Winter Festival 2017!

Live event coverage and results

Date Time Event Buy-In Tournament Guarantee Rules Purchase
Sunday January 29th 11:00am #1 $135 + $15 * The Wild $150 Day 1A $100,000 Guaranteed
7:00pm #1 $135 + $15 * The Wild $150 Day 1B $100,000 Guaranteed
Monday January 30th 7:00pm #1 $135 + $15 * The Wild $150 Day 1C $100,000 Guaranteed
Tuesday January 31st 7:00pm #1 $135 + $15 * The Wild $150 Day 1D $100,000 Guaranteed
Wednesday February 1st 7:00pm #1 The Wild $150 Day 2 $100,000 Guaranteed
Thursday February 2nd 7:00pm #1 The Wild $150 Day 3 $100,000 Guaranteed
7:30pm #2 $200 + $20 NL Hold'em 8-Max Freeze $30,000 Guaranteed
Friday February 3rd 10:00am #3 $225 + $25 * The $250 Frenzy Day 1A $200,000 Guaranteed
6:00pm #3 $225 + $25 * The $250 Frenzy Day 1B $200,000 Guaranteed
Saturday February 4th 10:00am #3 $225 + $25 * The $250 Frenzy Day 1C $200,000 Guaranteed
6:00pm #3 $225 + $25 * The $250 Frenzy Day 1D $200,000 Guaranteed
Sunday February 5th 10:00am #3 $225 + $25 * The $250 Frenzy Day 1E $200,000 Guaranteed
6:00pm #3 $225 + $25 * The $250 Frenzy Day 1F $200,000 Guaranteed
Monday February 6th 12:00pm #4 $100 + $10 NL Hold'em Deepstack Turbo $7,500 Guaranteed
7:00pm #3 The $250 Frenzy Day 2 $200,000 Guaranteed
Tuesday February 7th 11:00am #5 $500 + $50 NL Hold'em Freeze $50,000 Guaranteed
7:00pm #3 The $250 Frenzy Day 3 $200,000 Guaranteed
7:00pm #6 $200 + $20 NL Hold'em Survivor $15,000 Guaranteed
Wednesday February 8th 11:00am #7 $500 + $100 + $500 NL Hold'em 50/50 Bounty $60,000 Guaranteed
7:00pm #8 $300 + $30 NL Hold'em Survivor $25,000 Guaranteed
7:00pm ** Champions' Freeroll 1 WPT Seat Guaranteed
7:30pm #9 $500 + $50 PL Omaha 8-Max Re-entry Day 1 $15,000 Guaranteed
Thursday February 9th Satellite Day 19 Seats Guaranteed
7:00pm #9 PL Omaha 8-Max Re-entry Day 2 $15,000 Guaranteed
Friday February 10th 11:00am #10 $3,200 + $300 *** partypoker.net WPT Playground Day 1A $1,000,000 Guaranteed
Saturday February 11th 11:00am #10 $3,200 + $300 *** partypoker.net WPT Playground Day 1B $1,000,000 Guaranteed
8:00pm #11 $150 + $30 + $150 NL Hold'em 50/50 Bounty $15,000 Guaranteed
Sunday February 12th 12:00pm #10 partypoker.net WPT Playground Day 2 $1,000,000 Guaranteed
6:00pm #12 $150 + $15 NL Hold'em Seniors' Tournament 50+ $15,000 Guaranteed
Monday February 13th 11:00am #13 $1,500 + $150 NL Hold'em Second Chance Day 1 $150,000 Guaranteed
12:00pm #10 partypoker.net WPT Playground Day 3 $1,000,000 Guaranteed
7:00pm #14 $300 + $30 NL Hold'em Mega Stack Turbo $30,000 Guaranteed
Tuesday February 14th 12:00pm #13 NL Hold'em Second Chance Day 2 $150,000 Guaranteed
12:00pm #10 partypoker.net WPT Playground Day 4 $1,000,000 Guaranteed
7:00pm #15 $500 + $50 NL Hold'em 6-Max $45,000 Guaranteed
Wednesday February 15th 12:00pm #10 partypoker.net WPT Playground Day 5 $1,000,000 Guaranteed
7:00pm #16 $200 + $30 + $100 NL Hold'em 8-Max Bounty $35,000 Guaranteed

This is a next-day re-entry event. A player may play additional Day 1s even if he/she has survived a previous Day 1 with chips. Players may not re-enter during any Day 1 starting flight they have already played, they may only re-enter the tournament on a subsequent Day 1. Players who qualify for Day 2 more than once will restart play on Day 2 with their largest qualifying stack; all other qualifying stacks will be forfeited.

Every event winner in the Playground Poker Fall Classic won a seat in this exclusive freeroll tournament. The winner of the Champions’ Freeroll will earn a seat in the $3,200 + $300 partypoker.net WPT Playground.

* This is a next day re-entry event with 1 entry and 1 re-entry permitted on each Day 1 starting flight. One same-day re-entry permitted to any player that loses all of their chips or chooses to forfeit their stack prior to the end of the break following level 6. A player may play Day 1B even if he/she has survived Day 1A with chips. Players who qualify for Day 2 more than once will restart play on Day 2 with their largest qualifying stack; all other qualifying stacks will be forfeited.

Buy-in is expressed as an amount to the prize pool plus the tournament fee (plus a bounty amount where applicable).

A 3% staff gratuity will be withheld from the gross prize pool of each of these tournaments.

WPT Playground Satellites

Date Time Buy-In Format Guarantee Purchase
Tuesday January 31st 12:00pm $135 + $15 NL Hold'em Re-entry 2 Seats Guaranteed
Thursday February 2nd 12:00pm $135 + $15 NL Hold'em Deepstack Turbo Re-entry 2 Seats Guaranteed
Sunday February 5th 8:00pm $350 + $35 NL Hold'em Re-entry 2 Seats Guaranteed
Thursday February 9th 12:00pm $135 + $15 NL Hold'em Re-entry 2 Seats Guaranteed
4:00pm $135 + $15 NL Hold'em Turbo Re-entry 2 Seats Guaranteed
8:00pm $350 + $35 NL Hold'em Re-entry 15 Seats Guaranteed
Friday February 10th 8:00pm $350 + $35 NL Hold'em Turbo Re-entry 5 Seats Guaranteed

Second Chance Satellite

Date Time Buy-In Format Guarantee Purchase
Sunday February 12th 8:00pm $165 + $15 NL Hold'em Re-entry 5 Seats Guaranteed

Direct buy-in

You may buy your ticket for the WPT Playground at Playground Poker Club for $3,500. Registration is open 24 hours per day at the cashier. Tickets may also be purchased online.

Tournament Leaderboard

Win a seat in the monthly TLB Freeroll by finishing among the top 30 on the Tournament Leader Board for November/December (combined TLB). 5 Seats ($3,500 each) will be awarded in this TLB Freeroll!

Champions’ Freeroll

Every event winner in the Playground Poker Fall Classic won a seat in this exclusive freeroll tournament. The winner of the Champions’ Freeroll will earn a seat in the $3,200 + $300 partypoker.net WPT Playground.

Live Satellites Before the Winter Festival

Win a seat in one of our weekly Sunday or Thursday satellites. Each one is a $135 + $15 Rebuy/Add-on tournament with 2 Seats Guaranteed! Satellites begin at 8pm:

Sunday Satellites

Date Time Buy-In Format
January 8th 8:00pm $135 + $15 NL Hold'em Rebuy & Add-on
January 15th 8:00pm $135 + $15 NL Hold'em Rebuy & Add-on
January 22nd 8:00pm $135 + $15 NL Hold'em Rebuy & Add-on

Thursday Satellites

Date Time Buy-In Format
January 5th 8:00pm $135 + $15 NL Hold'em Rebuy & Add-on
January 12th 8:00pm $135 + $15 NL Hold'em Rebuy & Add-on
January 19st 8:00pm $135 + $15 NL Hold'em Rebuy & Add-on
January 26th 8:00pm $135 + $15 NL Hold'em Rebuy & Add-on

Live Satellites during the Playground Winter Festival

During the series we’re hosting 7 scheduled satellites:

Date Time Buy-In Format Guarantee
Tuesday January 31st 12:00pm $135 + $15 NL Hold'em Re-entry 2 Seats Guaranteed
Thursday February 2nd 12:00pm $135 + $15 NL Hold'em Deepstack Turbo Re-entry 2 Seats Guaranteed
Sunday February 5th 8:00pm $135 + $15 NL Hold'em Re-entry 2 Seats Guaranteed
Thursday February 9th 12:00pm $135 + $15 NL Hold'em Re-entry 2 Seats Guaranteed
4:00pm $135 + $15 NL Hold'em Turbo Re-entry 2 Seats Guaranteed
8:00pm $350 + $35 NL Hold'em Re-entry 15 Seats Guaranteed
Friday February 10th 8:00pm $350 + $35 NL Hold'em Turbo Re-entry 5 Seats Guaranteed

Second Chance Satellite

Date Time Buy-In Format Guarantee
Sunday February 12th 8:00pm $165 + $15 NL Hold'em Re-entry 5 Seats Guaranteed
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WPT Playground Satellite

Sundays at 8:00pm
$500 + $30

For every $2,650 USD ($3,500 CAD) in the prizepool a WPT Playground Seat Only will be awarded. 3 Seats Guaranteed.

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WPT Playground Feeder

Daily at 9:00pm PLUS Sunday at 6:00pm
$100 + $9

For every $530 in the prizepool an entry to a WPT Playground Satellite will be awarded. 2 Seats Guaranteed.

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WPT Playground Feeder Qualifier

Daily at 6:00pm & 7:00pm PLUS Sundays at 3:00pm & 4:00pm
$20 + $2

For every $109 in the prizepool an entry to a $109 WPT Playground Feeder will be awarded. 2 Seats Guaranteed.

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General partypoker satellites

Daily

$5.50 Qualifiers to the $22 satellites every hour

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General partypoker satellites

Daily

$1.10 Qualifiers to the $5.50 satellites every hour

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General partypoker satellites

Daily

$0.01 Qualifiers to the $1.10 satellites every hour

Win Winter Festival Tournament $ at partypoker!

There’s a new way to win your entry into any event in the Playground Winter Festival, only on partypoker. Every day - and twice on Sundays - players can sign in to their partypoker accounts and join satellites that will award Winter Festival Tournament Dollars (WFT$) instead of event seats.


You can use WFT$ to buy in to any event in the Playground Winter Festival, or you can use your balance to pay for a portion of a several events - it’s up to you. You can use them for the WPT Playground - or any other event in the Winter Festival! You can collect WFT$ and accumulate enough for buy-ins for as many Live events as your WFT$ balance will allow!


There are two buy-in levels for the WFT$ satellites and everything gets underway on December 11th.

$5.00 + $0.50 Daily at 8:00pm PLUS Sundays at 6:00pm - 2 x $110 WFT$ prizes guaranteed
$20.00 + $2.00 Daily at 8:00pm PLUS Sundays at 6:00pm - 2 x $220 WFT$ prizes guaranteed


  • Please allow 24h after a win for your WFT$ prize to be added to your account.
  • WFT$ are non-transferrable and may not be redeemed for cash.
  • A player’s WFT$ balance is only valid for live events in the Playground Winter Festival. WFT$ are void following the end of late registration in Event 16 of the Festival.
  • Playground Poker Club Tournament tickets are transferrable, but all transfers must be completed in person at Playground Poker Club at least 2 hours before the beginning of an event.