Adam Pliska, the president of the World Poker Tour (WPT), has assured poker players that something will be done about the clash in the dates of two major live poker events—the European Poker Tour (EPT) Monte Carlo Championship and the WPT Championship.
In a post on the WPT blog, officials of live poker tour have stated that they are aware of the fact that the schedule of these two events overlap. They have also assured players that they are discussing the issue with EPT officials so that players interested in taking part in both events can do so.
The $15,000 plus $400 buy-in WPT World Championship, a televised poker tournament, is scheduled to be held between April 22 and April 26 in 2014 at the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa. Meanwhile, the EPT has published on its website that its Monte Carlo leg, which will take place at Monte Carlo Bay Hotel Casino will be held from April 23 to May 3 in 2014.
The exact schedule of the Monte Carlo leg of the WPT has not yet been finalized. As per the previous year’s schedule, the poker festival began with the Main Event.
According to Pliska, the overlap is slight. If players reach the final table of the WPT Championship, they will not be able to take part in the EPT Main Event. In his post on the WPT blog, he writes: “The final table of the WPT Main Event occurs on Saturday April 26, and Day 1A of the EPT Main Event occurs on the same day. Day 1B of the EPT Main Event takes place on Sunday April 27, and players are able to enter prior to the start of the EPT Day 2 on Monday April 28.”
He further states that the WPT will continue to collaborate with the EPT to make sure that players will be able to participate fully in both events.
Recently, the WPT announced that the WPT World Championship will be held on the East Coast for the first time in its history. So far, it was being held in Nevada. Last year, the event was held from May 18 to 24 while the Monte Carlo leg of the EPT was held from May 6 to 15.