Pacific Poker to send players to Poker Open V

Big stacks are good

888 will be bringing together pros, stars and poker players from around the world for the Poker Open V at the end of October.

The tournament is limited to 108 seats which will be filled by eight celebrities, 65 professional poker players and 35 online qualifiers at 888's Andy Black, Roland De Wolf, Richard Ashby, Neil Channing and Jeff Fenech.

Online poker players hoping to join them need to head to Pacific Poker to win a seat. The poker site will be hosting country-specific tournaments each week to battle for spots in a weekly international final.

The national tournaments will take place each Thursday during the seven Thursdays leading up to the 888 Poker Open V. The top five players from each national tournament will move on to a weekly final on the Sunday of that week to compete for an $8,500 prize package to the Poker Open.

The country-specific satellites are as follows:

  • Germany: 3:25 p.m.
  • France: 3:10 p.m.
  • Italy: 3:15 p.m.
  • Canada: 9:15 p.m.
  • Australia: 7 a.m.
  • Netherlands: 3:20 p.m.
  • Portugal: 4 p.m.
  • Spain: 4:15 p.m.
  • Denmark: 3:45 p.m.
  • Sweden: 3:35 p.m.
  • Rest of the world: 10:00 a.m.

(Note: All times listed in this article are Pacific Poker Time.)

"Every country has a certain national style when it comes to poker, and each country's Thursday satellite is expected to play out quite differently," said Pacific Poker. "Which only makes the international final on Saturdays that much more exciting."

With only the top five players moving on to the weekly final, that means there will be a one in 60 shot at winning the Poker Open V prize package.

The Saturday finals will take place at 10 a.m. and have the following prizes:

  • 1st Place: $8,500 package to the 888 Poker Open V
  • 2nd Place: $300+$30 buy-in to another 888 Poker Open V satellite
  • 3rd-6th Place: $60+$6 buy-in to the next 888 Poker Open V sub-satellite
  • 7th-10th Place: $30+$3 buy-in to the next 888 Poker Open V sub-satellite

That last two weeks the prize pool will change slightly, offering:

  • 1st place: $8,500 package to the 888 Poker Open V
  • 2nd- 4th place: Seat to our $200 + $20 Monday's $100K guaranteed
  • 5th - 10th place: Free $50 + $5 buy-in to the weekly $20K guaranteed

Poker players who signed up at Pacific Poker through a PokerListings.com link will also get an additional chance to win an 888 Poker Open V prize package. In October the poker site will host an exclusive freeroll for PokerListings.com players with an all expense paid trip to the event as the top prize.

We'll dish the details on the freeroll in the near future. In the meantime, head to 888poker to get the skinny on the Poker Open V satellites and all the other promotions the site has to offer.

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