WPT Heads to Choctaw on May 13 for Third Main Tour Event of 2022

WPT Heads to Choctaw on May 13 for Third Main Tour Event of 2022 May 4, 2022 Mario Alfonsi
by Mario Alfonsi  |  Published on May 4, 2022  |  Updated on May 4, 2022

WPT ChoctawSummary

  • WPT Choctaw will run from May 13-16 at Choctaw Casino in Durant, Oklahoma
  • The Choctaw finale will take place in Las Vegas on May 26
  • The final table of the WPT Seminole Hard Rock Showdown also takes place in Vegas

Two US Poker events have so far been ticked off the 2022 World Poker Tour (WPT) schedule and both events, which were held in South Florida, were a massive success, attracting large fields. Next week, all eyes will be on Durant, Oklahoma as the WPT returns to Choctaw Casino Resort for its third stop of the year.

WPT Choctaw runs from May 13-16 and features a buy-in of $3,800. The tournament will be paused once the six-handed final table is reached, with the action resuming on May 26 at Luxor’s HyperX Esports Arena where a winner will be crowned.

Players can enter via two starting flights running on May 13 and 14.

2022 WPT Choctaw Expected to Smash $1M Guarantee

WPT Choctaw is one of the tour’s most popular stops well-known for attracting massive fields each year and 2022 is no different. A huge number of players are expected to flock to Choctaw Casino next week to take a shot at the huge $1 million guaranteed prize money.

The tour last visited Choctaw in July 2021. The $3,700 Main Event attracted a field of 964 entries which was ultimately topped by Dapo Ajayi for $558,610.

During the 2018-2019 season, Choctaw played host to two WPT events which took place in August 2018 and May 2019. Both events attracted more than 1,300 combined entries. Brady Holiman took down the August tournament for $469,185, while Craig Varnell won the May edition for $379,990.

Darren Elias Looking to Win fifth WPT Title

The 2022 WPT Main Tour schedule kicked off in January with the WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open held in Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood. Alexander Yen defeated a 1,982-entry field to win the tournament for $975,240.

The tour returned to the venue in April for the WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown which pulled in 2,010 entries. The tournament has yet to crown a winner as the final action will also take place in Las Vegas a few weeks from now.

All-time WPT title leader Darren Elias leads the final table of six players. He’ll try to score his fifth Main Tour victory and extend his WPT record when play resumes on May 25. If he achieves that, he’ll walk away with more than $1 million as top prize.

After Choctaw, the tour will head over to The Venetian Resort in July for the $5,000 buy-in WPT Venetian Las Vegas.

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