The 2011 World Series of Poker promises to be an incredible event that offers something for everyone– the amateur weekend poker player, the cautious spectator, the semi-pro regular player who already has a couple local or small tournaments under his or her belt, and the professional poker player who is looking to score the impressive 180 million dollar prize at this year’s WSOP.
Lock Poker has teamed up with Bluff Magazine and Poker News Boy to create the second Bluff Pro Challenge, a month-long tournament the month before the 2011 World Series of Poker starts in late May. The Bluff Pro Challenge is meant to determine the world’s best poker player before the 2011 WSOP even starts, and winners not only gain a Main Event Seat at WSOP, but they’re also awarded with a 2-year Lock Pro Elite sponsorship, the July 2011 cover of Bluff Magazine, and a 6-month campaign geared at marketing them for poker fame. Those are some hefty rewards to win a month before the biggest poker event of the year even starts.
Here’s how the Bluff Pro Challenge works: Players play for the entire month of April, and they can start with however much money they want in their bankroll. Players can add money to their account any time they want. Players compete in sit-and-go tournaments, multiple table tournaments, and ring games on the Lock Poker site, and the goal is simple: win as much money as you possibly can within 30 days. The winner will be the player who has the highest profit at 11:59 on April 30th. If you’re worried that you don’t have the initial bankroll that many other players will have, keep in mind that the winner will be determined by highest profit, not necessarily the most money, so there’s no harm in playing, even if you don’t have a substantial amount of money to start with. Recruits, as they’re called on the Lock Poker site, have already signed up from all over the world, with a predictable dominance by American players, who make up the largest percentage of poker players around the world.
Lock Poker is also known for having one of the best incentive programs available, as they offer a matching bonus of 200% on an initial deposit of up to $1,200, available with the Lock Poker bonus code (use the LOCKWELCOME code before you make your initial deposit). Players have to earn VIP points to release their bonus, but with up to 2,400 dollars in free money, a little time spend playing poker hardly seems a sacrifice. After all, that’s why you’re playing poker online, right?
With the 2011 WSOP right around the corner, now is the perfect time to cut your teeth on a large tournament like the Bluff Pro Challenge. If you win, you can see the 2011 World Series of Poker up close, and even if you don’t, you’ll have a great experience sure to prepare you for one day making your way to the weeks worth of events at the WSOP.