Over $55 million in guarantees for the WPT World Championship Series at Wynn from November 29th to December 29th. 23

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The World Poker Tour (WPT) And Wynn Las Vegas will offer the biggest guarantee in poker history next month when the WPT World Championship worth $40,000,000 starts on December 12th.

The flagship tournament is part of the WPT World Championship Serieswhich will take place at Wynn Las Vegas November 29th – December 23rd. The overview includes several million dollar guarantees as well as the return of The Big one for a dropa $1,000,000 buy-in for charity, running for the first time since 2018.

Outside of the tournament schedule, the series also features a variety of poker activities, from meet-up games to televised cash streams, as well as the return of the WPT Players Party at AREA15.

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WPT World Championship Series schedule

Buy-ins for the WPT World Championship Series range from $600 to $1,000,000, with plenty of action in between. The start of the series is the simultaneous start of the $600 limit/Omaha 8 and that $600 No Limit Hold’em with multiple launch flights and a $1,000,000 guarantee.

A Mystery Bounty valued at $1,600 runs from December 4th to 7th with a $2,000,000 Guarantee and that leads directly into the $1,100 WPT Prime Championship 7th–12th December. The $1,100 Women’s Championship joins them in the early stages from December 6th to 8th.

The Main Event takes place from December 12th to 21st with four opening flights and several days of live coverage. It also begins on December 12th $1,100 HORSE CHAMPIONSHIP, one of several mixed games tournaments on the program. Mixed players also have a chance $2,200 8-game mix on December 8th and on $3,000 Dealer’s Choice Championship on December 20th.

Also on the program is the $1,000,000 Big One for One Drop, which is taking place for the first time since 2018.

Big One for One Drop returns to Las Vegas

Events competition Buy in guarantee
November 29th Limit Omaha/8 $600 $60,000
Nov. 29. Dec. 4 No Limit Hold’em $600 $1,000,000
3rd of December No Limit Hold’em 8-Max $10,000
4th–7th December Mystery Bounty No Limit Hold’em $1,600 $2,000,000
4th–6th December Seniors (55+) Championship $1,100 $500,000
Dec 4th No Limit Hold’em 6-Max $1,100 $100,000
Dec 5th No-Limit Hold’em/Pot-Limit Omaha $1,100 $100,000
6th–8th December Women’s Championship $1,100 $250,000
7th–12th December WPT Prime Championship $1,100 $5,000,000
Dec 8th 8 game mix $2,200 $200,000
12–21 December WPT World Championship $10,400 $40,000,000
12th-13th December HORSE CHAMPIONSHIP $1,100 $100,000
13th December Pot Limit Omaha $1,100 $100,000
15th December No-Limit Hold’em Turbo ($500 Bounty) $1,100 $100,000
Dec 16 No Limit Hold’em Progressive Bounty (PKO) $3,000 $500,000
17th-18th December Limit Omaha/8 Championship $1,100 $100,000
17th-20th December No Limit Hold’em $3,000 $3,000,000
17th-18th December No Limit Hold’em High Roller $25,700
18th-19th December WPT Big One for One Drop $1,000,000
19-23. December No Limit Hold’em $1,600 $2,000,000
19-20 December Senior High Rollers (50+) $10,000 $500,000
Dec 19 No Limit Hold’em 6-Max $3,000 $500,000
20-21 December Dealer’s Choice Championship $3,000 $200,000
20-21 December WPT Alpha8 $50,000
21st December Pot Limit Omaha $10,500
Dec 22nd No Limit Hold’em $1,100 $200,000
23rd of December No Limit Hold’em $1,100 $100,000
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The tournament schedule is stacked, but there will be plenty of side quests for players who need a different kind of action. The Premier Meet-Up Game starts on December 1st at 9 a.m. and Phil Ivey is scheduled to appear alongside the hosts Andrew Cape And Brad Owen with several other prominent guests.

The WPT Players Party will also return on December 11th at AREA15 with an open bar, food and live entertainment.

The premier meet-up game with Phil Ivey will open the WPT World Championship in Wynn

Full streaming schedule for the WPT World Championship

WPT’s reporting schedule includes several cash flows, starting with the Creator Cash Game on December 7th. Coverage of the WPT World Championship begins with Day 2 on December 16th and continues through the final table on December 21st.

Cash game streams run the week of December 10th and include this High stakes cash game, PLO cashThe Women’s Cash Gameand that Million Dollar Cash Game. The broadcast schedule also includes the final tables for the WPT Prime Championship and The Big One for One Drop.

Date Event Time (PT)
Dec 7th Creator Cash Game 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m
Dec 8th Women’s Championship FT Time still open
Dec 9th High stakes cash game 4:00 p.m
Dec 10 High stakes cash game 4:00 p.m
Dec 11 PLO cash 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m
Dec 12 Prime Championship Day 3 4:30 p.m./second break
Dec 14 Women’s Cash Game 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m
15th December Million Dollar Cash Game 4:00 p.m
Dec 16 Day 2 of the WPT World Championship 1:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m
Dec 17 WPT World Championship Day 3 12:30-8:30 p.m
Dec 18 Day 4 of the WPT World Championship 12:00-11:15 p.m
Dec 18 Arsham Celebrity Cash Game 4:00 p.m
Dec 19 WPT World Championship Day 5 12:00-11:15 p.m
Dec 19 Prime Championship FT 4:00 p.m
20th of December WPT World Championship Day 6 12:00 p.m. to Final Six
20th of December The big one for One Drop FT 4:00 p.m
21st December WPT World Championship FT 4:00 p.m

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