Bigger buy-in live tournaments began to emerge again during the fall, with the Mid-States Poker Tour hosting the first live ‘mid-main’ main event since the start of the pandemic. The MSPT Grand Falls Casino main event $ 1,100 buy-in no-limit hold’em attracted a total of 518 entries to eliminate the $ 150,000 guarantee, creating a final prize pool of $ 500,960. Mark Collins took home $ 107,706 after coming out on top.
The first major live tour to host the festival is the European Poker Tour. The EPT Sochi 175,000 RUB no-limit hold’em main event attracted a total of 637 entries to Casino Sochi. Ruslan Bogdanov earned 15,984,500 RUB ($ 212,914 USD) as the last winner of this event visit dewapoker.
The World Poker Tour has yet to announce new dates for their event, but the tour does have three pending final tables set in the early months of the year that appear likely to be played in 2020. Twice Chance bracelet champion Kornuth, who is the chip leader with six remaining at the WPT Park Poker Championship, tweeted at the end of October, “… just got a call that the WPT Gardens final table will be held at PokerGO studios December 3.”
The WPT LA poker classic final table is expected to play out the same week, with the date for the third final table, of the WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open, yet to be determined. The WPTDeepStacks tour has upcoming stops in Taiwan and Johannesburg planned for later this year.