Thursday, March 26, 2015

Poker SA Classic at the Maylands Hotel

This past week, the team at Poker SA announced the schedule for their biggest tournament of the year - the four day Poker SA Classic Series, running April 15-19 at the Maylands Hotel, in May lands, South Australia.

This series is packed with action, offering a variety of tournaments over the four-day span that are sure to include something for every poker enthusiast.

The SA Classic kicks off on Wednesday, April 19 with a $250 6-handed Pot Limit Omaha event at 4pm, to start a thrilling five days of poker action. The 6-handed tournament offers a $25k starting stack for all players, a deep stack that is typical of SA Classic play, along with 25 minute blind levels. This deep stack format allows players plenty of time to manoeuvre, and guarantees that all players will see plenty of time on the felt.

Thursday's SA Classic slate offers a $300 8-handed Texas Hold 'Em event, with the same format as Wednesday's PLO event - $25k starting stack, and 25 minute blinds. Players will be allowed a maximum of one re-entry into the tournament, up until the first break, when late registration cuts off as well.

Friday is the SA Classic Terminator event, a thrilling No-Limit Hold 'Em poker contest with a twist. Entry to the 4pm tournament is $290. From that $290, each player will have a bounty on them of $80, and for every player you knock out of the tournament, you collect their $80 bounty, in addition to the main prize pool. Starting stacks are once again $25k, with 25 minute levels and one optional re-entry.

Saturday marks the start of headlining event of the Poker SA Classic - the $1,600 No-Limit Hold 'Em Main Event at 12:30pm. This two-day tournament draws a huge field annually, ensuring the winner will take home a big cash from this hefty prize pool. The Main Event is the deepest stack tournament of the series, offering $35k starting stack, 45 minute blind levels and no re-entries. The Main Event will surely test the skills of its entrants, with players chasing a big-time payday. 

The Poker SA Classic rounds out on Sunday with its No-Limit Hold 'Em High Roller Event starting at 3:30pm. The High Roller Event boasts a $2,400 buy-in for serious poker players, with $25k starting stacks, 25 minute blind levels, and no re-entries. 

If all of this great poker action wasn't enough, the Poker SA Classic Series is notorious for its stellar food and beverage services. Every tournament on the schedule comes with premium meals and drinks service, inclusive in the tournament entry fees. The Main Event and High Rollers Event go even beyond that, offering a full silver platter food service during breaks, which is also included in the tournament entry fee. Last year's silver platter even included such delicacies as prawns and lobster tails! 

Players come from across the world to compete in the Poker SA Classic Series, a testament to the fantastic hospitality and tournament action offered at the Maylands Hotel for this series. It is the first of two major events being held by Poker SA this year, with the popular Diamond Series scheduled to run in October.

This article is written by John Hawthorne who writes for When he's not writing about poker or horse racing he can be found at the race track applying his master knowledge about how to break even.