The Playground Poker Club in Montreal, Canada is set to host the third edition of The World Cup of Cards (WCC). The poker festival is scheduled to take place from Jan 20 to Feb 6, 2019 and will feature three marquee events with massive guarantees up for grabs.
Every player will get the chance to take part in 23 other events spread across the schedule, with buy-ins ranging from as low as $110 to $1,650. In total, there will be more than $2 million in guaranteed prize money up for grabs.
Among the highlights of the 17-day festival is the $200 + $20 Grand Prix Canada event offering a whopping $500,000 in guaranteed prize pool. Players will get the chance to take home sizeable winnings for a buy-in of just $220. Starting flights for the event will take place from Jan 23-27. Survivors will meet at the final table on January 28, during which a winner will be crowned.
Another huge event slated for WCC is the $1,650 WPTDeepStacks which kicks off on February 1. Players will battle it out for the $750,000 guaranteed prize pool. The eventual winner will be determined on February 5.
The third of the marquee events on the cards is the $1,100 buy-in Card Player Poker Tour (CPPT) offering a $250,000 guarantee. CPPT action starts on February 4, with survivors returning to the final table on February 6.
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What Makes The WCC Popular?
The WCC is popular for putting together unique formats rarely seen in other poker tournaments and festivals. Some of the festival’s most notable formats will make a return this year, including the Tag Team format, Megastacks, Short Decks, Crazy Pineapple as well as the famous Roll the Dice mixed game.
There will also be satellite events giving players the opportunity to earn a seat to the $10,300 MILLIONS North America which takes place in May 2019 at Playground Poker Club. The MILLIONS North America Main Event features a total guaranteed prize pool of $5 million.
The WCC festival is also continuing its tradition of giving back to the community with the Strangers in the Night event. Fees collected from the event will go to charity.
Tournament organizers are expecting a big turnout as top poker players from the United States and Canada make their way to the iconic Playground Poker Club. To find out more information about the WCC, please go to the official website.