Piggs Peak Casino Raises the Stakes in 2010
Southern Africa’s biggest event kicks off in March 2010. No, not the one that involves footballs and boots but the one with the wild cards, the bluffs and the Million Rand first prize! Piggs Peak Hotel & Casino will once again play host to the All Africa Poker Tournament (AAPT), which has a guaranteed prize pool of R3,000,000 and will turn up the heat from Thursday, 11 March at 8pm.
The tournament has a new structure and now has a R20,000 buy-in which buys you a starting chip stack of 10,000 chips, 3 night’s accommodation, food & beverage for the player and partner, as well as beverages in the poker room. The competition offers unlimited re-buys and one add-on for the first evening. Re-buys are R5,000 for 10,000 chips and the add-on is R7,500 for 25,000 chips. According to All Africa Poker Tournament Director Sandy Koor, “The new structure is a way of ensuring that our players are getting more value for their money. In addition, the lower buy in amount also means that new skills are unearthed and new potentials exposed.” The new blind structure can now be found on www.africapoker.com.
Reigning AAPT champion Ilija Martinovic banked the whopping R1 Million prize and on defending his title, Martinovic is all set to pull a double-whammy, if he wins again in March, he would join the ranks of Chris Convey and Peter Vermaas, who are the only other two players to have won two AAPT titles.
Even though there are only 120 seats available, the good news is that players sharing a room at Orion Piggs Peak Hotel & Casino with another tournament player will receive a R2,500 rebate per player. For those who can’t join in on the poker action, Piggs Peak Casino recently upgraded their poker room with state-of-the-art cameras, lighting and better sound making the AAPT better viewing pleasure, so catch the battle on All Africa Poker Tv aired on DStv channel 112 from 10,30 nightly or online on www.allafricapoker.tv.