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Strip Poker: NPL Vegas Open Satellites at Venetian

Qualifiers for $2,500 Events Running Every Saturday

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In this "Strip Poker" series, Card Player covers the Las Vegas poker scene - on The Strip and around the city.

Kirk Morrison and Dave FarraThe 2007 National Poker League will be arriving in Sin City for the Vegas Open next month (Nov. 24), and the Venetian poker room is armed and ready to accommodate those who would like to participate by running weekly satellites for the $2,500 events.

Every Saturday at 8 p.m. a $115 rebuy supersatellite will take place. Rebuys will be allowed throughout the first four levels, and as many $2,500 seats as possible will be awarded. Players will get the chance to win seats into televised final table events that will be filmed in HD and broadcast all over the world with poker pro Kirk Morrison and Vegas radio personality Dave Farra providing commentary.

The Vegas Open is the last stop in this year's NPL World Circuit Tour and will culminate with the season-ending NPL World Championship. Winners from the UK Open, Asia Open, Australia Open, and the Vegas Open will return for the $15,000 buy-in event that begins on Dec. 3.

The following is the Vegas Open and NPL Championship tournament schedule:

  • Sunday, Nov. 25 - $2,500
  • Monday, Nov. 26 - $2,500 no-limit hold'em
  • Tuesday, Nov. 27 - $2,500 no-limit hold'em
  • Wednesday, Nov. 28 - $2,500 no-limit hold'em
  • Friday, Nov. 30 - $5,000 Vegas Open no-limit hold'em championship

  • Monday, Dec. 3 $15,000 NPL Championship

Aside from the NPL Championship that begins at 1 p.m., all other tournaments start at 12:30 p.m. All events are no-limit hold'em.

For more details about the NPL and the Venetian given in a previous article, click here.