PlayNow Poker Championship Gets Underway with Satellite Night

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The 2018 Fall PlayNow Poker Championship is officially underway. Nearly 290 players showed up for the first night of the series to try and win a ticket to the Main Event, and a little over five hours later, 28 players were each awarded a seat for the $1,100 marquee event.

It's now time to get the money tournaments underway. Over the next few days, as much as $500,000 or more will be given away in prizes through several different hold'em tournaments. Up next is the $600 No-Limit Hold'em which saw 204 entries in the Spring version of this series. Marcel Pruden was the eventual winner in that one, after playing for more than 13 hours.

There's more poker action lined up for the rest of the week, with the ever-popular $300 No-Limit Hold'em Bounty on deck for tomorrow. The bounty event is always a raucous affair, with a blind structure and bounties that encourage action. The chips are always flying during the bounty event here.

The marquee event, of course, is the $1,100 Main Event which gets started with Day 1 on Saturday, and plays down to a winner on Sunday. Earlier this year Shaner Yo took down the Spring Main Event. That secured the Main Event title for him, as well as the player of the series honours, which brought with it a full package to this current series. The points race winner this time around will get the same package for the 2019 Spring edition.

Cards go in the air today at 2 p.m. for the first real money tournament of the series, and the PokerNews Canada crew will be on the floor from the first hand to the last to bring you the news from the Winnipeg felt.

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