In November, the Caribbean Poker Tour (CPT) will visit two exotic locales in Punta Cana and St. Maarten. Both stops will feature a festival of poker tournaments including a special Learn.PokerNews Challenge. We’re happy to announce that PokerNews Senior Editor and World Series of Poker bracelet winner Chad Holloway will be in St. Maarten to take part in the challenge.
“Learn.PokerNews is a great way for new players to learn about poker, and I’m thrilled they now have an event specifically designed for readers to test out exactly what they’ve learned,” Holloway said of the two-day event, which features a buy-in of $440. “The Learn.PokerNews Challenge coincides with the CPT Main Event, World Poker Tour Main Event, and the Lucky Number 7 High Roller. Toss in a great venue and it has all the ingredients to be an exhilarating experience. I’m very much looking forward to it.”
Both Punta Cana and St. Maarten will feature a $1,650 buy-in CPT Main Event, but only the latter will host a $3,500 WPT Main Event and the $7,000 Lucky Number 7 High Roller tournament hosted by German pro Tobias Reinkemeier.
Here’s a look at the CPT Punta Cana schedule:
|Nov. 8||1||Supersatellite NLH for William Hill Poker Open||9pm||$100 (+20)|
|Nov. 9||2||NLH 300 - Day 1||6pm||$300 (+30)|
|Nov. 9||3||Supersatellite NLH for William Hill Poker Open||9pm||$100 (+20)|
|Nov. 10||4||William Hill Poker Open - Day 1A||4pm||$1,350 (+150)|
|Nov. 10||5||Supersatellite NLH for William Hill Poker Open||9pm||$100 (+20)|
|Nov. 11||4||William Hill Poker Open - Day 1B||4pm||$1,350 (+150)|
|Nov. 11||6||NLH 200 - Day 1||6pm||$200 (+20)|
|Nov. 11||7||Supersatellite NLH for WPT Caribbean||9pm||$100 (+20)|
|Nov. 12||8||Learn.PokerNews Challenge - Day 1||6pm||$400 (+40)|
|Nov. 12||9||Supersatellite NLH for WPT Caribbean||9pm||$100 (+20)|
|Nov. 13||10||Betfair Caribbean Deepstack Day 1||6pm||$500 (+50)|
|Nov. 13||11||Supersatellite NLH for WPT Caribbean||9pm||$100 (+20)|
|Nov. 14||12||Pot Limit Omaha||4pm||$200 (+20)|
|Nov. 14||13||Bountyhunter NLH 135 + 15 + 50 Bounty||5pm||$185 (+15)|
|Nov. 14||14||Supersatellite NLH for WPT Caribbean||6pm||$100 (+20)|
And the CPT St. Maarten schedule:
|Nov. 15||15||Supersatellite NLH for CPT St. Maarten||9pm||$100 (+20)|
|Nov. 16||16||NLH 200 - Day 1||6pm||$200 (+20)|
|Nov. 16||17||Supersatellite NLH for CPT St. Maarten||9pm||$100 (+20)|
|Nov. 17||18||CPT St. Maarten - Day 1||6pm||$1,500 (+150)|
|Nov. 17||19||Supersatellite NLH for WPT Caribbean||6pm||$300 (+30)|
|Nov. 17||20||Lucky Number 7 - HIGHROLLER - Day 1 by Tobias Reinkemeier||9pm||$6,800 (+200)|
|Nov. 17||21||NLH 300 Turbo||9pm||$300 (+30)|
|Nov. 18||22||Supersatellite NLH for WPT Caribbean||6pm||$100 (+20)|
|Nov. 18||23||Pot Limit Omaha||9pm||$200 (+20)|
|Nov. 19||24||WPT MAIN EVENT - Day 1A||4pm||$3,200 (+300)|
|Nov. 19||25||Supersatellite NLH for WPT Caribbean||6pm||$300 (+30)|
|Nov. 20||24||WPT MAIN EVENT - Day 1B||4pm||$3,200 (+300)|
|Nov. 20||26||Learn.PokerNews Challenge - Day 1||6pm||$400 (+40)|
|Nov. 21||27||NLH 300 - Day 1||6pm||$300 (+30)|
|Nov. 22||28||Pokerfest Caribbean Special - Day 1||6pm||$800 (+80)|
|Nov. 22||29||NLH 200 Turbo||9pm||$200 (+20)|
|Nov. 23||30||Betfair Caribbean Deepstack - Day 1||6pm||$500 (+50)|
|Nov. 23||31||NLH 200 Turbo||9pm||$200 (+20)|
|Nov. 24||24||WPT MAIN EVENT - Final Table||4pm||-|
|Nov. 24||32||NLH 400||6pm||$400 (+40)|
Players can qualify for CPT events online on the iPoker Network, the tour’s main sponsor, which includes sites like William Hill, Betfair, Winner Poker, Titan Poker, Gala Poker and Win2day.be. Three packages are up for grabs, including the Ultimate Caribbean Package (17 days for €7,500), the St. Maarten Experience (10 days for €5,000), and the Punta Cana Experience (seven days for €4,000).
For more information on these packages and which sites allow you a chance to win them, head to the CPT website.
“The CPT is the holiday of a lifetime with poker included,” CEO Leon Groenewoud told PokerNews. “This is an opportunity to take your friends and family with you, and they will love it. With each package you will play at least two tournaments, and you don’t need any money for food or drinks. With our adventure vouchers you can choose the activities you’ve always wanted to try.”
As always, all information regarding the CPT can be found on the tour's website.
Photo courtesy of the CPT.