Less than 72 hours in before the awaited World Poker Championship kicks off on Friday, September 16th at Grand Loyal Poker Club, Hanoi for ten full days of jam-packed action. The WPC in partnership with South East Asia Poker Tour (SEAPT), is set to bring a total 19 tournaments on schedule, nine of which hold guarantees. Those intending to travel to the capital of Vietnam will see over VN₫ 20 Billion (~US$ 854,800) in combined prizes awarded throughout the inaugural 10-day series.
Running through the 25th, players of all bankrolls will find a variety of games suitable to their liking. Buy-ins for the featured events range from VN₫ 3,300,000 to its highest VN₫ 107,000,000 for the Super Star Challenge, with an additional selection of satellites available throughout the schedule. The spotlight however, remains to be on the multi-day Main Event beginning next Tuesday, September 20th. Entry fee for the largest prize pool of the festival is slated at VN₫ 20M (~US$ 855) for a chance to capture the lion’s share of the mighty VN₫ 8 Billion (~US$ 341,900) guarantee.
2022 WPC – SEAPT Main Event Schedule
Day 1A: Tuesday, September 20
Day 1B: Wednesday, September 21
Day 1C: Thursday, September 22
Day 1D (Turbo): Thursday, September 22
Day 2: Friday, September 23
Day 3/Final Table: Saturday, September 24
Blind levels for the first three qualifiers will run on a 40 minute duration with the last one (Day 1D) on a much faster 25 minute gameplay. All those who make it to Day 2 are already guaranteed a minimum payout and will move on to more lengthy 60 minute blind levels all the way to the final day.
Aside from the Main Event, other highlights include the Kick Off Event with a VN₫ 2.5 Billion (~US$ 106,850) guarantee and the Mystery Bounty for a lesser VN₫ 1.5 Billion prize pool. High roller players on the other hand, can turn their attention to the VN₫ 4,000,000,000 (~US$ 170,960) guaranteed Super High Roller and most expensive yet smaller field Super Star Challenge.
Big field events
MAIN EVENT – VN₫ 8 Billion GTD – September 20 to 24 – Buy in VN₫ 20M (~US$ 855)
Kick Off Event – VN₫ 2.5 Billion GTD – September 16 to 18 – Buy in VN₫ 8.8M (~US$ 375)
Super Stack – VN₫ 500 Million GTD – September 18 – Buy in VN₫ 6.6M (~US$ 280)
Mystery Bounty – VN₫ 1.5 Billion GTD – September 19 to 20 – Buy in VN₫ 11M (~US$ 470)
Megastack – VN₫ 1 Billion GTD – September 24 – Buy in VN₫ 8.8M (~US$ 375)
Megastack Closer – VN₫ 500 Million GTD – September 25 – VN₫ 6.6M (~US$ 280)
High Roller events
High Roller – VN₫ 500 Million GTD – September 16 – VN₫ 33M (~US$ 1,410)
High Roller – VN₫ 1.5 Billion GTD – September 18 – VN₫ 55M (~US$ 2,350)
Super High Roller – VN₫ 4 Billion GTD – September 23 to 24 – Buy in VN₫ 66M (~US$ 2,820)
Tune into Somuchpoker as we bring full coverage and the latest updates on the upcoming WPC – SEAPT festival.
Graduated from De La Salle University, Janette works as a full time teacher in Manila, Philippines. She has long joined the local poker community as a recreational player for the last decade. Having a natural love for the game, she decided to branch out into a different avenue of poker. Currently, Janette works for Somuchpoker as a content writer reporting local and international news for the site.
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