Austria's capital city plays host to the Season 14 partypoker World Poker Tour Vienna Main Event starting on March 15, 2016. This marks the fifth time that the WPT has held one of its main events in Vienna and the fourth consecutive occasion the Montesino Pokertainment Centre has welcomed players with open arms.
It was not until Season 9 that Vienna hosted a WPT Main Event. The inaugural WPT Vienna tournament attracted 555 entrants, each paying €3,500, who were outlasted by Russia's Dmitry Gromov. Gromov came out on top of a final table that included the likes of Maksim Kolosov, Simon Ravnsbaek, Mario Adinolfi, and Alessio Isaia.
Denmark's Morten Christensen won the Season 10 edition of the WPT Vienna Main Event before Vladimir Bozinovic became part of the exclusive Champions Club in Season 11. There was no WPT Vienna festival on Season 12's calendar, but it returned in Season 13 with Greece's Konstantino Nanos walking away with top honors.
Past WPT Vienna Main Event Results
The Season 14 edition of the WPT Vienna Main Event commands a €3,300 buy-in, and for that sum players receive 30,000 in chips and play to a blind structure that increases every 60 minutes on Day 1, then every 90 minutes on Day 2 and beyond.
Day 1a commences at 2 p.m CET on March 15, with the second and final starting flight kicking off at the same time on March 16. Players not only have the option to reenter once on each starting flight, they can also take advantage of a long late registration period, which ends at the start of Day 2 at 2 p.m. on March 17.
Although it is no longer allowed to qualify for the €3,300 WPT Vienna Main Event online at partypoker, there are two live satellites scheduled, both costing €330 to enter. There is also a €7,000 High Roller event starting on March 19 where late registration will be available until the end of the first level on Day 2, which begins on March 20.
The remaining WPT Vienna schedule can be seen in the table below.
|March 15||2 p.m.||partypoker WPT Vienna Main Event Day 1a||€3,300||30,000||60 minutes||1 reentry/day|
|March 15||7 p.m.||Satellite for WPT Main Event||€330||15,000||30 minutes||1 reentry|
|March 16||2 p.m.||partypoker WPT Vienna Main Event Day 1b||€3,300||30,000||60 minutes||1 reentry/day|
|March 16||7 p.m.||Last Chance Satellite for WPT Main Event||€330||20,000||15 minutes||Unlimited re-entry|
|March 17||2 p.m.||partypoker WPT Vienna Main Event Day 2||90 minutes|
|March 17||5 p.m.||WPT PL Omaha Day 1||€550||25,000||30 minutes||Unlimited re-entry|
|March 17||7 p.m.||Satellite for WPT 8-Max||€115||15,000||20 minutes||1 reentry|
|March 18||1 p.m.||Turbo Satellite for WPT 8-Max||€115||10,000||15 minutes||1 reentry|
|March 18||2 p.m.||partypoker WPT Vienna Main Event Day 3||90 minutes|
|March 18||3 p.m.||Turbo Satellite for WPT Experience||€48||10,000||15 minutes||1 reentry|
|March 18||4 p.m.||WPT PL Omaha Final Day||40 minutes|
|March 18||5 p.m.||WPT 8-Max Day 1||€1,100||25,000||40 minutes||1 reentry|
|March 18||7 p.m.||WPT Experience Day 1||€440||20,000||30 minutes||1 reentry|
|March 19||2 p.m.||partypoker WPT Vienna Main Event Day 4||90 minutes|
|March 19||3 p.m.||WPT 8-Max Final Day||40 minutes|
|March 19||4 p.m.||WPT Experience Final Day||40 minutes|
|March 19||5 p.m.||WPT High Roller Day 1||€7,000||50,000||60 minutes|
|March 19||7 p.m.||WPT Turbo Knockout||€215||15,000||24 minutes|
|March 20||2 p.m.||partypoker WPT Vienna Main Event Final Day||90 minutes|
|March 20||3 p.m.||WPT High Roller Final Day||€7,000||50,000||60 minutes|
|March 20||7 p.m.||WPT Last Chance||€115||20,000||25 minutes||1 reentry|
Among those to be in Vienna for the event are the likes of Sebastian Langrock, Ana Marquez, John Gale, Sebastian Pauli, and Fraser MacIntyre.