Lee Nelson Deep Stack Series Set For SKYCITY Auckland
Posted at 17:05 2010-03-05
Auckland’s SKYCITY Casino have announced an exciting new fixture to its already popular poker calendar. With the Joe Hachem Deep Stack Series proving so popular at Melbourne’s Crown Casino, Auckland have followed suit with the inaugural Lee Nelson Deep Stack Series. The budget deep-stacked series will be held from 22nd – 28th March 2010 at SKYCITY Poker which is located on Level 3 of SKYCITY Casino in Auckland.
The series, named after New Zealand’s most famous poker player, Lee ‘Final Table’ Nelson, will host a variety of events including Single Table Mega Satellites, No Limit Texas Hold’em events, a Pot Limit Omaha event, 6-handed No Limit Texas Hold’em and the Main Event - the Lee Nelson Deepstack.
Player numbers are limited to 180 with a minimum of ten levels played on Day 1, with the remaining players heading into Day 2. The buy-in for the Main Event is NZ$1,100.00 with a guaranteed NZ$50,000.00 prize pool.
Satellites will run regularly throughout the week, kicking off March 22nd with buy-ins as small as NZ$60.00 up to NZ$230.00.
Players to keep an eye on during the Lee Nelson Deep Stack Series are SKYCITY Poker Ambassador Brooke Howard-Smith and of course Lee ‘Final Table’ Nelson.
SKYCITY’s General Manager Casino Operations, Ejaaz Dean is excited about the upcoming tournament. “Adding a new fixture to the ever growing New Zealand poker calendar and to name it after a true icon of the sport is a great achievement for SKYCITY. Lee is a great player who deserves to be honoured with such a prestigious tournament. We are expecting some great domestic and local talent to buy-in to the event” commented Dean.
Lee Nelson is also looking forward to the series, “Never would I have thought that I would have a poker tournament named after me. To be honoured for playing a sport and hobby I love and enjoy makes me so proud and to have it held at a world-class casino like SKYCITY makes it even better.”
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