In a month from today, many of us will be sitting down at the tables at Aria for the 2010 World Poker Blogger Tour Winter Classic (on Facebook here). The only question I have is... are you signed up for the Luckbox Last Longer Challenge?
Right now, 42 of you are nodding your head. That's because there are 14 teams currently signed up to go after the $3000 prize pool provided by the awesome folks at Pokerstars. That means many of you are shaking your head because you apparently don't like free money.
Don't be that guy (or gal). Sign up! And here's how (along with the official rules):
We want to make sure that the great people at PokerStars know how much we appreciate this so when you talk about the Luckbox Last Longer Challenge III (we're going to call it the L-cubed-cubed), please give PokerStars some love (your blog, twitter, facebook, etc.).
What's that you say? There's more?!?!?!?!?
Yes, there's more.
For the Winter Classic 2010, PokerStars is putting up a $1000 prize pool for what we're calling the PokerStars WPBT O.G. Headhunter. $100 bounties will be placed on the heads of ten people in the tournament who were at the very first WPBT Winter Gathering in 2004. The names of the bounty players will be announced before the tourney begins.
Each bounty player will have a trinket that you will be responsible for recovering when you knock them out and it is your responsibility to bring your trinket to me to get credit. Once again, prize money for the OGH will be deposited into your PokerStars account.
What's that you ask again? There's even more?!?!?!?
Why, now that you've asked, there is!
Some of you out there might think the concept of the Hammer is a little played out. I mean, it used to be cool before it went all mainstream and pros like Phil Hellmuth and Antonio Esfandiari started dropping it on national TV (without giving any credit it to Grubby!), but I digress. It's ours and we're bringing it back!
The wonderful folks at PokerStars are putting up $500 for the Hammer Challenge. The first ten hammers shown for the win post-flop will receive $50 apiece. Again, those hammers must be shown post-flop. When you accomplish this feat, you'll need to stand up and yell, "Hammer" for confirmation from the floor and so I can record the feat. And, again, prize money for the HC will be deposited into your PokerStars account.
That's a total of $4500 in added prize money for the 2010 Winter Classic courtesy of our friends at PokerStars. Give them some love when you get a chance! And if you have any questions, let me know!