Deepstacks Omitted from WPT Season XIII Schedule

Deepstacks Omitted from WPT Season XIII ScheduleThe World Poker Tour has announced a selection of dates for the first half of its Season XIII schedule – with no mention of the recently hyped Deepstacks Tour.

Just five short weeks ago, World Poker Tour President Adam Pilska was quoted as saying he could not be more excited about the partnership between the existing Deepstacks Poker Tour and the WPT, which would rebrand all their Regional and National Events as “WPT Deepstacks”.

Now it would appear that Mr Pilska´s excitement has worn off, as the new World Poker Tour schedule for the first half of Season XIII has re-rebranded the WPT Deepstacks event scheduled for Aspers Casino in London in July as the “WPT Party Poker UK National” and removed the event in Malta scheduled for November.

Main Tour Much the Same as Last Year

The schedule for the “Main” World Poker Tour is pretty much the same as last year. The Legends of Poker, Borgata Open, Poker Scramble, Emperors Palace Classic, WPT Montreal and Five Diamond Classic are all scheduled for much the same dates as they were last year.

The WPT Merit Classic in Cyprus has been put back a month to account for it being hot in the Mediterranean in August, and the WPT UK @ Dusk Till Dawn replaces the disappointingly attended WPT Caribbean won by Tony Dunst in Season XII. There is also a slight change to the new WPT500 Aria event – which now kicks off on Friday 4th July, rather than the previously advertised 1st July.

Dates Event Venue
July 4th – 9th WPT500 Aria Casino – Las Vegas
Aug 23rd -29th WPT Legends of Poker Bicycle Casino – California
Sept 5th – 10th WPT Merit Classic Kyrenia – Cyprus
Sept 14th – 19th WPT Borgata Open Atlantic City – New Jersey
Nov 7th – 11th WPT Poker Scramble Jacksonville – Florida
Nov 13th – 16th WPT Emperors Palace Johannesburg – South Africa
Nov 18th – 23rd WPT UK Dusk till Dawn – Nottingham
Nov 20th – 26th WPT Montreal Kahnawake – Quebec
Dec 13th 20th WPT Five Diamond Classic Bellagio – Las Vegas


Not the WPTDeepstacks Tour

The schedule for the WPT Regional and National events is heavily focused on European destinations throughout the rest of 2014, with only one event scheduled for the States. The WPT´s “carefully chosen partners” tend to have a familiar ring to them, but no doubt they will be as popular as ever and well supported by a range of online qualifiers.

Dates Event Venue
June 5th -9th Gioco Digitale WPT Campione Casino Campione – Como, Italy
July 3rd – 6th Partypoker WPT National Aspers – London, UK
July 15th – 20th WPT National Casino Cirsa – Valencia, Spain
July 18th – 21st WPT National Brussels Grand Casino – Brussels, Belgium
Aug 22nd – 24th WPT Western Challenge Atlantis Casino – Reno, Nevada
Oct 9th – 12th National Marrakech Casino De Marrakech – Morocco
Oct 31st – Nov 3rd WPT National Brussels Grand Casino – Brussels, Belgium
Oct 28th – Nov 3rd WPT National China MGM Grand Sanya – China
Dec 4th – 7th National Paris Cercle Clichy – Montmartre, Paris


More Dates to be Announced Soon

The World Poker Tour´s website states that more “branded” Regional and National events will be announced soon. We wonder what they will be branded as next time?