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WPT Prime Aix En Provence Promises a Week-long French Delight

The World Poker Tour Prime circuit will visit France for the second time this year with the WPT Prime Aix En Provence, which will be played from August 1-6 at Casino Pasino Grand.

WPT Prime Aix En Provence

The Festival

The festival will feature 18 events including qualifying satellites for major tournaments. Tournament buy-ins will range from €200 up to the €2,200 High Roller.

Below is the full schedule of all events:

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EventDayTimeBuy-InStack

Levels

1

KOP OpenerAugust 1-21 PM€50030K30

2

FreezeoutAugust 14 PM€20030K

15

3

Satellite WPT PrimeAugust 19 PM€18020K

15

4

WPT PrimeAugust 2-61 PM€1,10030K

40

5

FreezeoutAugust 14 PM€20030K

15

6Knockout ProgressiveAugust 26 PM€30030K

15/20

7

Satellite WPT PrimeAugust 29 PM€18020K

15

8

Satellite WPT PrimeAugust 39 PM€18020K

15

9

Knockout ProgressiveAugust 36 PM€30030K

15/20

10Satellite High RollerAugust 39 PM€35020K

15

11

Satellite High RollerAugust 44 PM€35020K15

12

Satellite High RollerAugust 49 PM€35020K

15

13Satellite High RollerAugust 512 PM€35020K

15

14

High RollerAugust 5-63 PM€2,200250K40

15

SuperstackAugust 5-65 PM€550100K

90/30

16

ClassicAugust 5-69 PM€30030K25
17OmahaAugust 62 PM€30030K

25

18CloserAugust 63 PM€20030K

20

The WPT Prime Main Event

The WPT Prime Main Event will begin on August 2 and will have three starting days, according to the schedule below:

  • Day 1A: August 2 at 1 PM (Play till field is in the money)
  • Day 1B: August 3 at 1 PM (Play till field is in the money)
  • Day 1C: August 4 at 1 PM (Play till field is in the money)
  • Day 2: August 5 at 1 PM (Play till the Final Table of nine players has been reached)
  • Day 3: August 6 at 1 PM (Final Table)

The tournament structure will be as follows:

  • Buy-In: €1,100
  • Re-entry: One re-entry allowed per day.
  • Starting stack: 30,000
  • Blind Levels: 40 minutes on Day 1 and 60 minutes on Days 2 and 3.
  • Ante Format: Big Blind Ante.
  • Late Registration: Registration closes at the start of Level 7.
  • Action Clock: Will be put in place at the start of Day 2 and will be used until the completion of the tournament.
  • Players per table: Play will be 8-handed from start. The Final Table Live Stream will be 8-handed.
  • Payouts: 12.5% of field

The Venue

The Pasino Grand Casino is located at Avenue de l’Europe 21 in Aix En Provence. In the casino there are four roulette tables, three Blackjack tables, one Ultimate Poker table, one Omaha table and 17 tables awaiting your action in the Poker Room.

Aix en provence

The City

Aix En Provence is the former capital of the historical region of Provence and is located in the south of France, at an elevation of 173 meters above sea level. It is a tourist city, known for its authenticity, its rich architectural heritage and its festivals of lyrical art.

Some of the places that you can visit in the city are:

  • The world’s most famous lavender region in Sault
  • The village of Luberon and the Senanque Abbey
  • The favorite places of Vincent van Gogh and the impressive Roman ruins in Provence
  • Sailing along the Mediterranean coast to the steep Calanques and explore the national park
  • The Mazarin District
  • The Granet Museum
  • The Cathedral St. Sauveur

WPT Prime Hits France, Part Deaux

The first visit of the WPT Prime in France during 2023 was from January 22 to February 5 with the nation’s capital of Paris playing host to the events at the Circus Club. The WPT Prime Main Event was a huge success with 1,071 entries and a $1.1 million prize pool. The champion was Fabrice Bigot, who turned the $1,100 buy-in into a $193K grand prize. The top 137 players shared the prize pool, and you can read a summary of the tournament in this article.

Which player will raise the new WPT Prime Perpetual trophy in Aix En Provence? Well, you’ve still got a few days to get there, so if you fancy taking a nice a summer vacation in France and book quickly, it might be you!

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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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