On January 31, 2023, the first WPT Prime stop…
Since its inception in 2022, the World Poker Tour’s WPT Prime tournaments have proved to be popular. WPT Prime is intended to provide players from all around the globe with the opportunity to experience the excitement and pleasure of playing in a WPT Main Event for a fraction of the expense.
Last year, WPT Prime traveled to Vietnam, Australia’s Gold Coast, Cambodia, Madrid, Taiwan, and Las Vegas, and it is presently in Paris, France, where the €1,100 buy-in Main Event begins on January 31.
WPT Prime was last seen in the midst of the WPT World Championship at Wynn Las Vegas. The World Poker Tour guaranteed the $1,100 buy-in event a $2 million prize pool, but a 5,430-strong field generated a $5,267,100 prize pool, culminating in a $712,650 payoff for winner Stephen Song. While WPT Prime Paris has little chance of reaching such absurd numbers, the data below shows that the tour does well in its European, Asian, and Australasian destinations.
Past WPT Prime Results
|EVENT||ENTRANTS||PRIZE POOL (USD)||CHAMPION||PRIZE (USD)|
|WPT Prime Vietnam||777||$738,020||Zarvan Tumboli||$131,394|
|WPT Prime Gold Coast||896||$824,756||Yang Lei||$141,413|
|WPT Prime Cambodia||1,050||$1,008,100||David Erquiaga||$137,008|
|WPT Prime Madrid||621||$589,166||Oleksii Koiev||$87,246|
|WPT Prime Taiwan||877||$809,133||Marc Inizan||$138,939|
|WPT Prime Wynn Las Vegas||5,430||$5,267,100||Stephen Song||$712,650|
The WPT Prime Paris Main Event has five Day 1 flights, with the fifth and final flight using a turbo structure. Day 1a begins on January 31 at 12:00 p.m. CET, with consecutive starting days beginning at the same time on February 1-3. The turbo Day 1e will also take held on February 3 at 7:00 p.m. CET. On February 5, the WPT Prime Paris Main Event winner will be crowned.
If the Main Event follows in the footsteps of the previous WPT Prime High Roller, players will be in for a treat. The €2,200 buy-in tournament had 246 participants who competed for a €102,500 top prize.
Idir Haiche, a Frenchman, was the last guy remaining. He beat Portugal’s Hipolito Carapeta heads-up to win €102,500, leaving the runner-up with €71,020.
Argentina’s Andres Korn, who has about $2.5 million in live poker tournament winnings, placed fourth for €37,000, with Miroslav Alilovic, the 2022 EPT Barcelona ESPT High Roller winner, finishing fifth for €27,400.
WPT Prime Paris High Roller Final Table Results
Results of the WPT Prime Paris
Six WPT Prime Paris tournaments have concluded, including the aforementioned High Roller, but there’s much more to come at Club Circus Paris. The €715 Omaha tournament will be held on January 30, with a €3,300 Super High Roller on February 4-5.
|WPT Opener||€500||472||Benjamin Dahan||€35,000|
|WPT Turbo||€400||77||Jean Francois Gaye||€7,561|
|WPT Superstack||€750||147||David Sacksick||€21,200|
|WPT PKO Mystery||€500||276||Mohammed Kaidi||€10,600|
|WPT Turbo||€400||68||Chien Weng||€7,000|
|WPT Prime High Roller||€2,200||246||Idir Haiche||€102,500|
If you missed out on becoming a WPT Prime champion in Paris, don’t worry since there are two additional destinations across the globe. WPT Prime Gold Coast will see the tour return to Australia before heading to Cambodia for the third leg of the 2023 tour. WPT Prime Gold Coast begins from February 23 to March 6, and Cambodia continues from March 9 to March 21. Perhaps you might win a seat at WPT Global online?
Did you know that the World Poker Tour is available online?
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WPT Global has a generous deposit match bonus of 100% up to $1,200. (using any payment method). New players that deposit at least $20 earn this match bonus, which is unlocked in $5 increments (paid directly to the cashier) for every $20 of rake contributed.
Tournaments and cash games both contribute to bonus unlocking; new players have 90 days from the date of their first deposit to unlock and collect their whole bonus sum.