'Devilympics' Announced on DevilfishPoker.com

'Devilympics' Announced on DevilfishPoker.com

Wednesday, 30 July 2008

While an increasing number of top players are competitive, the images of Negreanu shot-putting his way to gold, or Hellmuth triple-jumping into the record books seem a little unlikely.

While an increasing number of top players are competitive, the images of Negreanu shot-putting his way to gold, or Hellmuth triple-jumping into the record books seem a little unlikely. With a new promotion at DevilfishPoker.com poker players will be able to battle it out for gold over the felt.

The Devilympics will see five events take place every day for fifteen days with €20,000 added to the prize pool. Winning players will be awarded €5,000 for gold, €3,000 for silver and €2,000 for bronze as they pick up points on the Devilympic leaderboard. Those points are awarded as follows:

Gold (first place): 10 points

Silver (second place): 6 points

Bronze (third place): 4 points

Fourth-ninth place: 1 point each

Of course, as with any good Olympics, there has to be an opening ceremony, so the site will be kicking off proceedings with the €1,000 Opening Ceremony Freeroll on 8th August. Not only will players have a chance to win their chunk of the prize money, but there will also be a €250 bounty on Dave 'Devilfish' Ulliott's head. After that, the leaderboard begins in earnest, with €100 added to the prize pool of each tournament. There will also be a closing ceremony; another €1,000 freeroll in the same format as the opener, with Ulliott in attendance once again.

Players who want to follow the progress, as well as seeing which country is on the top of the leaderboard can do so at www.devilfishpoker.com.



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