goes for Gold with "Devilympics"

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€20,000 added to Poker Olympiad over 17 days as players' warm-up for poker marathon. today announces details of the first Devilympics which is set to find the strongest, fittest, and smartest poker players on the planet.

Taking place at the same time as the Olympics in Beijing, the Devilympics offers poker players 5 events each day over 15 days with €20,000 added to the total prize pool as players vie on the Devilympics Leader Board for Gold (€5,000), Silver (€3,000), and Bronze (€2,000) medals.

Medals and Points
Each player who makes the final table of any of the Devilympics tournaments (excluding the opening and closing freerolls) will earn the following points:

Gold (1st place) 10 points
Silver (2nd place) 6 points
Bronze (3rd place) 4 points
4th - 9th place 1 point each

The top three players who have earned the most points at the end of the 75 events take home Gold, Silver, and Bronze and the corresponding prize money.

This thrilling jamboree of poker kicks off with an Opening Ceremony Freeroll for €1,000 on August 8th with a €250 bounty on poker Olympian Dave "Devilfish" Ulliott's head. Players then settle into a marathon 15 days of tournaments each with €100 added to the prize pool. The Devilympics culminates with a €1,000 Closing Ceremony Freeroll on August 24th with another €250 bounty on poker legend Devilfish.

Devilympics Tournament Schedule

8th August - Opening Ceremony €1,000 Freeroll with €250 Bounty on Dave "Devilfish" Ulliott
9th - 23rd August

6.30pm                 €10 buy-in                                         Freezeout                             €100 Added
7.30pm                 €5 buy-in                                         Rebuy                                 €100 Added
8.30pm                 €10 buy-in                                         Freezeout                              €100 Added
9.30pm                 €5 buy-in                                         Rebuy                                 €100 Added
10.30pm             €10 buy-in                                         Freezeout                             €100 Added

24th August - Closing Ceremony €1,000 Freeroll with €250 Bounty on Dave "Devilfish" Ulliott

The Medals Race

Players can keep track of the Leader Board at as well as following which countries are performing the best over the course of the Devilympics.

About Devilfish Gaming PLC
Devilfish Gaming PLC takes its name from the well known poker professional David "Devilfish" Ulliott, who is active in promoting the business. Ulliott is one of Europe's best known and most recognised poker players and in 2007 had his most successful year ever on the poker tournament circuit leading to his winning the prestigious Card Player European Player of the Year award. The company is publicly quoted, having floated on London's PLUS market in March 2008. The company does not accept wagers from the U.S.A.

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