The Canadian Poker Tour and Grey Eagle Casino announce the 2014 CPT Spring Showdown Poker Series next month in Calgary, Alberta. The series will feature 6 events with buy ins ranging from $200 to a $3300 High Roller event. With competition building in venues across the country for poker players attention, this series will feature the largest prize pool guarantees in recent history in Western Canada. Over $250,000 in guaranteed prize pools will make this one of the most lucrative event series for players who will also be competing for an additional bonus in the Player of the Series battle. Using the Canadian Poker Tour’s points system, the player accumulating the most points over the 6 day series will also win a VIP package to Las Vegas and a feature story and cover of the summer edition of Canadian Poker Player Magazine.
The Canadian Poker Tour is also pleased to announce that it will be producing event coverage, interviews and player profile from the series featuring celebrity poker hostess and poker pro Gillian Epp. Gillian is a world renowned Canadian poker pro who started her career in Cranbrook, B.C, and now frequents the high stakes arenas of Macau, Las Vegas and Los Angeles in pursuit of the biggest No Limit Cash poker games. She has recently been enlisted by Phil Ivey as a member of the very accomplished Team Ivey.
A high turnout of players from across North America is expected for the player friendly format of events:
Event 1 – Mega Stack with $550 buy in, 25,000 starting stack, 30 minute blind levels and $40,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
Event 2 – Pot Limit Omaha rebuy format with $200 initial buy in, $100 rebuys plus a single/double add on and $25,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
Event 3 – Turbo with $220 buy in, 10,000 starting stack, 20 minute Blind levels and $20,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
Event 4 – Main Event with $1100 buy in, 2 starting days, 30,000 starting stack, 45 minute levels and $125,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
Event 5 – Bounty with $330 buy with $100 bounty on every player, 15,000 starting stack, 30 minute levels and $30,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
Event 6 – High Roller with $3300 buy in, 30,000 starting stack and 60 minute blind levels
Satellite tournaments run every Thursday and Sunday nights at 6pm where for a $200 buy in players can win packages into Events 1 and 4 worth $1650. There are also 4 scheduled satellites during the event series where players can win their way into the larger buy in events.