October 22, 2010 02:30 ET

PKR: Great Scott! Celebration of Their Newest Pro Started Off With a Bang

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Oct. 22, 2010) - 'Great Scott Week', PKR's week-long celebration of Scott Shelley's addition to Team PKR Pro, is in full flow as players have grabbed the opportunity to get up close and personal with PKR's overnight sensation.

On Monday, a 241-runner field turned up for the Forum Invitational, a special poker tournament for regular posters on PKR's busy forum, that had the added incentive of a $500 Heads Up match for whoever managed to bust out PKR_Scott. The person to do so was 'dipsydiver' – who will now take on the WSOPE bracelet winner tonight at 19:00 GMT in a one-off match where the winner takes all.

Tuesday, Scott spent the day live on the PKR Forum, answering questions from the PKR community. He explained some of his winning strategy, and his suggestions on the finer points of the game as well his thoughts on such as classic queries such as 'Why does the Easter bunny carry eggs? Rabbits don't lay eggs.'

Scott will also have a big target on his head for the rest of the week. First up tonight at 18:00 GMT he will be playing the $8K GTD PKR Bounty where whoever takes him down will grab a £300 London Calling Main Event seat (or a PKR Masters ticket if they are unable to make the event). 

Knock out Scott in Thursday's PKR Superstars event and the payoff is a $77 Monte Carlo ticket. Plus, the winner of the poker tournament's top prize – a $1,200 PKR Live V package - gets a special $500 Heads Up Match live against Scott in November.

To round things off, on Friday Scott will be playing across a series of MTT's and Sit &Go's with a bounty on his head. Players taking him out in any event will grab three times their buy-in.

Scott Shelley commented "I'm really enjoying Great Scott Week! It's hard when there is a bounty on your head, but I'm not going quietly! I'm going to make it tough to knock me out - see you at the table."

Great Scott Week Schedule

Monday, 18 October

'Forum Invitational Shelley Special' $500 Added

For anyone who has ever posted on the PKR Forums (up to 15 October), the fortnightly $5.50 buy-in value-fest features $500 in added cash plus a host of PKR_Bounties. Knock out PKR_Scott and you'll book your seat opposite him in this month's Pwn a Pro heads-up clash on Wednesday night. Pwn our Pro and you then win $500, plus the match will feature in the next issue of Stacked magazine! 

Tuesday, 19 October

QA Forum Day

Whether you are having trouble mid tournament, are thinking about entering your first live game or want to ask Scotty which of his massive collection of trainers are his favourite, this is your chance. Scotty will be answering all of your questions from the weird and wonderful to the downright bizarre.

Wednesday, 20 October

Bounty Day

Take Scott down in the weekly $8,000 GTD Bounty and you'll scoop a $300 seat at the London Calling Main Event (If you can't get to London, we'll give you a $270 PKR Masters ticket instead).

Thursday, 19 October

PKR Superstars

Scott will be rocking up at PKR's most elite event with a £77 Monte Carlo ticket on his head. If you've taken down one of our headline tournaments in the past you can join the fun! Take down this event to win a $1,200 PKR Live V package, plus a very special $500 HU match against Scott at PKR Live!

Friday, 20 October

Scott Bounty Day

Scott will playing across a series of MTT and Sit & Go's with a huge target on his head. If you see PKR_Scott at your table take him down and you will win 3x your buy-in.

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