Online poker room PaddyPowerPoker.com has announced a series of money-added tournaments branded PPP Olympics to celebrate the Games of the XXIX Olympiad being held in Beijing from this Friday.
The PPP Olympics is scheduled to take place every night for a week from this Friday. Each day will see two tournaments, one each for Pot Limit Omaha and No Limit Texas Hold’em, with somewhere between $250 and $1,000 added to the prize funds.
Players that take part in at least three PPP Olympics will qualify for the $15,000 Gold Medal Freeroll on August 15 with the winner receiving a $4,500 Irish Winter Festival package along with a number of satellite tickets and $10,000 of prize money added for good measure.
'I know there is a lot of excitement right now about the small sporting event due to take place in Beijing in August but we wanted to offer something even more exciting for our players,' read a stateement from Paddy Power.
'We're giving away over $20,000 to those players willing to show us they're at the top of their game and trying to get on the podium. For those who have been in training these last few months, it is now time to grab their spandex, shave all their body hair and reach out for the gold medal.”