GIBRALTAR, GIBRALTAR--(Marketwired - Aug. 12, 2014) - Free play online qualifiers are now running on http://www.partypoker.net/ for the biggest and most prestigious poker event in Canada: the televised four-day, CAD $1 million guarantee partypoker.net WPT® Montreal taking place November 20-26 at Playground Poker Club in Montreal.
Free play qualifiers run four times a day on partypoker.net at 12.00 ET, 18.00 ET, 21.00 ET and 23.00 ET - the top three from each tournament win entry into two online satellites for two $5,000 packages that take place on September 14 and November 9. The packages include the US$3600 (CAN$3,850) entry plus US$1400 spending money.
Team partypoker.net's Mike Sexton is one player certain to be taking part and is also leading the tv broadcast. "One thing you know about the partypoker.net WPT Montreal is that there is going to be a large field of players. In three years it has rocketed to become the best poker event in Canada and one of the biggest events on the WPT and the opportunity to get there for free is too good to miss."
All of the record-breaking WPT global TV show talent which regularly attracts over one million viewers in the US on FSN will attend. Joining Mike Sexton are the likes of Vince Van Patten, Tony Dunst, The Royal Flush Girls and anchor Lynn Gilmartin, as players battle to get their names etched on to the prestigious WPT Champions Cup and Champion's Trophy. In addition, the winner will strap the coveted Playground Poker Champion's belt around their waist.
In 2013, 30-year-old US air force pilot Derrick Rosenbarger took first place winning $500,824 CAD ($517,049 USD) with WPT Season XII Player of the Year Mukul Pahuja in second place, while in November 2012, 25-year-old Jonathan Roy from Boucheville, Quebec kept the title in his homeland by winning the inaugural event. The inaugural partypoker.net WPT Montreal broke and set a number of records and was truly a triumphant return for the World Poker Tour to Canada after a four year absence.