Monday, March 10, 2008

Poker Stars - Bodog Poker Open main event kicks off tonight

Bodog Poker Open main event kicks off tonight

The $470+$30 buy-in main event will likely be one of the largest tournaments ever held by Bodog to date and the show starts at 4 p.m. EST today.

Bodog has already awarded nearly $300,000 to winners in preliminary events 1-5 with over 1,000 poker players taking part in the prestigious online series. Bodog added an extra $10,000 to every event and will be adding an astounding $25,000 to the winner of the main event. In addition the winner will receive an Omega Speedmaster watch valued at $4,400.

Professional poker players have been out in full force during the BPO with Team Bodog members David Williams, Evelyn Ng and Josh Arieh leading the large. Event 1 of the BPO saw Evelyn Ng and Josh Arieh finish second and third.

Many well-known pros have played in the BPO thus far with Annette Obrestad, Kevin Saul, Eric Lynch, Scott Hamby, Thayer Rasmussen and Jon Turner all getting into the mix.

Despite the extra attention from the pros the majority of the winners have been Bodog regulars. PckAces, 3pounder, bigcatfish and foldpreflop85 all won coveted BPO titles.

No one has been better than rusostreet who won Event 1 and made the final table of Event 6. rusostreet is currently on the top of the leader board at Bodog Poker for points this week.

It's been a successful run so far for the newly formed online series and the best is still yet to come with the main event scheduled for today.

It's possible to qualify for the BPO main event during satellites that run daily for $69+$6 but if you miss out on the qualifiers you can buy right in and take a shot at Bodog cash and glory.

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