..

Punta Cana Poker Classic 2011 Already Exceeded Expectations

Written by:
Ace King
Published on:
Jun/17/2011
Punta Cana Poker Classic 2011

Even with the exit of three major online poker rooms from the US market and while thousands of players are still unable to receive their funds from two of those rooms – Full Tilt Poker and Absolute – the Punta Cana Poker Classic 2011 is already drawing major interest and could prove to be one of the most successful tournaments of the year.  

Online poker rooms sending players to the event via satellite tournaments include DoylesRoom.com, BetDSI Poker, True Poker, while Bodog Poker is expected to feature tournaments as well. 

A representative from the Punta Cana Poker Classic tells Gambling911.com that the second annual event has already met initial expectations.  Like last year, Gambling911 will cover the event live from the Dominican Republic with Senior International Correspondent Jenny Woo providing around the clock coverage.  G911 is slated to have its first ever Web production camera crew on hand to feature video coverage of the Punta Cana Poker Classic. 

The event consists of a 5 day Texas Hold’em event that takes place from November 8thto 13th2011.  The tournament is hosted in the five-star the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.  Trust us when we say this is one of the best resorts we’ve ever stayed out, and all-inclusive to boot.  And by “all-inclusive” we are talking top shelf alcohol and excellent food in a variety of themed restaurants, not the cheap drinks and buffet style fare one might find at other so-called “all-inclusive” resorts. 

$500,000 is being guaranteed.  A high roller event is scheduled at the start of this year’s Punta Cana Poker Classic.  Big name pros will be on hand, including, quite possibly, the legendary Doyle Brunson (Jenny will likely ensure his presence, though we should stress he is not yet confirmed). 

- Ace King, Gambling911.com

Poker News

The Mouth on Biles Backing Out of Olympics: 'Mental Heath is Real but Winners Stay Strong and Tough'

The Mouth on Biles Backing Out of Olympics: 'Mental Heath is Real but Winners Stay Strong and Tough'

Poker pro Mike "The Mouth" Matusow did not wish to downplay the seriousness of mental illness, but made it abundantly clear he agrees there needs to be some lines drawn.  The implication being that athletes can't just walk away in the middle of a competition for a "mental break".

Poker Pro Salman Behbehani Remains in Jail After Large Stash of Party Drugs Found on Private Jet

The haul found on board his private jet reportedly included 80g crystal methamphetamine, a highly addictive drug commonly used among gay men during sex, and 315g cocaine.

Doyle Brunson Wife Hospitalized

Doyle Brunson Wife Hospitalized

Poker legend Doyle Brunson announced via Twitter Tuesday afternoon that he had his beloved wife, Louise, rushed to the hospital.  Brunson was asking for prayers.

Layne Flack Will Be Laid to Rest August 3

Layne Flack Will Be Laid to Rest Aug 2

Flack, a six-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner, died suddenly at the age of 52 two weeks ago.

Gambling911 World Exclusive: Matusow Beats Covid

Gambling911 World Exclusive: Matusow Beats Covid

Mike “The Mouth” Matusow has recovered from his bout with COVID-19, Gambling 911 can reveal in a world exclusive report!

Syndicate