With just 55 players remaining, tournament staff has announced that the field has entered hand-for-hand play. The top 54 players will make the money and will be guaranteed a payday of $2,405.
World Poker Tour $25,000 Championship Event Moving From Bellagio To Borgata
The Tour's Season-Ending Tournament Will Take Place In Atlantic City For The First Time
For the first time since it’s inception in 2002 the World Poker Tour’s season-ending $25,000 championship event will not be played at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. The event will now be held at the Borgata in Atlantic City, New Jersey in May, 2014 with PartyPoker as the official sponsor.
The move was announced during day 2 of the WPT Borgata Poker Open main event, a $3,500 buy-in no-limit hold’em tournament that drew 1,189 entries to build a total prize pool of just over $3.8 million, surpassing the $3,540,500 prizepool of last year’s WPT Championship by more than a quarter million dollars. WPT President Adam Pliska took to twitter to share the big move.
Happy to announce The Borgata has been awarded the new host of the WPT Championship for 2014! First change in 12 years.
— Adam Pliska (@pliska007) September 17, 2013
The Bellagio will still host the WPT Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic in December as part of the tour’s twelfth season. Over the years the WPT Championship has awarded $61,616,750 in prize money, but turnout for the event has declined in recent years. Here is a look at the event’s 11-year-run at Bellagio:
|Season||No. of Entrants||Champion||Payout|
|2||343||Martin De Knijff||$2,728,356|
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