The Bellagio Gears Up for WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic
This year’s WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic comes with a variety of tournament structures and buy-ins as well as hefty payouts
The World Poker Tour, one of the most popular poker series, is wrapping up another successful year of thrilling poker events that were hosted at exquisite poker venues around the globe. And with the end of the year approaching rapidly, the time has surely come for one of WPT’s most popular annual events – the WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic at Bellagio Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.
The festival has already kicked off at the host casino and will run all the way through December 15. This year, its schedule includes 30 different tournaments with various structures and a rich buy-in range.
The thrilling festival was opened on November 29 with a $1,100 Seniors No-Limit Hold’em. Another Seniors event took place on December 4. The Five Diamond World Poker Classic’s schedule also features Turbo No-Limit Hold’em events, a Pot-Limit Omaha one, and a number of high rollers.
Fans of high roller action will be able to enter tournaments with buy-ins of between $15,000 and $100,000. The Bellagio $15,000 buy-in high roller is starting tomorrow, December 7. Three $25,000 buy-in tournaments will take place within the festival, with those running on December 8, December 10, and December 14. WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic festivities will conclude with a $100,000 super high roller that is set to take place on December 15.
December 15 will also see the end of the Main Event, the festival’s indisputable highlight tournament.
WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic Main Event
This year’s edition of one of the most exciting and busiest WPT tournaments will run from December 11 through December 15. Interested players will have to pay a $10,400 buy-in fee in order to be able to participate in the prestigious Main Event. There will also be multiple satellites to the tournament over the course of the festival.
The official six-handed final table of the Main Event will be live-streamed with a 30-minute delay. That final stage of the tournament will take place on December 15 from noon local time.
Last year’s edition of the WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic attracted a formidable field of 812 entries. The massive interest in the event resulted in the creation of a $7,876,400 prize pool. The top 81 finishers received a share of the money, min-cashes starting from $19,691. Each of the six final tablists was guaranteed a minimum cash of $271,736.
Ryan Tosoc, a player from Chicago, Illinois, bested the field of the Main Event at The Bellagio. The player received just under $2 million for his excellent run in the tournament, which was and still is his career’s largest in-the-money finish in a live tournament. It is to be seen whether Tosoc will return to The Bellagio and attempt to win a back-to-back Five Diamond World Poker Classic title.
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