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World Poker Tour - $100,000 buy-in event

Party Poker has been extensively overhauling the World Poker Tour since taking it over late 2009, introducing bigger and better events and slick organisation, but the latest announcement sets a new benchmark in the company's tournament history - a $100,000 buy-in event.

Crowning the striking enhancements and whirlwind changes of the past eighteen months, the World Poker Tour will now deliver a finale worthy of a successful live tourney season with its debut Super High Roller Event during the upcoming WPT World Championship series at Bellagio.

This exclusive tournament runs from May 18-19, features a $100,000 buy-in, and will be televised within the WPT World Championship episodes on FSN.

World Poker Tour champion and eight-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner Erik Seidel, Daniel Shak and Justin "Boosted" Smith have already confirmed they will play.

"Hosting a hundred thousand dollar buy-in event within the WPT World Championship series means the world's elite players have a chance to show their mettle as they battle for one of the year's most coveted titles and one of the highest buy-in titles, all within a single week," said Steve Heller, CEO of the World Poker Tour, this week.

With the game's top professionals already competing at Bellagio for the WPT World Championship May 14-20, this new addition is sure to attract premier players and generate a robust prize pool.

Source: InfoPowa News

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