World Poker Tour

World Poker Tour® (WPT®)- An Overview

Founded back in 2002 by a TV producer Steven Lipscomb who pioneered the concept of broadcasting poker tournaments on television, WPT® is one of the biggest global brands in the poker world. It is a series of the international poker tournaments and associated television series broadcasting the final table of each tournament. The brand has been evolving year by year and has come a long way today.

 

In 2008, WPT started offering WPT bracelets to the champions across its various poker tournaments.

In 2014, WPT announced its tie up with Ourgame and agreed to license products and services on an exclusive basis in more than 12 Asian countries. In addition, Ourgame received the rights to use WPT logo and trademark exclusively in Bhutan, Cambodia, China, Korea, Nepal, Macau, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand, Philippines, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Laos, and Vietnam and operate on pokermonster.com.

WPT® Alliance with Adda52

Later in 2016, the World Poker Tour announced its alliance with Adda52 and agreed to license its products and services in India on an exclusive basis. After this partnership with WPT, Adda52 got the right to host online satellites and qualify Indian players for select WPT events across various parts of the world. Moreover, the company also got the rights to distribute WPT videos and create WPT merchandise and leverage WPT Brand to secure the local sponsorship partners in the country.

WPT India in Collaboration of Adda52

Earlier this year, the WPT announced the WPT India and the WPT India Player of the Year award to strengthen its partnership with Adda52 and thereby increase its footprint in India. WPT India is the emergence from a partnership between the WPT and Adda52. The first-ever series is set to take place from 7th to 13th November at the India’s largest and most luxurious casino – Deltin Royale Goa. While the key attraction of the series will be 55K Main Event running from 10th to 13th November, it will feature some exciting events such as 20 K Kickoff, 30K Superstack,100K High Roller, 7K SHIP IT, 20K PLO, 25K Bounty and the concluding 20K Deep Turbo. Given below is the schedule for WPT India:

A Quick Look at WPT India Schedule:

Date

Event

Time

Tournaments

Format

Buy-in

7-Nov

1

6:00PM

20K Kickoff NLH

Freezeout

INR 20,000

8-Nov

2

6:00PM

Superstack NLH (2-Day Event)

1 Re-Entry

INR 30,000

9-Nov

3

5:00PM

High Roller ( 2-Day Event)

Freezeout

INR 100,000

10-Nov

4

5:00PM

WPT India Main Event Day 1 A

Re-Entry Day 1B Only

INR 55,000

11-Nov

4

5:00PM

WPT India Main Event Day 1 B

 

INR 55,000

 

5

10:00PM

SHIP IT NLH

Unlimited Re-Entry

INR, 7,000

12-Nov

4

3:00PM

WPT India Main Event Day 2

 

 

 

6

3:00PM

20K PLO Event

2- Re-entry

INR 20,000

 

7

7:30PM

Bounty NLH

Freezeout

INR 25,000

13-Nov

4

4:00PM

WPT Main Event Final Table

 

 

 

8

5:00PM

Deep Turbo NLH

Freezeout

INR 20,000


WPT India Player of the Year

WPT India features WPT India Player of the Year (POY) Award also, providing poker players a chance to compete for the WPT glory. The WPT POY leaderboard points will be based on standings from Deltin Poker Tournament (DPT) July, DPT September, WPT India and 2018 DPT events scheduled prior to the season-ending WPT Tournament of Champions. The topper of the POY leaderboard will receive a hefty $5,000 buy-in credit for WPT events and designated Deltin events during Season XVII of WPT.

WPT India POY Leaderboard  

The race for POY India is already on and is tightening up as WPT India inches closer. Adda52 Team Pro-Amit Jain is one of the strong contenders for POY title along with Nitin Gupta, Rajnish Kumar, Vikram Kumar and Jaydeep Dawer. Here is the list of poker players vying for the WPT POY title:

Rank

 Player Name

POY Points 

1st

Amit Jain

600

2nd

Nitin Gupta

600

3rd

Rajnish Kumar

600

4th

Vikram Kumar

600

5th

Jaydeep Dawer

580

6th

Akshay Nasa

540

7th

Kiran Kumar

540

8th

Sahil Agarwal

540

9th

Ashish Jain

480

10th

Rajesh Goyal

480

11th

Zarvan Tumboli

480

12th

Karan Khushwani

420

13th

Rajesh Rajpopat

420

14th

Vaibhav Sharma

420

15th

Haresh Kukreja

400

16th

Romit Advani

380

17th

Eka Vedantham

360

18th

Sunny Vijaywari

360

19th

Varun Iyer

360

20th

Vikas Kumar

360

21st

Jaswinder Singh Suri

310

22nd

Raonak Vyas

300

23rd

Sachin Chandani

300

24th

Prashant Jain Bhatoria

280

25th

Ritesh Goyal

240

26th

Vishrut Jain

240

27th

Govardhan R

240

28th

Guneet Kwatra

240

29th

Gagandeep Malik

230

30th

Kapil Arora

200

31st

Vishal Tulsyan

200

32nd

Nikita Luther

180

33rd

Pradeep Nudurumati

180

34th

Rahul Melwani

180

35th

Satish S P

180

36th

Swaroop B

180

37th

Vikram Jain

180

38th

Himanshu Thukral

180

39th

Amit Kumar

160

40th

Faiz Alam

160

41st

Mukesh Surana

160

42nd

Abhijeet Shetty

140

43rd

Apaar Gautam

140

44th

Gokul Krishna

140

45th

Ankush Aryan

130

46th

Danish Shaikh

120

47th

Mayank Jain

120

48th

Sumit Chandani

120

49th

Tanuj Moorjani

120

50th

Gaurav Gupta

120

51st

Hardik Shah

120

52nd

Jasven Saigal

100

53rd

Kanishk Upreti

100

54th

Sandeep Siongh

100

55th

Varun Gupta

100

56th

Vikash Khaitan

100

57th

Jagdeep Singh

100

58th

Nishant Sharma

90

59th

Amit Sur

80

60th

Ankit Bajaj

80

61st

Piyush Jain

80

62nd

Ritesh Khatwani

80

63rd

Rubin Labroo

80

64th

Vikrant Chokan

80

65th

Aditya Sushant

70

66th

Prabhat Saini

70

67th

Aditya Kumar

60

68th

Anil Gulati

60

69th

Anmol Mehta

60

70th

Lalit Khanna

60

71st

Prabhat Kiran Mukherjea

60

72nd

Prashant Bhutoria

60

73rd

Rakesh Sharma

60

74th

Sumit Chhabra

60

75th

Vaibhav Khurana

60

76th

Yogendra Saboo

60

77th

Anubhav Adalakia

40

78th

Pratik Kumar

40

79th

Sudheer Y

40

80th

Vivek Rugani

40

81st

Gaurav Chauhan

40

82nd

Sameer Tanvandi

30

83rd

Y J Kim

30

84th

Siddharth Mehndiratta

20

85th

Siddharth S

20


WPT India Satellites on Adda52

Adda52 hosts satellites to qualify players for select WPT live poker tournaments happening across the globe and also has the right to distribute WPT videos and create WPT merchandise in India.

With the announcement of its association with WPT, Adda52 launched the inaugural satellite promotion in April 2016 wherein Indian poker players got an opportunity to qualify for $1,000,000 guaranteed WPT National Main Event. Following successful qualifiers for WPT offline events in the U.K., the poker site continued its partnership with the World Poker Tour and went on to launch online satellites for WPT500 at ARIA Resort & Casino, WPT National Rozvadov, and WPT National China.

Later after a successful series of satellites for WPT National Cambodia, Adda52 hosted exclusive qualifiers for WPT500 Las Vegas from 17th April to 4th June 2017 and qualified as many as 20 players for the event. Now that WPT India is coming up next, Adda52 is hosting exclusive satellites for the inaugural WPT India series running from 7th to 13th November at India’s luxurious casino-Deltin Royale. The online satellites have already started and will be run through 28th October this month.  

Given below is the complete schedule of WPT Satellites on Adda52:

DAY

DATE

SEATS GTD

  TIME   

SATELLITE

BUY-IN

Mon-Fri

26 Sep-5 Nov

     1

11:00 PM

WPT India ME Satellite - RE

2750

Mon-Fri

26 Sep-5 Nov

 

3:30 & 8:30 PM

WPT India ME Step 1 - R+A

110

Mon-Fri

26 Sep-5 Nov

 

9:30 PM

WPT India Step 1 - RE

275

Sat -Sun

26 Sep-5 Nov

     2

11:00 PM

2 GTD - WPT India ME Satellite

5500

Sat -Sun

26 Sep-5 Nov

 

2, 7 PM

WPT India ME Step 1 - R+A

220

Sat -Sun

26 Sep-5 Nov

 

9:30 PM

WPT India Step 1 - RE

550

Sat 

28 Oct, 4 Nov

     1

11:00 PM

WPT India Super Satellite - RE

11500

Sat 

28 Oct, 4 Nov

 

2,7,9:30 PM

WPT India Super Step 1 - RE

575


 

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