NZ: Auckland kicks-off its 2012 poker schedule with a bang

Media release

SKYCITY Auckland’s 2012 poker calendar will begin strongly with its first tournament, the 2012 SKYCITY Auckland Anniversary Poker Championship, guaranteed to deliver an NZD $80,000* prize pool.

Poker players from around New Zealand will be keen to get their game face on with two-time defending champion Jackson Zheng unable to attend this year’s event.

The tournament will be held at the dedicated facility, SKYCITY Poker, located on Level 3 of SKYCITY Auckland’s Main Site from January 23-30. The Main Event will be held from January 26-30.

Satellites for the SKYCITY Auckland Anniversary Poker Championship are underway in SKYCITY Auckland’s poker room. Entry into the Satellites is from as little as $20 with $20 rebuys up to a $240 satellite event. Satellite tournaments allow players to win their way into the Main Event through mini tournaments that will be held weekdays from Monday to Thursdays.

The Main Event will be run as a repechage event allowing players who buy into Day 1A and do not make the cut to buy into Day 1B or Day 1C for the full buy-in price – thus giving them another shot at making it through. The buy-in for the Main Event of the SKYCITY Auckland Anniversary Poker Championships is NZD $1100. Play will begin at 6.15pm on Day 1A and 12.30pm on the remaining days of play.

During the tournament a No Limit Texas Hold’em Deep Stack with Antes Event will be held on Monday, January 30 at 12.30pm with a buy-in of NZD $330. For the tournament structure and more details on the tournament including prize money breakdowns click here.

* Please note the actual prize pool may be greater depending on the number of entrants.

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