Invitation for the Big Game

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Party Poker informed me today that I’d been selected to participate at the Big Game in Vienna. Here’s the info:

What are the exact dates and time of the Big Game?
11th April 6pm 48 hours continuously – 11pm -12am on 13th. This is on day 1b of the WPT Vienna Main event and the production runs continuously for two days.

Is it going to be one 10 player table?
8 Handed.

Which is the minimum buy-in?
€ 5,000.

Is there a maximum buy-in?
€ 20,000.

Are rebuys possible and is there a limit on the number of rebuys?
Top up or rebuy up to € 20,000 – we are flexible though we let the players determine the action themselves to a certain extent.

I understand that it is a texas holdem no limit cash game. Correct?
Yes.

You mentioned that the stakes initially start at $25/$50. Do the blinds increase and if yes at what time intervals?
No blind increases but straddling allowed and antes as agreed by players at table – player evictions every 4 hours starts with players voting a player off then online voting through through PokerNews. All the action will be streamed on PartyPoker blog and PokerNews with a 30 min delay.

The player must play all 48 hours (or until he gets busted) or there is the option of leaving the table at any given time?
Players do not play the 48 hours – they can leave the table when they want or get evicted. We like to encourage turnaround.

Do we know which players (pros) will take part?
ElkY, Patrik Antonius, Vanessa Selbst, Sam Trickett, Tony G, Luke ‘FullFlush’ Schwartz, Erik Seidel, Andy Frankenberger, Yevgeniy Timoshenko, Eugene Katchalov, Tom Dwan, Phil Laak, Daniel Cates and whoever is around. Strong players from the Premier League. For this reason I am guessing there will be straddling and antes on top of the blinds!

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