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JANUARY POTM- $10,000 Payout-- February 8, 2020- 10AM

12-01-2019 07:47:25 AM

On February 8, 2020, we are having our 10th Player of the Month for Season 30!

We will be giving away our 10th SET OF (8) Wildcard Seats into the $30,000 Annual Finals.
Top 16 Players will all receive a piece of the massive $10,000 Payout! We will also be handing out all Jacket January Dress the Champions! winners their jackets on this DATE! Must show to pick up! Sizing will be requested at the end of January via email from Gretel.

Where:
Walpole VFW
108 Robbins Road
Walpole, MA

Registration:
9:30 AM Registration Opens
First Hand Dealt 10:00 AM

$25 Buffet Served at 12:00 PM

NEW FORMAT:
20,000 Base Starting Stack (up from 10,000)

+ 5,000 Chips for "Double Qualified" Players

- this is the same bonus as prior months but now with larger base stack
- double qualified players will now have a 25,000 starting stack (up from 15k)

+ 2,000 Chips for each additional win that month

- We have heard your requests for this and we have listened!
- Players will now receive 2,000 more chips for each additional win above their first win with 6 total wins max for a possible 10,000 stack bonus.

See September (Current month) Winners Here:
https://www.easternpokertour.com/_p/ranking/woc/type=monthly
- make sure to view this "wall of champions" page for the most accurate list of players that won an event. - The regional monthly points ranking will only show games that are counting for points in that region.
- Players that play out of their primary region would not see a win on that page if it is in a secondary region and they have not played enough primary events.

Tournament Format:
- 100/200 Starting Blinds
- No Antes
- Escalating Structure:
20 Min First 12 Levels | 30 Min After Level 12


Tentative Future POTM Dates 2019 & 2020:
Dec 7 ----NOV POTM (WALPOLE VFW)
January 11, 2020--- DECEMBER POTM ((WALPOLE VFW)
February 8, 2020 ----JANUARY POTM (WALPOLE VFW)
March 14, 2020-- FEBRUARY POTM ((WALPOLE VFW)

How To Qualify:


** $10,000 PLAYER OF THE MONTH EVENT **
The season starts fresh EVERY. SINGLE. MONTH!!!
No drawn out seasons or waiting 6 months to cash in that win.
(Past Day 1A & Day 1B have been combined and shortened to only 1 month long!)

TWO WAYS TO QUALIFY, OR BOTH:

1) WIN AND YOUR IN!!
- A SINGLE WIN AND YOUR IN AT ANY OF OUR PUB EVENTS!

2) FINISH TOP 10% IN POINTS IN YOUR REGION
- STAY IN THE TOP 10% OF YOUR LOCAL LEADERBOARD FOR A SHOT AT $10K!

**DOUBLE QUALIFY** BY FINISHING WITH BOTH POINTS AND A WIN AND GET EXTRA CHIPS DURING THE MONTHLY.

PLAY FOR A $10,000 PAYOUT TO THE FINAL 16 PLAYERS
FINAL 8 PLAYERS ADVANCE TO THE $30,000 FINALS



$30,000 TELEVISED FINALS FOR 120 PLAYERS

- 8 "WILD CARD SEATS" Every Month for 1 year (96 Total) advance to the $30K FINALS
- 8 "WILD CARD SEATS" To The Regional Cumulative Points Leaders for 1 Year
- 16 "WILD CARD SEATS" to be given out for special awards, special events, and prizes to be announced shortly.

NEW FORMAT APPLIED TO THIS MONTHLY AND GOING FORWARD:
We have decided to tweak the $10,000 Monthly Championship to give a bigger starting chip-stack and give more rewards to multiple winners for that month.

The $10,000 Monthly Championship Information is here:
https://www.easternpokertour.com/_p/promo/10k_potm_flowchart

FEATURED
PLAYERS

Justin Guimond
Mike McGeehan
Shane Matthews
Paul Seely
Carole Smith
Oswald Garlington
Paul Giroux