WPT Championship starts today

WPT Championship starts today

Saturday, 14 May 2011

While European attention is focussed on Madrid the crème de la crème of American poker will be heading to Bellagio in Las Vegas later today for the final event on the World Poker Tour season IX calendar.

The $25,000 buy-in Championship event starts at noon local time with a host of top names expected to play. David Williams took last year's WPT Championship title, outlasting a 195 runner field to take home a first prize of over $1.5m.

The much hyped $100,000 super high roller event takes place on 18th and 19th May. Needless to say, the Bluff Europe fiver will be going on Erik Seidel.

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Tags: WPT, Erik Seidel, David Williams, High Roller, Bellagio