Feb 21 2011

More Details Emerge Regarding Duke/Pollack Poker League

written by: John under News Comments: 2

When Annie Duke, Jeffrey Pollack and Federated Sports and Gaming announced the creation of a professionals-only poker league last month the idea was met with a big mix of hopefulness and skepticism, with a primary concern being that the concept was tried before, and failed miserably in the form of the short-lived Professional Poker Tour (PPT).

The new, still unnamed, league would therefore have to come up with a whole new angle in order to compete in what is already a flooded market of poker tours. Judging by the details contained in the press release that was made public yesterday it seems the tour is trying to be innovative, and with a $20,000 buy-in Main Event is setting itself apart from other tours who usually stick to $5k and $10k buy-ins.

In addition to the schedule that you can find below, other details emerged including:

  • Each stop will host a Pro-Am satellite that will award 9 seats to the Main Event
  • The Main Event will be Rake-Free
  • There will be extra incentives added to the prize-pool

Event #1: August 12th – August 19th

  • Pro-Am Event: August 12th to 15th
  • Charity Event: August 14th
  • League Main Event: August 16th to 19th

Event #2: September 30th – October 7th

  • Pro-Am Event: September 30th to October 3rd
  • Charity Event: October 2nd
  • League Main Event: October 4th to 7th

Event #3: December 1st – December 10th

  • Pro-Am Event: December 1st to 5th
  • Charity Event: December 4th
  • League Main Event: December 6th to 10th

Event #4: January 20th – January 27th

  • Pro-Am Event: January 20th to 23rd
  • Charity Event: January 22nd
  • League Main Event: January 24th to 27th

$1 million Freeroll Championship Event: January 29th to 30th

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