World Poker Tour (WPT)
The World Series of Poker, popularly known as WPT is one of the most popular series of Poker Tournaments in the world & associated T.V series that broadcasts the final table action of each of its tournaments. The first season of WPT was organized in the early 2003 which culminated in April 2003 at the Bellagio Casino in Las Vegas. The season aired on The Travel Channel on American Cable Television in 2003. The first three seasons of WPT are also available on NTSC DVD’s. The WPT has now become a very well known brand name in the global poker arena.
WPT mostly offers No-Limit Texas Holdem Poker games in its various tournaments conducted across the globe.
The annual broadcast of WPT television show, featuring final tables of WPT tournaments, has done a whole lot of good in giving poker a family game image. The T.V show features commentary and analysis by Mike Sexton, WSOP bracelet winner and actor Vince Van Patten while interviews and sideline reporting are provided by various female hosts. In WPT season 9, Kimberly Lansing took the hosting role.
The World Poker Tour’s main event is the WPT World Championship held at Bellagio, Las Vegas. This year, the world championship will take place from 19th May to 26th May, 2012. The Buy-in is $25,000+$500.
Player of the Year (POY)
The Player of the Year is determined by a points system. The player who earns the most points each season is named the WPT Player of the Year.
Andy Frankenberger topped season 9 points chart; therefore, he was declared WPT Player of the Year.