WPT TOC: Closing Out the Showdown with Champions

$15,000 WPT Tournament of Champions
Level 1: 75/150 with a 25 Ante

Defending WPT Tournament Championship winner, Farid Yachou

The end 2017 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown schedule is near and all we have yet to determine is the WPT Tournament of Champions winner. We’ve crowned 30 champions so far and this one might be the toughest to conquer.

The $15,000 buy-in tournament is only available to members of the WPT Champions Club; players must have already won a World Poker Tour in their fifteen years of operation. We’ll have an exclusive group of players today in the ballroom.

Last season, Farid Yachou recorded his first career tournament cash with a win the WPT Amsterdam event and he followed that up with his second cash by winning the 2016 WPT Tournament of Champions. He will be back in action trying to notch a third title.

Players will sit down to 50,000 deep stacks and levels will last 60 minutes through the tournament. Late registration is available until the start of Level 3 at 2:15pm but the freeze-out format gives them no re-entries option if they bust their stack.

Today also marks the return of the WPT “Action Clock” giving players 30-seconds to make a decision. They will have four 30-second extensions available each day of the tournament and the extensions do not carry over.

Day 1 will complete after Level 10 with all survivors bagging up their chips for a return on Saturday for Day 2.

Cards will go in the air at the top of the hour and  we will bring all the WPT Tournament of Champions action.

  • Players begin with 50,000 in chips
  • Levels will last 60 minutes
  • 30-second “Action Clock” will be in use
  • Each player will receive four 30-second extensions
  • Late registration available until start of Level 3
  • Day 1 will end after Level 10 or Tournament Director discretion
  • WPT Tournament of Champions Structure Sheet