Austria's tournament of the year - The PokerNews Cup
The PokerNews Cup
Searching for exciting European poker? Then the PokerNews Cup is for you. Vast amounts of prize money and the stunning Alps are sure to make this one of the year's highlights
One of the most exciting tournaments in the coming months is the 2009 PokerNews Cup Alpine running from March 21st – 28th.
The PokerNews Cup originated with a tournament held in the Melborne Crown Casino in 2007. It was a nine day tournament with a total of six events. During this first tournament over $1.5 million was given away in prize money. Last year in 2008, the first PokerNews Cup Europe tournament was held in Salzburg, this was a five day event and drew some of the best players from across the continent. Last year also saw the tournament return to Melbourne and it proved to be even bigger and better than the last. Hopefully this trend will continue into the forthcoming tournament back in Austria.
This year’s European tournament is going to be held at the Alpine Palace, a luxurious resort set in the beautiful Austrian Alps. Anyone playing in the tournament will be staying ath the five star Alpine Palace Ski Resort, it is considered by many to be the best ski resort on the planet and the tournament will leave plenty of time to take advantage of these first class facilities.
Direct buy-ins are available for any of the six events taking place this year, but there are also many freerolls and satellites taking place which offer you the chance to win a great value PokerNews Cup package. The packages include:
- €1,500 Main Event Entry
- Entry to Event 4 – Pot Limit Omaha
- Accommodation at the luxurious host venue
- Daily ski passes
- Private airport helicopter transfers
- Entry to Team PokerNews Party
- Cash for travel
If you would like to take part in a freeroll competition to try and win the package then the following are available on PokerNews:
- Full Tilt Poker – February 1 & 15, March 1 at 19:35 GMT
- Ultimate Bet – February 6 & March 6 at 00:35 GMT
- Titan Poker – February 12 & March 12 at 19:45 GMT
- Absolute Poker – February 20 at 00:35 GMT
For those who would rather take part in a satellite series the following two websites are worth a look. PokerStars are offering guaranteed packages every week between now and March 8th and Bwin Poker have guaranteed packages to give away every week until February 21st.
If you would like to download the two poker rooms mentioned above they are both available at Poker News’ Online Poker Rooms Section so you can start trying to win your place today. If you would like further details on the Poker News Cup tournament then visit www.PokerNewsCup.com.