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Team Cake – Get Ready For The English Poker Open

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There’s an old saying, “Life is short, eat dessert first!”  Truer words were never spoken and Cake Poker is offering you a big slice of dessert with a trip to England in Europe’s newest, most highly anticipated poker tournament, the English Poker Open.  The English Poker Open runs September 15th-17th 2009 and Dusk Till Dawn hosts the event.

The English Poker Open Main Event - $5,300 No Limit Holdem – comes with a guaranteed prize pool of $1,000,000 with a player cap of 270.  Along with the Main Event poker players will find mega side action that includes Event 2 which is £560 and Event 3 £280 both of which are No Limit Holdem.

There will be plenty of pros there like Phil Hellmuth who has already confirmed his seat for the main event.  Along with the poker action, you’ll find plenty of other things to do in Nottingham—but who attends a poker tournament with the thought of doing other things?

There are satellites running to August 30th for as little as $4 (including step satellites, multi-table satellites), or you can buy in to the final qualifier, for a $7,000 English Poker Open prize package.  Make Team Cake and your $7,000 prize package includes:

•    $5,000 + $300 USD English Poker Open  buy-in to the Main Event.
•    $1,700 USD to cover travel expenses – the funds are placed in your Cake Poker Account.

Satellites are running:

 Tournament Time (ET) 
Prize Pool
English Poker Open $7K FinalSunday
4 PM
One English Poker Open prize package for every $7,000 in the prize pool.
English Poker Open $7K Semi-Final 
1 PM 
One English Poker Open Final seat for every $268 in the prize pool.
English Poker Open Satellite R&A
One English Poker Open Final seat for every $268 in the prize pool.
English Poker Open Semi-Qualifier R&A
One English Poker Open Semi-Final seat for every $55 in the prize pool.

Step Satellites

When 10 players are seated.

Time (ET)
Prize Pool
EPO Step 1 Satellite
Top 2 advance to EPO Step 2,
Places 3 and 4 = ticket to Step 1
EPO Step 2 Satellite
$17Top 2 advance to EPO Step 3,
Places 3 and 4 = ticket to Step 2
EPO Step 3 Satellite
Top 2 win a seat in the English Poker Open $7K Final, 3rd place = ticket to Step 3, 4th place = ticket to Step 2

Gold Chip Satellites

Gold Chips sound so damn classy!  They are.  You can redeem them for an opportunity to win one of four $268 seats in the weekly English Poker Open $7K Final.  The Gold Chip satellites run three days a week: Sunday, Wednesday, and Friday.

Time (ET)  
 Prize Pool
 English Poker Open Satellite
Gold Chip R&A
 3:15 PM
 6 Gold Chips
 Top 4 advance to English Poker Open $7K Final.

Now that you know it’s OK to eat dessert first and how well Cake goes with everything, before, during, and after, get ready to play.  Everyone’s welcome, Cake Poker is US friendly.

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