World Poker Challenge

Dates

Season Six – 25 – 28 March 2008

Buy-in

Invitational

Prize Pool

TBA

Entrants

TBA

Venue

Grand Sierra Resort and Casino in Reno , Nevada offers over 80 000 sq ft of non-stop gaming action, and is by far the largest casino in Northern Nevada. It offers all the favourite table games, poker and slot machines, and boasts one of America’s largest indoor water parks. The resort is literally a one-stop shop with great accommodation on offer, the very best in dining experiences and fabulous entertainment. Voted ‘Best Place to Listen to Music’ by the Reno Gazette-Journal’s ‘Best of Reno 2005’, the Crystal Lounge features some really high class performances, and 1800-seat indoor Grand Theatre hosts headline entertainers like Dolly Parton and Jerry Seinfeld on a regular basis.

Getting there

From the Reno/Tahoe international Airport it is only 2.7 miles, or 8 minutes to the casino. You will leave the airport via South Rock Boulevard and take a left onto Mill Street, turn right onto Telegraph street where you will keep on going straight for a while until you turn right, then immediately left onto East 2nd Street, the resort is situated at 2500 East 2nd Street.

Contact Details

Grand Sierra Resort and Casino, 2500 East Second Street, Reno, NV 89595

Telephone – (775) 789 2000

Results – 2006

The Season Six World Poker Challenge is quickly approaching and it is sure to attract the very best poker talents the world has to offer. Last season’s event attracted over 475 players who had to part with a $5000 buy-in. The resulting cash prize pool spilled over the $2.2 million mark landing plenty of the top players in the moola.

The Final Table was jam-packed with both consummate pros and real ‘no-names’, but it was left to JC Tran to take the game by the scruff of the neck and walk away with the title and over $680 000 and a free seat to the $25 000 WPT Championships.

It was Tran’s third Final Table of the season, and he was finally able to convert his appearance into a winning formula – he claimed his first WPT title!

Final Table

  1. JC Tran – $683 473
  2. Juan Carlos Alvarado – $366 798
  3. David ‘Dragon’ Pham – $182 260
  4. Mark ‘The Shark’ Seif – $159 478
  5. John Hom – $136 695
  6. Danny Wong – $113 913