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Moneymaker PSPC Tour arrives at Mohegan Sun

19 Sep 2018

(PRESS RELEASE) -- PokerStars Ambassador Chris Moneymaker will be among hundreds of hopefuls keen to make their mark at Mohegan Sun’s Poker Room from 4-7 October 2018 when the Moneymaker PSPC Tour makes its sixth stop of the series.

Players will have the chance to win life-changing sums of money by parlaying an $86 buy in into a Platinum Pass, worth $30,000, to the PokerStars Players No Limit Hold’em Championship (PSPC). They can also stop by the annual Sun Brewfest on Saturday, 6 October in the Earth Expo & Conventions Center where they’ll find live entertainment, games, a cornhole tournament and delicious food.

“We’re ready to host hundreds of poker players for what should be a really exciting weekend here at Mohegan Sun. The Moneymaker PSPC Tour is a great poker event that gives players an incredible opportunity, all for $86. We’re pulling for a Mohegan Sun player to take it all the way to millions in the PSPC,” said Ray Pineault, President & GM of Mohegan Sun.

The Moneymaker PSPC Tour, Chris’ brain-child, will run six more live $86 buy in tournaments, each awarding cash prizes and a Platinum Pass.

- 22 September to 22 September at Gardens Casino, Los Angeles
- 30 September to 30 September at, available to players in NJ only
- 4 October to 7 October at Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, Connecticut
- 10 October to 14 October at Live! Casino & Hotel, Baltimore, Maryland
- 23 October to 23 October at Run It Up Reno, Reno, Nevada
- 31 October to 02 November at Talking Stick Resort, Phoenix, Arizona

To date, more than 3,000 entrants have participated in the Moneymaker PSPC Tour with approximately 800 entrants at Stones Gambling Hall in Sacramento, California; approximately 1,000 entrants at Lucky Chances, Colma, San Francisco; and approximately 1,300 entrants at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut.

So far, nine U.S. players will join some of the world’s best poker players in the Bahamas next year, including PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) National Championship winner Maria Konnikova, PCA Day 2 draw winner Thai Ha, PCA Wild Card Winner David Peters, NJSCOOP Main Event Winner (High) Michael Page, NJSCOOP Main Event Winner (Low) Derik Lee, and LIPS National Championship Alice Zheng. There’s also Moneymaker PSPC Tour champion Cliff Ellefson who picked up a Platinum Pass at Stones Gambling Hall, 76-year old John Mokhtari from Belmont, California, who picked up a pass at Lucky Chances, and Foxwoods champ Ronald Mici, a 25-year-old janitor at the World Trade Center who comes from The Bronx, New York.
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