The World Poker Tour has announced a return to Asia scheduled for this December, with the maiden WPT Korea event set to feature on the island province of Jeju, off the south coast of mainland Korea.
Ear-marked as major draw cards of the event is the $2,700+300 buy-in WPT Korea Main Event, as well as the final table of the WPT National China event and will be battled out at the Ramada Plaza Hotel’s WPT Club Phoenix Poker Room from the 15-19 of December, 2013.
WPT President Adam Pliska outlined the body’s delight in the addition of the quickly approaching event.
“After the success of our recent event in China, we’re looking forward to attracting a strong field in Jeju as we expand the WPT brand further into Asia” Pliska said.
“With two final tables playing out in the same venue just days apart, we’re confident that the launch of WPT Korea will be just the beginning of more WPT events throughout the region in coming seasons.”
Set to feature two Day 1 flights with re-entry, the WPT Korea will also mark a first for the entire World Poker Tour, as it will be the first occasion in the tour’s history that a live final table will be held at the same venue simultaneously.
On the first day of play, the final table of the WPT National China will be moved to Jeju (as previously outlined), where the event will be live streamed for viewing by literally anyone in the world. The WPT National China will award over $254,000 to the last man standing, which each player at the final table receiving a complimentary entry into the WPT Korea Main Event.
Already set to attend are such familiar Poker names as WPT Executive Tour Manager Matt Savage, with commentary from Lacey Jones, Xuan Liu and Tony Dunst, the latter of which recently claimed the WPT Caribbean in St. Maarten.
Also set to feature at the WPT Korea will be a Super Elite Cup High Roller event, along with several other key tour events, available to view in full at the WPT website.
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