For the first time in history two major poker tournmanet series are joining forces: World Poker Tour and PokerStars are teaming up for a "PokerStars Championship WPT MonteDam Swing”. The series will combine two events, one from each organization.
“Both PokerStars and the World Poker Tour are committed to growing the game of poker, and the PokerStars Championship WPT MonteDam Swing was developed to benefit players competing at both PokerStars Championship Monte Carlo and WPT Amsterdam,” said Edgar Stuchly, PokerStars Director of Live Events. “This exciting partnership allows players a natural transition from one world-class festival to another, and we encourage our players to head to WPT Amsterdam following their time in Monte Carlo.”
Adam Pliska, the Chief Executive Officer of the WPT, echoed Stuchly’s thoughts in saying, “For many years, PokerStars and the World Poker Tour have collaborated behind the scenes to ensure the scheduling of our major events is done in the best interest of the players. We are proud to take the collaboration a step further with the creation of the PokerStars Championship WPT MonteDam Swing, and we welcome all players to kick off a spectacular three weeks of poker by attending PokerStars Championship Monte Carlo starting April 25.”
The PokerStars Championship WPT MonteDam Swing will kick off with the PokerStars Championship in Monte Carlo.
There will also be prizes for those who simply participate in the Swing. If a player even participates in one PokerStars Championship tournament and one WPT event during the Swing, they will receive a freeroll ticket for an online tournament at PokerStars with a $30,000 prize pool. If a player participates in both Main Events on the Swing schedule, they will receive a $300 voucher for buy-ins at the 2017 PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP).