Just under 1 month to go and the Australian Poker Tour Season 2 will kick off at Southport Sharks on the Gold Coast. Event 1, the Main Event, is a $175 ($150+$25) Buy-in tournament that has a massive $85,000 guarantee and players will start with a 30,000 chip stack. Last October for our Grand Final this event, at this venue, drew 747 entries with a total prize pool of $97,110.
There will be 3 flights for the Main Event and with each flight players will have the option of 1 x Re-Entry. Players may play all 3 flights and use the Re-Entry option that is available to them, this means players can fire 6 bullets for their chance to share in the Prize Pool.
Each flight will have 14 twenty minute levels before players bag their chips and return for Day 2, Sunday 24th Feb. This tournament allows players to bag chips in all 3 flights if they wish, HOWEVER, players may only take their highest chip stack through to day 2 and all other chip stacks will be forfeited.
The Re-Entry option works this way, players have until completion of level 7 and before level 8 commences to re-enter. At this stage players will take a break for 15 minutes. During the break the following options will be available for players: 1. Players with a chip stack less than 30,000 may forfeit their chips and re-enter the tournament if they have not already done so. 2. Players that bust from the tournament on the last hand of level 7 will still be able to take up their single option of re-entering the tournament. 3. Players that have not yet entered this tournament will be able to still enter this tournament before level 8 commences.
Players returning for Day 2 will start at 11am Sunday 24th Feb. Blind levels will be 30 minutes each and play ends when we have a winner.