The World Cup of Cards (WCC), organized by Canada’s internationally acclaimed Playground Poker Club will be played from Jan 20 to Feb 6, 2019. It is a multi-format, multi-tour poker festival featuring as many as 23 events, including three marquee events with large guaranteed prizes. Since it features poker formats that are hardly seen anywhere else, professional poker players simply cannot afford to miss the WCC.
Exciting Poker Action In Montreal
The WCC’s $200+$20 Grand Prix Canada Tournament, which has a guaranteed prize of $500k, promises so much excitement for poker players who will travel from near and far and brave the Montreal cold. The event has seventeen first days, both online and live, giving poker players several opportunities to survive into the second day. The ratio of the event’s buy-in to its guaranteed prizes make it all the worth participating in. A $220 buy-in tournament with a guaranteed prize pool of $500k is expected to see a strong turnout.
The Main Event will be the $1,500+$150 tournament called the WPTDeepStacks, which will return to Playground Poker Club after two months. This event has a guaranteed prize pool of $750,000. When it first stopped at Playground a couple of months back, David Quang defeated Daniel Dubeau and won the first-place prize. This event has three first days. The final table will be played on Day 3, the day on which one of the finalists will return home with a large cash prize.
Also, the Card Player Poker Tour (CPPT), with its buy-in of $1000+$100 and its guaranteed prize of $250k, will return to the Playground. In 2016 and 2017, poker players Brady Hinnegan and Luc Bellerive, emerged as the champions of the event. This tournament, which attracts both recreational and professional poker players, has a compact form as it will see its champion on Day 2.
In addition, the WCC will include a number of events with formats that cannot be found anywhere else. The Tag Team format, which enjoys a great deal of popularity at Playground, will mark the beginning of the WCC. Players will also come across formats such as Short Decks, Shootouts, Crazy Pineapple, Megastacks, and Roll the Dice, which has a mixed format. Another event that is returning to the WCC is Strangers in the Night, which directs all the tournament fees to a charity that goes under the same name.
MILLIONS North America
The WCC also gives poker players an opportunity to qualify for the MILLIONS North America, a lucrative event that will be held in May 2019 at the Playground. This event, which will have a guaranteed prize of $5,000,000, will be played from May 22 – 27 and has a buy-in of $10,300. The Playground Poker Club has already been running a satellite tree with three steps to allow players from all backgrounds a chance to win a seat.
There will be over $2 million in combined guaranteed prize money on offer during the WCC which is sure to attract poker players from the United States as well as all over Canada.