Reach For The Gold In VC Poker’s Poker Olympics
Tuesday, 16. March 2010

Victor Chandler Poker (VC Poker) is hosting their very first Poker Olympics. The Poker Olympics allows players of all stake levels and game types to compete concurrently in a wide range of different events for big cash prizes and, of course, the honor of being declared champion in their selected events. VC Poker’s Poker Olympics is made up of 22 events further separated into 57 tournaments and leaderboards, each awarding their own prizes. The Poker Olympics awards over $375,000 in cash and prizes to Olympians participating in cash games, Sit & Go’s and multi table tournaments.

Each Poker Olympics event are separated into four categories; Cash Games, Sit & Go’s, Multi Table Tournaments and Action Points. Each discipline has seven Olympic events and one Action Point event. The Cash Game events are separated into four stake levels (Micro, Low, Mid and High), the Sit & Go events are separated into three stake levels (Low, Mid and High) and the Multi Table Tournament events have buy ins ranging from $10 to $30 with each tournament offering satellites.

The various Cash Game event stake levels make player participation accessible to all members of VC Poker. All of the real money Cash Games are split into four stake leaderboards (Micro, Low, Mid and High) Prizes for the Cash game events are determined by the number of raked hands played with cash prizes and medal bonuses awarded to the finishers that top the leaderboards. Following is a schedule of the different Cash Game events:

Cash Game Events
10,000 Meters
Date: April 6th – May 3rd
Qualification: None

5,000 Meters
Date: May 5th – May 25th
Qualification: None

1,500 Meters
Date: May 27th – June 9th
Qualification: None

800 Meters
Date: June 11th – June 17th
Qualification: None

400 Meters
Date: June 19th – June 22nd
Qualification: None

200 Meters
Date: June 26th – June 27th
Qualification: Must play minimum of 200 raked hands at chosen stake level between June 23rd and June 24th.

100 Meters
Date: June 30th
Qualification: Must play minimum of 100 raked hands at chosen stake level on June 28th.

The Poker Olympics Sit & Go tournament events are made up of both open and restricted events, each of which are separated into three different stake leaderboards (Low, Mid and High). The Sit & Go tournament events are separated into 3 categories of leaderboard events; swimming, wrestling and boxing. In order to qualify for the swimming leaderboards, participants may play in all Sit & Go’s that have 10 players or less; including, Fort Knox, Rio and Maui Jackpot Sit & Go’s as well as Triple Up Sit & Go’s (excluding Satellite Sit & Go’s). In order to qualify for the Freestyle Wrestling leaderboards, participants may play in all Sit & Go’s that have 10 players or less; including, Fort Knox, Rio and Maui Jackpot Sit & Go’s but excluding Double Up Sit & Go’s, Triple Up Sit & Go’s, Heads Up Sit & Go’s and satellites. In order to qualify for the Greco-Roman leaderboards, participants may play in all 10 and 6 player Double Up Sit & Go’s. In order to qualify for the Boxing leaderboards, participants must play in Heads Up Sit & Go’s. Leaderboard position in the Sit & Go tournament events are determined by performance related points where cash and medal bonuses are awarded to the finishers that top the leaderboards. Following is the Poker Olympics Sit & Go event schedule:

Sit & Go Events
$1,500 Meters Freestyle
Date: April 21st – May 4th
Qualification: Sit & Go’s with 10 players or less; including, Fort Knox, Rio and Maui Jackpot Sit & Go’s and Triple Up Sit & Go’s but excluding Satellite Sit & Go’s.

400 Meters Freestyle
Date: May 10th – May 13th
Qualification: Sit & Go’s with 10 players or less; including, Fort Knox, Rio and Maui Jackpot Sit & Go’s and Triple Up Sit & Go’s but excluding Satellite Sit & Go’s.

200 Meters Freestyle
Date: May 19th – May 20th
Qualification: Sit & Go’s with 10 players or less; including, Fort Knox, Rio and Maui Jackpot Sit & Go’s and Triple Up Sit & Go’s but excluding Satellite Sit & Go’s. Must play in a minimum of 50 Sit & Go’s with chosen stake between May 16th and May 17th.

100 Meters Freestyle
Date: May 25th
Qualification: Sit & Go’s with 10 players or less; including, Fort Knox, Rio and Maui Jackpot Sit & Go’s and Triple Up Sit & Go’s but excluding Satellite Sit & Go’s. Must play in a minimum of 50 Sit & Go’s with chosen stake on May 23rd.

Freestyle Wrestling – Regular Sit & Go’s
Date: June 6th – June 10th
Qualification: Sit & Go’s with 10 players or less; including, Fort Knox, Rio and Maui Jackpot Sit & Go’s but excluding, Double Up Sit & Go’s, Triple Up , Heads Up Sit & Go’s and satellites.

Greco-Roman Wrestling – Double Up Sit & Go’s
Date: June 13th – June 17th
Qualification: All 10 and 6 player Double Up Sit & Go’s.

Boxing – Heads Up Sit & Go’s
Date: June 20th – June 24th
Qualification: Heads Up Sit & Go’s.

The Poker Olympics has seven multi table tournament events made up of four tournament series and three stand alone tournaments. Players’ positions on each tournament series leaderboard is determined by performance related points with cash prizes and medal bonuses being awarded to the top finishers. The stand alone multitable tournament events are money added events; however, they will still award the top three finishers in each event with medal bonuses. Each one of the Poker Olympics multi table tournament events are supported by a All Event satellite which awards entry into all tournaments within the series to the winners.

Following is the Poker Olympics multi table tournament events schedule:

Multi Table Tournament Events
Decathlon
Date: April 18th – April 27th
Satellites begin: April 5th

Heptathlon
Date: May 7th – May 13th
Satellites begin: April 28th

Triathlon
Date: May 23rd – May 25th
Satellites begin: May 14th

Modern Pentathlon
Date: June 6th – June 10th
Satellites begin: May 26th

Long Jump
Date: June 16th
Satellites begin: June 11th

High Jump
Date: June 23rd
Satellites begin: June 17th

Triple Jump
Date: June 30th
Satellites begin: June 30th

The last of the Poker Olympic events is the Marathon. The Marathon begins at 00:00 GMT on April 5th and ends at 23:59 on June 30th. The Marathon is based simply on the number of Action Points each player accumulates over the course of the time period. Cash prizes and medal bonuses will be awarded to those players that top the leaderboard.

The Poker Olympics promotion is open only to real money players on VC Poker.