With 2012 coming to a close in less than two months, the WPT has just yesterday supplied the details to their planned stops in 2013. The schedule marks out the stops that the World Poker Tour will be making right up until the end of the XI season in the latter part of May.
The planned stops have been made in such a way to continue their expansion into new areas and markets in both America and Europe whilst keeping hold of their most successful stops.
Their very first stop of 2013 will see them going back to familiar ground; they will be hosting the WPT Borgata Winter Open from the 27th. They were already at the Borgata just a few months ago which has been one of their most successful events on the tour so far as it attracted 1,100 players The $3,500 buy-in Main Event is set to offer a massive $2 million prize pool guarantee.
Next it will move on to Florida where they will be putting on another $3,500 Main Event at the WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open starting on the 8th of February. The tour then heads over seas to Austria for the €3,500 WPT Vienna which gets underway on the 18th of February and runs until the 23rd.
Next up comes possibly the most consistent of all of the stops on the tour, the WPT L.A Poker Classic. The stop is always a popular one and never disappoints, with this event being a $10,000 buy-in starting on the 23rd of February. Just a week after that there is the $7,500 WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star which gets underway from the 4th Of March.
With the tour then entering its last couple of months, there is a planned new stop at the WPT Barcelona with a €3,500 buy-in Main Event running between the 5th and 10th of April. It then skips back over to Florida on the 11th of April for the WPT Seminole Hard Rock Showdown.
The season ends in usual style as it heads to the poker capital of the world in Las Vegas. There will be the usual season ending stops with the big $100k WPT Super High Roller Championship and then of course the $25,000 WPT World Championship. Both of these tournaments will be run between the 18th and 24th of May.
The season will then take its standard break before starting up the next season a few months later. The stops above offer up a nice selection and variety whilst maintaining the more popular events over the past few seasons.