WPT Montreal Online Festival of 24 Events Starts Jan 17

The World Poker Tour, Playground Poker Club, and PartyPoker joined forces to bring the WPT Montreal to the online poker tables. It has long been a favorite tour stop of Canadian players and WPT fans. Since the coronavirus pandemic continues to rage on, it doesn’t look like Playground will be able to host a series like WPT Montreal anytime soon.

Late last year, Party, Playground, and the WPT announced their intention to host the tournament online. This week, they went further to announce an entire WPT Montreal Online Festival. Not only can players get started with the Main Event this weekend, they can also participate in any of the 23 other online tournaments on the schedule from January 17 through February 1.

WPT Montreal Online Festival Details

Of course, the WPT Main Event is the primary attraction for the series, but the side events are just as popular. They offer the chance for players to participate in the series without breaking the bank. There are also a variety of games and formats with buy-ins ranging from $33 to $25K. And the guarantees add up to more than $6.6 million.

Without further ado, here is the full schedule:

  • Event 1 (Jan 17-27): $3,200 WPT Montreal Main Event (2 flights, $2M GTD)
  • Event 1 (Jan 25-27): $320 NLHE Mini Main Event (2 flights, $200K GTD)
  • Event 1 (Jan 25-27): $33 NLHE Micro Main Event (2 flights, $30K GTD)
  • Event 2 (Jan 20): $530 Omaha Knockout ($50K GTD)
  • Event 2 (Jan 20): $55 Mini Omaha Knockout ($15K GTD)
  • Event 3 (Jan 20): $162 NLHE 6-Max Turbo ($20K GTD)
  • Event 4 (Jan 21-22): $5,200 NLHE High Roller ($250K GTD)
  • Event 5 (Jan 21): $2,100 NLHE High Roller Turbo ($100K GTD)
  • Event 6 (Jan 21): $265 NLHE 7-Max Turbo ($30K GTD)
  • Event 7 (Jan 22-23): $1,050 NLHE Montreal Masters PKO (3 flights, $500K GTD)
  • Event 8 (Jan 22): $162 NLHE PKO 7-Max Turbo ($20K GTD)
  • Event 9 (Jan 23): $162 NLHE PKO 6-Max Turbo ($25K GTD)
  • Event 10 (Jan 24-25): $25,500 NLHE Super High Roller ($1M GTD)
  • Event 11 (Jan 24): $5,200 NLHE High Roller Turbo ($250K GTD)
  • Event 12 (Jan 24): $265 NLHE 6-Max Hyper Turbo ($30K GTD)
  • Event 13 (Jan 25): $1,600 NLHE Second Chance Turbo ($100K GTD)
  • Event 14 (Jan 26): $162 NLHE PKO 6-Max Turbo ($25K GTD)
  • Event 15 (Jan 27): $1,050 Omaha ($100K GTD)
  • Event 15 (Jan 27): $109 Mini Omaha ($20K GTD)
  • Event 16 (Jan 27): $162 NLHE 6-Max Turbo ($20K GTD)
  • Event 17 (Jan 28): $5,200 NLHE 6-Max High Roller ($250K GTD)
  • Event 18 (Jan 28): $2,100 NLHE High Roller Turbo ($100K GTD)
  • Event 19 (Jan 28): $265 NLHE 7-Max Turbo ($30K GTD)
  • Event 20 (Jan 29-31): $530 NLHE PKO Playground Closer (3 flights, $250K GTD)
  • Event 21 (Jan 29): $162 NLHE 7-Max Turbo ($20K GTD)
  • Event 22 (Jan 30): $162 NLHE PKO 6-Max Turbo ($25K GTD)
  • Event 23 (Jan 30-31): $10,300 NLHE Mike Sexton Classic ($1M GTD)
  • Event 24 (Jan 31): $3,200 NLHE High Roller Turbo ($150K GTD)

In total, the series guarantees more than $6.6M in prize money across the 24 tournaments.

Note that Event 23 is the new Mike Sexton Classic, set up to honor longtime WPT commentator, WPT Montreal champion, and all-around poker ambassador who died last year. His dedication to charitable donations prompted this tournament. PartyPoker will donate the entire $300 registration fee from each buy-in to the Nevada Partnership Homeless Youth organization. The group works to end youth homelessness in Southern Nevada.

This final table, along with that of the Main Event, will stream live on Twitch, YouTube, and Facebook Live in several languages.

Visit the full schedule on PartyPoker to see structure sheets, late registration and satellite information, and other details.

WPT Montreal Main Event Details

The $3,200 buy-in Main Event of the series has its own unique schedule. It should also be noted that the event starts players with 200K chips, offers one reentry per player, and runs on 25-minute levels.

  • Sunday, 17 January: WPT Montreal Day 1A at 13:05 CST
  • Sunday, 24 January: WPT Montreal Day 1B at 13:05 CST
  • Monday, 25 January: WPT Montreal Day 2 at 13:05 CST
  • Tuesday, 26 January: WPT Montreal Day 3 at 13:05 CST
  • Wednesday, 27 January: WPT Montreal final table at 13:05 CST

As noted by Playground Poker, “Although we wished we’d be able to host this series live, at Playground, we’re looking forward to crowning a new champion that we can properly coronate once things return to normal.”

Good luck to everyone in the series!

 

Jennifer Newell

Jennifer Newell

Jennifer Newell has been writing about poker and gambling since 2004. From her days in the WPT offices to covering summers of WSOP tournament action, she also followed gambling legislation to Washington D.C. and women-only poker to the Bahamas. Meanwhile, she lived in Los Angeles and Las Vegas for many years before moving back to her hometown of St. Louis, Missouri. Now, Jen travels less, writing about poker and online gambling from her home with her two dogs watching her every move. In her spare time, she follows politics, works on her never-finished novels, and learns Italian in the hopes of retiring to Italy someday.

If you want to know more, you can follow Jen on Twitter @WriterJen

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