Obviously we love poker here at UK Pokernews, but we are also Snooker Loopy. Thankfully we are not the only ones with this passion for red balls, black waistcoats and Chaz & Dave songs, as Pacific Poker are celebrating the start of the World Championships with a host of Snooker promotions for poker players.
Snooker and Poker go hand in hand like Fish and Chips or Beer and Curry. Famous poker playing snooker players include Steve Davis, Jimmy White, Mark Williams, Stephen Hendry and Ken Doherty. Now Pacific Poker are the sponsors of the World Championships in Sheffield, and they want to send you there.
On April 12th, 19th and 26th Pacific Poker will be hosting a $1,470 guaranteed tournament with a buy in of just $1.47. There are tickets to the final, semi final and preliminary heats are on offer to the players who come first and second in these events. A Riley's snooker club membership to the 3rd place and a seat in the $147,000 guaranteed tournament to those that finish 4th.
The $147,000 guaranteed on May 11th is a $147 buy in event with a massive first prize on offer. Not only that, but the winner gets a snooker cue signed by John Higgins, as does the player that busts the World Champ from the tournament. There are also consolation prizes for anyone who finishes on the bubble and 147th place.
There is even a chance to present the World Champion 2008 with their trophy this year, all courtesy of Pacific Poker. So whether it's sinking reds or scooping pots, Pacific Poker looks like the place to play.