The next big tournament series to be held at Crown Casino is the Melbourne Championships which get under way on the 17th of May. The $1100 Main Event starts on the 28th of May and has two day ones with a third day one repechage (allowing players who get knocked out in one of the previous day ones a second chance of getting through). 888Poker is giving their players the opportunity to qualify for these tournaments online and win their way to this exciting event.
The Melbourne Champs, like the Joe Hachem Deep Stack Tournaments, are designed for the player with a more modest bankroll. The Victorian Championships, the Pokernews Cup and of course the Aussie Millions are all aimed at the more serious player, but it is a credit to Crown, and worthy of a mention that they go out of their way to cater for poker players of all levels. It gives beginners more motivation than they otherwise would have.
There are some larger events within the 'Melbourne Champs' for the serious players like a winner take all $10K Sit ‘n Go and a $5,200 High Rollers Event. The rest, however, are all smaller and offer the recreational player the chance to experience what real live poker is all about.
The Crown Casino is a beautiful complex situated on the south bank of the Yarra River. It has three world class hotels as well as a cinema, shopping arcade and countless award winning restaurants. In the weeks to come we will be giving you more information on the Melbourne Poker Championships and other great poker tournaments, but in the mean time visit 888 Poker for more info on the qualifiers.