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Bodog launches Bodog Poker Open Main Event satellites

28 Feb 2008

PRESS RELEASE -- With the biggest online poker tournament in Bodog history, the Bodog Poker Open, quickly approaching, Bodog is giving its online players even more ways to qualify for the series' championship event, the $500 buy-in Bodog Poker Open Main Event, scheduled for Sunday, March 9 at 4 p.m. ET.

Starting today, Bodog is hosting a BPO Main Event Satellite every weekday night (Monday through Friday) at 8:35 PM EST, with 20 seats to the BPO Main Event guaranteed in each tournament, regardless of how many players are registered. A total of 200 seats will be awarded through the the BPO Main Event Satellites between now and Friday, March 7.

BPO Main Event Semifinal Schedule is as follows:


Feb 25 – BPO Main Event Satellite - $40+4 buy-in

Feb 26 – BPO Main Event Satellite - $50+5 buy-in

Feb 27 – BPO Main Event Satellite - $69+6 buy-in

Feb 28 - BPO Main Event Satellite - $40+4 buy-in

Feb 29 - BPO Main Event Satellite - $50+5 buy-in

Mar 3 - BPO Main Event Satellite - $40+4 buy-in

Mar 4 - BPO Main Event Satellite - $50+5 buy-in

Mar 5 – BPO Main Event Satellite - $69+6 buy-in

Mar 6 - BPO Main Event Satellite - $40+4 buy-in

Mar 7 - BPO Main Event Satellite - $50+5 buy-in

Starting on Monday, March 3, the BPO will feature five preliminary events, all leading up to the series' championship, the $500 buy-in BPO Main Event, held on Sunday, March 9 at 4:00 PM ET . There, the inaugural Bodog Poker Champion will be crowned and walk away with the top cash prize and an engraved Omega Speedmaster watch.

Always eager to sweeten the pot for its online poker players, Bodog Poker will add a total of $75,000 in additional money to the BPO's prize pools, creating a larger prize pool to each tournament and giving players an exceptional value for their buy-ins.

Each of the BPO's preliminary events will feature a different buy-in amount and format of Texas Holdem, including No Limit, Pot Limit, Limit, No Limit with rebuysand Six-Handed No Limit. Players can buy directly into any of the events with cash or Bodog Tournament Credits or win their way in through any number of low-cost satellites starting on Monday, Feb. 11. Winners of the preliminary events will win entry to the BPO Main Event in addition to their tournament winnings.

 
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