Poker returns to the South Pacific as the New Caledonia Poker Open returns in 2015, with a week long festival of poker culminating in a three-day AU$1,400 Main Event.
Sometimes buy-ins are just not important; it’s all about location, location, location, and what better place to play some poker, enjoy the sun and generally loll around, than New Caledonia.
If you want to earn your New Caledonia Hendon Mob flag then you are in luck. The Noumea Grand Casino, based in the capital of the French Special Collectivity of New Caledonia, in the South Pacific, is hosting the second iteration of the New Caledonia Poker Open (NCPO) in March 2015.
The scribes at PokerAsiaPacific broke the news of the event. It will run between 24-31 March, and there will be seven events culminating in a AU$1,400 Main Event that will take place over three days 28-31 March 2015.
The event is being organized by the Australian Poker Hall of Famer, and World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet holder, Mel Judah, and the organizers have kindly added AU$13,000 to the prize pool.
The inaugural event attracted 250 entrants, and local Teva Tevita captured the first prize of $69,474, after topping a field that included the likes of Asia Pacific Poker Tour (AAPT) Melbourne winner Billy ‘The Cros’ Argyros – who finished sixth in the event.
The side events include Pot Limit Omaha (PLO), No-Limit Hold’em (NLHE) and a mixture of the two. There will also be mega satellites to the Main Event and the team at PokerAsiaPacific will be on hand to provide live tournament reporting services.
Early birds can even get in on some superb accommodation rates, so if you haven’t visited the island of New Caledonia before – and I doubt most of you have – head over to the PokerAsiaPacific website and check it out.