Piggs Peak turns up the heat with the R2 million All Africa Poker Tournament!

2006-01-30 16:28
The All Africa Poker Tournaments are proudly hosted at the Orion Piggs Peak Hotel and Casino, Swaziland. The next in the All Africa Poker Tournament series is set for the 17th - 18th February 2006 and is going to be bigger and better than the last. Piggs Peak is turning up the heat and raising the prize money to an incredible R2 Million! First prize will be paying out R1 Million - making our first poker millionaire in Africa!

The field is set at 90 players, and all 90 players will be a representation of the finest poker players to be found on the African continent. Only 90 seats available ... and only ONE player will walk away as Africa's first Poker MILLIONAIRE! Better than your average odds! The R2 Million All Africa Poker Tournament seat value is R15 000; this includes one seat in the Tournament, two night's accommodation for two people sharing and all meals from Friday dinner to Sunday breakfast. This event will make poker history and is only a taste of things to come.

The last Tournament was held from the 14th - 15th October. 80 Poker players, both local and international, descended on the hotel late Friday afternoon, excited to match skills with some of the best poker players in Africa. Each player had only one goal in mind, to finish first!

Play commenced at 9pm on the Friday evening and the fast pace was set right from the beginning. Weaknesses were quickly exposed and small mistakes cost players their seats. Play started early on Saturday and the players battled it out for over 15 hours, with play only being interrupted by lunch and dinner. The pace slowed down and the players became extremely tactical. The numbers slowly dwindled and the tension was palpable. The final table began play at 1am Sunday morning with all ten players being online players; their skills at first seemed evenly matched. However, at 2:45am the last player standing was Ryan Price who had been a very quiet but extremely aggressive player throughout the Tournament.

Ryan Price walked away with a cheque to the value of R350 000! It was interesting to see 10 online players reach the final table. These online players seem to have developed incredible and often aggressive poker skills and throughout the world are recognised for their intuition, betting styles and winning strategies.

For more information on the R2 Million Rand All Africa Tournament, click here.

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