The Tasmanian Poker Championship, an event that is scheduled to be held from August 1 to August 3, is the next exciting event on Australia’s live poker calendar. The poker community in Tasmania is not that big, but is definitely lively because the Hobart-based Wrest Point Casino holds several live poker tournaments. The Tasmanian Poker Championship is expected to draw a large number of small-stakes poker players from the surrounding regions.
The event comprises a $250+$40 tournament with two starting flights and one Day 2. The first starting flight will begin at 6:00 p.m. on August 1, Friday and the second starting flight will be held at 2:00 p.m. on August 2, Saturday.
All participants will begin Day 1 with a stack of 10,000 chips and 30-minute levels. Only 50 players can take part in each flight and re-entries worth $250 each will be made available during the first two hours of the tournament on the first day. Players who bust on Day 1a can buy a re-entry to Day 1b.
In 2013, a cap of 80 was imposed on the player field, leading to disappointment for many players who could not buy an entry. This year, an extra table has been introduced for each day and the field is capped at 100 players. The prize pool for the event could become as large as $25,000. Players who are eager to take part in the event must pre-register. They can do at the live poker room of Wrest Point Casino.
Recently, Wrest Point Casino held the Tasmanian 3 Diamond Challenge, which attracted a large player field. While Josh Waterhouse became the champion of the event and won the top prize of $15,000, Will Jones, the local professional poker player, became the runner-up.
The Tasmanian Poker Championship has the following schedule. The first flight of Day 1 will begin on Aug 1, Friday at 6:00 p.m. and the second flight of Day 1 will begin on August 2, Saturday at 2:00 p.m. Day 2 will be played on August 3, Sunday at 12:00 noon. The event will be held at the poker pit of Wrest Point Casino in Tasmania.
Those who are interested in getting the latest news about this small-stakes championship can either visit the official website of Poker Asia Pacific or like its page on Facebook, follow it on Twitter, or just take part in its online poker forum for Aussie poker players.