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PKR Announces Xmas Cracker Tournament Series and Santa's Grotto Freeroll

PKR LogoPKR is giving players a reason to celebrate this holiday season with their Xmas Cracker tournament series. [And for those of you who are confused, they're referring to the tubular toys that can by pulled apart with a crack to reveal candy and other goodies.]

The tournament series consists of 11 events with buy-ins from $5 to $250. All tournaments with be No Limit Hold'em, but the schedule makes use of a variety of formats, such as 4-Max, 6-Max, deepstacks, and rebuys. In total, there will be nearly $200,000 in guaranteed prize pools.


Event 1 - $10,000 EXP Xmas Cracker ($7,000 GTD)
Thursday, 23 December 19:00 GMT ($15 buy-in)
Event 2 -
$15,000 EXP Xmas Cracker Deep & Steep ($10,000 GTD)
Friday, 24 December 19:00 GMT ($30 buy-in)
Event 3 - $8,000 EXP Xmas Cracker (six seater) ($6,000 GTD)
Saturday, 25 December 19:00 GMT ($30 buy-in)

Event 4 - $30,000 EXP Xmas Cracker Deep & Steep ($20,000 GTD)
Sunday, 26 December 19:00 GMT ($50 buy-in)

Event 5 -
$18,000 EXP Xmas Cracker (four seater) ($12,000 GTD)
Monday, 27 December 19:00 GMT ($30 buy-in)

Event 6 -  Xmas Cracker Terminator
Tuesday, 28 December 19:00 GMT ($40 buy-in)

Event 7 -
$15,000 EXP Xmas Cracker Rebuy ($10,000 GTD)
Wednesday, 29 December 19:00 GMT ($5 buy-in/ $5 rebuy)
Event 8 - $15,000 EXP Xmas Cracker Ante Special ($10,000 GTD)
Thursday, 30 December 19:00 GMT ($30 buy-in)
Event 9 - $7,000 EXP Xmas Cracker Speed ($5,000 GTD)
Friday, 31 December 19:00 GMT ($30 buy-in)
Event 10 - $120,000 EXP Xmas Cracker Masters ($100,000 GTD)
Saturday, 1 January 20:0 GMT ($250 buy-in)

Event 11 -
$20,000 EXP Xmas Cracker Rehab (Extra Levels) ($15,000 GTD)
Sunday, 2 January 17:30 GMT ($40 buy-in)

The best part of the Xmas Cracker series is the Santa's Grotto freeroll that will be held at 1:30 PM EST on January 9th. This tournament is open only to players who have played in one or more of the earlier tournaments. Each player's starting stack will be 500 multiplied by the number of Xmas Cracker events he or she played in. Anyone who plays in all 11 events will start the freeroll with 5,500 in chips!

Here are the prizes for the Santa's Grotto freeroll:

Position    Prize
1st          Sony 40" LCD TV + BDP-S470 Blu Ray Player
2nd          Apple iPad 16Gb (Wi-Fi)
3rd          Wii Console with Games & Accessories
4th          iPod Classic 160gb
5th          Sony Portable DVD Player Pink
6th          Champagne Dom Perignon Vintage 2000
7th          Kodak M530 Carbon Digital Camera
8th          48" Round Poker Table
9th          Sony 2.1 PC Speakers
10th          Radio Controlled BB Firing Tank
11th-20th    PKR travel chipset

PKR players should also check out the new PKR store where they can buy clothse, books, electronic, and more using their PKR points. The recent update added dozens of great items to the store, so even if you don't win a prize in the freeroll, you can still celebrate the new year with a present from PKR.com.

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