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$50,000 Prizepool Guaranteed for SKYCITY Auckland Anniversary Poker Championships

Posted at 16:46 2009-12-22

SKYCITY Auckland have announced the return of the second annual SKYCITY Auckland Anniversary Poker Championship. The tournament will be held at SKYCITY Auckland from 25 January until 1 February 2010, with the Main Event kicking off on January 31st with a guaranteed prize pool of $50,000.

In 2010, the Auckland Anniversary Poker Championships will coincide with the Chinese New Year, which for 2010 is ‘Year of the Tiger’ and as such it follows the theme of ‘Be Brave’. Players will need to call on their bravery for this tournament as with only 180 places available, the quality of players is expected to be exceptionally high.

Satellites for the championships will kick off in early January at SKYCITY Auckland’s poker room, SKYCITY Poker. Entry is from as little as $20 with $20 rebuys, up to $230, with satellites running Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.

There will be side events running from 25 January as well as the satellites including:

        -Auckland Anniversary Opening No Limit Texas Hold’em Event
        -Auckland Anniversary No Limit Texas Hold’em 6 Handed
        -Auckland Anniversary No Limit Texas Hold’em Ladies
        -Auckland Anniversary No Limit Deep Stack
        -Auckland Anniversary Pot Limit Omaha

SKYCITY’s Executive Manager of Table Games, Ejaaz Dean believed SKYCITY has now cemented its place as New Zealand’s Home of Poker. “As we head into 2010, SKYCITY has four major tournaments lined up at its Auckland property, offering the largest dedicated poker room in New Zealand with the highest quality players and best trained dealers.  We’re looking forward to bringing the Auckland Anniversary Poker Championships back for the 2010 poker year” said Dean.

For the tournament structure and more details on the tournament including prize money breakdowns see www.skycity.co.nz/poker.

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