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Stones Salutes Chris Moneymaker August 4 and 5

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Jul/10/2018

The man who changed the face of poker, Chris Moneymaker, will be saluted at the Stone's Gambling Hall in Sacramento, California August 4 and 5.

This is being billed as a special event to celebrate the 15th anniversary of Chris Moneymaker’s historic win.

His 2003 win is said to have revolutionized poker because he was the first person to become a world champion after qualifying at an online poker site. This has been referred to in the press as the "Moneymaker Effect".

Day 1a | Saturday August 4th | 10am

$86 Buy in ($60 + $13 entry + $13 staff) 5,000 Chips

  • 20 minute levels through registration, and 25 minute levels after. Unlimited re-entry for first 8 levels.
  • Big Blind ante structure.
  • Day 1a will play down to the final 9 players. Once 9 players are reached, they will bag up and return the following evening for day 2. 

Day 1b | Sunday August 5th | 10am

$86 Buy in ($60 + $13 entry + $13 staff) 5,000 Chips

  • 20 minute levels through registration, and 25 minute levels after. Unlimited re-entry for first 8 levels
  • Big Blind ante structure
  • Day 1b will play down to the final 9 players. Once 9 players are reached, Day 1b players will re-draw seats and combine with Day 1a players to immediately begin Day 2. 

Day 2 | Sunday August 5th | PM start time TBA

  • Day 2 will start with 18 players (the final 9 from Day 1a and the final 9 from Day 1b). Play will continue until only 1 player is left. Once 9 players are reached, a break will be taken to update chip counts for the live stream. The final 9 players will then continue play until only one player remains and the $30,000 PokerStars package is awarded.

Entry Details

The top 15% of each days field will be paid a min cash of $172, with the exception of the final 9 players from each days field. The remainder of the prize money will be reserved for Day 2, to be distributed between 2nd and 18th place. 1st place will not receive any of the prize money but will be awarded a $30,000 prize package to the PokerStars event. 

PokerStars Prize Package Details

  • $25,000 Buy in
  • Accommodations at the Bahamas Atlantis Resort Jan 5th-11th
  • $2,000 Travel expenses
  • PokerStars Tournament is rake free
  • $1,000,000 added to first place
  • PokerStars is putting 320 players into the event for free

PAYOUT STRUCTURE

Top 15% of the player field will be paid $172 min cash, with the exception of the final 9 players from each days flight. 
1st place will be awarded the $30,000 PokerStars prize package. 
Remainder of the prize pool will be distributed as follows:

2nd Place - 20%
3rd Place - 11%
4th Place - 10%
5th Place - 9%
6th Place - 8%
7th Place - 7%
8th Place - 6%
9th Place - 5%
10th Place - 4%
11th Place - 3%
12th Place - 3%
13th Place - 3%
14th Place - 3%
15th Place - 2%
16th Place - 2%
17th Place - 2%
18th Place - 2%

 

BLIND STRUCTURE

Big Blind Ante

20 minute levels
100 - 100
100 - 100 - 100
100 - 200 - 200
100 - 200 - 200

15 minute break
200 - 300 - 300
200 - 300 - 300
200 - 400 - 400
200 - 400 - 400

15 minute break/registration closes
300 - 600 - 600
400 - 800 - 800
500 - 1000 - 1000
600 - 1200 - 1200

15 minute break/color up
1000 - 1500 - 1500
1000 - 2000 - 2000
1500 - 2500 - 2500
2000 - 3000 - 3000

15 minute break/color up
2000 - 4000 - 4000
3000 - 5000 - 5000
3000 - 6000 - 6000

15 minute break
4000 - 8000 - 8000
5000 - 10000 - 10000
6000 - 12000 - 12000

15 minute break/color up
10000 - 15000 - 15000
10000 - 20000 - 20000
15000 - 25000 - 25000
20000 - 30000 - 30000

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