the Bar Poker Open (BPO) is headed to Florida for the first ever Bar Poker Open Florida World Championships taking place Nov. 10-15 at Palm Beach Kennel Club, and there are plenty of ways to join in on the festivities. The festival will culminate with the 2022 Florida World BPO Championshipwhich PokerNews wants live report.
More than 500 Bar Poker players from across North America will participate in the 2022 Florida World Championship to compete for a guaranteed first-place prize of $40,000 and an expected prize pool of more than $150,000.
Aside from the World Championship, the five-day BPO festival will feature plenty of tournament and cash game action at the Palm Beach Kennel Club.
Only qualified players are allowed to participate in the Invitational Championship, but everyone else is more than welcome to participate in the open series across just five days with more than $400,000 in anticipated payouts.
Other than the World Championship, here are some highlights of the series:
- Event 1 (Nov. 10-11) – $100,000 Guaranteed “Florida Special” – $250 buy-in
- Event 6 (Nov. 13) – Charity Series of Poker Celebrity Charity Poker Event – $150 buy-in
- Event 9 (Nov. 14) – $50,000 Guaranteed Deep-stack – $200 buy-in
The series will kick off with the $250 buy-in Florida Special event on Nov. 10, which will have four starting flights and guarantees a prize pool of $100,000. A $180 buy-in Friday Night Deep Stack event will take place the following day with a guaranteed $10,000 up for grabs.
Other events that will take place throughout the Florida series include a $160 Progressive Bounty event, a $150 Charity Series of Poker Celebrity Charity Poker Event and a $125 Pot Limit Omaha event. There will also be a BPO Player Party on the evening of Nov. 13 for players to take a break from the tournament action.
The Florida World BPO Championship will kick off on Nov. 12 and will feature two starting flights. Day 2 of the tournament will play down to a winner on Nov. 14, with the winner being guaranteed a payday of at least $40,000.
The final table of the BPO Championship event will be streamed live, as will a select number of other final tables throughout the series.
Previous BPO Winners
Back in June, the 2022 BarPoker Open Championship took place at the Golden Nuggets Las Vegas and drew a massive 1,240 entries and generated $229,400 in prize money. The bulk of that, $37,115, went to California’s Tommy Nefcywho defeated heads-up opponent Kourtney Sims to earn the BPO title.
2022 Bar Poker Open Championship Final Table Results
|1||Tommy Nefcy||United States||$37,115|
|2||Kourtney Sims||United States||$25,385|
|3||John Kelly||United States||$16,665|
|4||Carlin Soto||United States||$11,460|
|5||Adam Iaccarino||United States||$8,800|
|6||Ruben Vancelette||United States||$7,335|
|7||Michael Schnitzer||United States||$6,120|
|8th||Martin Bender||United States||$4,915|
Read about Tommy Nefcy’s Bar Poker Open Championship victory!
At the 2021 Bar Poker Open National Championship, Chris Farcas defeated heads-up opponent Wilbur Terry to win the trophy and top prize of $70,047 in an event that drew 2,386 runners and generated $458,200 in prize money.
Qualify for BPO events
If you did not qualify for the Florida World Championship event, you can start qualifying today for the next Bar Poker Open Championship event planned for Las Vegas in the summer of 2023.
Qualify in just two steps once you find a local game at BarPokerOpen.com:
- Step 1: Finish top three at any local bar to win a token
- Step 2: Redeem token in a Step 2 Qualifier held every Sunday
- Top finishers win championship seats
- First place wins a full Las Vegas travel package
Bar Poker Open awards nearly $1.5 million in seats, travel packages and championship cash payouts every year accessible from any “BPO” local bar or online.
To start qualifying for the next Bar Poker Open in the Summer of 2023, head to BarPokerOpen.com. For the full schedule of tournaments at Palm Beach Kennel Club, check out the event website at Florida.BarPokerOpen.com.
The full schedule for the first-ever Bar Poker Open Florida World Championships is available in the table below.
2022 Bar Poker Open Florida World Championships Schedule
|Nov 10||$100K Florida Special Multi-Flight – Day 1A||$250|
|Nov 10||$100K Florida Special Multi-Flight – Day 1B||$250|
|Nov 11||$100K Florida Special Multi Flight – Day 1C||$250|
|Nov 11||$100K Florida Special Multi Flight – Day 1D||$250|
|Nov 11||Friday Night Deep Stack||$180|
|Nov 11||Florida World BPO Championship – Registration||N / A|
|Nov 12||Florida World BPO Championship – Same Day Registration||$365|
|Nov 12||Florida World BPO Championship – Day 1A||N / A|
|Nov 12||$100K Florida Special Multi Flight – Opener||$160|
|Nov 12||Progressive Bounty||N / A|
|Nov 13||Florida World Bpo Championship – Same Day Registration||N / A|
|Nov 13||Florida World Bpo Championship – Day 1B||N / A|
|Nov 13||Pot Limit Omaha||$125|
|Nov 13||Csop Celebrity Charity Tournament||$150|
|Nov 13||Bar Poker Open – Player Party||N / A|
|Nov 14||Florida World BPO Championship – Day 2 & Final Table||N / A|
|Nov 14||$50K Deep Stack Multi Flight – Day 1A||$200|
|Nov 14||$50K Deep Stack Multi Flight – Day 1B||$200|
|Nov 15||$50K Deep Stack Multi Flight – Day 2 & Final Table||N / A|
|Nov 15||Deep stack final||$180|
|Nov 15||Grand Finale “Survivor”||$125|