 Lac GTD (13th November at 9:30PM)
> WPT Diwali Special 15 Lac GTD (14th November at 8PM)
> WPT Mega Stack 30 Lac GTD (15th November at 7PM)
> WPT India 6-Max Championship 35 Lac GTD (15th November at 9PM)
> WPT Monday Feature 15 Lac GTD (16th November at 8PM)
> WPT India Madness 15 Lac GTD (16th -21st November With 7 Flights)
> WPT India Main Event 2.5 Crore GTD (16th -22nd November with 10 Flights)
> WPT India Monday Feature 15 Lac GTD (16th November at 8PM
> WPT Teusday Feature 25 Lac GTD (17th November at 8PM)
> WPT Wednesday Feature 20 Lac GTD (18th November at 8PM)
> WPT DeepStack 17 Lac GTD (18th November at 9:30PM)
> WPT Thursday Feature 30 Lac GTD (19th November at 8PM)
> WPT India High Roller 50 Lac GTD (20th November at 9PM)
> WPT Weekender 15 Lac GTD (21st November at 8PM)
> WPT 2500 20 Lac GTD (22nd November at 6PM)
> WPT India – Mike Sexton Tribute 30 Lac GTD (22nd November at 8PM)
For the complete schedule and the other details, simply check out this link here >> https://cdn.adda52.com/images/admin_uploads/WPT_Online_India_2020_Festival_Handbook.pdf
A Host Of Low Buy-In Tournaments Running Every Day
One of the core aims at the heart of the series was to create a festival that could be enjoyed by players of all buy-in levels and hence the buy-ins start at as low as INR 550 and will steadily go up to INR 55,000 for the 65 Lac GTD WPT India Super High Roller on 12th November. There will be something for everyone each day, with a total of nine tournaments running every day for 18 days. Each day there will be two big-guarantee tournaments and seven low buy-in tourneys which include:
>WPT Hustle at 1 PM
>WPT Classic at 2 PM
>WPT Alpha at 4 PM
>WPT Multiplier at 7 PM
>WPT Battlefield at 7:30 PM
>WPT Novemberfest at 9 PM
>WPT Late Night PKO at 11 PM
A Massive 35 Lac In Leaderboard Prizes
Adding to the delight will be two leaderboards: the 25 Lac Mega Player of the Series (POS) Leaderboard and the 10 Lac Mini Player of the Series (POS) Leaderboard. Both Leaderboards for the series will award the top 10 players. While the Mega POS Leaderboard winner will receive a hefty 10 Lac prizemoney, the topper of the Mini POS Leaderboard will be awarded a cool 3 Lac prizemoney.
Of the 154 events, 29 marquee tourneys with buy-ins up to INR 55K will count toward the Mega POS Leaderboard, while scoring in any of the 125 daily events will fetch players Mini POS Leaderboard points. Both the Mega and Mini Leaderboard toppers will get ‘Player of the Series’ (POS) trophies!
All in all, it is going to be a glorious November on Adda52 with plenty of opportunities to win big every day and bask in WPT glory. So, get ready to #UnfoldGlory at the upcoming WPT Online India!
Online Satellites & Contests!
As usual, Adda52 will be hosting exclusive online satellites so players can enter the WPT Online India events without making a dent in their pockets. Adding to the excitement will be some amazing contests via Adda52, Adda52Live & OPN social handles. The schedule for satellites will be out soon.