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The Star Sydney Championships 2017

NewsPosted 02-03-2017

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Star Poker is pleased to announce that Sydney’s longest running homegrown poker tournament series, the Sydney Championships, will be bigger and better than ever in 2017 following the announcement of an exciting new schedule.

Guarantee: $400,000 Prize Pool
Dates: 18 - 23 July 2017
Buy-in: $440 ($400+$40)
Starting Stack: 10,000
Levels: 40 Minutes

 

A Main Event like experience to kick off The Sydney Championships in 2017. With four starting flights leading into Days 2 and 3, there are plenty of opportunities to build an arsenal to crush Day 2.


Terms and Conditions apply.

Date: Sunday, 23 July 2017 3.00PM
Buy-in: $330 ($300+$30)
Starting Stack: 10,000
Levels: 25 Minutes

 

An event of the ladies to show off the boys how it's done. An event that has grown exponentially through recent series, we're expecting a big turn out to topple the multi-series champ.

Terms and Conditions apply.

Date: Monday, 24 July 2017 6.15PM
Buy-in: $440 ($400+$40)
Starting Stack: 6,000
Levels: 20 Minutes

 

For those who like it quick and can keep up, this pumped up Turbo event promises plenty of face-paced action.

Terms and Conditions apply.

Guarantee: $500,000 Prize Pool
Date: Wednesday, 26 July 2017 2.15PM
Buy-in: $5,000 ($4,750+$250)
Starting Stack: 20,000
Levels: 45 Minutes

 

Elevate your Poker game to the next level on take on the big guns. Who will emerge from the pack to take the title?

Terms and Conditions apply.

Date: Friday, 28 July 2017 12.30PM
Buy-in: $1,100 ($1,000+$100)
Starting Stack: 50,000
Levels: 30 Minutes

 

Huge stacks, the likes of which have never been seen before! Build your empire in 2017's newest event!

 

Guarantee: $100,000 Prize Pool
Date: Sunday, 30 July 2017 12.30PM
Buy-in: $1,100 ($1,000+$100)
Starting Stack: 15,000
Levels: 40 Minutes

 

6-handed play is by nature, more aggressive and not for the timid... do you have what it takes?

Terms and Conditions apply.

Date: Sunday, 31 July 2017 6.15PM
Buy-in: $550 ($500+$50)
Starting Stack: 10,000
Levels: 25 Minutes

 

Show off just how talented mum says you are in our mixed game, PLO/NLH!

Date: Tuesday, 1 August 2017 10.30AM
Buy-in: $330 ($300+$30)
Starting Stack: 5,000
Levels: 20 Minutes

 

For the veterans of the game and of life in general to show us a thing or two about how we used to do it!

Date: Tuesday, 1 August 2017 6.15PM
Buy-in: $440 ($400+$40)
Starting Stack: 8,000
Levels: 20 Minutes

 

Grab your best mate (or that one guy you don't really like, but plays solid poker) and join forces to win the Teams NLH. Always a great social event full of shoulder to shoulder fun.

Terms and Conditions apply.

Date: Wednesday, 2 August 2017 2.15PM
Buy-in: $20,000 ($19,000+$1,000)
Starting Stack: 50,000
Levels: 45 Minutes

 

For the first time, in 2017 we truly cater to the High Roller market with the brand new $20K High Roller Event. Expect to see all the local pros and some international ring-ins at this big game event!

Guarantee: $1,000,000 Prize Pool
Dates: 4 - 7 August 2017
Buy-in: $3,000 ($2800+$200)
Starting Stack: 30,000
Levels: 60 Minutes

Get two bullets ready to fire at this massive GTD repechage event. With two starting flights leading into the weekend, there's a new long weekend in August, it's the Sydney Champs Main Event.

Tournament conditions apply.

Dates: Saturday, 5 August 2017 4.30PM
Buy-in: $550 ($500+$50)
Starting Stack: 10,000
Levels: 30 Minutes

 

The Star Poker Room crowd favourite is expected to be bigger than ever in 2017. Following huge growth during The Star Poker Festival in March, expect a big turn out and prize pools to match.

Terms and Conditions apply.

Dates: Sunday, 6 August 2017 2.15PM
Buy-in: $550 ($400+$100+$50)
Starting Stack: 10,000
Levels: 30 Minutes

When everyone has a $100 bounty on their head, there can be no mercy. If you can't win, take as many with you as possible!

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Celebrating its ninth anniversary, this year’s Sydney Championships has been extended by a full week, with the revamped 21-day schedule kicking off on Tuesday 18 July and running through until Monday, 7 August. The series will welcome three brand new events, including a $330 buy-in Masters Event for players aged 50 and above, a $1,100 Monster Stack which will see players start with 50,000 in chips and one of the schedule’s headlining events – a $20,000 High Roller.

Other highlights include the $5,000 Challenge with a $500,000 prize pool guarantee, the $1,100 6-max with a $100,000 guarantee and the popular $330 Opening Event with a $400,000 guarantee. The $3,000 Main Event begins on Friday, 4 August and comes with a huge $1 million guarantee!

In total, the 2017 Sydney Championships boasts a combined $2 million in guaranteed prize money – up from $1.25 million last year. 

“We’re very proud to continue our long-term goal of growing Poker at The Star, to offer players from all over the globe a world class tournament series in Sydney’s only fully integrated gaming resort,” said Chief Operating Officer at The Star, Damian Quayle.

“For the first time we’ll truly cater to poker’s High Rollers market with the new $20,000 event while at the same offering a range of tournaments to suit every budget. The Sydney Championships has become one of the most popular tournament series for players in the region and we look forward to building on that success.”

The Sydney Championships was first held in 2009, with the inaugural Main Event won by future World Series of Poker bracelet winner Jarred Graham. Other winners have included Andrew Capelin, Errolyn Strang, Dean Yuen, Daniel Laidlaw, Martin Kozlov, Ben Jee and Kahle Burns. 

This year will be the first time the Sydney Championships have been held in The Star’s recently refurbished, world class Star Poker room which boasts 40 tables and can seat 400 players at a time.

Satellites into the 2017 Sydney Championships start from 18 June.