Vienna Mind Sports Festival 2013 Includes Poker

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The 2013 Vienna Mind Sports Festival is heavy in poker, including the World Poker Tour Main Event, a Grand Series of Poker Live main event and a host of other big money live tournaments, mostly in No Limit Hold’em but including at least one event in Pot Limit Omaha.

The GSOP Live Vienna is 4-day event that takes place from Feb 13 to 16, 2013 for a €1100 buy-in. The WPT Vienna is a 3-day event running Feb 19 to 23, 2013 for a €3500 buy-in with entry.

There’s also the Montesino Opening, a 3-day event running Feb 14 to 18, 2013 with a €340 buy-in and re-entry for a €200,000 guaranteed prize pool. And there’s a Planetwin 365 Vienna 1-day event taking place Feb 17, 2013 for a €400 + €40 buy-in with reentry for a €50,000 guaranteed prize pool.

There’s a NLH 8-max 2-day event Feb 21 and 22, 2013 for a €1100 buy-in and a NLH Highroller Event for the 2 days Feb 23 and 24, 2013 for a €10000 + €300 buy-in.

Players planning on being in Vienna over the period of the Vienna Mind Sports Festival can pre-register for any of these events online at the official website: www {dot} viennamindsportsfestival {dot} com.

The host of all these events is Montesino Casino, which is also hosting live satellite tournaments for every one of these events, with lower buy-ins in the €40 – €60 range. For these events there is no pre-registration online, only on-site.

Other events on the Vienna Mind Sports Festival’s poker schedule include bounty freezeouts, turbos and Pot Limit Omaha events.

Also included in the Vienna Mind Sports Festival besides poker are Risk, Scrabble, Open Face Chinese Poker, Backgammon, Bridge, Chess, Magic the Gathering, and eSports.

PCA Main Event and High Roller Event To Feature Live Webcast

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2012 Pokerstars Caribbean AdventureThe PokerStars Caribbean Adventure has quickly become one of the most interesting and exciting poker tournaments offered, and they’ve done a little something to make their events even better overall.  Fans of the game of poker will get a great opportunity to be able to follow the action throughout the tournaments this upcoming year, with a live stream that will give players the chance to see hole-cards as well.  The stream will be on a 40-minute delay that players can see on

Players who tune in will not only get to see all of the action and get to see the hole cards on the delay, but they will get analysis and live broadcast from the likes of Joe Stapleton, James Hartigan, and a poker player who a few people may know the name of, Daniel Negreanu.  It will feature the final tables of two events with huge buy-ins, the $10,300 Main Event, and one of the largest buy-in tournaments on the planet in the $25,500 buy-in High Roller event.

The PCA Main Event draws in a huge number of players in especially the past two years.  The event has had over 1,500 players each year, and the first place prize for last years winner, Galen Hall, was over $2.3 million, which probably comes in second to about one other tournament series; the World Series of Poker.  For this coming year, there are actually a total of 800 players registered already, and there’s a chance that this could be one of the largest events in their history.

As far as the High Roller event goes, it has been around since back in 2009 and last season featured 151 players.  Last years winner was Will Molson who won over $1 million for beating out those 150 other players.  While this event is obviously a huge buy-in, PokerStars has actually decided to go even bigger in 2012.  They are introducing a $100k Super High Roller tournament, that already has a total of 20 players registered including names like Negreanu himself, Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier, Brian Rast, Dan Shak, David Sands, Jason Mercier, Jonathan Duhamel, and many other big names as well.

Action for the PCA will kick off on January 5th and runs through January 14th.