Online Satellites Begin For Sports Legends Challenge
AbsolutePoker.com is holding nightly competitions from Wednesdays to Sundays awarding seats to the upcoming once in a lifetime poker event.
Thursday 27th August 2009
Sports fans are being given the chance to go head-to-head against some of their ultimate heroes at the upcoming Sports Legends Challenge in The Bahamas courtesy of leading online poker site AbsolutePoker.com.
The Sports Legends Challenge is scheduled to take place from September 14 to 17 at the Atlantis Paradise Island resort and hotel will feature 25 athletic icons including Troy Aikman, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Richard Petty and Sugar Ray Leonard. The sporting greats will compete in a range of poker tournaments for up to ten million dollars in prize money alongside 25 top professional players including Phil Hellmuth, Annie Duke, Chris Moneymaker and Johnny Chan.
AbsolutePoker.com is running a series of nightly qualifiers giving amateur players the chance to take part in this once in a lifetime event. The competitions have a direct buy-in of $215 and will run from 10:45 in the evening from Wednesday to Sunday each week between now and September 6 inclusive.
Each Sports Legends Challenge satellite will award a minimum of one luxury prize package including entry to the inaugural four-day tournament, which will also feature mixed martial arts legends Chuck Liddell and Randy Couture alongside skateboard icon Tony Hawk and hockey legend Mark Messier.
The Sports Legends Challenge is being held to benefit the Butch Kerzner Summit Foundation and will finish with the penultimate Sports Legends All-Star Poker Challenge. Due to be televised nationally on Thanksgiving Day through on Fox Sports, this winner-takes-all no-limit Texas holdâ€™em grand final will feature the sports legends and professional poker players battling it out against the top-finishing amateur competitors.