Qualify For The Punta Cana Poker Classic And You Could Be On Your Way To The Dominican Republic This Fall!
The Caribbean is fast becoming a hot-spot for live Poker Tournaments, with the Pokerstars Caribbean Adventure, the GSOP finals – and now the Punta Cana Classic mixing a fantastic vacation with some poker action.
Good news for US readers as well as those worldwide – the Punta Cana Poker Classic satellite qualifiers are happening at Carbon Poker, who are the biggest of the remaining US poker sites. For those who enjoy Sit N Goes, the news is even better – you can qualify for this amazing tournament via a special ‘Steps’ Setup, starting at just $1,10c
Dates for your diary are the 12th through 16th of October 2012 – and the qualifiers are running right now.
I will split this article in my usual format. First the prize package and practical details. Then the satellite qualifiers schedule, before a wrap up and next steps. The qualifiers for this event are all at the US friendly Carbon Poker - where you can grab a huge 200% welcome bonus (max $5k!!) + a cool free Poker Calculator with HUD. Use Carbon Poker Coupon Code CARBONPK – any Carbon Poker link on this page will open up a new tab for you, so you can check them out any time!
Punta Cana Poker Classic – Where, When And What Is The Prize Package?
The venue for this tournament is the Hard Rock Hotel And Casino in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. The dates are 12th to 18th of October 2012, and the prize pool has a guarantee of $500,000!
Carbon Poker are giving away prize packages to this event worth a total of $5,000. This includes a round-trip airfair, 6 nights all inclusive accommodation for 2, $1500 to spend on spa, golf or tours (this part is a credit rather than cash) and $1650 to buy in to the main event.
For me this is an excellent package, with just about every detail taken care of. I’ll be taking a shot at this one myself for sure! See the Carbon Poker website for more details of the prize package and terms and conditions.
Punta Cana Poker Classic – How To Qualify Online
Steps SNGs are the name of the game for these qualifiers. This is a popular system where you win your way up the buy-in levels of 1-table tournaments by hitting the top spots at the lower buy-ins.
For example, the Step 1 Sit N Goes are $1.10c to enter, and pay out a Step 2 ticket to the winner, the next 3 places get a ‘try again’ at Step 1 and the 5th place gets 20c returned. As you move up there are more try again spots, with some moving down 2 levels. This makes the games great value for money, and also protects you from having one ugly bad beat ruining your chances of the package.
Step 5 awards the $5k prize to the winner.
If you have the bankroll, you can buy-in at any step along the way, the prices including fees are $1.10c, $5.50c, $22, $109, and $650 – the blinds for the first 2 levels are 5 minutes, the $22 game has 10 minute levels and the higher steps have 15 minute blinds – meaning skill will play a progressively bigger part as you move up.
Punta Cana Poker Classic 2012 – Next Steps
I love the concept of using Steps SNGs, and if you have read the strategy articles here at SNG Planet then you are sure to have an edge in these games against the mainly recreational players they will attract.
Remember, you can grab an improved 200% matched bonus (usually 100%) plus a cool free poker calculator with Carbon Poker coupon code CARBONPK Check out the biggest and best US friendly poker site for yourself now at CarbonPoker.ag – you wont be disappointed!
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