Irvine, CA, February 04, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- HollywoodPoker.com, online poker home of celebrities, has raised its big-stack game The Grand Tournament guarantee by a whopping fifty percent to $750,000 this month onwards.
The decision to step it up a notch stems from the favorable response that HollywoodPoker.com receives on the ever increasing popularity of The Grand Tournament. December’s The Grand XX Tournament drew an astonishing 846 entrants, meaning $846,000 in prize money were up for grabs with the main winner taking home around $200,000.
HollywoodPoker.com's most prestigious tournament in its ever-growing line up, The Grand is held on the last weekend of each month beginning on a Friday. This month’s tournament will be played out with its normal 3-day flight structure between February 22nd and 24th. All starting times are at 14:00 EST or 19:00 GMT.
The Grand Tournament is a no-limit hold'em freezeout ``flight’’ event with a 10,000 chip starting stack and 30 minute blind increase structure. Players have the option of two starting days and those who survive from both heats automatically earn a ticket to the Final with their ``flight’’ chip stacks carried over.
To qualify for the Grand Tournament, players can also advance through the many daily qualifier tournaments for as little as a $1+0.20 buy-in.
HollywoodPoker.com is "Where The Stars Come To Play." HollywoodPoker.com offers online poker games, regular tournaments with over $10 Million in prize pools including the $750,000 monthly The Grand. It also has a professional and responsive player support team with vibrant and exciting game rooms as well as community message boards. At HollywoodPoker.com every player gets the star treatment. A membership to this exclusive club includes a chance to win some of the millions of dollars up for grabs in tournament prize pools as well as access to three exclusive celebrity bounty events every week.
Over 200 celebrities can be found on HollywoodPoker.com. Celebrities that have played in recent events who are HollywoodPoker.com's players include James Woods (Shark), Vince Van Patten (World Poker Tour), Jason Alexander (The Grand), Dennis Quaid (Vantage Point), Jon Favreau (Iron Man), Joshua Malina (Big Shots), Mimi Rogers (Austin Powers), Willie Garson (Sex and the City: The Movie), Stephen Collins (7th Heaven), Seth Meyers (Saturday Night Live), Kelly Hu (X-Men 2), Meat Loaf (Urban Decay) and many others.
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