The Players Poker Championship (PPC) is a company that seeks to organize poker tournaments at exotic international locations, giving poker professionals from across the globe an opportunity to play, relax and make money, all at the same time. The company which is based in the United States has organized a number of successful tournaments across the globe and always looks to improve player comfort and experiences.
The PPC completed its PPC Aruba World Championship 2013 and the tournament was a grand success. Robin Kazemieh was the winner of the tournament, defeating Joe Ebanks in the $2,500 Main Event.
The PPC recently released its schedule for Jan 2014 and will once again head back to The Silks Poker Room at Tampa Bay Downs for the Tampa Downs Winter Fest. The tournament is scheduled to take place between15 -19 of January, 2014.
In a statement, Sandy Swartzbaugh, Commissioner for the PPC said
After an incredibly successful season for the PPC Poker Tour, we couldn’t be more excited to launch our new season at Tampa Bay Downs. The players from the Tampa market have supported the tour tremendously from day one and two Tampa players final tabled the $2,500 Main Event in Aruba. Players will be able to win packages back to the PPC Aruba World Championship series in October 2014 that will garner $250,000 in guarantees.
Based on the information released by the PPC, the 2014 Tampa Downs Winter Fest will be made up of 4 events and will lead up to the Main Event which will feature a $350 buy-in that will take place on the 17th of January 2014. This 3 day event is expected to have a $50,000 guarantee and will give players the option to buy into any of the 4 Day 1 sessions which will take place at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. The players will be able to carry their largest stack into Day 2.
Patrick Murphy, Director of Poker at Tampa Bay Downs Silks Poker Room said
Our relationship with the PPC Poker Tour continues to grow with each event. The excitement the tour generates is becoming a staple here at Silks Poker Room. The players that won packages to Aruba have been talking about the PPC Aruba ‘poker-cation’ non-stop. We are looking forward to a big year with the PPC.
The company also confirmed that in order to assist players and help them plan there next PPC poker trip, it would be allotting twenty percent of the Tampa Downs Winter Fest prize pool towards entries into the PPC Aruba World Championship.