Will see eight national teams compete against one another in a very uniquely formatted event deemed the “World Cup of Poker”. Each nation will be battling for the right to be crowned poker’s world champion.
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Saturday, March 21 will see the first five rounds of action play out before the quarterfinals, semifinals, and finals take place on Sunday, March 22.
The eight teams involved are from Canada, Germany, France, Italy, Russia,U.K., Ukraine, and the U.S. Each team will consist of five players, and over the course of the next few days leading up to the even
This poker tournament set to bring the best 36 players in the world to represent their countries in what GPI’s CEO Alex Dreyfus defined: “the world cup for poker as a sport.” “If we really want to promote poker as a sport, we need an international competition like this one,”
The winner of the Global Poker Masters will then be the country that, at the end of the 16th tournament, will have aggregated the highest number of points.”
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MARCH 20TH 2015
7:00 PM – Global Poker Masters Introduction Party
MARCH 21ST 2015
THE PLAYOFFS (DAY 1)
11:30 AM – LiveStreaming of Global Poker Masters begins on Twitch.
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM – Player Introductions & Pre-Show.
12:00 PM – 1:30 AM – The Playoffs Commence
Playoff Round 1: 12:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Playoff Round 2: 2:45 PM – 5:15 PM
Playoff Round 3: 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Playoff Round 4: 8:15 PM – 10:45 PM
Playoff Round 5: 11:00 PM – 1:30 AM
1:30 AM – 1:45 AM – All Point totals totaled, end-of-day team rankings announced and following are decided:
Playoffs Winner – This team advances directly to The Semifinals & collects the Playoffs Winner’s Bonus.
Playoffs Elimination – The Team which comes 8th in points is officially eliminated from the 2015 Global Poker Masters.
Official Quarterfinals (Heads-Up Matches) Bracket Released – Bracket follows a standard ‘seed’ sports tournament structure based off of remaining Teams’ finishing positions at the conclusion of The Playoffs (w/ the exclusion of the Playoffs’ Winner – who receives a ‘bye’ directly into The Semifinals). Heads-Up Matches will be organized as such:
2nd place Team vs. 7th place Team (concurrent ‘best of 3’ Heads up matches)
3rd place Team vs. 6th place Team (concurrent ‘best of 3’ Heads up matches)
4th place Team vs. 5th place Team (concurrent ‘best of 3’ Heads up matches)
MARCH 22ND 2015
THE QUARTERFINALS (DAY 2)
11:45 AM – 12:00 PM – Seat draws for Quarterfinal Heads-Up Matches:
2nd place Team vs. 7th place Team
3rd place Team vs. 6th place Team
4th place Team vs. 5th place Team
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM – Quarterfinals play begins. This is a single timed Heat – all Players will have 3 Hours total to finish
3:05 PM – 3:20 PM – Quarterfinals play concludes. All Point totals totalled and following announcements made:
Quarterfinals Winners – These teams advance to The Semifinals (6-Max Final Table).
Quarterfinals Elimination – The Team which comes 8th in points is officially eliminated from the 2015 Global Poker Masters.
THE SEMIFINALS (DAY 2)
3:20 PM – 3:30 PM – Seat draws for the Semifinals.
3:30 PM – 7:30 PM – Semifinals play begins. This is a single timed Heat – players will have 4 Hours total to play. The Semifinals continue until:
Scenario 1: Action is Heads-Up w/ 2 players left.
Scenario 2: The 4 hour time limit for the Semifinals is reached. In this case the top 2 stacks will continue on to the Global Poker Masters Finals – with all other Teams Eliminated.
THE FINALS (DAY 2):
7:30 PM – 7:45 PM – Seat draws for the Semifinals.
7:45 PM – End of Event – The Finals begin and run until one of the 2 remaining Teams’ players have won 3 out of 5 concurrent Heads-Up matches – this team is crowned Champion of the 2015 Global Poker Masters.
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