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2013 Punta Cana Poker Classic Kicks Off Next Week In Dominican Republic

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hosts 10-Event Tournament Series Nov. 11 - 17


The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Punta Cana, on the Eastern coast of the Dominican Republic is set to host a 10-event series of poker tournaments from Nov. 11th – 17th. The highlight of the entire series is the $500,000 guaranteed $1,500 + $150 no-limit hold’em main event which begins with the first of two starting days on Nov. 12th at 2:00 PM local time.

Main event players start with 20,000 in chips, with blind levels of 50 minutes. There will be three levels of late registration on each starting day, with re-entry allowed during the late registration period. Live coverage of the event and a final table live stream (in Spanish) will be available at Card Player Latin America’s website.

Matthew WeberLast year’s main event drew 380 entries, surpassing the guarantee by more than $50,000. The eventual champion Matthew Weber earned $135,475 for the win.

In addition to the main event there will also be a $3,300 no-limit hold’em high roller beginning at 8:00 PM on Nov. 15th and a number of smaller buy-in tournaments.

Here is a look at the complete schedule:

Monday Nov 11 9:00pm 1 NLH ME Super Satellite $200+20
Tuesday Nov 12 2:00pm 2 Main Event – Day 1A $1500+150
8:00pm 3 NLH ME Super Satellite $200+20
Wednesday Nov 13 2:00pm Main Event – Day 1B $1500+150
8:00pm 4 NLH $300 Event – Day 1 $300+30
Thursday Nov 14 2:00pm Main Event – Day 2
2:00pm NLH $300 Event – Final Day -
2:00pm 5 NLH Second Chance – Flight A $500+50
8:00pm NLH Second Chance – Flight B $500+50
Friday Nov 15 2:00pm Main Event – Day 3
2:00pm NLH Second Chance – Final Day -
2:00pm 6 NLH High Roller Super Satellite $360+40
8:00pm 7 NLH High Roller Event – Day 1 $3000+300
8:00pm 8 NLH $300 Event – Day 1 $300+30
Saturday Nov 16 2:00pm Main Event – Final Table
2:00pm NLH High Roller Event – Final Day -
2:00pm NLH $300 Event – Final Day -
2:00pm 9 PLO $500 R+A Event $500+50
3:00pm 10 NLH $300 Event – One Day Event $300+30