Next Stop: Manitoba Poker Championship

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Continuing the momentum of major poker tournaments taking place across Canada, the next stop is Winnipeg for the Manitoba Poker Championship. This tournament series will be hosted at the McPhillips Station Casino. Three events with a combined estimated prize pool of $600,000 are sure to bring your poker spirits to life just in time for Halloween.

The series consists of three No-Limit Hold’em Freeze Out Tournaments: 

Event # 1 – WINNIPEG SUN  – Freeze Out Tournament

 October 27, 2011 – 12:00pm start time
$550 buy-in + $50 registration fee
Maximum number of players: 330
Re-entry (late registration) will be accepted
$10,000 starting chips
30 minute blind levels

Event #2  – 92 CITI FM Bounty Tournament

October 28, 2011 – 1:00pm start time
$275 buy-in + $25 registration fee
 ($225 towards the prize pool, $50 towards the bounty and $25 registration fee)
Maximum number of players: 330
 Re-entry (late registration) will be accepted
 $5,000 starting chips
 20 minute blind levels

 Event # 3 Manitoba Lotteries Poker Championship

October 29, 2011 – 12:00pm start time
 $1,000 buy-in + $100 registration fee
Maximum number of players: 330
Re-entry (late registration) will be accepted
$15,000 starting chips
45 minute blind levels (60 minute blind levels on Day 2)

Last April, McPhillips Station Casino held its inaugural Manitoba Lotteries Poker Open, a series of three events with a similar buy-in structure as next week’s Manitoba Poker Championship and the tournaments had a great turnout: 273 players in the $600 event, over 430 players in the $300 event and 213 players in the $1,100 event for a combined prize pool of $448,950, with first place finisher in the $1,100 event Ken Hunter taking home $56,000.

We expect the Manitoba Poker Championship to be even bigger. Many players are already confirmed including many out of town players. For out of province poker players who usually have second thoughts about the hassle of travelling for poker for single chance tournaments, these events present a good opportunity since re-entries are permitted for players who happen to bust-out early.

CanadaPoker will be on hand at the event, so check out our photo gallery and social media during the event so if you haven’t done so already, connect to our Facebook page and Twitter feed.

You can buy your tickets at the casino or online via Ticketmaster by following this link.

Manitoba Poker Championship

To contact the casino:

McPhillips Station Casino
484 McPhillips Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R2X 2H2
Phone: (204) 957-2500

 

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