Since he joined the World Poker Tour (WPT) as an official brand ambassador, we have been seeing a lot more of Phil Ivey. One of the best all-around poker players in the world has been involved in all major WPT 2023 events in one way or another this year, and the WPT World Championship (WPTWC) is no exception.
WPTWC is a month-long series held at the Wynn, Las Vegas. This year, it starts on November 29, with the showcase event — a $10,000 buy-in tournament with a record-setting $40 million prize pool — running from December 12 to 21. Its international WPT Global real money poker site has been awarding Passports through qualifying routes online for the last month.
Now, WPT has announced a new opportunity for players on ClubWPT — the organizer’s subscription-based, free-play site — to play Phil Ivey heads up for a $10,400 WPT World Championship seat. Two lucky qualifying players will play the GOAT in a simultaneous live heads up match.
“Looking forward to playing heads up against the two ClubWPT players at the same time,” said Ivey, in the WPT press release. “Should be fun and competitive,” added the always garrulous Ivey.
Phil Ivey WPT Duel Highlights
- Phil Ivey WPT Duel Qualifier on November 19
- All VIP and Platinum players welcome
- Two players win WPT Prime Championship packages
- WPT Prime Championship, hotel, and $500 in cash guaranteed
- The winners play Phil Ivey heads up for the $10,400 seat
|WPT World Championship Festival 2023
|📅 2023 WPT World Championship Festival Dates
|Nov 29 – Dec 23, 2023
|🌴 2023 WPT World Championship Festival Location
|Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
|🎰 Official WPT World Championship Festival Venue
|The Wynn Casino Las Vegas
|🎪 WPT World Championship Event
|$10,400 buy-in, with $40,000,000 GTD
|🗝 WPT World Championship $40M Event Dates
|December 12 – 21, 2023
|💵 Lowest Buy-In
|💰 Highest Buy-In
|🤜🤛 WPT World Championship Event Online Qualifiers
|WPT Global & Club WPT
|🔞 Age to Compete
How You Can Play Phil Ivey in Vegas
The “Phil Ivey WPT Duel” will start online, with ClubWPT hosting an online qualifier for the event on November 19, with all VIP and Platinum members welcome to take part. The qualifier will take place on November 19 at 5 PM ET, and will cost 2k TP, which can be acquired through a series of events on the ClubWPT platform.
ClubWPT is open to all players in the United States, provided they subscribe to either VIP or Platinum membership for the month of November.
The top two finishers in the Phil Ivey WPT Duel Qualifier will be awarded packages worth $2500 to play in the WPT Prime Championship in Las Vegas, which will precede the WPT World Championship by a few days.
This package will include a $1100 WPT Prime Championship buyin, four nights at the Wynn Las Vegas, and $500 in cash for your travel expenses.
However, the best part of the deal is that you also get to be one of the two players to play Phil Ivey in a heads up match, with the reward for beating him being a $10,400 seat in the WPT World Championship. That’s right! Either of the two players who play the GOAT in a simultaneous heads up match will have a chance to play the biggest guaranteed tournament of all time if they can take all of Phil’s chips.
Of course, defeating Ivey won’t be an easy task, but the winners will be freerolling the event, and it can be expected that Phil will happy to give some action and not be as intense as he is when he plays his opponents in the real money ring.
More WPT World Championship Packages to Be Won
While the “Phil Ivey WPT Duel” is certainly a great opportunity to play for a WPT World Championship seat, it is certainly not the only one that’s left before the festivities start in early December.
In fact, ClubWPT members will have a chance to capture one of two remaining WPT World Championship Passports offered through that platform on November 12 and 19, with winners of online qualifiers receiving Passports worth $12,500. With those, ClubWPT will have given away 100 WPT World Championship Passports in total.
WPT Global is still running online WPT World Championship Super Satellites each and every Sunday, with 12 full packages guaranteed in each one. If you are playing from countries outside of the US, you can sign up for a free account with WPT Global today, claim a generous welcome package, and get into the Super Satellites, where $12,400 packages await.
For all players in the US, make sure to check out ClubWPT for both the Phil Ivey WPT Duel Qualifier and the remaining WPT Passport satellites on November 12 and 19.
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