PokerStars and the World Poker Tour, once considered fierce rivals on the European poker circuit, have joined hands in an event the PokerStars Championship WPT MonteDam Swing.
The one of a kind event in Europe will start with the PokerStars Championship presented by Monte-Carlo Casino between April 25 and May 5, and will end with WPT Amsterdam which is slated to run between May 5 and 13.
As part of their collaboration, the duo will set a leaderboard that will award entries to multiple upcoming PokerStars and WPT events.
The qualifying events will be: €5,300 Pokerstars Championship Monte Carlo Main Event (April 29-May 5); €1,100 Pokerstars National Championship Monte Carlo (April 26-30); €3,300 WPT Amsterdam Main Event (May 9-13) and €1,500 WPTDeepStacks Amsterdam (May 5-8).
“For many years, PokerStars and the World Poker Tour have collaborated behind the scenes to ensure the scheduling of our major events is done in the best interest of the players,” WPT CEO, Adam Pliska said. “We are proud to take the collaboration a step further with the creation of the PokerStars Championship WPT MonteDam Swing.”
There will be a mulititude of prizes for the winners of these tournaments as well. All players who take part in at least one event from each tournament will obtain an online ticket for a PokerStars $30,000 freeroll. Similarly, players who take part in the two Main Events will get $300 for buy-ins at the PokerStars Spring Championship 2017 of Online Poker.
Both WPT and PokerStars feel the partnership will bolster the game further. “Both PokerStars and the World Poker Tour are committed to growing the game of poker, and the PokerStars Championship WPT MonteDam Swing was developed to benefit players competing at both PokerStars Championship Monte Carlo and WPT Amsterdam,” Edgar Stuchly, PokerStars Director of Live Events, stated.
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