Season XII of WPT About to Begin
On August 12th Season XII of the World Poker Tour begins at the Merit Crystal Cove Casino and Resort in Cyprus. It will be a two week poker festival featuring 35 events and $3 million in combined guarantees.
The $4,400 Main Event begins on August 16th; it has a $1 million guaranteed prize pool and features two starting flights.
Any player that goes bust on Day 1a will have the opportunity to re-enter.
Last year’s Main event was won by PartyPoker Pro Marvin Rettenmaier and because the first person to win back-to-back WPT events, prior to the start of Season XI Rettenmaier had won the Season X $25,000 WPT World Championship.
President of Merit Casino, Michael Peltekci, said that “The casino resort is a unique location offering the full holiday packages with intense poker action, round-the-clock cash games and 24/7 all-inclusive treatment including hot buffet in the poker room, cigarettes and cigars, beer wines, spirits and soft drinks. We will be throwing the eagerly awaited WPT players beach party. Last year’s party was the finest in poker history. We know we have high expectations to live up to, and we will not disappoint.”