WPT Japan  2021 to blitz player record. Qualifiers end September 16
WPT Japan  2021 to blitz player record. Qualifiers end September 16

September 13, 2021

WPT Japan 2021 to blitz player record. Qualifiers end September 16

By WPT.asia

612 poker players have already made a bid to qualify for Day 2 of WPT Japan as the event looks certain set to blitz 2020's record field of 726 entries.

The best news for Japan based poker players is that you can still qualify for WPT Japan until Thursday via Sammy's new poker app M Hold'em!

The launch of M Hold'em has meant players have had two ways to qualify this year for WPT Japan. Firstly, as always, LIVE via poker clubs throughout Japan affiliated with our WPT Partner Japan Poker Union. And now secondly via M Hold'em. For more information on gaining entry to Saturday's final Day 1 at Sammy Inc. Headquarters Tokyo,  go to https://mpj-portal.jp/game/.

Back to WPT Japan action to date which saw an extra Day 1 added in Osaka to cater for the increased demand. In total 131 players played in Osaka and a total of 23 of them have qualified for Day 2 this Sunday at Sammy Inc.

Day 1A at Sammy Inc. Tokyo has been the big highlight to date with 481 players taking a shot to make Day 2. 

1A general tourney area 3

 

The defending champion Charlie Ryuta was on hand to get proceedings underway.

1A MC and defending chmap Charlie Ryuta

 

111 players found a bag from Day 1A and here are details of the Top 5 survivors from the three Day 1's to date.


Day 1A B D top 5 survivors v2

 Good fortune to all those players who have qualified for the final Day 1 on Saturday or are trying to qualify via M Hold'em. Japan Poker Union's Event Director, Tatsumune Miyata, is planning to have 55 poker tables and plenty of sanitiser available to cater for an expected field of well over 500!

1A Miyata sanitiser

 

For more details about the upcoming WPT Japan holiday weekend schedule go to https://pokerjapan.jp/wptjapan2021/