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The 2012 Sydney Championships Begin Tomorrow!

Posted at 11:50 2012-07-31 by Matthew Pitt

The 2012 World Series of Poker is all but over and done with and the ANZPT Queenstown Main Event was completed a couple of days ago but it is not all doom and gloom because the 2012 Sydney Championships are, quite literally, just around the corner!

Taking place at the Star City Casino, the 2012 Sydney Poker Championships boasts 10 events across 11 days of what should be high-octane poker. The first of these 10 events kicks off at 18:15 on Wednesday 1 August and PokerNetwork has a feeling it could see a very good turnout indeed.

Event #1 is a $300 buy-in No Limit Hold'em event that has three starting flights. Flight 2 starts at the same time (18:15) on Thursday with the third and final flight getting underway at the earlier time of 12:30 on Friday. Entrants will receive a starting stack of 10,000 chips and play to a steady blind structure that increases every 40-minutes.

The equivalent tournament in last year's championships saw almost 400 entrants help create a prize pool of $115,592, the lion's share of which — or should be be lioness' share of which — went to Kristina Griffiths, who defeated Kristivoje Nestorovic heads-up to claim the $37,408 first place prize.

Also taking place over the next couple of days are satellites to the $1,650 No Limit Hold'em Main Event that is scheduled for Thursday 9 August. Various satellites are running around the clock for the Sydney Poker Championships Main Event but check with the excellent Star City Casino staff for exact times and dates of these.

2012 Sydney Championships Schedule

DateTimeEventBuy-inTournamentNotes
Wed 1 Aug18:151$300No Limit Hold'em Flight 110k stack, 40-min blinds
Thu 2 Aug18:151$300No Limit Hold'em Flight 210k stack, 40-min blinds
Fri 3 Aug12:301$300No Limit Hold'em Flight 310k stack, 40-min blinds
Sun 5 Aug12:302$1,100Poker Media Special15k stack, 40-min blinds
Mon 6 Aug12:303$550No Limit Hold'em Bounty8k stack, 30-min blind, $100 bounty per player
Tue 7 Aug12:304$550No Limit Hold'em Six-Handed10k stack, 40-min blinds
Tue 7 Aug18:155$440No Limit Hold'em Teams8k stack, 20-min blinds
Wed 8 Aug12:306$440Pot Limit Omaha10k stack, 30-min blinds
Thu 9 Aug18:157$1,650No Limit Hold'em Main Event Flight 120k stack, 60-min blinds
Fri 10 Aug12:307$1,650No Limit Hold'em Main Event Flight 220k stack, 60-min blinds
Sat 11 Aug21:308$500No Limit Hold;em Late Night8k stack, 25-min blinds
Sun 12 Aug12:309$220No Limit Hold'em/Pot Limit Omaha Mix6k stack, 25-min blinds
Sun 12 Aug16:0010No Limit Hold'em $5k Challenge15k stack, 45-min blinds 

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Last year's opening event winner Kristina Griffiths Last year's opening event winner Kristina Griffiths

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