The World Poker Tour is heading to China! WPT has officially announced the addition of an new stop to its upcoming Season XI calendar. Starting December 14th, the MGM Grand Sanya Resort in Sanya, Hainan Island, China will be host of the first ever WPT tournament in China!
WPT National China Poker Tournament Sanya will have eliminations, and it is expected that even over 50,000 Chinese poker players could compete for one of the 500 available Main Event seats (number of players is capped). The event itself will last 4 days.
WPT National China Tournament Sanya demonstrates the exploding popularity of WPT National and Regional events, which provide players around the world with the opportunity to compete in affordable, world-class poker tournaments, said WPT CEO Steve Heller. We are very excited about the potential of this tournament as there are thousands of players in China who arent able to play in large tournaments such as this without having to deal with the expense and hassle of traveling out of the country.
WPT National China Tournament Sanya is filling a void in the Chinese poker community, and we hope this will be the first of many similar events World Poker Tour will hold in China in coming seasons, Heller added.
Full schedule of 2012 World Poker Tour Season XI:
Tournament Date Buy-in
WPT Emperors Palace Poker Classic Oct. 22 - 26 $3,600*
Jacksonville bestbet Fall Series Nov. 9-13 $3,500*
WPT Copenhagen Nov. 12-17 26,250 DKK*
WPT Montreal Nov. 23 - 26 $3,300*
WPT Mazagan Nov. 26 - Dec. 1 3,500*
WPT Prague Dec. 3-8 3,300*
Five Diamond World Poker Classic Dec. 17-22 $10,300