With the coronavirus pandemic continuing to fester, organizers at the World Poker Tour decided to still host their WPT Montreal event, but they migrated it online at partypoker instead of playing it out at the Playground. The new 2021 WPT Montreal Online has a $3,200 buy-in with two opening flight, with a single re-entry per flight, starting on Sunday 10 January 2021 for Day 1A and Sunday 17 January 2021 for Day 1B. This event has a $2 million guarantee prize pool. Satellites begin this weekend at partypoker for as low as a penny.
The show must go on! Last month, PokerStars made a bold decision to host a EPT festival online in wake of the coronavirus pandemic. And now, the World Poker Tour and their partner, partypoker, decided to move a popular tour spot from the brick and mortar world to the virtual tables.
The 2021 WPT Montreal Online will be hosted exclusively online at partypoker starting Sunday, January 10, 2021.
"We are delighted our community can come together and play an event as prestigious as WPT Montreal in an online format," said Phil Sabbah, the CMO of Playground Poker Club in Montreal. "We look forward to welcoming players back to Playground Poker Club as soon as we can to host big events such as WPT Montreal, once it is safe to do so."
"The WPT Montreal is such a popular stop on the circuit and we are looking forward to re-creating the event online at partypoker," said Tom Water, the managing director for partypoker. "With the tournaments carrying both the quality structures of the live events and the real-name format, we hope this gives players an experience that is as close to the prestige of a live WPT event as possible."
This is not one of those redonkulously long online affairs with 20 flights spread out over a month. There's only two flights -- spread out over two Sundays -- to give working folks a shot at winning a WPT event and getting their named on the Mike Sexton Champions Cup.
They also will not tilt the scales in favor of pros with deep pockets. Players are allowed just a single re-entry per flight.
The 2021 WPT Montreal Online has a buy-in of $3,200, but you can win a seat through a satellite for as low as a penny. That's right... $0.01. For just a penny you have a shot at winning a seat into a big-time tournament with a chance to win a freeroll into the Tournament of Champions in addition to getting your name etched on the Mike Sexton Cup.
The first flight for the WPT Montreal Online begins on Sunday January 10 at partypoker with Flight 1A starting at 20:05 CET. On Sunday January 17, partypoker hosts the second flight. Players will compete on the virtual tables for roughly 6+ hours or 18 levels of play (20-minute levels), before they return to the grind on Day 2. How about that new concept? Early opening day?
The conclusion, or Day 2, will go down on Monday, January 18.
Satellites will begin this weekend on November 8. You can enter for as low as a penny. They also have $3.30 phase satellites.
There's a daily $33 tournament or a Phase 2 that will generate seats. There's also a daily $3 event, or a Phase 1, running as well.
You can use Tournament Dollars to buy in. There's also $1.10 Tournament Dollar satellites running as well.