The Land Down Under Welcomes WPT at The Star Gold Coast

The World Poker Tour (WPT) is gearing up to make its return to Australia, promising poker enthusiasts an exhilarating experience at The Star Gold Co…

The Land Down Under Welcomes WPT at The Star Gold Coast

The World Poker Tour (WPT) is gearing up to make its return to Australia, promising poker enthusiasts an exhilarating experience at The Star Gold Coast. Running from September 14-27, 2023, the festival culminates in the WPT Australia Main Event, which spans from September 22-27.

This year’s Main Event has a buy-in of AUD $8,000, a significant increase from last year’s AUD $5,400, which attracted a commendable turnout of 710 entrants, amassing a prize pool of AUD $3,550,000 ($2,334,125). David Tang emerged victorious from that competitive field, claiming his first-ever WPT Main Tour title and walking away with the top prize of AUD $647,470.

The Land Down Under Welcomes WPT at The Star Gold CoastDavid Tang won the 2022 Main Event.

The tour first set its sights on the country in 2019, marking the inauguration of WPT Australia. That year’s AUD $2,500 Main Event exceeded expectations, drawing 658 entries and Melbourne’s Hari Varma etching his name in WPT history.

Following that inaugural event, WPT Australia’s trajectory has only risen, with the hosting of two WPT Prime events in 2022 and 2023, along with the memorable Main Tour event of the previous year.

Beyond the Main Events, WPT Australia is renowned for its diverse portfolio of tournaments that cater to players of all calibers and bankrolls. This year’s lineup is no exception. Players can look forward to events such as the AUD $1,650 Mystery Bounty, the AUD $5,000 8 Max Action Clock, and the AUD $660 Ladies Australia Championship Event. High roller aficionados can set their sights on events like the AUD $10,000 World Championship Warm Up, among others.

2023 WPT Australia Main Tour Full Schedule

Date Event Buy-In($)
September 14, 2023 Opening Event Day 1A AUD $1,500
September 15, 2023 NLH Turbo Freezeout AUD $565
September 15, 2023 Opening Event Day 1B AUD $1,500
September 16, 2023 Opening Event Day 2  
September 16, 2023 8 Max Action Clock Day 1 AUD $5,000
September 16, 2023 Mystery Bounty Day 1A AUD $1,650
September 17, 2023 Opening Event Final Day  
September 17, 2023 8 Max Action Clock Day 2  
September 17, 2023 Mystery Bounty Day 1B AUD $1,650
September 18, 2023 Mystery Bounty Day 2  
September 18, 2023 Outback Survivor Bounty Day 1 AUD $1,150
September 19, 2023 Outback Survivor Bounty Day 2  
September 19, 2023 Ladies Australia Championship Event Day 1 AUD $660
September 19, 2023 PLO Action Clock Day 1 AUD $675
September 20, 2023 Ladies Australian Championship Day 2  
September 20, 2023 PLO Action Clock Day 2  
September 20, 2023 Bonza Bounty Day 1 AUD $880
September 21, 2023 Bonza Bounty Day 2  
September 21, 2023 Shane Warne One Day Perpetual Trophy Charity Event AUD $880
September 21, 2023 Super High Roller Day 1 AUD $20,000
September 22, 2023 Main Event Day 1A AUD $8,000
September 22, 2023 Super High Roller Day 2  
September 23, 2023 Main Event Day 1B AUD $8,000
September 23, 2023 Celebration Party  
September 24, 2023 Main Event Day 2  
September 24, 2023 Mini Main Event Day 1 AUD $2,000
September 25, 2023 Main Event Day 3  
September 25, 2023 Mini Main Event Day 2  
September 25, 2023 $10K World Championship Warm Up Day 1 AUD $10,000
September 26, 2023 Main Event Day 4  
September 26, 2023 $10K World Championship Warm Up Day 2  
September 26, 2023 WPT World Championship Road to Vegas Day 1 AUD $1,100
September 26, 2023 $5K High Roller PLO Day 1 AUD $5,000
September 27, 2023 Main Event Final Day  
September 27, 2023 WPT World Championship Road to Vegas Day 2  
September 27, 2023 $5K High Roller PLO Day 2  
September 27, 2023 $675 Finale One Day Event (Freezeout) AUD $675

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