September 06, 2012 01:00 ET

PKR Celebrate Two Years of the Mini Masters with a $20,000 Tournament Open to All

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Sept. 6, 2012) - PKR is treating its online poker following to an exclusive tournament that boasts a guaranteed prize-pool of $20,000 - to mark the two year anniversary of the site's 'Mini Masters'.

Entry to the one-off competition is $6. Play will be recorded to feature on PKR TV and all registrants are granted access to a series of follow-up events. The Mini Masters starts at 18:30 (GMT) on September 22nd and is predicted to draw a huge field of players to the site, in hope of turning their Saturday night into a memorable online poker story.

Players begin the tournament with a value of 3,000 in their starting stack and have the option to rebuy 5,000 in chips for another $6. Blinds are set to 10 minutes, so only the players on top of their game will be left fighting for a place in the money after the prize bubble bursts.

Since its debut in 2010, over 39,000 players have taken part in the Mini Masters - a bi-monthly competition run by PKR with a standard guaranteed prize-pool of $10k. That total is often inflated according to the amount of people that enter the poker tournament:

In August 2010, almost 3,000 runners took a virtual seat at the Mini Masters, creating the tournament's biggest prize-pool to date - $14,845. It was a player who uses 'Royals' as their online handle that won the top prize of $2673 that month.

A spokesperson for PKR commented:

'We love the Mini Masters and what better way to celebrate its second birthday than giving our players the chance to win even more cash? Royals played a great tournament back when we first started rolling it out and it's awesome to see a player who regularly contributes to our forums claim a big pay-out. Whoever wins this time around is going to receive an even bigger prize and that's really exciting for everybody, especially for our team working behind the scenes.

'Filming the play for PKR TV is another big deal for us - it's awesome for players to watch back and analyse where they went wrong or where they took that tournament-winning move. A competition of this size is about the overall experience and by televising the play, we're hoping to really add to that electrifying atmosphere.'

Players can gain free entry to the Mini Masters by winning any of the satellite events leading up to the big Saturday - buy-ins for these can be as little as $0.10 or 1200 poker points.

Visit today to find out more or to register with the 3D poker site and take your seat at one of the biggest tournaments of the year.

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