Only five days from now on August 12th, professional poker players from around the world will descend on the Island nation of Cyprus for the beginning of the World Poker Tour season XII.
Marking the commencement of a two week festival which will feature 35 events and offer a combined prize pool of over $3 million, the tournament to be held at the luxurious Merit Crystal Cove Casino and Resort will build to a $4,400 main event, with a guaranteed prize pool of $1 million.
President of Merit Casino Michael Peltekci told commented recently on the treatment all players and guests will receive throughout the two week event.
“The casino resort is a unique location offering the full holiday packages with intense poker action, round-the-clock cash games and 24/7 all-inclusive treatment including hot buffet in the poker room, cigarettes and cigars, beer, wines, spirits and soft drinks”.
“We will be throwing the eagerly awaited WPT players beach party. Last year’s party was the finest in poker history. We know we have high expectations to live up to and we will not disappoint” Mr. Peltekci said.
As a ‘Welcome to season XII’ bonus, players will be offered the opportunity to re-enter on the 17th if they bust during day one of the main draw.
After winning the main event at last year’s opening round in Cyprus, PartyPoker Pro Marvin Rettenmaier became the first player to ever win back-to-back World Poker Tour tournaments, having taken out the final event of season X at the Bellagio.
Further to the main event and beach festivities, the ‘Big Game’ will debut, with several big name poker stars including Freddy Deeb, Tony G, Chino Reem and Sam Trickett already commited to play.
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