World Poker Tour

 
World Poker Tour


Hosted weekly on the Travel Channel, the World Poker Tour is an immensely popular poker show—many consider it the absolute best. With each episode featuring two full hours of intense poker and superb commentary, the WPT has become a favorite of players and viewers worldwide. The first weekly poker TV show in the US, the WPT made history when it became the first TV program to show you the player’s hands with the “WPT cams”—small cameras mounted on the tables. Each episode features the final table of a tournament.

Created by Lyle Berman and Steve Lipscomb, their goal is to “establish poker as a significant televised mainstream sport by broadcasting top poker tournaments around the world.”

The Hosts:

World Poker Tour Season 1 Winners

Episode 1 – Bellagio “Five Diamond World Poker Classic”
Gus Hansen $556,460
John Juanda $278,240
Kassem Deeb $139,120
John Hennigan $83,472
Chris Bigler $62,604
Scotty Nguyen $48,692

Episode 2 – Bicycle Casino “Legends of Poker”
Chris Karagulleyan $258,000
Hon Le $122,550
Stan Goldstein $61,270
Mark Seif $29,025
Can Hua $29,025
Kathy Liebert $22,575

Episode 3 – UltimateBet “Ultimate Poker Classic”
Juha Helppi $50,000
Anssi Tuulivirda $10,400
Kathy Liebert $8,000
Woody Moore $6,000
Phil Gordon $250,000 (Pro award)

Episode 4 – Casinos Europa “Costa Rica Classic”
Jose Rosenkrantz $108,730
Jamie Ligator $45,000
Luis Milanes $25,120
Dewey Tomko $14,650
Jaime Anteneloff $11,510
R.A. Head $9,420

Episode 5 – Lucky Chances Casino “Gold Rush Tournament”
Paul Darden $146,000
Chris Bigler $88,000
Antonio Esfandiari $44,000
Phil Hellmuth $34,000
Vince Burgio $26,000
Tommy Garza $21,000

Episode 6 – Foxwoods Resort Casino “World Poker Finals”
Howard Lederer $320,400
Layne Flack $186,900
Andy Bloch $102,350
Phil Ivey $75,650
Peter Giordano $57,850
Ron Rose $44,500

Episode 7 – Horseshoe Casino/Gold Strike Casino “Jack Binion’s World Poker Open”
Dave “Devilfish” Ulliott $589,990
Phil Ivey $291,030
Johnny Donaldson $145,065
Buddy Williams $91,620
Jeremy Tinsley 5th $68,715
Tommy Grimes $53,445

Episode 8 – Aviation Club de France “Euro Finals of Poker”
Christer Johansson €500,000
Claude Cohen €160,000
Allen Cunningham €80,000
Jacques Durand €32,000
Tony G. €16,000
Alain Hagege €13,000

Episode 9 – Commerce Casino “LA Poker Classic”
Gus Hansen $532,490
Daniel Rentzer $253,595
Andy Bloch $125,460
David Pham $80,080
Steve Shkolnik $53,390
Bob Stupak $46,715

Episode 10 – Commerce Casino “WPT Invitational”
Layne Flack $100,000
Jerry Buss $40,000
David Chiu $20,000
Men Nguyen $10,000
Tony Ma $7,000
Andy Glazer $6,000

Episode 11Party Poker “Million”
Howard Lederer $289,150
Chip Jett $175,900
Joe Simpkins $105,540
Maureen Feduniak $79,155
Tim Lark $52,770
Dan Coupal $43,975

Episode 12 – Reno Hilton “World Poker Challenge”
Ron Rose $168,298
Cal Dykes $97,772
Tony Le $50,490
Paul Magriel $29,452
Mark Edwards $23,140
T.J. Cloutier $18,934

Episode 13 – Bellagio “WPT Championship”
Alan Goehring $1,011,866
Kirill Gerasimov $506,625
Phil Ivey $253,313
Doyle Brunson $159,987
Ted Forrest $119,990
James Hoeppner $93,326

World Poker Tour - Season 2 Winners -
Episode 1 – Aviation Club de France “Grand Prix de Paris”
David Benyamine €357,200
Jan Boubli €178,000
Georges Paravoliasakis €134,000
Jamie Posner €80,500
Erick Lindgren €53,600
Lee Salem €35,700

Episode 2 – Bicycle Casino “Legends of Poker”
Mel Judah $579,375
Paul Phillips $293,550
T.J Cloutier $146,775
Chip Jett $100,425
Fred Bonyadi $69,525
Phil Unabomber Laak $54,075

Episode 3 – Bicycle Casino “Ladies’ Night”
Cycalona Gowen $25,000
Evelyn Ng
Annie Duke
Maureen Feduniak
Kathy Liebert
Jennifer Harmon

Episode 4 – Borgata Casino “Poker Open”
Noli Francisco $470,000
Charlie Shoten $235,000
David Oppenheim $117,500
Carlos Mortensen $70,500
Mickey Seagle $52,875
Randy Burger $41,125

Episode 5 – UltimateBet “Poker Classic”
Erick Lindgren $500,000
Daniel Larsson $300,745
Anthony Fagan $194,230
Barry Shulman $112,780
Ted Harrington $68,920
Rick Casper $43,860

Episode 6 – Foxwoods Resort Casino “World Poker Finals”
Hoyt Corkins $1,089,200
Mohammed Ibraham $563,400
Phil Hellmuth Jr $281,700
Christopher Ackerman $226,925
V. Senthil Kumar $164,325
Brian Haveson $117,375

Episode 7 – Bellagio Casino “Five Diamond World Poker Classic”
Paul Phillips $1,101,980
Dewey Tomko $552,853
Gus Hansen $276,426
Abraham Mosseri $174,585
Tino Lechich $130,940
Mel Judah $101,842

Episode 8 – Bellagio Casino “Battle of Champions”
Ron Rose $125,000
Jose Rosenkrantz $50,000
Howard Lederer $30,000
Juha Helppi $20,000
Chris Karagulleyan $15,000
Gus Hansen $10,000

Episode 9 – PokerStars “Caribbean Adventure”
Gus Hansen $455,780
Hoyt Corkins $290,062
Daniel Negreanu $192,270
Michael Benedetto $132,600
John D'Agostino $99,450
Remco Schrijvers $74,587

Episode 10 – Horseshoe Casino “World Poker Open”
Barry Greenstein $1,278,370
Randy Jensen $656,460
James Tippin $328,230
Chip Reese $207,304
Can Kim Hua $155,477
Tony Hartman $120,927

Episode 11 – Commerce Casino “LA Poker Classic”
Antonio Esfandiari $1,399,135
Vinny Vinh $718,485
Mike Keohan $359,245
Bill Gazes $226,890
Adam Schoenfeld $170,170
David Benyamine $132,355

Episode 12 – Commerce Casino “WPT Invitational”
Phil Unabomber Laak $100,000
Humberto Brenes $38,000
John Juanda $18,000
Joe Cassidy $14,000
Harry Demetriou $10,000
Antonio Esfandiari $8000

Episode 13 – Bay 101 “Shooting Star”
Phil Gordon $360,000
Chris Moneymaker $200,000
Masoud Shojaei $103,300
Scott Wilson $79,800
Susan Kim $68,400
Mark Mache $57,000

Episode 14Party Poker “Million”
Erick Lindgren $1,000,000
Daniel Negreanu $675,178
Chris Hinchcliffe $441,463
Steve Zolotow $259,684
Barry Greenstein $194,763
Scotty Nguyen $129,842

Episode 15 – Reno Hilton “World Poker Challenge”
Michael Kinney $629,469
Paul "Eskimo" Clark $310,403
Harry Knopp $155,202
Peter Muller $98,022
Tony Bloom $73,517
Young Phan $57,180

Episode 16 – Bellagio Casino “WPT Championship”
Martin Deknijff $2,728,356
Hassan Habib $1,372,223
Matt Matros $706,903
Ricky "gotmilk" Grijalva $457,408
Russell Rosenblum $332,660
Steve Brecher $232,862