The Blogger Poker Tour (BPT) is set to begin its second season with the first preliminary freeroll taking place Saturday at Poker.com. This season the tour is giving away two trips to the 2007 Crown Casino Aussie Millions poker championship in Melbourne, Australia, as the Grand Final prize.
There will be seven preliminary Texas Hold'em freerolls hosted by different blogs on the Poker.com site during which players will earn points. The top 20 point earners will then be entered into the Grand Final for their chance at the $25,000 prize pool.
The points participants receive are determined by how many people participate in the tournament. For example, if 100 players participate, the first person out would receive one point, while the winner receives 100 points. All players who make the final table also get the bonus of having their points multiplied by a percentage based on their final standings.
The blog that hosts the tournament will receive the same amount of points as the winner of their event, and players can earn bonus points by referring bloggers to the tournaments.
The preliminary tournaments will take place every other Saturday until Dec. 16. They have a prize pool of $500 split between the top 10 players.
The Grand Final will take place Dec. 23. Prizes will be given to all 20 players who make it to the Grand Final. The winner will receive an Aussie Millions prize package worth more than $12,500 which includes the $10,000 entry fee as well as money for travel and accommodations, and Poker.com and Blogger Poker Tour VIP pack.
Other prizes include poker tables, iPod Nanos, poker chip sets, and entry into the player's choice of grand final tournaments at Poker.com.
A second trip to Melbourne will also be given away to the participating blogger who judges believe provided the best coverage of the BPT season. That person will be flown to Australia to provide blog-style coverage of the Aussie Millions Main Event.
For more information about the BPT, visit www.bloggerpokertour.com.