888 University Poker Championship Kicks Off

April 1, 2012

888 University Poker ChampionshipsThis coming weekend means the start of a tournament that will see students from 14 universities in Quebec compete in individual and team-oriented competitions. While the live event will be kicking off this weekend at the Playground Poker Club. The online part of the tournament has been going on for some 4 months already. The players who accrued the most points over the past 12 weeks were the lucky players who got to make the trip to Montreal. In all, the top 6 from each university were chosen to play in Montreal.

The individual part of the tournament will take place on Saturday and the champion will receive a World Series of Poker prize package that is worth over $5,000. The prize package not only covers the buy-in to a side event at this year’s WSOP in Las Vegas, the winner will also receive airfare and a 7 night stay in a Las Vegas hotel. The other players at the table are not left out though, because they will be receiving a share in $3,000 worth of cash and prizes. In all, 84 players will be making the trip to Montreal to battle it out for the top spot and the trip to Las Vegas this summer.

On Sunday, the team portion of the tournament will take place, and players from each university will take the stage. The teams start out with 5,000 chips and they are battling it out to receive the most points. The winning team, or university, will receive $3,000 to split amongst the 6 member team. The runners up will receive a $600 prize, or $100 for each team member. This event is giving young poker enthusiasts the chance to play like the pros and win cash like the pros as well. If you want to find out more about 888 Poker, read our 888 poker room review today.

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