We all know that Sydney will be playing host to the next ANZPT event – but as the schedules for the 2009 Melbourne Poker Championships have been released, it has been announced that Crown Casino will be the host for stop three on the PokerStars.net Australia and New Zealand Poker Tour!
In the second week of the Championships there will be a $2,700 PokerStars.net ANZPT Feature Event that will be run over three days and will account for the third stop in the season one schedule.
This addition to the Melbourne Poker Championships schedule is the ‘icing on the cake’ to one that is packed full of a wide range of poker variants for players of all budgets. At the lower end we find the return of the Morning Series that hasn’t graced the Crown Poker Room since Autumn last year. Four events from the Monday of the first week include a No Limit Hold'em, Omaha Hi-Lo, Mixed Stud and Crazy Pineapple – all for the low buy-in of $120. At the other end of the scale just prior to the Main Event is the $5,200 High Stakes Hold'em Event that is expected to draw more numbers than ever before, as it takes place after the ANZPT Feature Event.
The Melbourne Poker Championships will again be featuring a $100,000 Challenge winner takes all; which in the past has drawn two tables and will most likely do so again. However it will be the $1,100 Main Event that is likely to attract the most attention with it featuring a repechage, allowing players that bust on the first days the option to re-enter the tournament on day three.
With too much to discuss, take a look at the upcoming Melbourne Poker Championships schedule:
Sunday 17th May 12:10pm - $175 No Limit Holdem 4:10pm - $120 PokerPro Pot Limit Omaha Deepstack
Monday 18th May 10:10am - $120 – Morning Series (No Limit Holdem) 7:10pm - $100 No Limit Holdem with $50 Rebuys
Tuesday 19th May 10:10am - $120 – Morning Series (Omaha Hi-Lo) 7:10pm - $175 Pot Limit Omaha
Wednesday 20th May 10:10am - $120 – Morning Series (Mixed Stud) 7:10pm - $230 No Limit Holdem Bounty Event
Thursday 21st May 10:10am - $120 – Morning Series (Crazy Pineapple) 7:10pm - $340 No Limit Holdem Terminator
Friday 22nd May 10:10am – Morning Series Final 12:10pm - $230 No Limit Holdem 100k Guarantee Day 1 (flight 1)
Saturday 23rd May 12:10pm - $230 No Limit Holdem 100k Guarantee Day 1 (flight 2)
Sunday 24th May 12:10pm - $230 No Limit Holdem 100k Guarantee Day 2 6:10pm - $100,000 Challenge 7:10pm - $340 No Limit Holdem Teams Event
Monday 25th May 12:10pm - $2,700 PokerStars.net ANZPT Feature Event Day 1 7:10pm - $340 Pot Limit Holdem/Omaha
Tuesday 26th May 12:10pm - PokerStars.net ANZPT Feature Event Day 2 12:30pm - $550 H.O.R.S.E 7:10pm - $240 Pot Limit Omaha with $100 Rebuys
Wednesday 27th May 12:10pm $1,100 No Limit Holdem Six-Handed 2:00pm - PokerStars.net ANZPT Feature Event Final table
Thursday 28th May 12:10pm - $5,200 High Stakes Holdem 7:10pm - $1,100 Main Event Day 1 (flight 1)
Friday 29th May 12:10pm - $1,100 Main Event Day 1 (flight 2)
Saturday 30th May 12:10pm - $1,100 Main Event Day 1 (repechage) 2:15pm - $120 PokerPro No Limit Holdem Deepstack
Sunday 31st May 12:10pm – Main Event Day 2
Monday 1st June 2:10pm – Main Event Final Table
With such a great array of events to satisfy every tournament junkie out there, make sure you are part of the action by qualifying for the Main Event through one of the online satellites. For full details check out our Melbourne Championships Satellites page.
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