PokerStars 2009 Caribbean Adventure
PokerStars 2009 Caribbean Adventure Attracts Boris Becker
Poker tournament gurus are being given even more ways to participate in the upcoming 2009 EPT Caribbean Adventure sponsored by PokerStars.net. It’s been announced that Boris Becker, former renowned tennis pro and current celebrity star team member at PokerStars, will be taking part in a special side-show event that will see someone awarded the $10,000 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Main Event buy-in.
Seven lucky members of the online poker room will take on Boris Becker heads-up in a Battleship tournament. This means that they will be seated across the table from Boris, looking him directly in the eye as the hands go down, but there will be no real cards or live dealer. Instead, all players will play their usual “online poker” style on laptops – hence the ‘Battleship’ reference.
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Boris Becker commented in a company statement, “Battleship poker gives you all the fast play luxuries of online poker, but also allows you to look your opponent in the eye. It’s an exciting game to play and I’m really looking forward to competing against these players.”
The main prize for the Boris Becker Battleship tournament will be a PokerStars Caribbean Adventure prize package that includes the $10,000 buy-in to the Main Event. So far, four players have already won their seat to compete again Becker, all from North America: Michel Dion and Keith Anderson of Quebec, Canada, Itsik Oknin of Ottawa, Canada and Joshua Miloy of Oley, Pennsylvania, USA.
There are still 40 Caribbean Adventure prize packages up for grab at PokerStars. Satellites will be running through December 28th. The PokerStars Caribbean Adventure kicks off January 5th, 2009, and will continue through January 10th at the Bahamas Atlantis Resort and Casino.