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World Poker Challenge Begins Today

$100,000 in Prize Money will be added to Events during the Tournament Series

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The World Poker Challenge begins today at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, Nevada. The first tournament is a $2,000 added no-limit hold’em tournament with a $200 buy-in. The tournament series will feature 25 preliminary events and a $5,000 championship that runs from Mar. 14-15. A dozen events in Reno will have Card Player Player of the Year points up for grabs. A unique feature at the 2009 World Poker Challenge is that there will be $100,000 in total prize money added to different tournaments spread out during the course of the tournament series. Check out which events receive added prize money below.

Tournaments will be spread featuring no-limit and limit hold’em, H.O.R.S.E., Omaha eight-or-better, seven-card stud eight-or-better, and pot-limit Omaha. There will also be a LIPS ladies tour event and a seniors event on the schedule. There will be $340 mega satellites for the $50,000 added no-limit hold’em event with a $3,000 buy-in held on Mar. 9-11 at 4 p.m. and an additional one at 7 p.m. on Mar. 11. There will also be $340 mega satellites for the $5,000 no-limit hold’em championship held on Mar. 12-13 at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. both days. Here is a look at the full tournament schedule:

NOTE: The first event scheduled each day begins at noon and the second event each day begins at 4 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 26: Event No. 1 ($2,000 added $200 no-limit hold’em)
Thursday, Feb. 26: Event No. 2 ($200 H.O.R.S.E.)
Friday, Feb. 27: Event No. 3 ($5,000 added $300 no-limit hold’em)
Friday, Feb. 27: Event No. 4 ($200 Omaha eight-or-better)
Saturday, Feb. 28: Event No. 5 ($10,000 added $500 no-limit hold’em)
Sunday, Mar. 1: Event No. 6 ($2,000 added $200 no-limit hold’em)
Sunday, Mar. 1: Event No. 7 ($100 LIPS ladies tour no-limit hold’em)
Monday, Mar. 2: Event No. 8 ($2,000 added $200 no-limit hold’em)
Monday, Mar. 2: Event No. 9 ($200 Omaha eight-or-better)
Tuesday, Mar. 3: Event No. 10 ($2,000 added $200 no-limit hold’em)
Tuesday, Mar. 3: Event No. 11 ($200 limit hold’em)
Wednesday, Mar. 4: Event No. 12 ($2,000 added $200 no-limit hold’em)
Wednesday, Mar. 4: Event No. 13 ($200 seven-card stud eight-or-better)
Thursday, Mar. 5: Event No. 14 ($2,000 added $200 no-limit hold’em)
Thursday, Mar. 5: Event No. 15 ($200 pot-limit Omaha w/rebuys)
Friday, Mar. 6: Event No. 16 ($5,000 added $300 no-limit hold’em)
Friday, Mar. 6: Event No. 17 ($200 Omaha eight-or-better)
Saturday, Mar. 7: Event No. 18 ($10,000 added $500 no-limit hold’em)
Sunday, Mar. 8: Event No. 19 ($2,000 added $200 no-limit hold’em)
Sunday, Mar. 8: Event No. 20 ($200 seniors no-limit hold’em)
Monday, Mar. 9: Event No. 21 ($2,000 added $200 no-limit hold’em event)
Tuesday, Mar. 10: Event No. 22 ($2,000 added $200 no-limit hold’em)
Wednesday, Mar. 11: Event No. 23 ($2,000 added $200 no-limit hold’em)
Thursday, Mar. 12: Event No. 24 ($50,000 added $3,000 no-limit hold’em)
Thursday, Mar. 12: Event No. 25 ($200 no-limit hold’em)

Event No. 26 ($5,000 no-limit hold’em championship)

Saturday, Mar. 14: Day 1
Sunday, Mar. 15: Final Day


2008 World Poker Challenge

Lee MarkholtBuy-in: $7,500
Number of Entries: 261
Total Prize Pool: $1,873,275
First-Place Prize: $493,815
Places Paid: 27

Final-Table Results:

1: Lee Markholt -- $493,815
2: Bryan Devonshire -- $271,625
3: Zach Hyman -- $149,682
4: Jason Potter -- $103,030
5: David Pham -- $93,664
6: Jeff DeWitt -- $84,297
7: Michael Mizrachi -- $74,931
8: Chau Giang -- $65,565
9: Patrick Poels -- $56,198