On Tour: 2022 WPT® Five Diamond World Poker Classic
The World Poker Tour is Back in Las Vegas at the Bellagio!
The World Poker Tour® celebrates 20 years by returning to the site of the first ever WPT Event back in 2002 (won by Danish superstar and WPT Legend Gus Hansen). The Five Diamond World Poker Classic Festival returns to the iconic Bellagio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas this October. This event has a rich history of bringing together the best players in the world and consistently generates massive prize pools with life-changing money awaiting the eventual champion.
The festival kicks off Friday October 7th with the $560 buy-in 100K guaranteed opening event and is headlined by the $10,400 buy-in $5M guaranteed championship event from October 19th-23rd.
Season XIX saw Taylor Black take home the lion's share of the $6.9 Million prize pool by outlasting an impressive field of 716 players. Taylor hoisted the Mike Sexton Champions Cup and took home the $1,2941,430 first prize.
Prepare For The WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic with Team LearnWPT
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Get In on the Action ...
The world-famous Bellagio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas is welcoming players back to their luxurious resort and storied poker room with a full festival of poker action.
The festival includes plenty of opportunities to satellite into the Main Event plus guaranteed prize pool tournaments for as low as $560 starting on October 7th - follow @BellagioPoker on Twitter for daily satellite updates!
📅 WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic Festival dates:
Start: Friday, October 7, 2022
End: Sunday, October 23, 2022
Click here for the full WPT festival schedule
The crown jewel 💎 of this exciting poker festival is the iconic $5,000,000 Guaranteed prize pool WPT® Five Diamond World Poker Classic Main Event starting on October 19th with a re-entry format.
📅 WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic Main Event dates:
Day 1: Wednesday, October 19th at 12PM PT
Day 2: Thursday, October 20th at 12PM PT
Day 3: Friday, October 21th at 12PM PT
Day 4: Saturday, October 22th at 12PM PT
Final Table: Sunday, October 23th at 12PM PT
WPT Executive Tour Director Matt Savage and the Bellagio Poker Room staff collaborated to bring a super deep championship structure for this $10,400 event that offers plenty of chances to build a stack and make a deep run.
You’ll also be playing for what is sure to be a seven-figure first place prize, as the entire poker world convenes at Bellagio for the beginning of a record-breaking season of poker.
Vegas MUG With Brad and Andrew!
On Tuesday, October 18th World Poker Tour Ambassadors Brad Own and Andrew Neeme bring the fun and excitement of the Meet Up Game (MUG) to their home turf at the Bellagio - and you're invited!
Beginning at 10 AM Pacific Time the pioneers of poker Vlogging and creators of the MUG will kick off the $2/$5 cash game action in the world-famous Bellagio Poker Room.
The WPT Family will be out in full force so be ready for a fun day of cash game poker and laughs. Join us for a unique poker experience, and maybe even some camera time in Andrew or Brad’s next vlog 🎥.
WPT Five Diamond Throwback - Tony Gives LuckyChewy The Raw Deal
The WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic has a rich history of incredible poker action and has spawned many poker legends.
Check out this throwback segment from a classic World Poker Tour® episode as Tony Dunst gives a little "Raw Deal" analysis of fellow LearnWPT Instructor Andrew "LuckyChewy" Lichtenberger's play against Antonio "The Magician" Esfandiari during the final table of the Season XI WPT Five Diamond Main Event.
How Does a Pro Handle The Pressure?
Watch this Strategy Episode as WPT Commentator and LearnWPT Instructor Tony Dunst gives a behind the scenes look at the 2019 WPT Bellagio Five Diamond $10K Main Event using actual hands he played to show you the moves he makes with big money at stake.
Bluffing Strategy With The 3X Champ
To win a WPT Title you’ll need to make your fair share of hands but also be willing to put it on the line and fire a bluff when necessary.
In this Strategy Episode 3x World Poker Tour Champion and WPT Player of the Year Brian Altman gives you the thought process behind his aggressive bluffing strategy.
WPT Five Diamond Throwback - Vanessa Vs LuckyChewy In a Flip
The final 3 players in the WPT 5 Diamond World Poker Classic are typically pretty tough. In the Season 10 edition of this event that saying definitely held true, with poker legends and LearnWPT Instructors Vanessa Selbst and LuckyChewy being 2 of the 3 remaining.
In this throwback hand we see the two members of Team LearnWPT clash in a classic coin flip spot with massive ICM implications in play.
Final Table Tips From Champions
Final Table Strategy can differ dramatically from the early stages of a tournament, especially with huge pay-jumps and the prestige that only comes with winning a World Poker Tour title.
Often players are unprepared for the pressure that comes with playing in front of an audience and how your decision making is affected with potentially life-changing money at stake.
While it's difficult to recreate the pressure of performing with the eyes of the world on you, you can start practicing now to succeed at the final table when it matters most.
Here are a few tips to help sharpen up your game for showtime!
➧ Be aware of stack sizes and pay jumps at all times, even the slightest changes in stack sizes can shift strategy dramatically
➧ When short stacks exist, there is extra pressure on the bigger stacks to avoid busting out
➧ The chip leaders can use this extra pressure to win many pots while the short stack is in play
➧ As a medium stack vs larger stack you should be cautious with any bets and raises and try to take marginal hands to showdown passively
➧ Preflop ranges shift quite a bit at final tables due to this effect, with big stacks playing much wider ranges and medium stacks much narrower ranges
➧ Do not be afraid to ramp up your aggression against players that are playing tight in the hopes of laddering up
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Join Team LearnWPT On Tour in Vegas
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Good Luck and Have FUN!
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