Dates for 2023 WPT World Championship confirmed

After its highly successful debut in 2022, the dates for this year’s World Poker Tour (WPT) World Championship have officially been announced.

The USD $10,400 buy-in tournament – which beat out the WSOP, EPT Barcelona and the Triton Coin Rivet Invitational in Cyprus for Event of the Year at the most recent Global Poker Awards – will make its return to Wynn Las Vegas as part of the WPT World Championship festival from 29 November to 23 December.

Last year’s WPT World Championship garnered 2,960 total entries, with Canadian Eliot Hudon taking the honours over England’s Benny Glasser for a top prize of USD $4.136 million, and virtually doubled its advertised USD $15 million prize pool guarantee.

It also added to more than USD $53 million in total prize money given away across the series, as well as an unparalleled VIP experience for WPT World Championship qualifiers. The 2023 edition will no doubt be bigger and better than ever, with the WPT and Wynn Las Vegas now putting the finishing touches to the full schedule, which will be revealed in the coming months.

“We are excited for the return of the WPT World Championship,” said Wynn Las Vegas’ Executive Director of Poker Operations, Ryan Beauregard. “Due to last year’s incredible turnout and the strong rapport we built with WPT, we have extended the festival dates and will create a tournament schedule to make 2023 even more memorable.”

It was certainly an unforgettable experience for WPT CEO Adam Pliska, who thanked the team at Wynn Las Vegas and the players for their enthusiastic support.

“The WPT World Championship festival was such an extraordinary milestone during our 20th [Anniversary],” said Pliska. “It is our hope that we have started a tradition in poker that we can enhance and add to each season.”

Sheng Ye has already secured his golden ticket for this year’s WPT World Championship after winning the WPT Prime Gold Coast Main Event, and all Australian players have the opportunity to qualify through the WPT League‘s network of tournaments, as well as the upcoming WPT Australia festival in September.

2023 WPT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP FESTIVAL – KEY DATES

DatesEventBuy-in (USD)Reigning Champion
7-12 DecWPT Prime Championship$1,100Stephen Song (USA)
16-18 DecWPT Ladies Championship$1,100Lina Niu (CAN)
12-18 DecWPT World Championship$10,400Eliot Hudon (CAN)
*Full schedule to be made available at WPT.com

For more information on the WPT World Championship, and to book accommodation at Wynn Las Vegas, visit WPT.com.

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