Leading poker publication Bluff Magazine is offering amateur players the chance to appear on the front cover of an upcoming issue courtesy of its Online Poker Challenge being held in association with LockPoker.com and the BOPC.
The Bluff Online Poker Challenge is a unique new concept that has been designed to put some of the world’s best online poker players to the test.
The competition will bring together some of the most renowned online poker players with each given the opportunity to build a bankroll playing multi-table tournaments and sit and gos at LockPoker.com. Each player will begin with $200 and given 30 days to build a bankroll. The player with the greatest return will be featured on the cover of Bluff.
“We wanted to find a way to recognise the best players online and give them a real challenge,” said Eric Morris, co-founder of publishers Bluff Media.
“By putting the winner on the cover of Bluff, we’re not only recognising the achievement but also giving the players something to play for.”
The Challenge is set to begin on March 1 with the list of confirmed players including Josh ‘JJprodigy’ Fields, Sorel Mizzi, Eric ‘Rizen’ Lynch, Jeff ‘Yellowsub’ Williams, Garret ‘GBecks’ Beckman, Phil ‘USCphildo’ Collins, Brett ‘Bhanks11’ Hanks and Maria Ho.
There will also be one invitation handed out to the person who collects the most Frequent Player Points at LockPoker.com between now and February 28.
To make the event as difficult as possible, players will not be permitted to reload their account at any time with only sit and gos and multi-table tournaments allowed. Competitors will also be prohibited from playing cash games as part of the challenge.
Finally, Bluff will provide participants with a Flip video camera to upload new posts every day to BluffMagazine.com.
“The video blogs will give our readers some insight as to how these players are building their bankroll,” said Morris.
“Hopefully our readers will not only enjoy watching the competition but learn something from the videos as well as they build their own bankroll.”