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Popular WPT Prime Tour Heads to Amsterdam From March 24

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The Holland Casino in Amsterdam, the home of the world-famous Masters Classics of Poker, is gearing up to welcome thousands of poker tournament players from across Europe and further afield when the WPT Prime tour stops off in the Netherlands from March 24.

The World Poker Tour first visited Amsterdam in 2015, and has returned to the Dutch capital seven times since. Morocco’s Farid Yachou took down the WPT Amsterdam Main Event in May 2015, with Florens Feenstra winning in 2018, the only Dutch players to take down a WPT title on home soil. Those two tournaments were part of the WPT Main Tour, now the Holland Casino is preparing to welcome the WPT Prime players.

2023 WPT Prime Amsterdam Schedule

Date Time Event
Fri 24 Mar 12:30 p.m. €565 NLHE Opener Day 1
  7:00 p.m. €275 NLHE Hyper Turbo
Sat 25 Mar 12:30 p.m. NLHE Opener Day 2
  12:30 p.m. €345 NLHE Re-Entry Day 1
  7:00 p.m. €275 NLHE Hyper Turbo
Sun 26 Mar 12:30 p.m. NLHE Re-Entry Day 2
  12:30 p.m. €345 PLO with Antes Day 1
  7:00 p.m. €165 NLHE Satellite to Main Event
Mon 27 Mar 12:30 p.m. PLO with Antes Day 2
  12:30 p.m. €840 NLHE Bounty (€250 bounties)
  7:00 p.m. €165 NLHE Satellite to Main Event
Tue 28 Mar 12:30 p.m. €1,100 NLHE Main Event Day 1A
  7:00 p.m. €165 NLHE Satellite to Main Event
Wed 29 Mar 12:30 p.m. €1,100 NLHE Main Event Day 1B
  7:00 p.m. €1,100 NLHE Main Event Day 1C Turbo
Thu 30 Mar 12:30 p.m. Main Event Day 2
  4:00 p.m. €1,100 PLO with Antes Day 1
  7:00 p.m. €330 NLHE Satellite to High Roller
Fri 31 Mar 12:30 p.m. PLO with Antes Day 2
  12:30 p.m. €2,200 NLHE High Roller
  6:00 p.m. NLHE Main Event Final Day
  7:00 p.m. €275 NLHE Hyper Turbo
Sat 1 Apr 12:30 p.m. NLHE High Roller Day 2
  12:30 p.m. €345 NLHE Re-Entry

WPT Prime Amsterdam takes place from March 24, and crowns its final champion on April 1. Between those dates, more than a dozen tournaments and satellites with buy-ins from €165 to €2,200 run, including the eagerly-anticipated €1,100 WPT Prime Amsterdam Main Event.

The €1,100 WPT Prime Amsterdam Main Event features a trio of starting flights, with Day 1A shuffling up and dealing at 12:30 p.m. CET on March 28. Day 1B starts at the same time on March 29, with a turbo-structured Day 1C scheduled for 7:00 p.m. CET also on March 29.

Both Day 1A and 1B are played to a 40-minute clock, while Day 1C uses 20-minute levels. All three flights conclude when approximately 12.5% of the field remains (one in eight entrants), with those players progressing to Day 2 in the money places. Day 2 plays to a 60-minute clock, and ends when the eight-handed final table is set, while the final day uses 60-minute blinds until heads-up; they then shorten to 30 minutes.

Although the Main Event is the tournament everyone wants to win, there are plenty of other tournaments that ae sure to attract hundreds, if not thousands, of players to the Holland Casino in Amsterdam.

The €565 NLHE Opener is the perfect way to get the festival’s show on the road, while the €840 NLHE Bounty event, which awards €250 for every opponent you bust, will undoubtedly prove popular. Then there are the PLO with Antes tournaments, and a €2,200 buy-in High Roller. Everything points to WPT Prime Amsterdam being an incredible week of live poker action.

Fabrice Bigot Tops Bumper WPT Prime Paris Main Event Field (€177,240)

2023 WPT Prime Main Events So Far

Two WPT Prime Main Events have crowned their worthy champions in 2023, although that number will increase to three once WPT Prime Cambodia concludes in the run-up to the Amsterdam festivities.

Frenchman Fabrice Bigot Castagnet triumphed in the €1,100 WPT Prime Paris Main Event. He outlasted 1,070 opponents and walked away with €177,240 for his victory.

Australia’s Sheng Ye became a WPT Prime champion after coming out on top of a 1,224-strong crowd in the A$2,000 WPT Prime Gold Coast Main Event. Ye padded his bankroll with A$374,953 ($253,264).

As you can see, the WPT Prime Main Events are proving popular as they give players the chance to experience the thrill of a WPT Main Tour tournament without having to fork out several thousand dollars or euros. PokerNews fully expects WPT Prime Amsterdam to be a roaring success.

Sheng Ye Goes Big Down Under; Wins WPT Prime Gold Coast Main Event (AUD $374,953)

Win a WPT Prime Passport on WPT Global

If you can’t make it to Amsterdam, don’t be too disheartened as there are several ways to book your place at WPT Prime future stops.

Online poker room WPT Global is giving players worldwide the chance to secure their seats for upcoming events with their $1,500 WPT Prime Passport, which allows them to play at a live event of their choice.

The Passport Qualifiers come with a $110 buy-in and run every Saturday at 2 p.m. ET and Sunday and 6 p.m. ET.

The next WPT Prime stops include:

  • Bratislava, Slovakia – May 11-15
  • Hanoi, Vietnam – May 25-29
  • San Remo, Italy – June 1-11
  • And watch for many more WPT live events

Join WPT Global Today

The launch of WPT Global means that poker players around the world now have the chance to win their way to WPT events, win prizes and enjoy exciting games such as Poker Flips. As one of the world’s largest cash game poker networks, WPT Global is available in over 50 countries and territories worldwide.

WPT Global offers a large deposit match bonus: 100% on deposits up to $1,200 (using any payment method). New players depositing a minimum of $20 automatically receive this match bonus, unlocked in $5 increments (credited straight to the cashier) for every $20 rake contribution.

Both tournaments and cash games count towards bonus unlocking; new players have 90 days from the date of first deposit to unlock and claim their full bonus amount.

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