WPT Final Tables delayed last year due to COVID-19 get new dates
By Bob Garcia
The WPT Final Table tournaments that couldn’t be held last year will finally be played
As has happened with a lot of events across the world, many poker tournaments were postponed due to the pandemic caused by the COVID-19. The 2020 World Poker Tour (WPT) Garden Poker Championship wasn’t exempt from the string of postponements. This is one of the three WPT delayed final tables that was supposed to be played out almost a year ago when the final six players were chosen. As some sense of normalcy returns, the events are now being put back on the schedule.
All three events, including the WPT L.A. Poker Classic and WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open, had been scheduled to take place starting March 31 and ending April 2 of last year, taking place at the HyperX Esports Arena at the Luxor Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. But, unfortunately for the players and poker fans, all those final tables were delayed due to all the consequences brought by the pandemic. However, it has been confirmed that the wait has finally ended since all three events, along with the final table of the 2021 WPT Seminole Hard Rock Showdown, are now scheduled to be played. The Poker GO Studia in Las Vegas will be the new venue.
The champion of the 2020 WPT Garden Poker Championship will be finally decided. After waiting more than 400 days, the event is now scheduled for March 10. Chance Kornuth, a two-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner, is currently the chip leader among the final six players.
When it comes to the rest of the events, the 2020 WPT L.A. Poker Classic is scheduled for May 17, the 2020 WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open will take place from May 16-18, and the 2021 WPT SHR Poker Showdown will conclude on May 18. WPT Executive Tour Director Matt Savage said, “We want to make sure that not only are our partner casino… are ready to go, but also that we are making sure that our player safety and our staff safety is paramount.”