LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwired - Jan. 31, 2014) - For the ninth tournament in its biannual PKR Live series, online poker room PKR.com has cooked up something a little different - PKR Live Mixed Max.
Inspired by the WSOP's popular format, the $500 buy-in No Limit Hold'em main event begins with 9-seat tables on Day 1 then transitions to 6-seat tables on Day 2. With 16 players remaining, the event will conclude on Day 3 with a heads-up shootout. Matches will be seeded by stack size, with the chip leader facing the shortest stack, the second largest stack versus the second shortest stack and so on.
The event will take place from Friday 28 to Sunday 30 Match at London's Aspers Stratford supercasino, host to November's PKR Live where Jonathan Roux defeated a field of 204 to claim the $22,215 first prize. The upcoming main event will also be accompanied by a full side event schedule.
Participants can register direct through PKR's software for $500 or win their $500 seat, or $800 package (which include $300 towards travel & accommodation), through satellites starting from $0.60.
PKR's Head of PR Dan Grant said, "Mixed Max is a real test of versatility and one we hope both our own players and the UK poker circuit will embrace. There are so many live tournaments on offer in the UK and Europe so it's important to be distinct. With the combination of social atmosphere, affordable buy-in and pioneering format, I think we've managed it!"
22 free packages at Club PKR
Regular visitors to PKR's virtual felt in February will have the chance to win one of 22 free packages worth $800 to PKR Live, as well as more than 100 online satellite tickets. Find out more.
PKR is a revolutionary concept in online poker that has changed the way the game is played. Featuring stunning real-time 3D graphics and a uniquely engaging and immersive gaming system, PKR brings an unparalleled and previously unseen level of realism to online poker. Developed by some of the brightest stars in the video games and poker industries, PKR continues to be the most innovative poker room in the world.