WPT Archive

Due to current circumstances, the WPT Montreal 2021 will happen online this year, instead of its usual live format at the Playground Poker Club....
Shawn claimed the coveted WSOP bracelet on July 7, 2019, the day after his 36th birthday. He was competing in the $800 WSOP.com Online NLH 6-handed event #76, which drew 1,560 players to the virtual felt on Sunday. It took a little more than 11 hours to finish out the opposition, with Shawn...
$1.9m GTD PartyPoker LIVE World Cup of Cards is coming to the Playground Poker Club in Montreal Jan 20-Feb 6. PartyPoker will return to its new favorite haunt, the Playground Poker Club in Montreal, next month. This time, the popular online poker operator is organizing a two-week festival that will see $1,926,000 in guaranteed...
World Poker Tour back in creator’s hands with Black Ridge merger. The World Poker Tour (WPT) is falling back into the hands of its founding father, Lyle Berman, thanks to a most interesting new merger deal. Berman’s company, Black Ridge Acquisition Corp, has struck a deal to acquire WPT Enterprises for $150 million. WPT...
Five reasons why PartyPoker will retain the title of best online poker site in 2019. PartyPoker made a lot of big moves in 2018. Some were extremely successful, impressing the operator’s worthy dominance of the industry upon players throughout Canada, Europe, and beyond. Others were, well… not so well received. But together, all of...
PartyPoker LIVE to launch new MyLounge membership program alongside 2019 tour. Casinos are known to be elaborate places. Their reputation for opulent flamboyance spans far and wide. Veteran patrons have come to expect the very best in atmosphere and service. Live poker players will soon be privy to the same level of spoiled pampering...
For a major nation with so many professional poker players, why is it there are so few major live poker tournaments held in Canada? In the live poker realm, there are only a few major festival titles that are coveted above all others. They include the World Series of Poker (WSOP), the European Poker...
Canadian poker brawl on the Playground! WPT Montreal wraps up as Patrick Serda beat out Ema Zajmovic for the title and $855k. Every poker player from Canada—and many from the rest of the world—gathered at the Playground Poker Club in Kahnawake last week for the biggest Canadian poker tournament of the year. The $5,300...
Partners WPT and PartyPoker LIVE reveal new European and Canadian poker events schedule for 2019. Last month, we talked about the newly formed partnership between World Poker Tour (WPT) and PartyPoker LIVE. Their collaboration promised to bring more live poker tournaments to Canada and Europe. Turns out, only two of them are actually new,...
A virtual tour of Canada’s best live poker rooms. Live poker rooms come in all shapes and sizes across Canada. Some of the biggest casinos are home to the smallest poker rooms, while the reverse is true of the biggest poker rooms; having no casino gaming floor to speak of. Today, I’ll guide you...