June 01, 2012 11:06 ET

PKR Set for $250K High Stakes Championships

Prestigious Seven-Event Series Returns With Added WSOP Package

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - June 1, 2012) - Next-gen online poker room PKR has unveiled details of its latest High Stakes Championships, which begins on Saturday, 2 June and features seven tournaments in 15 days. With a combined prize pool estimated at $250,000, it's expected to be the richest High Stakes Championships yet.

With a programme of events designed to suit every player, the festival commences with a $100,000 GTD PKR Masters this Saturday at 19:00 GMT. The remaining six events span a variety of poker disciplines, from the $20,000 GTD 6-seater "Terminator" to the $50,000 GTD 8-seater "PKR 500" on the final day. There will also be opportunities for players to gain entry to High Stakes Championships tournaments for a fraction of the cost through satellites on the day before each event, with buy-ins from $5.

The High Stakes Championships also offers players the exciting opportunity to win a $4,500 WSOP Experience package, a six-night Las Vegas adventure which includes a WSOP event, luxury hotel accommodation, VIP event schedule and spending money. High Stakes Championships participants will earn leaderboard points for their finishing position in each event, with the leaderboard's eventual first place finisher awarded the $4,500 WSOP Experience package.

PKR Poker Room Manager Neil Wright commented, "It's been just over a year since we last ran a selection of events of this size and we're looking forward to welcoming players of all levels to enter what is shaping up to be our most exciting High Stakes Series ever. Whether you prefer Deepstack tournaments, Rebuy tournaments or Bounty tournaments there really is something for everyone over these seven events. We are also intrigued to see who wins Player of the Series and manages to get their hands on the WSOP package. Competition will be fierce."

The final tables from three of the seven events will also feature on PKR TV, to be broadcast through PKR's YouTube channel and on the Poker Channel, with hole cards revealed and commentary from Team PKR Pro.

Date Time Event Buy in EXP
Sat 02 June 19 HSC #1 - $100,000 GTD PKR Masters (TV) $ 270 $ 120,000
Tues 05 June 18:30 HSC #2 - PKR 4x4 (4 seater, quadruple chance) $ 100 $ 10,000
Fri 08 June 18:30 HSC #3 - Terminator (6 seater) $ 200 $ 20,000
Sun 10 June 17:30 HSC #4 - Slow Stack (9 seater) (TV) $ 200 $ 20,000
Wed 13 June 18:30 HSC #5 - Double Chance (9 seater) $ 200 $ 20,000
Sat 16 June 18:30 HSC #6 - $50 Rebuy (6 seater) $ 50 $ 15,000
Sun 17 June 17:30 HSC #7 - The PKR 500 (8 seater) (TV) $ 530 $ 50,000
Position Points
1 100
2 90
3 80
4 70
5 65
6 60
7 55
8 50
9 45
10 40
11-30 35
31-50 25
51-70 20
71-90 15
91+ 10

*In the event of a tie, the player with the highest number of money finishes will be awarded first place. If the first place finisher has already won a WSOP Experience package, they will receive $4,500 in PKR tournament tickets, to be arranged with the PKR cardroom team.

About PKR ( PKR is a revolutionary new 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.

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