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ANZPT Darwin Satellites Now Underway!

Posted at 10:07 2010-10-09

;Players from all around Australia and abroad will be heading to the Northern Territory this October for the first Australia and New Zealand Poker Tour event to be held in the region.

The PokerStars.net ANZPT Darwin is set to get underway on October the 25th, with the final table of the massive event wrapping up on October 30th.

The Main Event will be a $2,200 No Limit Holdem event and will be held over 6 days at the charismatic Sky City Darwin.

With PokerStars, as the title sponsor of the ANZPT, holding a successful series of events in its second season, Darwin is expected to draw a field of elite players.

This year has seen the ANZPT host huge events in almost every state in Australia, and as such an event in Darwin has already been long sought after. Three day ones will give players plenty of options when planning their trips to one the most cultural and beautifully natural parts of Australia.

Again PokerStars is the place to qualify for an ANZPT seat, with huge Main Event prize packages offered via satellites from as little as $5.50. The US$4,000 package will include entry into the tournament, along with 7 nights stay at the luxurious Sky City Darwin Hotel and $500 for expenses which can be used on numerous tours around the Darwin area including a tour of the spectacular Kakadu National Park.

Just a few weeks ago the ANZPT Gold Coast wrapped up with a prize pool of $717,500. This was eclipsed earlier in the year by the Sydney event which saw a prize pool of $892,000. With the Darwin field capped at 200 runners, the prize pool will not be quite as large, but it is sure to be one of the most elite fields in poker and will be a prestigious title to have on the resume.

2010 ANZPT DARWIN SCHEDULE:

Monday October 25
12.30pm- ANZPT Darwin No Limit Holdem Main Event Day 1A: $2,200

Tuesday October 26
12.30pm- ANZPT Darwin No Limit Holdem Main Event Day 1B: $2,200

Wednesday October 27
12.30pm- ANZPT Darwin No Limit Holdem Main Event Day 1A: $2,200

Thursday October 28
12.30pm- ANZPT Darwin Main Event Day 2

Friday October 29
12.30pm- ANZPT Darwin Main Event Day 3

Saturday October 30
12.30pm- ANZPT Darwin Main Event Day 4

Before the event heads to Darwin, this weekend will see the kick-off of the ANZPT Melbourne Main Event, after a series of successful side events. ANZPT Commissioner Danny McDonough is expecting the prize pool to be around $1,000,000, which will be the biggest pool ever for the growing tournament series. PokerNetwork will be at Crown Casino, so be sure to follow along on the Live Reporting page to see every suck out and race as they happen, in what is building up to be one huge event!

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