At the upcoming World Cup of Cards (WCC) festival, poker lovers will have the opportunity to enjoy a wide array of exciting events spread over a 30 day period.
The tournament is scheduled to be held between August 18 and September 14 at the Playground Poker Club located in Montreal, Canada.
The tournament will have over 28 events and will offer prize pool guarantees worth more than $2,000,000.
The festival has two major sponsors in partypoker and Tonybet.
Poker fans will find that the World Cup of Cards will offer players a unique experience when compared to other poker tournaments.
There will be a number of non-hold'em events such as Omaha hi-low, five-card Omaha and pot-limit Omaha along with exciting hold’em games. The $5,400 No-Limit Hold'em 8-Max in particular has the potential to turn in to a mega event given the size of the buy-in. One of the main events, the No-Limit Hold'em Quantum event is a monster event that will extend through the festival. It will have ten starting days and offer a guaranteed prize pool of $200,000.
Playground Poker Club
The Quantum has an unusual event design where different buy-ins will be offered in different starting flights. The buy-ins can range from $170 to $2,200, but each of them will offer the players a chance to win a place in the final event.
In the second week of WCC, the All-Stars for Starlight will kick off. This will be the third edition of this special event and it will be hosted by hockey legend, Larry Robinson. The event will have a guarantee of $100,000 and four Day 1s, offering multiple chances for players to try their luck.
The next big event in the WCC is a Grand Prix Poker Tour event which is being held for the first time in North America. The will be called the Canadian Grand Prix and is a partypoker sponsored event that comes with an innovative format spanning both live and online poker. Eight starting flights are scheduled at the venue and 20 flights will be held online on the partypoker website.
Also on schedule is a Players Poker Championship Tour event, which is a $330 no-limit hold'em tournament with an exciting 50,000-chip starting stack. Its prize pool will include an entry to the PPC Aruba World Championship to be held in November 2016. And the final big event is the Card Player Poker Tour World Cup of Cards. Numerous satellites are planned for all these events with low buy-ins, allowing players to have a chance to participate in this exciting festival.