The first stop of the Microgaming Poker Network (MPN) Poker Tour 2016 will be at the Montesino Casino at Vienna in Austria. The event will last from January 21 to 24.
The highlight of the poker event is going to be the MPN Poker Tour Austria Main Event, which will last for 4 days and will have two starting flights on January 21 and 22. The main event has an affordable buy-in of €550 and offers a guaranteed prize pool of €200,000. The event will include a number of side events with buy-ins as low as €150, indicating that there is something for everybody at the MPN Poker Tour Austria.
There are several ways for poker players to take part in the event. If they can afford it, they can buy into the event directly. They can also win a prize package in any online poker room that operates on the MPN software. Currently, MPN online poker rooms are holding a number of satellites as well as sub-satellites with buy-ins as low as €0.25. This gives poker players with smaller bankrolls golden opportunities to win a seat to the MPN Austria Main Event.
Each MPN Poker Tour Austria prize package is worth €1,500 and includes the buy-in of €550 to the MPN Poker Tour Austria main event, the buy-in of €150 to a side event, charges to cover a four-night stay including breakfast at Vienna’s Roomz Hotel, an invitation to a reception that gives players a chance to meet and interact with MPN staff and other players, and €425 as travel and spending charges.
There is every chance of MPN Poker Tour Austria beating its previous Dublin stop. MPN Poker Tour Dublin was held in September, and its main event had a field of 570 players, who generated a prize pool of €256,500. The champion of the event turned out to be Daniel Tighe, a British poker player, who took home the grand first-place prize of €53,845.
Alex Scott, the head of poker at MPN, is of the opinion that the MPN Poker Tour Austria will turn out to be larger than the Dublin stop. He said: “Our event in Dublin had a huge prize pool of €256,500 and we expect to beat that with the Vienna festival.”