World Poker Championship (WPC) Tournament Info
BIG NEWS at the moment is the World Poker Championships which is exclusive to The Gaming Club Poker Room. It's set to host some of the best and most respected poker personalities in the world. World Poker Championship is the single biggest poker event in Europe with an estimated €730,000* up for grabs. WPC set to be held at the Merrion Casino Club, in Dublin, Ireland. This awesome event will be televised prime time in a 10 part television series on Sky TV. For more information on this World Poker Championship, please visit Gaming Club Poker. The WPC will include poker personality and well respected poker player Mel Judah who will be the tournament director.
To be called The Gaming Club World Poker Championship, the tournament will see the cream of the world's poker professionals, including 9 times World Series Champion Phil Hellmuth, 2004 British Open champion Dave 'Devilfish' Ulliott, The Hendon Mob and Europe's leading female poker player Lucy Rokach pitting their skills against a hungry new breed of challengers from all over the world. The Gaming Club World Poker Championship has a biggest ever first prize in land-based Pot Limit Hold'em - seen by many as the most skilful variation of poker - of €250,000 and a massive total prize fund of over €730,000, based on a maximum of 128 players.
The tournament format and payout structure has been devised by international poker legend and two-time World Series Champion Mel Judah, who is tournament director. 128 players will be split into a series of two-table heats consisting of eight players per table, with the eventual winner of each 16-man heat going through to the final. The eight runners up will then contest a semi final to join the winners at a nine-man final table for the chance to bag the €250,000 top prize. Every player who reaches the semi final will be in the money under the pay out structure, meaning one in eight entrants will walk away richer!
Carmen Media CEO and Chairman, Tim Johnson commented: “Our customers are playing more and more poker online, and so sponsorship of the World Poker Championship by the Gaming Club gives us the opportunity to offer them something really special. The prizes and the competition will be world beating, and those who can't make it to Dublin – either as players of spectators – will be able to share in the excitement by watching it on the Sky Sports television coverage'
The WPC will offer different promotions which range from the very simple to the more complicated. These include:
- Points Promotions where raked hands equal poker point. This includes other incentives like doubling points etc...
- WPC LeaderBoard Challenge where bonus points are awarded to players finishing in the top positions encouraging game play.
- Wild Card Draws where the more often players are involved in game play, the greater the chances of winning a seat.
- STT Poker Pro League where points are awarded on a single table tournament.
- Online Satellite Buy-in: tournaments $100 + $10
Poker Players can look forward to the following Tournaments at all of our Poker Rooms
Poker Championship Get your exclusive seat at this premier event in Dublin this June. You could win one of 10 seats guaranteed!
Rookie FreeRoll As a New Real Money Player you will receive an exclusive invitation to our Rookie FreeRoll with a guaranteed prize pool of $2000!
World Poker Tour Events Take on the World's best Poker Players on the World Poker Tour. Click here for the latest news on satellite information.
Guaranteed Prize Pools Daily With Prize Pools starting at $400, and climbing to $7500 daily - this is some serious tournament activity you do not want to miss.
FreeRoll Tournaments Win bonus cash at our FreeRolls at guaranteed prize pools ranging from $40 to $1000 - no buy-in required!
It's a Winning Destination No Matter How You Play Your Cards!
The Gaming Club Poker Room always offers you more - and to prove it, we're giving you more ways to win one of ten seats at The Gaming Club World Poker Championship. Click on the links below for more information, and look forward to a prize valued at $12,000, that includes a €6,000 seat, travel, accommodation, and spending money!
Submit your name for the various events on offer. The sooner you enter, and the more you play, the more you can win! Good luck!*Estimated prize pool based on 128 Players.