World Cup of Cards is back!
Tuesday 1st August, 2017

World Cup of Cards is back!

By Mad Harper

After a fantastic debut last year, the World Cup of Cards returns to Canada’s famous Playground Poker Club in Montreal with an even bigger and better edition. Running from August 13 to September 13, the World Cup of Cards features over $6,000,000 in guaranteed prize pools in events designed to appeal to players of all experience levels.


We have tons of great hotels near the Playground so book today to take part in this fantastic festival.




With tournaments of all sizes spread out throughout the month, the World Cup of Cards is all about giving players what they want – fun events, variety, huge guarantees, and a ton of value for their poker-playing dollar.


For the second year in a row, one of the highlights of the WCC is the number of non-Hold’em events on the schedule. Of the 36 events, 11 will be played in “other” games including PLO8, Crazy Pineapple, and the popular “Roll the Dice” 6-game mixed tournament. There are also several alternative NL Hold’em formats on the calendar like a Shootout, a Mix Max event, and more. Every week features great options for players who want some variety in their poker tournament play!


The 2017 WCC kicks off with the return of the $220 partypoker LIVE Grand Prix Canada with a $1,000,000 prize pool guarantee – double the guarantee of the most recent Grand Prix Canada event at Playground! With 17 Live starting flights and even more Online starting flights, this event is sure to kick off the WCC in style! The Live portion of Grand Prix Canada will run from August 13 to 21.


The next big event in the 2017 WCC is the CPPT World Cup of Cards, running from August 25th to 28th. Again this year the tournament will be a $1500 + $150 NL Hold’em event with 2 Day 1s and an awesome $400,000 Guarantee.


The following weekend will feature a new event, the partypoker Playground1000. With a $1,100 buy-in and 4 Day 1s, this is the second event in the WCC with a $1,000,000 prize pool guarantee.


Last but not least among the marquee events in the WCC is the brand new partypoker Canadian Poker Championship. This is a $2,200 NL Hold’em Event that boasts a massive $2,000,000 guarantee featuring 3 single re-entry speed starting flights and an additional single re-entry turbo starting flight.


There’s more! Playground Poker Club has responded to popular demand by adding two additional $5K 8-Max events plus a $10K High Roller 6-Max event to the schedule.

For the WCC Leaderboard Challenge, every player in every tournament, including EACH Day 1, will be awarded Leaderboard Challenge points according to a formula that takes into account buy-in, field size, finishing position, and game type.

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