Las Vegas, NV
On Sunday June 15, PokerStars will be giving away 200 seats to the 2008 WSOP. The 200+ winners will be awarded a $12,500 prize package (10K buy in plus 2.5K in spending money) including round-trip airfare to Las Vegas and a hotel for two weeks.
Last year 7,377 runners played in a similar event. PokerStars originally planned on 150 seats and when it was all over, 220 players won seats.
Due to last year's popularity, there might even be as many as 250 and possibly 300 seats up for grabs on June 15th of this year.
Overall, PokerStars is guaranteeing at least 2,000 seats. As of today, over 1,200 players won seats. There are 800 left. Here's your chance to snag a shot at glory otherwise another donkey dipshit from Humpyourmama, Mississippi will gladly take your place.
I read a post that Otis wrote for PokerStars Blog titled, "PokerStars celebrates Moneymaker anniversary." Has it really been five years since Moneymaker's victory over Sam Farha in Benny's bullpen rippled through the cosmos?
Like so many people in the poker industry, I am here today because of Chris Moneymaker.
To commemorate Moneymaker's five year anniversary of his 2003 WSOP victory, PokerStars is running a special promotion called Team Moneymaker.
Here's what Otis wrote...
From now until until the middle of June, PokerStars is running twice-daily $39 qualifiers into the Team Moneymaker finals. There, on June 15, the top 15 players will get entries to the World Series Main event to play on Team Moneymaker. The winners will receive:Sounds like a pretty epic way to win your seat into the WSOP... via a $39 Moneymaker Special.
** $10,000 buy-in to the World Series 2008 Main Event.
** Hotel accommodation at the Palms in Las Vegas.
** $2,500 for expenses.
** Dinner with Chris Moneymaker and the Team.
** Team Moneymaker merchandise and other commemorative items.
** Special Team Moneymaker feature in the PokerStars Blog.
The qualifiers run every day at 3:00 PM and 9:00 PM (ET). You can find them in the PokerStars Tourney/WSOP lobby.
With the WSOP moments away from starting, PokerStars is offering up a variety of satellites to the big dance.
If you don't have a PokerStars account you can.... download PokerStars here.
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