$250k - Now that's a big buy in event!

I just heard about the International Poker Players Association (IPPA) will host a $250k buyin NLHE Shootout event in late November with a prizepool of $12 million and the winner taking home $5 million. Only 48 players can play in the Monte Carlo IPPA Championship.

"Thirteen of the biggest names in poker have already registered for the highly anticipated event: Johnny Chan, Freddy Deeb, Tony G, Bruno Fitoussi, Tom Dwan, Patrik Antonius, Allen Cunningham, Gus Hansen, John Hennigan, phil Ivey, Huck Seed, Robert Mizrachi, and 2010 November Niner Micheal Mizrachi. The field is also expected to consist of three sponsor’s exemptions and two qualifiers, including one from Los Angeles’ Bicycle Casino."

They will also have satellites to this event.

Now that is a big buy in tournament.  Do you think they will get 48 players?

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Supererou Bronze 3
2848d ago

WOW, that will be great to watch. I can't wait for it to take place.So many big names in this one.

sfnwht Silver 3
2847d ago

I imagine that they will, there are plenty of people with money to burn who think they can play against the pros.  Plus if they are running sats to it, it should fill. 18 spots look filled so whats another 27?  Just wish I had the kind of money where I could even enterain the idea. lol ( don't we all)

PF_Mark Bronze 3
2846d ago

That's a nice chunk of change for a buy-in. So who wants to stake me ;)

dabestplayer Silver 1
2845d ago

LOL is there a mistake?  $250 dollar buy in or $250k?

PF_pitboss Platinum 3
2845d ago

The title says $250k, but I left off the k in the main sections, sorry.  It's fixed now.

Br4nkoD Bronze 1
2841d ago

OMG that is just sick, i really hope and i bet they will get 48players...cant wait zzzz

DocFabio Bronze 1
2835d ago

Wow, this is not 4 me... Lol