Nevada’s first legal online poker site is holding its inaugural “Ultimate Poker Championship (UPC)” from October 10 to 20, guaranteeing as much as $250,000 in cash prizes, inclusive of the $100,000 prize pool for the October 20, $300 buy-in main event. The tournament is open to all Nevada-located Ultimate Poker members with existing verified accounts.
The 11-event tournament comprises nine (9) playoffs for No Limit Hold ’em variations such as deep stack, six-max, turbo and mega-stack (main event), a $50 Limit Hold’em and a $100 Limit Hold’em 6-Max. All events starts at 6:00 PM with one-hour late registration.
Players emerging as champion from each of these events will receive a custom-made “Ultimate Poker Watch” in addition to his or her share of the cash prize as first-place winner. The overall champion will be the player who garners the highest score based on the finishing position in the UPC 1 Leaderboard for each of the 11 events, and will receive free entries to all events in the succeeding UPC 2 tournament.
Those looking to buy-in at a lower up-front fee can join the $10-satellite held every day at 7:30 PM, which started last October 09 and will end on October 18. These satellites guarantee one ticket for the next day’s scheduled playoff. For the main event, $10, $30 and $60 Sunday-only satellites will run on October 13 and 20, and have guarantees for one added ticket; except for the October 13, $10 Sunday satellite scheduled at 6:30 PM, which guarantees five (5) tickets.