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    Free poker tournament by chessplayers for chessplayers - $500 prizemoney!

    Me and a couple of recent ex-juniors from Victoria have been involved with organizing a free poker tournament, which you can view at http://freepokerrealprizes.com. It costs $0 to enter and there is $500 in prizemoney - no catches. We've not advertised it much, but have instead tried to focus on finding people who have never played poker seriously before but might have talent for it. So we've been pitching the event at university engineering and computer science students, mathematicians, etc.

    It's well known that chessplayers have a pretty huge edge at poker (for example, see http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=5208), so I'd like to extend an invitation to you guys here. It won't cost you a cent, and it's a great opportunity to get some practice and maybe win some cash.

    Only players > 18 years old are allowed.

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    Just dropping back in to say that Mr Kerry Stead came out with the first prize in our inaugural US $500 poker event! You can read about his success at our website http://freepokerrealprizes.com. He won the US $200 first prize, which is pretty decent for an hour or so's work, especially since our tournament had a $0 entry fee.

    We are running another free poker tournament this Sunday 8:00pm Eastern Australian Time, which admittedly has a lower prizefund. Nonetheless, we are keen to invite more chessplayers to participate. We reckon they have a definite edge over everyone.

    So, if any of you chesschatters have thought about taking up poker but haven't wanted to cough up any $$$, here's another chance to get some tournament practice risk-free! We plan on running these free poker tournaments at 8:00pm every Sunday for the foreseeable future. Everyone 18 years of age or over is welcome to play. If you have facebook please also check out the facebook group http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=72864040041.

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    Phwoah

    Are you Svetlana from that group? If so, you are smokin'.

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    CC International Master Kaitlin's Avatar
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    do you play it CZ and is it really free
    .. this Caketin is full of little spiders and watermelon seeds.....

    ..Chess is all about fear and psychology

    ..Chess is like an exam..... you havent studied for

    ..If you're good at Chess it means you are very intelligent and could potentialy do great things
    ..... but that you might have wasted that playing way too much chess

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaitlin
    do you play it CZ and is it really free
    It seems to me Kaitlin just to be a normal recruitment excercise by the pokersite. They just pay $1 per entrant to get people interested. They'll make a killing if a few players stay and play raked games.

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    CC FIDE Master Duff McKagan's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaitlin
    do you play it CZ and is it really free
    I haven't signed up yet.. and probably won't. Kerry would be the man to talk to about this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CameronD
    It seems to me Kaitlin just to be a normal recruitment excercise by the pokersite. They just pay $1 per entrant to get people interested. They'll make a killing if a few players stay and play raked games.
    Methinks Cameron is correct on this one. Its a way to get players to a site, with the money given away being recouped later in cash game rake & tournament entry fees.
    The tournaments are played on LuckyAcePoker, which is a skin of 888 or Pacific Poker (Warnie's site). The site is decent, though the opposition is pretty poor in terms of quality.

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    Wohooooo

    Looks like Mr. Steads came out of this a winner-Sprouty wants to know if ems got the Trophy gal as well

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