The Black Diamond Poker Open has returned to Bovada Poker, launching today, Monday, February 4, 2013 and running through March 24, 2013. It’s made up of 86 different events worth a total $850,000 guaranteed prize pool.
Action is available in this contest for low limit and high limit players alike, as well as players who prefer Stud or Omaha in addition to their usual No Limit Hold’em.
The Bovada Poker Black Diamond Poker Open (BDPO) is broken down into two series’: the Contender Series, which runs between February 10 and 24, and the Championship Series, which runs between March 10 and 24.
The Contender Series offers more than $150K guaranteed, starting with a kickoff event $10K GTD on Sunday, Feb 10. The Contender Series consists of micro stakes to mid-stakes events for buy-ins as low as $1. The Contender Series Main Event offers $30,000 guaranteed and takes place on Sunday, Feb 24.
The Championship Series offers more than $700K guaranteed, starting with a kickoff event $25K GTD on Sunday, March 10. The series consists of mid to high-stakes events culminating in a $250K GTD Main Event taking place Sunday, March 24.
The overall champion of the 2013 BDPO will win at least $50,000 cash and an engraved limited edition watch worth $5,000.
Players can buy-in directly to any BDPO event or they can win their seat in these events through over 2,000 satellites and qualifiers running now at Bovada Poker. Qualifier freerolls award seats in $1 + $0.10 satellites which in turn award seats in the BDPO itself.
There are also Super Saturday Satellite Tournaments scheduled on the Saturday before each series’ main event which awards a whole bunch of seats in their corresponding event as well.