WPT Vienna Returns for Season XIII

WPT Vienna Returns for Season XIII

The World Poker Tour announce plans to return to the Austrian capital of Vienna in the Spring of Season XIII.

The World Poker Tour (WPT) has announced plans to host a festival of European poker, as part of the Season XIII festivities, and the Austrian capital of Vienna has been selected as the host venue.

WPT Vienna Returns for Season XIIIThe event will be sponsored by partypoker, and the Austrian Festival of poker will be spread across 14-days Mar 12-17, with the WPT returning to their familiar Austrian casino partner: The Montesino Casino.

“World Poker Tour Vienna 2015 will be one of the biggest events ever held at the Montesino Poker Club with combined estimated prize pools up to €2,500,000. As well as hosting such a prestigious and renowned poker brand, what is extra special about this festival is the wide variety of buy-ins offering huge prizepools,” commented Karl Novak, CEO of the Montesino Vienna.

The wide variety of buy-ins that Novak refers to is thus:

  • €3,300 Main Event
  • €6,000 High Roller
  • €340 WPT Warm Up (€200,000 Guarantee)
  • €550 Pot-Limit Omaha
  • €1,000 NLHE 8-Max
  • €200 Accumulator Turbo
  • €100 NLHE Turbo Knockout
  • €100 NLHE Last Chance

The Main Event will operate Mar 12-17 and will once again embrace the re-entry format. Players have the opportunity to re-enter twice across Days 1A, 1B and 2, with the re-entry window closing at the start of play on Day 2. Players who play both Day 1A & Day 1B can take the largest stack into Day 2.

The tie-in with partypoker means there will be ample opportunity to work your way into one of these live events, for peanuts, in online satellite qualifiers. Make sure you head to the site to check those opportunities out. For those of you a bit tight on capital, the WPT team are offering discount hotel rates as low as €76 per night, so head over to the WPT.com site and check that out also.

This is the third time that the WPT juggernaut has moved their main tour stop into the land of snow globes, Baroque and Rococo. In Season IX, the Russian Dmitry Gromov defeated a field of 555 players, including his fellow countryman Max Kolosov, in heads-up action; to capture the Main Event title under the spotlight of the WPT televised production. McLean Karr dominated the €10,000 High Roller event beating Tobias Reinkemeier in heads-up action to take that crown.

The event returned in Season X, and although the TV cameras didn’t join in the fun, it didn’t dampen the enthusiasm surrounding the event. The Dane Morten Christensen overcame a field of 396 players to join the coveted WPT Champions Club.