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California casino to host "Winter Poker Open"

27 January 2011

PALA, California -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- Pala Casino Spa & Resort will host the Pala Winter Poker Open, a week-long series of poker tournaments and advanced poker training courses, Feb. 12-20, in the Pala poker room and the Pala Events Center. Pala also will host its regular schedule of poker play during February.

Co-sponsored by DeepStacks Live, the industry leader in poker training, the Pala Poker Open will provide Southern California poker players the opportunity to compete against 2010 World Series of Poker Main Event Finalist Mike "The Grinder" Mizrachi in a minimum $1,000, maximum $10,000 buy-in High Stakes Game at 6 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 19. The High Stakes Game will be $10/$25 No Limit Hold'em. There will be one main game and two must-move games to accommodate players. Players can register now in the Poker Room to participate in the High Stakes Game. A $20 non-refundable deposit is required.

The No Limit Hold'em Main Event will be played at 11 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 20. The buy-in will be $340 with a $25,000 guaranteed prize pool.

Mazrachi also will teach a DeepStacks Live Advanced Tournament training course at 4 p.m., Friday, Feb. 18. The entry fee is $495 and Mizrachi will be joined in the training course by former World Series of Poker Main Event Champion Mike "The Mouth" Matusow. The $495 entry fee covers one-on-one instruction, table analysis, advanced odds and outs and player perception training.

The Pala Winter Poker Open will offer 15 separate events throughout the week.

A highlight of the schedule will be a ladies only event at 11 a.m.., Saturday, Feb. 13, sponsored by the Ladies International Poker Series (LIPS). The buy-in will be $100 and the entry fee $25. Each player will start with $10,000 in chips and there will be a $5 optional bonus buy for an additional $2,000 in chips. Blinds will be 30 minutes.

The Pala Winter Poker Open tournament schedule is:

Saturday, Feb. 12, 11 a.m.., No Limit Hold'em, $50 buy-in, $15 entry. Start with $8,000 in chips with $5 optional bonus buy for additional $2,000.

Saturday, Feb. 12, 5 p.m., No Limit Hold'em $25 Bounties, $125 buy-in, $25 entry. Start with $12,000 in chips with $5 optional bonus buy for additional $3,000.

Sunday, Feb. 13, 11 a.m.., Ladies No Limit Hold'em (LIPS) Tour, $100 buy-in, $25 entry. Start with $10,000 in chips with $5 optional bonus buy for additional $2,000.

Sunday, Feb. 13, 5 p.m., No Limit Hold'em, $50 buy-in, $15 entry. Start with $8,000 in chips with $5 optional bonus buy for additional $2,000.

Monday, Feb. 14, 11 a.m., No Limit Hold'em Turbo, $50 buy-in, $15 entry. Start with $10,000 in chips with $5 optional bonus buy for additional $2,000.

Monday, Feb. 14, 7 p.m., No Limit Hold'em, $50 buy-in, $15 entry. Start with $8,000 in chips with $5 optional bonus buy for additional $2,000.

Tuesday, Feb. 15, 11 a.m., No Limit Hold'em Seniors (50+), $100 buy-in, $25 entry. Start with $10,000 in chips with $5 optional bonus buy for additional $2,000.

Tuesday, Feb. 15, 7 p.m., No Limit Hold'em 6-Max (6 players per table), $100 buy-in, $25 entry fee. Start with $10,000 in chips with $5 optional bonus buy for additional $2,000.

Wednesday, Feb. 16, 11 a.m., No Limit Hold'em $10 Re-Buys/$25 Add-On, $50 buy-in, $15 entry fee. Start with $8,000 in chips with $5 optional bonus buy for additional $2,000.

Wednesday, Feb. 16, 7 p.m., No Limit Hold'em, $50 buy-in, $15 entry. Start with $8,000 in chips with $5 optional bonus buy for additional $2,000.

Thursday, Feb. 17, 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., No Limit Hold'em, $50 buy-in, $15 entry. Start with $8,000 in chips with $5 optional bonus buy for additional $2,000.

Friday, Feb. 18, 4 p.m., Mike Mizrachi's Deep Stacks Training Course, $495 entry fee.

Friday, Feb. 18, 8 p.m., Deep Stacks Super Satellite, $35 buy-in, $5 entry with Re-entry. Start with $5,000 in chips with $5 optional bonus buy for additional $1,000.

Saturday, Feb. 19, 6 p.m. Mike MIzrachi High Stakes Game, minimum $1,000/maximum $10,000 buy-in with $10/$25 No Limit.

Sunday, Feb. 20, 11 a.m., No Limit Hold'em Main Event, $300 buy-in, $40 entry. Start with $20,000 in chips with $10 optional bonus buy for additional $5,000.

DeepStacks Live Instructors

Mizrachi, a resident of Miramar, FL, won the 2010 World Series of Poker $50,000 Championship and was a fifth-place finisher in the 2010 WSOP Main Event. He has amassed over $11 million in lifetime earnings.

Matusow, a resident of Las Vegas, NV, is a three-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner and the winner of the 2005 WSOP Tournament of Champions. He has amassed more than $7 million in lifetime earnings.

Players can win a $495 entry into Mizrachi's training course by playing in Pala's daily tournaments from Feb. 1-10, except on Saturday, Feb. 5, when the Poker Room will sponsor a $3,300 cash drawing. From 2 p.m. to Midnight, players can win $300 every hour.

Players can win a $340 seat in Mizrachi's High Stakes Game by playing in Super Satellite tournaments at 11 a.m., 7 p.m. or 9 p.m. on Feb. 4, 10, 11, 12, 18 or 19. The Super Satellites at 4 p.m. on Feb. 4 and 11 a.m. Feb. 10 will have a $34 buy-in and a $5 entry fee with a $5 optional bonus buy for additional chips. One player out of each 10 will win a High Stakes Game seat. The Super Satellites at 11 a.m., and 9 p.m. on Feb. 11; 11 a.m. on Feb. 18 and 19 will have a $68 buy-in, a $10 entry fee and a $5 optional bonus buy for additional chips. One out of each five players will win a seat in the High Stakes Game. There will be a Deep Stack Super Satellite at 8 p.m., Feb. 18, with a $35 buy-in, a $5 entry fee and a $5 optional bonus buy. One out of each 10 players will win a High Stakes Game seat.

Additional Deep Stack tournaments will be played at 7 p.m., Feb. 10 and Feb. 24 with a $55 buy-in, a $10 entry fee and a $5 optional bonus buy. Both will have a $2.500 guaranteed prize pool.

At 11 a.m., Feb. 21, the Poker Room will hold a President's Day tournament with a $55 buy-in, a $15 entry fee and a $5 optional bonus buy. It will have a $5,000 guaranteed prize pool.

Pala's daily tournaments will be played at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., with a few exceptions. Most will have a $30 buy-in, a $5 entry fee and a $5 optional bonus buy with a $1,000 guaranteed prize pool. The 7 p.m. tournaments on Feb. 22 and Feb. 23 will have a $20 buy-in, a $5 entry fee, a $5 optional bonus buy, a $5 re-buy and a $10 add-on. Players will start with $2,000 in chips and there will be a $1,000 guaranteed prize pool.

At 6 p.m., Feb. 27, a No Limit Hold'em Turbo tournament will be played with a $60 buy-in, a 15 entry fee and a $5 optional bonus buy. Players will start with $10,000 in chips and there will be $10 bounties.

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