The third annual World Cup of Cards will return to the Playground Poker Club and will start on January 20. The competition will last until February 6 and will feature more than $2 million of guaranteed prize money. An announcement made by the Playground Poker Club stated that this venue would be the third host of the popular poker tournament called the World Cup of Cards. It will feature a total of 29 events and more than CAD$2 million is already promised in guarantees. According to the Playground Poker Club officials, the tournament will feature a wide range of events, and there will be something for everyone. They will range from CAD$110 for people who don’t want to play with a lot of money, to CAD$1,650 for true poker players.
The officials promise a lot of exciting games and various formats of poker competitions. The complete World Cup of Cards tournament is focused on three main events. The first is CAD$220 partypoker LIVE Grand Prix Canada CAD$500,000 and that is a no-limit hold’em type of event which has a reward for the winner. The second event is mainly targeted at high rollers with CAD$1,650 WPTDeepStacks CAD$750,000, and it is also a no-limit hold’em event. Finally, the third tournament requires a buy-in of CAD$1,100 and it is called Card Player Poker Tour. It has a guaranteed sum of $250,000 and it is a no-limit hold’em event as well.
The 2019 World Cup of Cards will return with the first event mentioned above. It will have a total of five starting flights that are going to be played online and a total of 12 starting flights played live. The event will last from January 23 to January 27. On the last day, the most successful players will create the final flight and play until they reach the final table and the winner will be decided on January 28. The second event, CAD$1,650 WPTDeepStacks CAD$750,000, will commence on February 1 and will have a total of three starting flights. It will last for five days, and the winner will be decided on February 5. The third important event is called Card Player Poker Tour and considered the main event of this tournament. It will begin on February 4 with two starting flights, and end on February 6. On that day, the winner of the main event will be decided. Last year, the format of the main event was a bit different as it required a bigger buy-in. There were a total of 191 entries and Luc Bellerive from Quebec managed to win it and take home a nice sum of money – CAD$98,000. In a couple of weeks, the Playground Poker Club is going to be an epicenter of Canadian poker.