The pace of modern life has accelerated to the point that nobody has any free time anymore. Multitasking is no longer an option, it’s mandatory. Which is why the Punta Cana Poker Classic 2010, a $100K guaranteed Texas Hold’em event taking place Nov. 10-14 in fabulous Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic, is the answer to all your prayers.
Yes, the days of being forced to choose between playing poker and going on a tropical vacation are officially over, thanks to the PCPC. Grind it out at the tables during the day, then retire afterward to the all-inclusive luxury of the Moon Palace Hotel, Casino, Golf and Spa Resort, situated on one of the most desirable white sand beaches on the planet.
PCPC organizer Ivonne Montealegre-Brath wants the industry to understand that this is not so much a branded tournament, but an excellent marketing tool for poker rooms and affiliates. (An operator info package can be found here.) So far, operators that are hosting satellites and/or sending players include Betsson, Pointpoker, Bodog Network and BetCRIS. Doyle Brunson has already confirmed that he will be in attendance, and other pros such as Dusty ‘Leatherass’ Schmidt and Pete Eastergate will be hosting a Q&A session and book signing before play gets underway.
Sure, online poker is fun and convenient and all, but there must be moments when there’s a lull in play, and you find yourself looking around your basement rec room and thinking, damn, are those walls getting closer? Just when was the last time you felt the sun on your face and sand between your toes? The Punta Cana Poker Classic could be just the break you need.