The 2012 PKR High Stakes Championships are set to begin this weekend with the first tournament taking place on Saturday, June 2nd. The PKR High Stakes Championships, aka HSC, are 7 high stake poker events played online at PKR over 16 days. There is also a $4,500 WSOP Experience package up for grabs to whoever can finish the highest on the leaderboard from the 7 events! Here is the schedule:
- June 2nd – $100,000 Guaranteed PKR Masters (TV) – $270 buy-in
- June 5th – PKR 4×4 (4 seater, quadruple chance) – $100 buy-in and $10,000 expected
- June 8th – Terminator (6 seater) – $200 buy-in and $20,000 expected
- June 10th – Slow Stach (9-seater) (TV) – $200 buy-in and $20,000 expected
- June 13th – Double Chance (9-seater) – $200 buy-in and $20,000 expected
- June 16th – $50 Rebuy (6-seater) – $50 buy-in – $15,000 expected
- June 17th – The PKR 500 (8-seater) (TV) – $530 buy-in and $50,000 expected
In each event everyone who enters receives leaderboard points, but the top 10 is where the real points are earned. Here is the leaderboard points list:
- 1st – 100 points
- 2nd – 90 points
- 3rd – 80 points
- 4th – 70 points
- 5th – 65 points
- 6th – 60 points
- 7th – 55 points
- 8th – 50 points
- 9th – 45 points
- 10th – 40 points
- 11-30th – 35 points
- 31st – 50th – 25 points
- 51st – 70th – 20 points
- 71st – 90th – 15 points
- 91st + – 10 points
With the points as they are there is a decent opportunity for a tie. If this happens the player with more money finishes will win the leaderboard. If the first place finisher has already won a $4500 WSOP prize package then they will be awarded the size of the prize package in PKR tournament tickets (the winner can choose their tickets).
This promotion basically has just $4,500 in added value to players, but the events will be big and exciting which is also an added plus.
Piece of PKR Pros Action Freeroll
In other promotional news at PKR there is a freeroll tournament tomorrow (May 30th) at 18:00 GMT where you can win a piece of team PKR Pros cashes at the WSOP. Ok it’s not really a freeroll because the buy-in to the event is 1000 PKR Points. In any case the top 100 finishers in the tournament will get the excitement of railing a new PKR Pro for many of the WSOP tourneys. This is because in 22 events a Team PKR Pro has pledged that 5% of their cash will be split evenly among these 100 finishers. If the designated PKR Pro does well in a tournament this could result in a big pay day for these players.
The 6 PKR Pros that have agreed to this are Beyne, Waswini, Jake Cody, PKR_Scott, Welllbet and Locodice. You can see the full schedule of which Pro is playing which event at the PKR website.