The WPTDeepStacks online series heads to partypoker from October 7 following a hugely successful WPT World Online Championships. There are nine numbered events with buy-ins ranging from $11 up to $5,200, giving every partypoker the opportunity to become a World Poker Tour champion.
October 7 sees the first of two WPTDeepStacks events shuffle up and deal: The $215 Opener ($200,000 guaranteed) and $22 Mini Opener ($75,000 guaranteed). Both feature seven Day 1s and the structure of both events is the almost same despite one costing ten times more than the other. The mirroring of structures means even low-stakes players get to experience what it is like to compete in a major tournament.
Everyone sits down with 100,000 chips and plays to blinds starting at 250/500/50a. Blinds increase every 12-minutes in the $22 Mini Opener and every 14-minutes in the $215 Opener.
Each Day 1 concludes when only 15% of the field remains. That top 15% progress to Day 2 on October 11 knowing they are already in the money.
$1 Million Guaranteed WPTDeepStacks Main Event
A WPTDeepStacks Main Event and Mini Main Event are the highlights of the schedule. The $1,100 Main Event comes with the festival’s largest guarantee: $1 million. Even the $109 Mini Main Event carries a $200,000 guarantee prize pool.
Satellites for the $1,100 Main Event are running now. As with previous tournament series, these satellites are Phase tournaments. $0.01 buy-in centrolls award $4.40 tickets to Phase 1. Make it through Phase 1 and take your stack through to the next available $22 Phase 2. These, in turn, see players progress to Sunday’s $109 Final Phase where 100x $1,100 WPTDeepStack Main Event seats are guaranteed.
You can buy into any Phase you wish or that your bankroll allows.
Event #07 is the $500,000 guaranteed High Roller. It too is a phased event. The final phase shuffles up and deals at 7:05 p.m. BST on October 24; $5,200 is the buy-in. However, $530 buy-in Phase 3’s run every day from October 10-24. Like the Main Event satellites, there are various phases available to make it possible for low-stakes players to take a shot at the big time. Those High Roller phases are $5.50 > $55 > $530 > $5,200
2021 WPTDeepstacks Online Schedule
|October 7-11||#01 Opener||$215||$200,000||7-Max|
|October 7-11||#02 Mini Opener||$22||$75,000||7-Max|
|October 10-26||#03 Main Event||$1,100||$1,000,000||8-Max|
|October 10-26||#04 Mini Main Event||$109||$200,000||8-Max|
|October 10-18||#05 Turbo Knockout||$109||$300,000||6-Max PKO|
|October 10-18||#06 Mini Turbo Knockout||$11||$100,000||6-Max PKO|
|October 10-24||#07 High Roller||$5,200||$500,000||8-Max|
|October 17-25||#08 Closer||$320||$300,000||7-Max PKO|
|October 17-25||#09 Mini Closer||$33||$150,000||7-Max PKO|
Help Yourself to $30 of Free Play and a $600 Welcome Bonus
Now is the time to join partypoker if you do not already play there. Download partypoker via PokerNews and make a deposit of only $10 to receive $10 worth of free play. This free play comes in the form of tickets, which land in your new partypoker account over the course of a week.
- Day 1: 2x $1 SPINS tickets + 1x $3.30 MTT ticket
- Day 2: 4x $0.25 SPINS tickets
- Day 4: 1x $3.30 MTT ticket
- Day 6: 4x $0.25 SPINS tickets
Increase your initial deposit to $20 and partypoker gifts you $30 worth of tickets over the course of a week. Two of those freebies are $5.50 tournament tickets, meaning you can jump into two of the WPTDeepStacks $5.50 Phase 1s for free.
- Day 1: 1x $5 SPINS ticket + 1x $3.30 MTT ticket
- Day 2: 2x $1 SPINS ticket + 1x $5.50 MTT ticket
- Day 4: 1x $5.50 MTT ticket
- Day 6: 2x $3 SPINS tickets + 1x$3.30 MTT ticket
Your initial deposit also awards you a 100% matched bonus, up to a maximum of $600 — you need to deposit $600 to acquire the full bonus amount.
Once you have the pending bonus in your account, you need to earn four times the bonus amount in loyalty points; these are earned at a rate of one per $1 contributed to the cash game rake or paid in tournament fees. The bonus releases into your playable account balance in 10% increments, each time you earn 10% of the total loyalty points required.