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Five-Star World Poker Classic Begins at Bellagio

Bellagio Will Host 16 No-Limit Hold’em Rebuy Preliminaries Before the WPT Championship

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2009 WPT Championship Winner Yevgeniy TimoshenkoNOTE: The Five Star World Poker Classic preliminary schedule has been changed. Bellagio has decided to modify the all re-buy preliminary approach and all tournament series changes can be viewed on the tournament schedule page.

The Five-Star World Poker Classic tournament series began today at Bellagio, and it will conclude with the World Poker Tour Championship event, which will crown its champion on April 24. The WPT Championship marks the end of Season VIII for the WPT, and it is one of the most prestigious tournaments of the year, with a lofty buy-in of $25,000. Registration will remain open for the first eight levels of the championship tournament.

Last year, the WPT Championship attracted 338 entrants, and the champion was Yevgeniy Timoshenko (pictured right), who took home $2,149,960 in prize money. Satellites for the 2010 WPT Championship will run April 15-17 at Bellagio. The buy-in for the satellite events is $1,080.

Each one of the 18 preliminary events on the Five-Star World Poker Classic schedule features a $1,000 buy-in with rebuys. Two of those events will be pot-limit Omaha, while the rest will spread no-limit hold’em. Jack McClelland said that the decision to include so many rebuy events was based upon player turnout during the Five-Diamond World Poker Classic in December 2009. You can track the field sizes and preliminary winners at the Five-Star World Poker Classic on the tournament’s landing page during the month of April.

Card Player’s live reporting team will be at Bellagio to provide full coverage from the WPT Championship. You will be able to follow along with the tournament through live updates, chip counts, photos, and videos from the event. Here is a look at the schedule for the 2010 $25,000 WPT Championship:

Sunday, Apr. 18: Day 1
Monday, Apr. 19: Day 2
Tuesday, Apr. 20: Day 3
Wednesday, Apr. 21: Day 4
Thursday, Apr. 22: Day 5
Friday, Apr. 23: Day 6
Saturday, Apr. 24, 4 p.m.: Final table

Here is the full schedule for the 2010 Five-Star World Poker Classic:

NOTE: All events begin at noon unless noted otherwise.

Tuesday, Mar. 30: Event No. 1 ($1,000 no-limit hold’em with rebuys)
Wednesday, Mar. 31: Event No. 2 ($1,000 no-limit hold’em with rebuys)
Thursday, Apr. 1: Event No. 3 ($1,000 no-limit hold’em with rebuys)
Friday, Apr. 2: Event No. 4 ($1,000 no-limit hold’em with rebuys)
Saturday, Apr. 3: Event No. 5 ($1,000 no-limit hold’em with rebuys)
Sunday, Apr. 4: Event No. 6 ($1,000 no-limit hold’em with rebuys)
Monday, Apr. 5: Event No. 7 ($1,000 no-limit hold’em with rebuys)
Tuesday, Apr. 6: Event No. 8 ($1,000 no-limit hold’em with rebuys)
Wednesday, Apr.7: Event No. 9 ($1,000 no-limit hold’em with rebuys)
Thursday, Apr. 8: Event No. 10 ($1,000 no-limit hold’em with rebuys)
Friday, Apr. 9: Event No. 11 ($1,000 no-limit hold’em with rebuys)
Saturday, Apr. 10: Event No. 12 ($1,000 no-limit hold’em with rebuys)
Sunday, Apr. 11: Event No. 13 ($1,000 pot-limit Omaha with rebuys)
Monday, Apr. 12: Event No. 14 ($1,000 no-limit hold’em with rebuys)
Tuesday, Apr. 13: Event No. 15 ($1,000 pot-limit Omaha with rebuys)
Wednesday, Apr. 14: Event No. 16 ($1,000 no-limit hold’em with rebuys)
Friday, Apr. 16: Event No. 17 ($1,000 no-limit hold’em with rebuys)
Sunday, Apr. 18: Event No. 18 ($25,000 WPT Championship)
Thursday, Apr. 22: Event No. 19 ($1,000 no-limit hold’em with rebuys)

 
 
 
 

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kingwalter
almost 12 years ago

Ok fine, add some rebuys. But ALL rebuys? Dumb idea there!

 
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MaverickAZ
almost 12 years ago

i agree 100%, im actually going to be in town this weekend, and was looking at the schedule, to see if there was something i wouldnt mind playing (if affordable), and when i saw that all of the prelimnaries were re-buys, i laughed and said forget it

Seems to be geared towards the super wealthy, and or uber donk pro that can just buy their way to a big stack.

Thank GOD the WSOP came to their senses and ceased their rebuys last year

 
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hitking1
almost 12 years ago

Why dont you make the 25K main a rebuy event and really create a huge prize pool. That way you can get the 150 or so players that you really only want at your tourney anyway. Horrid choice to make everything a rebuy tourney.

 
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