Poker Players are Headed to Winnipeg for PlayNow Poker Championship

PlayNow Poker Championship

The PlayNow Poker Championship is back for their second tournament series of the year in Manitoba’s capital.

Each year, and Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries host two four-event tournament series in Winnipeg. The second of 2017 will be the first one to take place at Club Regent Casino. In the past, McPhillips Station Casino has played host.

The five-day series begins on September 20 with a satellite day. There will be a $120 satellite starting a 7 p.m. to award entry to the $1,100 Main Event, as well as single-table satellites running for $50, $70, or $120 for the $400, $600, and $1,100 events, respectively.

The real action gets going on Thursday, September 21. Starting at noon, players will battle it out in a bounty tournament with a $300 buy-in. Each elimination will earn a player $50. On Friday, the buy-in goes to $600 for a regular no-limit hold’em tournament.

The $1,100 Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries Poker Championship (Main Event) will begin on Saturday at 11 a.m. and play through 15 levels before the surviving players return on Sunday for the final day.

Also on Sunday is the fourth and final event of the series. The buy-in will be $400 for that tournament.

In the spring edition of this series, the total prize pools came to just under $450,000 for all four events. The Main Event earned Jeff Harrison $45,000 for the win after he came out on top of 167 opponents.

2017 PlayNow Poker Championship Schedule

DateStart TimeBuy-inEventStarting StackLevel Length
Sept. 2112 p.m.$225+$50+$25No-Limit Hold’em Bounty7,00020 minutes
Sept. 2212 p.m.$550+$50No-Limit Hold’em15,00030 minutes
Sept. 2311 a.m.$1,000+$100ML&L Main Event Day 120,00045 minutes
Sept. 2411 a.m. ML&L Main Event Day 2  
Sept. 2412 p.m.$375+$ No-Limit Hold’em8,00030 minutes

PokerNews Canada will also be on site for the entire series, taking photos and reporting all of the action live to poker fans across the country. See you there!

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