PokerStars are offering you a chance to compete in the Finnish Poker Festival through satellites on the PokerStars website, which are running all next week.
From December 10th to 16th you can win your seat into the Helsinki Freezeout tournament, which takes place in the Grand Casino Helsinki in January 2008. The combined prize pool for the satellites is over $8,000 and the winner of the final satellite will receive entry to the Helsinki Freezeout tournament.
Last years event was such a success it was completely sold out and extra poker tables had to be used in the restaurant on the 2nd floor to accommodate all players.
Make sure you book your seat early!
The 13th Helsinki Freezeout tournament will take place on January 7th to13th, 2008.
Monday Dec-10 Freeroll NLHE ($250 extra)
Tuesday Dec-11 $20+$2 NLHE ($750 extra)
WednesdayDec-12 $3.30+R NLHE ($500 extra)
Thursday Dec-13 $30+$3 PLO ($500 extra)
Friday Dec-14 $50+$5 NLHE ($750 extra)
Saturday Dec-15 $5+$0.50 NLHE ($750 extra)
Sunday Dec-15 Final NLHE ($500 extra)
The international poker tournaments in Grand Casino Helsinki have proved to be very popular. Besides Finnish players, there were participants from Sweden, Netherlands, Hungary and UK last year. Among the lucky winners were Valtteri Kiviranta, Dino Dinler, Xuan Tran, Lalit Khajuria, Seppo Parkkinen, Max Johansson, Juha Helppi, Taneli Tiikkaja, Pasi Heinänen, J-P Juhola and Martti Vastamäki.
The 2008 Helsinki Freezeout tournament starts on January 7th at 19:30 with a super satellite, which offers you a last chance to qualify for the two day main event.
The tournament schedule is as following:
7.1. 19:30 SUPER SATELLITE Texas NL 100 + 20 €, 90 min rebuys+add-on
8.1. 16:00 Texas No Limit 100 + 20 €, 90 min rebuys+add-on
9.1. 16:00 Omaha Pot Limit 200 + 20 €, 90 min rebuys+add-on
10.1. 16:00 Texas No Limit Freezeout 2500 + 100 €, two day event will continue on Friday Jan 11th at 14:00
12.1. 14:00 Sökö Pot Limit 200 + 20 €, 90 min rebuys+add-on
13.1. 14:00 7 Card Stud Limit 200 + 20 € , 90 min rebuys
Last year the prize pool exceeded €500,000 and Poker Manager Jukka Räsänen believes this will be the case in 2008 as well.
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