WPT Alpha8 Trifecta To Be Staged at Wynn Las Vegas

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28 Mar 2024
Jonathan Raab 28 Mar 2024
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  • WPT Alpha 8 Trifecta to be held at Wynn Las Vegas this summer
  • Three $25,000 tournaments form the series, which takes place during the Wynn Summer Classic
  • $80,000 in leaderboard prizes
WPT Alpha8 Trophy (credit: WPT)
High Roller WPT Alpha8 Series Returns to Wynn Las Vegas This Summer

The World Poker Tour (WPT) is set to bring back its Alpha8 high-stakes poker series to Wynn Las Vegas as part of the Wynn Summer Classic. This year's series, billed as the WPT Alpha8 Trifecta, consists of three separate events.

The WPT Alpha8 Trifecta will feature three two-day tournaments, each with a buy-in of $25,000. The events are scheduled for the following dates:

  • June 25-26
  • July 3-4
  • July 10-11

These tournaments are part of a larger series of 98 events at the Wynn Summer Classic, boasting over $37 million in total guaranteed prize pools.

WPT Alpha8 Trifecta Leaderboard

A new feature for this year's Alpha8 Trifecta is a points leaderboard that spans all three events. Players earning cash finishes in any of the tournaments will accumulate points. The top eight players on this leaderboard will each be awarded a seat, valued at $10,400, for the 2024 WPT World Championship at Wynn Las Vegas in December. The total value of the seats offered as part of this leaderboard challenge exceeds $80,000.

Commenting on the Leaderboard, Ryan Beauregard, Executive Director of Poker Operations at Wynn Las Vegas, said

This race is meant to be a fun challenge amongst the high stakes players, and both Wynn and WPT are excited to provide more than $80,000 in seats as added value.

Pliska Anticipates

The WPT Alpha8 Trifecta at Wynn Las Vegas is positioned as a highlight of the summer poker season, running at the same time as the 55th World Series of Poker, offering high-stake players the chance to compete in a series of premium events. The addition of a points leaderboard introduces a new competitive element, rewarding consistent performance across the series.

Speaking about the newly announced events, WPT CEO Adam Pliska remarked

Last year, WPT witnessed a grand resurgence of the Alpha8 brand, which all began with a successful summer event at Wynn Las Vegas

adding

We are taking it a step further this time around by hosting three Alpha8 high rollers at this amazing venue.

2023 Alpha8 Event Winners

Last year, these players emerged victorious in the Alpha8 events:

  • Jonathan Jaffe won $1,537,600
  • Steve O’Dwyer secured $1,009,520
  • Ren Lin took home $1,045,781
  • Bin Weng outperformed 194 competitors in the joint Alpha8/WPT World Championship $25,000 event to win $958,279, also at Wynn, Las Vegas

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