If you happen to thought the lineup for the Premier Meet-Up Sport on the upcoming World Poker Tour (WPT) World Championship at Wynn Las Vegas could not get any higher, you might be fallacious. That is as a result of none aside from Phil Hellmuth and Patrik Antonius might be becoming a member of in on the money recreation enjoyable on Dec. 1.
The 16-time bracelet winner and Finnish money recreation veteran might be in elite firm because the Premier Meet-Up Sport: WPT Poker Icons Expertise will even function the likes of Doyle Brunson, Phil Ivey, DJ Steve Aoki, Brad Owen, Andrew Neeme, WPT Government Tour Director Matt Savage and others.
“This might be my first meet-up recreation expertise with WPT. I am trying ahead to sitting all the way down to play and seeing what all of the hype is about,” Antonius mentioned in a press launch. “I feel what Brad and Andrew have created for the poker neighborhood is outstanding.”
“Once I heard that Phil Ivey and Doyle Brunson have been enjoying on this MUG, I knew I needed to get entangled,” Hellmuth mentioned. “I am excited to play with the WPT household. Hopefully nobody will get me with a foul beat.”
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World Championship Festivities
The MUG will get underway at 8 a.m. on Dec. 1 and can encompass 26 tables operating $1/$3 and $2/$5 no-limit Maintain’em and pot-limit Omaha video games within the luxurious Wynn Poker Room. Different notables who might be current on the MUG embrace Vince Van Patten, Tony Dunst and Ashley “PokerFace Ash” Frank.
“When Andrew and I put the primary Meet Up Sport along with the vlog watchers who occurred to be on the town … we by no means thought we would see the day poker icons like Phil Ivey, Doyle Brunson, Phil Hellmuth, and Patrik Antonius can be coming to play them,” mentioned Owen. “This MUG goes to be epic. If you’re in Vegas, you need to make it to the Wynn.”
WPT Premier MUG
It is only one of a number of festivities that WPT has deliberate for the top of its twentieth season, which is able to culminate with the $10,400 buy-in WPT World Championship with a $15 million assure.
On Dec. 6, Aoki will host the WPT Steve Aoki Playhouse Sport within the world-renowned DJ’s residence with a pool, foam pit and personalised poker desk.
Later within the collection, poker commentator Jamie Kerstetter will host a WPT Girls Meet-Up Sport that includes Xuan Liu, Ashley Sleeth and WPT Anchor Lynn Gilmartin that may happen alongside the $200,000 assured Girls Occasion.
The always-entertaining Hellmuth looks as if an ideal addition to the Premier Meet-Up Sport lineup as he prepares for his extremely anticipated $1.6 million heads-up match in opposition to Jason Koon within the PokerGO Studio.
Antonius, a high-stakes money recreation legend who appeared on reveals like Excessive Stakes Poker throughout poker’s heyday within the late-2000s, looks as if an equally wonderful addition.
The WPT workforce is at present in Florida for the 2022 Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open (RRPO) at Seminole Arduous Rock Lodge & On line casino, the place a closing desk of simply six gamers stays within the $3,500 Fundamental Occasion, together with defending champ Gediminas Uselis and up to date 5 Diamond winner Chad Eveslage.
PokerNews is on-site and documenting the RRPO motion, together with six wild fingers from the Fundamental Occasion that attracted 1,541 entrants and has a high prize of $778,490 awaiting the eventual champion.
Learn extra about what may very well be probably the most stacked closing desk in World Poker Tour historical past.