The Mixed Max format first appeared at the 2011 World Series of Poker Europe in Cannes and has since become one of the most popular formats among players and railbirds alike. Until today, there has not been a major Mixed Max tournament held in the United Kingdom, a fact that changes at 4:00pm on Friday as the PKR Live series heads to Aspers Stratford casino.
The ninth PKR Live series sees the format chance for the first time from a standard No Limit Hold’em event into a Mixed Max affair. It still costs $450+$50 to enter, but all play on Day 1 is at nine-handed tables, with the play switching to six-max on Day 2 until only 16 players remain. Those 16 survivors return to the felt on Day 3 to play in a series of heads-up matches – seeded by stack size – until only one player has all of the chips in front of them.
Day 1 opens to the poker loving public at 4:00pm on Friday and has late registration available for the first four levels. However, with the number of entrants capped at 243, the demand for seats is sure to be high so players are urged to buy into this special event as soon as they possibly can, otherwise risk the disappointment of having to watch on from the sidelines.
The PKR Pro team is expected to compete, which means you could be rubbing shoulders with WSOPE bracelet winner Scott Shelley, being bamboozled by Sofia Lövgren, locking horns with winner of the Road to Team Pro competition Steven "Stevee6666" Richner and left scratching your head as Simon Hemsworth bulldozes his way through your stack, and all for $500!
Online satellites into the PKR Live Mixed Max have ended, but that should not stop you from signing up to PKR today because doing so unlocks plenty of value for you. Readers who create their PKR account via PokerNews links and enter the bonus code "PNKICKSTART" become eligible for a 100% up to $250 first deposit bonus and the following list of gifts:
- $10 cash added to your account.
- A ticket to the $20,000 Guaranteed Mini Masters tournament.
- $12 ticket to play a tournament of your choice.
- Automatic upgrade to enjoy the benefits of Club PKR.
- 1,000 PKR points to spend on your avatar, buy into Premium freerolls or spend in PKR’s store.
- Freeroll tickets to play for a share of an additional $2,500.
Good luck to everyone competing in the inaugural PKR Live Mixed Max event; here’s to having to write about you winning it!