The 2020 World Poker Tour Gardens Poker Championship is considered one of three WPT delayed remaining tables that at the moment are set to play all the way down to a winner greater than a 12 months after the ultimate six gamers had been initially determined. The WPT was scheduled to play out that occasion, together with the WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open and the WPT L.A. Poker Classic over a three-day interval from Mar. 31 by means of Apr. 2, 2020 on the HyperX Esports Arena on the Luxor Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, however the tour was compelled to postpone these remaining tables as a result of COVID-19 pandemic. Card Player can now verify that these three occasions, together with the ultimate desk of the upcoming 2021 WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown will play to a conclusion this spring at a brand new venue: the PokerGO Studio in Las Vegas.
The 2020 WPT Gardens Poker Championship is now scheduled for Mar. 10, 2021. That signifies that the champion can be determined 422 days after the ultimate six gamers bagged up their chips again on Jan. 13, 2020. The gamers had been initially solely meant to attend 11 weeks earlier than enjoying all the way down to a winner. Recent Galfond Challenge participant and two-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner Chance Kornuth is the chip chief among the many remaining six gamers.
The 2020 WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open will now be the primary of a sequence of three remaining tables performed out from May 16-18. The 2020 WPT L.A. Poker Classic will happen on May 17, whereas the 2021 WPT SHR Poker Showdown will conclude on May 18, only a few weeks after the ultimate six are selected Apr. 27, 2021.
“We want to make sure that not only are our partner casino… are ready to go, but also that we are making sure that our player safety and our staff safety is paramount,” mentioned WPT Executive Tour Director Matt Savage when requested in regards to the difficulties of this delayed remaining desk state of affairs in an interview with Card Player final 12 months. “We are ready to go… as soon as things open up and hopefully, the players won’t have those travel restrictions at that time. We need to be very cognizant of that as well, to make sure that we can get everybody to those final tables and do it in a safe manner. So like I said, we’re ready to go as soon as things change and I believe that the players are as well. All the players that made the final tables in question have been paid out sixth-place money. I hope that those players are doing fine and that we can get cards back in the air as soon as it is safely possible.”
The change in venue for these remaining tables could also be the results of a change within the possession of the WPT which passed off in January. The tour was bought by Allied Esports, which owns the HyperX Esports Arena, to Element Partners, LLC for a reported $78,250,000.
Here is a have a look at the schedule for these upcoming delayed remaining tables:
|Event||Final Table Date|
|2020 WPT Gardens Poker Championship||Mar. 10, 2021|
|2020 WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open||May 16, 2021|
|2020 WPT L.A. Poker Classic||May 17, 2021|
|2021 WPT SHR Poker Showdown||May 18, 2021|
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