Ok, for the up-teenth time, I hate running press releases because they are pure spin.
On the other hand, guys, getting press releases does keep me informed about events I might not have known about otherwise.
Like the World Series of Poker Main Event Week running until June 2o on Full Tilt Poker.
Full Tilt, as I understand things, is offering up more than 200 WSOP seats all this week for its members. At least 5 WSOP Main Event prize packages will be up for grabs every day.
The finale of WSOP Main Event Week on Full Tilt Poker is the $640 buy-in 150-seat Guarantee on the 20th, at 6 p.m.”eT. As its name implies, 150 prize packages to the Las Vegas tournament will be up for grabs, or the equivalent of $1.8 million.
Each $12,000 prize package includes the Main Event’s $10,000 buy-in plus $2,000 in spending money.
Prize package winners will also wine and dine with Full Tilt pros and receive access to the site’s hospitality suite at the Rio.
That’s pretty cool.
In addition, they’ll receive the option of free accommodations at the off-Strip hotel. Satellites to the 150-Seat Guarantee are running all week.
On Saturday, look for a $216 Direct Qualifer”for WSOP Main Event seats. The more affordable $216 buy-in tournament awards 10 prize packages and kicks off at 18:00 ET.
Direct Qualifiers are boasting double guarantees all week.
In addition, there are twice as many Daily Shootouts being held, offering even more chances for Full Tilt Poker members to become the next Joe Cada.
Last year, Cada, a PokerStars’sponsored pro, banked $8.5 million after defeating Maryland logger Darvin Moon”in the Main Event. Full Tilt Poker is upping the ante by coughing up$10 million”if you qualify through the site and then go on to win the Main Event.
This is in addition to your first place prize, making the payday an especially lucrative one if a Full Tilt satellite winner goes on to win the Main Event bracelet.
As another reason to play on Full Tilt, if you qualify through the site for the Main Event and go on to cash, you’ll take home a seat to next year’s $10,000 buy-in event. Other bonuses are also available.
Players have to be at least 21 years of age to enter any tournament at the 2010 WSOP.
So, you might want to check this out.