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Royal Poker Challenge: The winner will get $50,000,000...

Tags: $1 million buy-in, Australia, David Chen, high roller, Royal Poker Challenge.
Posted on 16 January 2014 by "T".

In the past few days there have been rumours of a $1 million buy-in tournament with a $50,000,000 first prize on March 30th, 2014, at The Star Hotel and Casino in Sydney, Australia. David Chen, the tournament director behind the alleged high roller tournament, claims that 48 players have enrolled already, including members of the British, Danish and Monaco royal familys who have been selected as ambassadors, Hollywood stars and poker professionals.

"Poker is a true game that cuts across all class and income barriers. It tests skills, nerves and courage in a way that's incomparable to other card games. There is no higher drama and examination of character than a high stakes poker game. With a splashing $50m prize, in the remarkable city of Sydney, this should be a historical event indeed," said Chen in a press release (according to the news site and tracking site highstakesdb).

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11 comments on "Royal Poker Challenge: The winner will get $50,000,000..."

 Theapple16/01/2014 12:01:33 GMT
"Poker is a true game that cuts across all class and income barriers. It tests skills, nerves and courage in a way that's incomparable to other card games"


so our good old Chen says poker cuts across all income barriers... and then goes of to make a $1M buyin tournament. epic -.-
 doubletop77716/01/2014 12:02:35 GMT
Wow, i thought this day would come, a $50,000,000 tournament!! This is going to attract all the high rollers from around the world and it will be interesting to see the names who actually enter this tournament
 pochui16/01/2014 12:19:36 GMT
so the stupidity continues- surely it's just a matter of time when we will see our 1st ever $1 billion tournament.
oh and it will also break all income barriers with a modest buy-in of $20M. god bless this phenomenon called poker- even random farmer from botswana can become rich in a matter of seconds Worship
 Phisix16/01/2014 13:52:15 GMT
Im in.
 bowie198416/01/2014 14:54:00 GMT
Royal families, hollywood stars...
Why not the Pope himself? The vatican could easily bankroll him.

I mean dont get me wrong, but these tournaments are everything but a turn on for me. Just because the money is good doesnt mean the ones who are participating generate any sort of interest. Why would I want to see Prince Albert slow rolling Ben Affleck. I couldn't care less.
 Theapple16/01/2014 22:17:45 GMT
lol bowie, u nailed it there Big Smile

but then again, i heard ben affleck is a reg, so he might get a few bucks (millions) if his bankroll can support this BI. but im sure he has at least 100x BI for tourneys like these... (:

speaking of prince, that would be fun.. to watch him go tilt after a bad beat or something, lol
 Heskor19/01/2014 14:52:33 GMT
Give me less and i;ll be happy to use it for myself. Anyway it is also refreshing that high roller limits are getting pushed every year, should be fun to see millions swapping hands. Lots of security will need to be involve for sure!
 Jibberish19/01/2014 15:55:28 GMT
Posted by bowie1984:
Why would I want to see Prince Albert slow rolling Ben Affleck.

Thumbs Up Thumbs Up loooooooooool
 Macubaas19/01/2014 20:45:41 GMT
It will be sweet if this would really come to reality, the first prize will be even bigger than the prize that Esfandiari won on that 1 million dollars buy in wsop event.

Considering that not only poker pros will take part it should definately be pretty interesting Big Smile
 juliki14/06/2014 10:33:33 GMT
все эти богатые люди лучшебы сколотили такой призовой фонд и помогли мало имущим семьям или в гринпис записались природу надо поднимать с колен а то человечество поставило планету раком и о будущем недумают совсем лиш бы карманы набиватьзачем одному человеку иметь 50млн$?солить их чтоли в банке.а победителю дали какойнибудь кубок там браслет придумали чтонибудь интерестное слава почет и уважение вот что нужно настоящему победителю!!!
 highyeah14/06/2014 18:54:02 GMT
did this tournament really happened ? who are the player who took part ? and who's the winner ?

I am very happy to be a part of such a great community, wish you the best of luck at the tables, off the tables, behind the tables, under the tables and in your life in general.
Yours truly highyeah, somewhere near the Mediterranean Sea.

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