|The Ongame Network Poker Classic (ONPC) is set to become the biggest ever online poker tournament. In order to give more players a chance to participate, the event has now been rescheduled for November.|
The tournament will boast a record-breaking guaranteed prize pool of $5 million, with at least $1 million going to the final winner.
The event was postponed to give new poker operators about to join the network - including bwin Poker –the chance to offer their players a shot at becoming millionaires.
The ONPC will be a 'flight' tournament starting online on 4 November and pausing when 45 players remain. They will then be flown to Barcelona, Spain, for a live final where they will battle each other face to face on the felt for at least $ 1 million – continuing with the same chip stacks they had when the online tournament paused. The final will take place at the prestigious Casino de Barcelona during the weekend of 2–3 December 2006.
In addition to the prizes already on offer there is now an additional $ 50,000 freeroll, especially for those players who have qualified early for the tournament. This extra value is being offered as goodwill to players who may be inconvenienced by the event's new dates and is available to all those who had qualified by midnight EST on 2 September. The freeroll is scheduled to take place at 3.00 p.m. EST on 3 September.