2012 Station Poker Classic at Casino Regina March 20 to 24

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Casino Regina will be hosting their annual Station Poker Classic between March 20 and 24. The popular poker tournament series will showcase four great tournaments. Last year’s Station Poker Classic attracted 737 players competing for total prize pools of over $526,000 across the four events.

Along with its sister tournament the Harvest Poker Classic which takes place in the fall, the Station Poker Classic marks as Saskatchewan’s largest tournament series and surely a must attend for any poker player from the aread and attracts players from neighbouring provinces and from the United States.

The series will start off on Tuesday March 20th with a Single Table Satellite Extravaganza where players can win seats to all the major events offered.

On Wednesday March 21st, the first of the major events will kick off, the $600 +$50 No Limit Hold’em Freeze-out Knock-out Re-entry event. This is a 210 player max event with 6500 Starting Chips and 30 min blind levels. $500 of the buy-in goes to the prize pool and $100 of the buy-in goes to the knock-out pool. Players will receive $100 in casino value chips for each knock-out. Tournament start time is 12:00p.m. Last year’s event attracted 191 players for a prize pool of $105,050 and was won by Jim Loudon.

On Thursday March 22nd, there will be a $720+$80 No Limit Hold’em Freeze-out. Players will start with 8000 chips and blind levels will be 30 minutes for this 210 max player tournament. The tournament will start at 12:00p.m. Last year’s event attracted 162 players for a prize pool of $116,640 and was won by Ryan Comely.

On Friday March 23rd there will be the largest of the tournaments, a $1000+$100 No Limit Hold’em Freeze-out. Starting chips will be 10,000 and blind levels will be 30 minutes for the first 8 levels and 40 minutes for the remaining levels with a 240 player max field. This is a re-entry event and starts at 12:00p.m. Last year’s winner was Farrell Rempell and the event attracted 169 players for a $169,000 prize pool.

Finally the series wraps up on Saturday March 24th with the $630+$70 No Limit Hold’em Freeze-out. This event will be capped at 240 players who will start off with 7000 chips playing 30 minute blind levels. The tournament start time

12:00p.m. Last year Sid Rambara won the event out of 215 participants playing for a prize pool of $135,450.

Waiting lists will be taken for all events once capacity is reached.

Players that are eliminated in the first 4 levels of play will be allowed to re-enter the tournament by fully paying the buy-in and registration. (Depending on available seats) Players who are on the waiting list will be seated before players that are eliminated from the tournament.

Players who enter late or re-enter an event will be penalized 1 set of blinds for each level they have missed.

Approximately 10% of the field will be paid in each event.

Here are the details if you want a chance to win your seat by playing in the single table satellite for all major freeze-out events:

Single Table Satellite $600+50 = $75 buy-in (First place receives a buy-in + registration for the $600+$50 Freeze out/ Knock-out)

Single Table Satellite $630+$70 = $80 buy- in First place receives a buy-in + registration for the $630+$70 Freeze-out)

Single Table Satellite $720+ $80 =$90 buy- in First place receives a buy-in + registration for the $720+$80 Freeze-out.

Single Table Satellite $1000+ $100 =$120 buy- in First place receives a buy-in + registration for the $1000+$100 Freeze-out.

Extreme satellites will also be offered upon request for all freeze-out events.

Games will be played down to completion during the each day.

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