Friday 29 April 2011. Melbourne, Australia. In the world of poker the person sitting next to you could be a computer programmer, nurse, fund manager, waiter, property millionaire or professional player. So it will be at Crown’s Melbourne Poker Championships, one of the most prestigious and sought-after titles on the Australian poker calendar, starting this Sunday 1 May 2011.
This year’s Championship boasts twenty official tournaments and promises to be the biggest and best yet, highlighted by Event 7: No Limit Holdem $100k Guarantee (Cost: $240), Event 10: $100,000 Challenge (10-player winner-takes-all) (Cost: $10,200) and Event 18: Melbourne Poker Championships Main Event (Cost: $1,100).
The first Melbourne Poker Championship was held in 2002 where a modest field of 66 players took their seats in the $300 buy-in No Limit Holdem ‘Main Event’. Last year’s ‘Main Event’ was played with 520 players from all over the country and Brendan Rubie emerged victorious and walked away with $118,000 for his efforts. The 2011 Melbourne Poker Championships will arguably be one of the most enthralling to date, with the prize pool expected to tip over $1,000,000. A massive field of players are expected to compete, some of those include hometown hero Joe Hachem and defending champion Brendan Rubie amongst others.
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Southbank Victoria 3006 Australia
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