Article by Khurshid Ahmad
The live poker tournament action may be currently missing from the domestic sector, but poker brands have more than made up by churning out a smashing line-up of online offerings. Poker players now have another BIG reason to smile. Leveraging on the massive success of the inaugural WPT Online India (WPTOI) last year, the World Poker Tour (WPT) is returning to India with the second edition of the online series scheduled to run from 1st to 30th August 2021 in partnership with Delta Corp’s market-leading poker site, Adda52.com – the exclusive WPT partner in India.
Aptly taglined as #KhelFameKa, the second edition of WPT Online India powered by Adda52.com is your shot at diving into the WPT glory and incredible winnings. It is bigger, bolder, and grander with a jaw-dropping INR 25 Crores in the guaranteed prize pool. The mega series has a whopping 233 Mega & Mini events on the schedule with 21 Daily Micro Events and a minimum 1 Daily Mega event to offer exciting guarantees and formats with buy-ins ranging from just INR 25 to INR 1,07,000! Also on tap will be 15 Lac GTD Freerolls throughout the series. The Main Event is the crowning glory of the series and features a massive INR 3 Crore GTD prize pool this time. That is not all, the series also has a whopping 1 Crore in the leaderboard prizes. Let us check out the major highlights below!
3 Crore GTD WPT India Main Event
The upcoming online series will be headlined by the Main Event boasting a ginormous 3 Crore guarantee this time at a buy-in of INR 16,500. There will be 10 starting flights starting 22nd August, and all qualifying stacks will converge for Day 2 on 29th August to battle it out for the coveted title and life-changing top prizemoney. In addition to the top prize, the champion of the Main Event would also win a luxury watch, WPT Passport worth $5000, Adda52 Wallet Credits worth 1.5 Lac, and a beautiful trophy to cap it off. Also, the 1st and 2nd Runner-Up will get a WPT Trophy.
1 Crore GTD WPT Unreal At Just INR 499 Buy-In
It is the first time in India that a tour starts with a buy-In of just INR 499 and takes you to the level of winning from a massive 1 CRORE. Yes, you read it right! The series starts with a 1 Crore GTD WPT Unreal event that features 30 flights from 1st to 29th August, giving you multiple shots at qualifying and winning from the INR 1 Crore GTD prize pool. The survivors from all the flights will return for Day 2 on 29th August to battle it for the title and what promises to be a massive uptop prize.
1 Crore GTD WPT Quad 9 At INR 9999 Buy-In
The WPT and Adda52.com have introduced a plethora of exciting new tournaments this time. Apart from the 1 Crore GTD WPT Unreal, players can look forward to the INR 9999 buy-in WPT Quad 9, another massive value tourney on the WPTOI schedule with a whopping INR 1 Crore in the guaranteed prize pool. The event runs from 16th to 22nd August and will have eight starting flights. The survivors from all the flights will return on 22nd August for Day 2 slated to start at 11 PM.
Exciting Highroller Events To Look Forward To!
While the Main Event offers the biggest guarantee, there are several other big guaranteed events to look forward to. Catering to the high roller lovers will be multiple high roller events, including the 60 Lac GTD WPT India Mini Highroller on 5th August, 1 Crore GTD WPT India Super Highroller on 12th August, and 80 Lac GTD WPT India Highroller on 20th August. To the delight of players for whom the buy-ins sound too high, Adda52.com will be running satellites for all the high roller events!
Other Major Attractions
Also on tap is the WPT India Mini Main Event offering INR 50 Lac in the guaranteed prize pool for a buy-in of just INR 999. The event runs from 8th to 15th August and has a whopping 10 starting flights. Besides, there are several other exciting tourneys for PLO and Bounty lovers including the 20 Lac GTD WPT India PLO Championship and the 20 Lac GTD WPT India Bounty Championship. The series also has a 30 Lac GTD WPT India Independence Day Special on 15th August to make your Independence Day special and memorable. The INR 7,700 buy-in event will start at 9 PM.
A Whopping 53 Trophies Up For Grabs!
Adding to the excitement, there are a whopping 53 WPT Trophies up for grabs this time! What makes the upcoming online series on Adda52.com even more exciting and appealing is the fact that all marquee and trophy winners will get Adda52 branded bag along with headphones, wireless mouse, T-shirt, pen-drive, etc. To check out the COMPLETE list of the trophy events, click this LINK HERE!
A Massive 1 Crore GTD In Leaderboard Prizes
Unlike most online series, the WPT Online India 2021 will have multiple leaderboards. There is a massive 55 Lac Series Leaderboard that has been divided into 33 Lac Mega, 12.5 Lac Mini, 7.5 Lac Micro & 2 Lac Freeroll Leaderboards. This time, even satellite players will have a leaderboard as there is a hefty 10 Lac up for grabs via a Satellite + Step Satty Leaderboard. The series will also have an event-wise leaderboard with 8 Lac GTD. Also, there will be Daily 25k Micro and Daily 65k Mini leaderboards. The details of the leaderboards will be covered in a separate article coming soon.
Thrilling SNG Tournaments
This is going to be a thrilling experience for everyone out there as the WPT and Adda52 have also included the Sit-N-Go Tournaments promising you an ultimate tournament thrill and experience. Two SNGs are going to be held as Winners SNG for 7 Lac GTD & Bubble SNG for 3 Lac GTD. Both WPT Winners SNG tournaments will run on 30th August starting at sharp at 7:30 PM.
Tickets Worth 2.5 Crores Up For Grabs Via Satellites!
As usual, Adda52.com will be hosting a plethora of online satellites and so players can enter all the marquee WPT Online India events without making a dent in their pockets. There are tickets worth 2.5 Crores up for grabs via online satellites that kicked off on 12th July and will be running until 29th August. There are plenty of satellites to enter the Main Event, up to 15 Lac Freeroll Tournaments, Side & Marquee Events, SNGs, Highrollers, etc. So, gear up to play your #KhelFameKa with a lot to grab! Keep following Online Poker News (OPN) for more updates on the WPT Online India seres!