Edmonton’s Casino Yellowhead – 3rd Annual Klondike Poker Classic, July 21st-29th, 2012

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During late July in Edmonton, the long time tourist attraction and exhibition now know as the “Capital Ex” (formally known as Klondike Days), draws plenty of fun goers to the city and with that tradition, Casino Yellowhead will once again be offering the poker players in town a full schedule of events for the 3rd annual “Klondike Poker Classic”, scheduled to take place from July 21st to the 29th.

No stranger to hosting to major events, with the casino group throwing no less than 4 medium buy-in tournament series fr more than a decade now, an estimated $300,000-$400,000 in combined prize pools can be excepted to be up for grabs.

 

Here is this year’s schedule:

July 21st, 7:00 pm

Satellite to Event #2 – $800 No Limit Hold’em: This one is a $95 buy-in with 6,000 starting chips and 20 minute blinds.

 

July 22nd, 1:00 pm

“Sub” satellite to July 24th Super Satellite (see for details for that below). July 22nd “qualifier” is a very affordable $35, with 4,000 starting chips and 15 minute blinds.

 

July 23rd, 7:00 pm

Satellite to $2200 Main event- Conflicting information list this one at both a $245 and $255 buy-in, depending on the source. Those interested should bring the $10 difference just in case.

The Top 10% of the field will receive entry into the $2,200 Deepstack No Limit Hold’em Main Event. Players begin with 10,000 in tournament chips and blind levels are 20 minutes long.

 

July 24th, 7:00 pm

Super Satellite for $300,$500 & $800: An awesome route for players to earn entry into almost the full event schedule, this $190 features 10,000 starting chips with 20 minute blind levels. The top 10% receive seats for 3 Events; #1, #2 and #4.

 

July 25th, 4:00 pm

Event #1 – $560 No Limit Hold’em: Things get down to business, kicking it off with 12,000 in starting chips and *40 minute blind levels.

*Past $550 events have started with 30 minute blind levels until re-entry closes and move to 40 minutes a bit later in the day. This may not be the case anymore, just thought we would throw it out there…

 

July 26th, 4:00 pm

Event #2 – $810 No Limit Hold’em

Generous 15,000 starting stacks with 40 minute blind levels provide players with a plenty of bang for their buck.

 

July 27th, 4:00 pm

Satellite to $2200 Main event- Conflicting information list this one at both a $245 and $255 buy-in, depending on the source. Those interested should bring the $10 difference just in case.

The Top 10% of the field will receive entry into the $2,200 Deepstack No Limit Hold’em Main Event. Players begin with 10,000 in tournament chips and blind levels are 20 minutes long.

 

July 28th, 2:00 pm

Deepstack Main Event #3 – $2200 No Limit Hold’em

First place in Edmonton’s Casino Yellowhead and Casino ABS $2,200 NLH events has consistently been between at least $40,000-$50,000.

Players start with 20,000 in tournament chips, with 40 minute blind levels

 

July 29th, 2:00 pm

Event #4 – $340 No Limit Hold’em: Players start with 10,000 in chips and 30 minute blind levels.

*Please Note: all Casino Yellowhead Major events have traditionally offered re-entry for the first 4 levels and an additional $10 “optional dealer add-on”; we don’t expect this one to be any different. We like to make sure our players aren’t surprised or under-informed. On the flip side all major events have also traditionally included a player’s meal, winner’s trophy and some hardware for the larger buy-ins and we are pretty sure that will also be the case here.

“Sit N’ Go Satellites” are also offered for all events, on an interest basis through-out the week of the series and start every time 10 players have registered.

Last but not least, for the cash game players, Casino Yellowhead has some of the highest maximum buy-ins anywhere for their ring games and has been quoted by more than a few as providing some of the best “low limit” poker action in North America. Players can sit down with $500 in the $1/$2 No Limit Hold’em games, so it doesn’t take long to get some real deep play and huge pots going.

“The Capital Ex” is Edmonton’s version of the Stampede, but with out the rodeo. The night life of both White and Jasper Avenue can be all lot of fun, and West Edmonton Mall is still one of the largest and most interesting shopping centers in North America; full sized pirate ships, submarines, an indoor water and amusement park can keep provide some unique experiences for players taking days off between events.

 

Good luck to those making it out!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  1. re: Satellite to $2200 Main event- Conflicting information list this one at both a $245 and $255 buy-in

    I have the pamphlet from the casino and its listed as $220+$25+$10

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