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October 06, 2011 03:00 ET

Natural Selection: Sky Poker Unveils New Survivor Series Tournament

With a GBP 1000 guaranteed prize pool, new weekly tournament will put every poker player to the test-this is survival of the fittest.

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Oct. 6, 2011) - Following the success of recent poker events, online poker group, Sky Poker are delighted to unveil a brand new, improved, weekly tournament: Survivor Series. As the name suggests this tournament is all about survival: defying the odds to emerge victorious and fending off the challenge of other ardent online players to claim superb cash prizes. This is Darwin's revered theory put into practice- this is survival of poker's fittest, where only apex players' triumph.

Each series kicks-off on Sunday evening, running throughout the entire week before heading into a tense conclusion on Saturday night. To stand a chance of winning the share of the prize pool, online poker players must enter the Survivor Series tournament each night at 7:30pm. However, in order to progress to the next round (on the following day), players must finish in the top 50% of participants readily involved.

Endurance is vital, skill required, as poker players battle each day to reach Saturday's grand final. It's a tough journey but a rewarding one too.

With an entry fee of just £1, online players have the chance to claim a stake of the weekly £1000 guaranteed prize pool. But that's not all. Even if players are knocked out in early rounds they still have the chance to re-enter the tournament on following days. Buy-ins subsequently double, but every pound goes into the prize pool- meaning the stakes of winnings increase. Players are given the chance to make amends for previous mistakes.

Richard Milner, head of Sky Poker, believes the Survivor Series will prove popular with customers. "It's going to be a tough challenge [to last throughout the whole week] especially against other top players but this is what makes poker so enticing: the risk, the skill and of course the satisfying rewards. Survivor Series captures the essence of poker perfectly, and I'm sure our customers will relish the ride."

For more information regarding the rules, terms and conditions of Survivor Series, visit the Sky Poker website.

About SkyPoker.com

Sky Poker is the British Sky Broadcasting's online poker division, which allows users to play poker online on their website and screens selected hands from various tournaments and cash games on Sky Poker TV, allowing players on the site to become the stars of the TV channel. Sky Poker focuses on UK poker players, with all play at the tables in pounds rather than dollars, as well as its own Sky Poker Tour around the country.

Sky Poker is licensed and regulated by the Alderney Gambling Control Commission (AGCC).

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