January 14th has arrived, and with it, the beginning of the latest edition of the Playground Winter Festival. This year’s festival features 17 events to be held over 18 days, ranging from the $70 + $10 NL Hold’em Re-entry event called “The Crazy $80” all the way to the Main Event, the $1,000 + $100 Playground 1000 tournament with its $500,000 GTD! As always, there’s something for everyone in a Playground Poker Club festival.
The event getting the whole thing kicked off is another $125 + $35 NL Hold’em event, and as we’ve done for the past few tournaments of this kind, the $35 tournament fee will be given as a charitable donation. This time around, the proceeds will be disbursed to a variety of local charities in the area.
Players start with 20,000 in tournament chips and will play through a total of 14 levels today. As usual, there will be a total of 4 Day 1s in this event and players are invited to enter each Day 1 in an attempt to qualify for Day 2 on Wednesday. Anyone who qualifies through multiple Day 1 starting flights will take only their best stack forward to Day 2.
Play is now underway in Day 1A of Event #1, and attendance even in Level 1 is already approaching 100 players. Late registration is available today until 1:15pm.