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PKR puts Europe within players' grasp
Online poker players can be from anyplace in the world, playing at the same online felt, and with the satellites offered by many poker sites, they could also go just about anyplace in the world to play live tournaments.
One of the latest offerings is from PKR, which is awarding $52,000 worth of European Poker Tour prize packages for events in Barcelona and London.
The Barcelona event will be kicking off Season 4 of the EPT Aug. 28 through Sept. 1. With its €8,000 buy-in, it may seem like an impossibility for the average player, but for as little as $1.28+10¢, PKR players can win their way there.
That satellite qualifiers for that amount have already begun, with the lowest cost daily multi-table tournaments running daily to get players into the $22.80+$1 daily multi-table tournaments, which will in turn get players into the weekly qualifier for the grand final satellite playing Aug. 10.
The weekly qualifier has a buy-in of $54+$5 and will hand out one seat to the grand final for every five players entered.
The grand final has a direct buy-in of $250+$20, and has guaranteed two prize packages worth $13,000 each to send players to Barcelona. The package includes $11,000 for the buy-in and $2,000 in spending money.
"PKR.com is fast earning a reputation as a top destination for tournament poker," said Neil Wright, PKR card room manager. "With over $120,000 up for grabs every week in our guaranteed tournament schedule plus our highly popular regular promotions the word has gotten out and we're seeing records broken nearly every week."
He continued saying, "The EPT Barcelona and London qualifying programs are going to add even more spice and we're really looking forward to seeing our players get their shot at the big time."
The EPT London event is scheduled for Sept. 25-29, and PKR players can start trying to win their way when satellites start Aug. 13.
The full details of the qualifying program for London will be announced in coming weeks.
Stay tuned to PokerListings.com as well. Our top-notch reporting team will be bringing you the latest and greatest news from the EPT Barcelona and London in our Live Tournament Section.