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.

GSOP Live Salzburg Satellites at Party Poker

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Every Sunday from now until January 15, 2012, Party Poker will be holding a GSOP Salzburg Satellite tournament awarding at least 1 player at each event a prize package worth $3,600 that includes a free seat in the upcoming Grand Series of Poker Live main event in Salzburg, Austria.

The Party Poker GSOP Live Salzburg Satellite has a $240 + $20 buy-in, but players can avoid paying that buy-in by winning their way into the tournament instead. Twice every day plus an extra time on Sundays as a Turbo tourney will be a GSOP Live Salzburg Satellite Qualifier with a $26+$2 buy-in, awarding one seat in the satellite for every $260 in the pot.

Daily sub qualifiers into this event also take place, one of which has a $2.80 + $0.20 buy-in and the other which is a rebuy event with a $1 buy-in. Both of these events are speed events. Also in both of these cases, one player will advance to the satellite qualifier for every $28 in the pot.

Finally, there’s a freeroll route to the GSOP Live Salzburg too, with daily freerolls awarding seats in the $1 rebuy sub qualifier.

One player will win a $3,600 GSOP Live Salzburg prize package for every $3,600 in the satellite prize pool. Each prize package includes, besides the $1,650 entry into the main event, includes your hotel stay and some spending money while you’re there.

The GSOP Live Salzburg main event is scheduled for February 2nd through 5th of 2012.

Last Month for Bwin Poker GSOP Live Prague Satellites

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Since September 26, 2011, Bwin Poker has been holding satellite tournaments to award seats in the upcoming Grand Series of Poker Live stop in Prague, Czech Republic. Now, with November underway, there’s less than a month left to get in on the action.

Bwin Poker’s GSOP Live Prague satellites run through November 27, 2011. Buy-ins start at just $1.05 for the Super Step Coinflip Qualifiers in which every hand is all-in and only a coinflip determines whether you advance to a prize package. Step 1 winners head to Step 2, which runs daily and has a direct buy-in of $14.07, which in turn lead to Step 3 where the prize packages will be awared. These run weekly on Sundays for a $210 buu-in.

There is also a regular tournament path with daily qualifiers starting at just $2.20. These lead to a GSOP Live Prague Online Final where the prize packages will be awarded. These place Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays for a $320 buy-in.

The GSOP Live Prague takes place between December 7 and 12, 2011 at the Corinthia Hotel Prague. Each Bwin Poker prize package into this event includes the $1,500 + $150 main event buy-in, $1,250 to appy toward accommodations, transportations and hospitality and $700 to use for random expenses. In all each package is worth $3,600.

In the meantime, Bwin Poker is also hosting, for a limited time only, a special Lowrider tournament specially geared for beginners. It costs only $0.10 + $0.01 to enter but the prize pool has a whopping $1,000 added. This event takes place daily between October 31 and November 13, 2011.

Bwin Poker Hosts GSOP 7 and GSOP Mini 7 Satellites

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Bwin Poker is hosting full satellite tournament series’ for the seventh season of both the Grand Series of Poker and the Grand Series of Poker Mini.

The GSOP 7 takes place between September 25 and October 16, 2011 and is made up 18 events all leading up to a GSOP $500,000 Grand Slam Final. In all, $3.1 million will be awarded in this year’s series.

The GSOP Mini 7 main event takes place over the same dates and culminates in a GSOP Mini $200,000 Grand Slam Final. The total guaranteed prize pool for this years GSOP Mini is $600,000.

Players can win seats in the GSOP 7 Grand Slam Final and GSOP Mini 7 Grand Slam Final in a number of ways. For one, Bwin Poker will be running leaderboards for both series’, tracking players’ progress across all 18 events in each one. The top player on each leaderboard will automatically win a seat in the respective Grand Slam Final while the rest of the top 100 players on each leaderboard will face off for three more free seats in the respective Grand Slam Final.

You can also win seats in one of the Grand Slam Finals through daily qualifiers at Bwin Poker. The direct buy-in for the Grand Slam Mini Final is $525, while the direct buy-in for the Grand Slam Final is $5,000. Bwin Poker is also running daily qualifiers and last chance qualifiers for all of the events comprising each GSOP 7 series.

In addition, Bwin Poker is holding a separate but related GSOP Sidebet Tournament with a $1,000 buy-in and a Grand Slam Final ticket as top prize, along with a share of the sidebet prize pool split among the top participating scorers on the GSOP leaderboard.

Party Poker Qualifiers for GSOP Greece On Now

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Party Poker is now holding qualifiers for the Grand Series of Poker Greece event coming up October 12th through 15th, 2011. Only players 21 and older are eligible to participate in the qualifier series, running August 22nd through September 25th.

The GSOP Greece Satellite tournaments take place every Sunday at 14:20 Eastern. One out of each 15 players will win a prize package valued at $3,600 and that includes five nights at the site of the event, the Porto Carras Grand Resort and Casino in Sithonia, Greece with $700 to spend as you like, and of course the seat in the GSOP Greece main event, worth $1,650 itself.

The buy-in into the GSOP Greece Satellite is $260 but you can avoid paying that by winning your seat in the satellite instead. Satellite qualifiers run daily for a $28 buy-in. On Sundays, play in the satellite qualifier turns into a turbo event. These events will each award 10% of the participants seats in the GSOP Greece Satellite.

You can win your seat in the satellite qualifier just as well, through one of two routes: either a $3 sub qualifier speed tournament that awards 10% of players seats in the satellite qualifier or a $1 sub qualifier speed rebuy event that awards a seat in the satellite qualifier for every $28 collected in buy-ins. Finally, there’s a freeroll entry into the $1 sub qualifier taking place every day as well. This event awards seats in the $1 event to the 20 highest finishers.

The Party Poker GSOP Greece prize package is non-transferrable and there is no alternative cash redemption value.