Largest Buy-in Event in the History of the World Poker TourPublished on November 18th, 2015 1:44 am EST
The World Poker Tour revealed the schedule for the upcoming WPT National Philippines Festival earlier today.
The festival, which will run from January 2nd to January 8th, will feature a $200,000 Super High Roller event. This event, which will run from January 3-4, will have the largest buy-in in the history of the World Poker Tour.
Over the past few years, the biggest poker games in the world have moved from Las Vegas to Macau and other parts of Asia. A number of very well-known names in the poker world, including Phil Ivey and Tom "durrrr" Dwan, have been regulars in these games.
Tournament organizers are expecting that many of the players who frequent these games who make the trip over to the WPT National Philippines festival in early January. Only one name, Richard Yong, has been confirmed for the tournament as of yet, but you can safely expect that it will end up attracting a mix of professional poker players (Phil Ivey seems like a strong possibility) and wealthy businessmen. These wealthy businessmen, who are regulars in the games in Macau, will, in turn, attract the professional "sharks".
It's going to be a busy week for a number of the participants in this event, as the $100,000 NLHE Super High Roller event at the 2016 Pokerstars Caribbean Adventure series gets underway on January 6th.
Source: WorldPokerTour.com - $200,000 Super High Roller Headlines WPT National Philippines Schedule
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