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2024 WPT Cambodia Event Preview: The new World Poker Tour season kicks off at NagaWorld

Cambodia will host the first Main Tour stop of the 2024 World Poker Tour season. The WPT Cambodia festival will be played from January 17 to 30 at the NagaWorld Integrated Resort in the capital city of Phnom Penh. The WPT Cambodia  Championship event will begin on January 25 with a guaranteed prize pool of $1M.

The WPT Cambodia Championship

The most important tournament of the festival will begin on January 25 with two initial days and will carry a guaranteed prize pool of $1,000,000. This will be the schedule:

  • Day 1A: Thursday, January 25 at 11:30 AM (11 levels are played)
  • Day 1B: Friday, January 26 at 11:30 AM (11 levels are played)
  • Day 2: Saturday, January 27 at 11:30 AM
  • Day 3: Sunday, January 28 at 11:30 AM
  • Day 4: Monday, January 29 at 11:30 AM

Structure:

  • Buy-In: $3,500
  • Re-entry: Unlimited until the start of level 10
  • Starting Stack: 50,000
  • Blind levels: 60 minutes on Day 1 and then go to 90 minutes
  • First level: 100/200 with Big Blind Ante of 200
  • Guaranteed Prize Pool: $1,000,000
  • Action Clock: Will be introduced on Day 2
  • Late Registration: Start of level 10
  • Payouts: 12,5%

WPT Cambodia 2024

The 2024 WPT Cambodia Festival

Notably, this year’s festival has been elevated from Prime to Main Tour status. Events will be played from January 17 to 30 and will feature 44 tournaments with buy-ins ranging from $200 to $10K. In addition, super satellites will be available for the higher profile tournaments on the schedule. Below, we list all festival events:

Event Day Time Buy-In Stack Levels
#1 Nagaworld Superstack 17 of January 12:30 $400 50K 30 min.
#2 SuperStack Turbo 17 of January 18 $200 40K 15 min.
#3 Championship Warm Up 18 of January 11:30 $800 50K 40 min.
#4 Megastack Mini HR 18 of January 12:30 $2,200 300K 25 min.
#5 Freezeout 18 of January 14 $230 15K 20 min.
#6 Deepstack Turbo 18 of January 18 $550 20K 15 min.
#7 Pot Limit Omaha 19 of January 11:30 $300 20K 30 min.
#8 Hyper Turbo 19 of January 20 $230 15K 10 min.
#9 Mystery Bounty 200K GTD 19 of January 11:30 $800 40K 30 min.
#10 Megastack High Roller 20 of January 12:30 $5,000 300K 30 min.
#11 Short Deck 20 of January 12:30 $300 20K 30 min.
#12 Deepstack Turbo Big Bounty 20 of January 18 $550 20K 15 min.
#13 Freezeout 21 of January 11:30 $230 15K 20 min.
#14 Single Day High Roller 21 of January 12:30 $3,000 100K 30 min.
#15 8-Max Survivor Bounty 22 of January 11:30 $1,100 40K 30/40
#16 Megastack 22 of January 12 $300 30K 25 min.
#17 Super High Roller 10K 22 of January 12:30 $10,000 250K 40 min.
#18 Deepstack 20/15/10 22 of January 19 $550 20K 20/15/10
#19 Superstack Freezeout 23 of January 12 $230 40K 25 min.
#20 Megastack Action Clock 24 of January 11:30 $400 30K 25 min.
#21 Single Day Challenge 10K 24 of January 12:30 $10,000 200K 30 min.
#22 Ladies 24 of January 17 $200 15K 20 min.
#23 Short Deck Hyper Turbo 24 of January 19 $200 20K 10 min.
#24 Hyper Turbo 1K 24 of January 20 $1,000 25K 10 min.
#25 WPT Cambodia Championship 25 of January 11:30 $3,500 50K 60/90
#26 Deepstack Freezeout 25 of January 11:30 $400 20K 25 min.
#27 Turbo PLO Bounty 25 of January 16 $230 20K 15 min.
#28 Shootout 26 of January 11:30 $300 15K 20 min.
#29 Superstack Turbo 26 of January 17 $550 40K 15 min.
#30 PLO Hyper Turbo 26 of January 20 $200 20K 10 min.
#31 Mini HR Hyper Turbo 26 of January 21 $2,000 100K 10 min.
#32 Pot Limit Omaha 27 of January 12 $800 30K 30 min.
#33 Mini Championship 27 of January 12:30 $1,100 50K 30 min.
#34 Mini High Roller 27 of January 18:30 $2,200 150K 30 min.
#35 Freezeout 20/15/10/5 27 of January 20 $300 15K 20/15/10
#36 Bounty 28 of January 11:30 $800 30K 30 min.
#37 High Roller 5K 28 of January 16 $5,000 100K 40 min.
#38 Superstack Turbo Freezeout 28 of January 17 $300 40K 15 min.
#39 Superstack Classic Freezeout 29 of January 11:30 $800 50K 30 min.
#40 Micro Championship 29 of January 16:30 $300 50K 25 min.
#41 Re-entry 1K 29 of January 19 $1,100 50K 30 min.
#42 Superstack 6-Max Finale 30 of January 11:30 $400 40K 20 min.
#43 Turbo 1K 30 of January 15 $1,100 50K 15 min.
#44 10/10/10 30 of January 17:10 $200 10K 10 min.

The World Poker Tour has produced an excellent, information-filled WPT Cambodia Players Guide for you to check out. It’s chock full of details and everything you need to know regarding the festival’s events, satellites, structures, and more.

The WPT Cambodia Venue: NagaWorld

The NagaWorld Integrated Resort in Phnom Penh is Cambodia’s only premium casino and one of the country’s largest 5-star hotels, with 1,658 rooms and suites. The complex has 20 restaurants, two luxurious spas, a theater, and an underground shopping center that sells the best foreign brands. The casino houses a sports book to place sports bets (the only legal one in the country) and in the large poker room you can play cash games with stakes ranging from $1/$3 to $20/$40.

And of course, if you’d like to step outside the hotel and get more acquainted with the local culture, there are plenty of non-poker activities in Phnom Penh.

2023 WPT Prime Cambodia Highlights

Last year’s festival was played from March 9 to 23, and among the festival champions were players from Vietnam, Taiwan, India, Japan, Australia, Thailand, Russia, Finland, Ireland, England, Latvia and South Korea. The main event was part of the WPT Prime circuit and had 1,011 $1K entries, handing out $970K in prize money and nearly doubling the $500K guaranteed prize pool. The winner was Japan’s Reiji Kono, who earned the biggest prize of his career after a 3-handed deal: $121K.

Reiji Kono WPT Cambodia 2023

Reiji Kono / Photo: Enrique Malfavon for WPT

Can the 2023 numbers be surpassed this year? Will any well-known players make deep runs? Will we see the emergence of some new breakout stars on the World Poker Tour? We will see in a few days.

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Santiago is a longtime veteran of the poker industry, having written primarily about the game in Argentina since 2009. He has published hundreds of articles in Sudamerican Poker and Pokerlogia, and has provided live media coverage at the WSOP Main Event in 2015 and 2019. In addition to being a former columnist in PokerFace Magazine, […]

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