Now only a few weeks away, the British Columbia Poker Championships are widely considered perhaps the best and most popular tournament series in Canada; PlayNow.com is giving British Columbia residents a chance to participate without having to risk “breaking the bankroll” by running satellites until October 23rd and guaranteeing a total of 48 seats into the first 3 events.
Players can qualify to play in the BCPC’s for as low as $22. Each event runs nightly at 7:00PM PST on PlayNow.com and guarantees at least one seat into the target tournament, with the promotion having begun on September 27th. Seats are being offered and awarded into the $550, $1,100 and $3,000 Main Event.
Some of poker’s biggest names participate in the British Columbia Poker Championships each year and 2011 will be no exception; winners of past events have collected between $50,000-$600,000 for the top spot.
Qualifiers for the 2011 BCPCs Event #1, a $500 plus $50 (admin fee) No Limit Hold’em, are $20 plus $2 (admin fee) to play.
There are still 3 chances left for seats into Event with these $22 satellite tournaments running on October 17th, 18th and 19th.
$40 plus $4 (admin fee) satellites award entry into Event #2, an $1000 plus $100 (admin fee) No Limit Hold’em.
Those with their sights set on the $3000 No Limit Hold’em Main Event ($2,700 plus $300 admin fee) have just 3 chances left to win their seats online; $50 plus $5 satellites will be running on October 9th, 16th and 23rd, bringing the 48 seats guaranteed promotion to a close.
Please Note: Only British Columbia residents with valid photo ID, over the age of 19 will be able to claim these non-transferable entries and players will be responsible for their own costs of any travel and accommodations.
For more information on the 2011 British Columbia Poker Championship Schedule visit our preview 2011 BCPC Schedule.
Those looking for other chances at taking down a huge pot might also be interested in knowing that poker players in British Columbia and Quebec have driven the Bad Beat Jackpot to a record level, with PlayNow.com’s jackpot currently at over $700, 000.
This surpasses a previous record Bad Beat Jackpot on PlayNow.com that grew to $480,000 before it was won in April by a B.C. poker player. Ralph Chappel took home more than $240,000 when his 4-Jacks lost to a Royal Flush.
It is important to note that only poker players registered on PlayNow.Com in B.C. or EspaceJeux.com in Quebec are eligible to win the Bad Beat Jackpot. The minimum requirement for the losing hand in order for the Bad Beat Pot to be awarded is that 4 of A Kind is beaten and must include a pocket pair in the player’s hole cards.