The waiting for the Spanish player enters its final stretch. He finally has a definite date and place to finish the WPT LA Classic. It will be on May 17, live, in Las Vegas.
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March 4, but last year, Ka kwan lau He crossed the doors of the Bell Gardens Bicycle to take part in a game with 11 members that he had to leave tied the final table of the WPT LA Poker Classic.
The aces helped Kaju hold on early in the day and also survive the FT bubble, with another double-down that left him ranked fourth for the future final table. The WPT had planned to postpone this FT and two others to hold a big live festival at the HyperX pavilion in Las Vegas in anticipation of the WPT World Championship in May, without the extent of the coronavirus being suspected.
The pandemic prevented the holding of the final tables on their scheduled date. The three postponed final tables were left in limbo. The World Poker Tour has gone through countless events in these 12 months. They have suspended festivals, they have made the leap to online poker with partypoker, and they have even changed owners.
The sale of the circuit may have been the deciding factor in the resolution of the matter. The pavilion located in the Luxor resort, the original setting, was owned by the former owners of the WPT. The fate of the tournaments was closely linked to the reopening of the large closed sports venues, which is far at the bottom of the list of recommendations for a return to normalcy.
The new management does not have this tie and they have found a new partner, Poker GO, which has already reopened and has its television studio at the Aria in Las Vegas at full capacity.
Ka Kwan Lau will sit at the same table used by High Stakes Poker players and where the challenge between Daniel Negreanu and Phil Hellmuth will be played, and he will finally be able to know the final amount of a prize that will be like little of $ 185,330 and can reach the kilo.
What will remain is the concentration format, for the television broadcast of three consecutive final tables, although there is a small change in the tournaments that will make up this trio. What the WPT is going to do is replace one of the final tables postponed in 2020 with the future final table of one of the festivals that they are managing to confirm after their return to live poker.
They have already successfully organized the WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open and the WPT Russia in 2021, and the WPT at Venetian and the WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown are scheduled. What they are going to do is take advantage of their stay in Las Vegas this coming weekend to visit the Venice-inspired casino and settle the final table of the WPT Gardens Poker Championship, postponed in January 2020.
The WPT Gardens booth will be filled by the FT at the SHR Poker Showdown, which will not be defined until mid-April. The final date for Kaju’s final table will therefore be next May 17, and will be embedded in the middle of the WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open and the aforementioned one that has to be conformed in Florida.