ClubWPT Qualifier Sepideh Moghaddam Seeks to Have Fun at WPT Wynn

Sepideh Moghaddam

The World Poker Tour (WPT) ushers in its 20th anniversary this year and has been celebrating all year long and thing will culminate at Wynn Las Vegas with its $10,400 buy-in, $15 million GTD WPT World Championship. It will be held from December 12-20, with 22 other events also on the Wynn WPT World Championship schedule.

A tournament of this size with a $15 million dollar guarantee will attract its fair share of high-profile poker players, and will also be a televised event. Its field will also be filled with satellite winners and qualifiers as the Wynn, WPT, and ClubWPT have all been running special promotions awarding passports and entries into the championship tournament.

ClubWPT awarded its final qualifier a passport into the championship on November 13th. The winner of each satellite won a $12,000 Passport to the WPT World Championship. The passport included the tournament buy-in, as well as a hotel and travel stipend.

However, you can still win an entry into the tournament by playing one of the Wynn’s live $1,100 buy-in satellites, which run up to December, with a mega-satellite on December 11th, which will award at least 50 entries into the tournament. You can also play on WPT Global which will also be awarding seats up to the end of November.

Click here to see a list of qualifier and satellite opportunities!

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It's Fun Being a Woman in Poker

PokerNews recently caught up with Sepideh Moghaddam, one of these ClubWPT qualifiers who won her passport at ClubWPT’s July 24th event.

Sepideh currently lives in Houston, Texas, and primarily is a Business Manager for a private doctor’s practice as well as having a few commercial and residential real estate properties that she rents out.

Sepideh Moghaddam
Sepideh Moghaddam

“I learned how to play poker when I was very young from my dad,” she reminisced. “He is a professional poker player and well-known in the industry.”

She added, “I always enjoyed playing poker because it’s a challenge and a lot of skills are needed to play. Also, as a female poker player, it’s always fun to get the reactions from the men when they see me at a table.”

With Sepideh’s busy work schedule, she signed up for ClubWPT because she could play from the comfort of home and give herself a much-needed break from her busy day. She’s been to Vegas multiple times but has never played a poker tournament while in town, so the WPT World Championship will be her first foray into a large Vegas tournament.

Sepideh saiad excitedly, that she is “hoping the cards are right for me at this big event at the Wynn.” However, her goal for this tournament “is to have fun and really enjoy my time both at the table and away from it.”

“I’m super excited about this event and can’t wait to get the full experience from the WPT!”

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ClubWPT Qualifiers Thus Far for WPT Wynn

Date QualifierPlayerCityState
5/14/2022Drew RautenbergMedfieldMA
5/28/2022Bruce RamothSelawikAK
5/29/2022Quran CruseWest HartfordCT
6/5/2022William HaysJacksonTN
6/12/2022Anthony GreenePenfieldNY
6/19/2022Michael Ensey IIGun BarrelTX
7/3/2022Jason KilbyWakemanOH
7/10/2022Philip AlemanStaten IslandNY
7/10/2022Kurt CarlsonGoldenCO
7/17/2022Ronald "Tigar" PenepentClevelandTN
7/24/2022Sepideh MoghaddamBellaireTX
8/7/2022Joseph GiannoneCitrus HeightsCA
8/14/2022Dan LincolnWest BridgewaterMA
8/28/2022William HainesSuperiorCO
8/28/2022Albert CohenMount DoraFL
9/4/2022Richard JarosNorth AnsonME
9/11/2022Mike RobinsonLone StarTX
9/18/2022Timothy RobinsLincolnNE
9/25/2022Stacey BreslinLakemoorIL
10/2/2022Jerry TuckerFlorenceKY
10/9/2022Charles RalstonHot SpringsAR
10/16/2022Joseph DiTommasoConcordNH
10/23/2022Bob BaconOvergaardAZ
10/30/2022Richard HillPaso RoblesCA
10/31/2022Mark SymonsByron CenterMI
11/6/2022Steve HohnFort WorthTX
11/13/2022Peter EspitiaLos AngelesCA

The televised WPT World Championship at Wynn Las Vegas main event takes place at Wynn Las Vegas and is the culmination of a larger multi-tournament festival that runs December 1-20, 2022. Click here for more details on the Wynn Winter Open.

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The launch of WPT Global means that poker players around the world now have the chance to win their way to WPT events, win prizes and enjoy exciting games such as Poker Flips. As one of the world's largest cash game poker networks, WPT Global is available in over 50 countries and territories around the world.

WPT Global offers a large deposit match bonus: 100% on deposits up to $1,200 (using any payment method). New players depositing a minimum of $20 automatically receive this match bonus which is unlocked in $5 increments (credited straight to the cashier) for every $20 of rake contribution.

Both tournaments and cash games count towards bonus unlocking; new players have 90 days from the date of first deposit to unlock and claim their full bonus amount.

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*Images courtesy of Sepideh Moghaddam.

  • The @WPT World Championship at @WynnPoker takes place from Dec. 12-20. Qualify now on @ClubWPT.

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Christina is a Las Vegas-based freelance writer who discovered poker at the age of twelve. She's been a contributor to PokerNews since 2022.

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