Written On 4/5/11 By Anthony Aperman :
$100 000 buy-in Super High Roller event for the Bellagio
Party Poker has been extensively overhauling the World Poker Tour since taking it over late 2009, introducing bigger and better events and slick organisation, but the latest announcement sets a new benchmark in the company’s tournament history – a $100 000 buy-in event.
Crowning the striking enhancements and whirlwind changes of the past eighteen months, the World Poker Tour will now deliver a finale worthy of a successful live tourney season with its debut Super High Roller Event during the upcoming WPT World Championship series at Bellagio.
This exclusive tournament runs from May 18-19, features a $100 000 buy-in, and will be televised within the WPT World Championship episodes on FSN.
World Poker Tour champion and eight-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner Erik Seidel, Daniel Shak and Justin “BoostedJ” Smith have already confirmed they will play.
“Hosting a hundred thousand dollar buy-in event within the WPT World Championship series means the world’s elite players have a chance to show their mettle as they battle for one of the year’s most coveted titles and one of the highest buy-in titles, all within a single week,” said Steve Heller, CEO of the World Poker Tour, this week.
With the game’s top professionals already competing at Bellagio for the WPT World Championship May 14-20, this new addition is sure to attract premier players and generate a robust prize pool.