Bodog has been in the news a lot recently. This poker site was focused on Canada, and has now opened up to more than 10 Latin American countries.
Today’s news is exciting – the flagship tournament event, known as the ‘Black Diamond Open’ – returns to both Bodog (for Canadian and Latin American players) and to Ignition Poker (for US based players).
The events span 1 month, from March 12th through to April 10th. The finale is a big one, with a ‘Main Event’ that sees a huge guaranteed prize pool of $300,000. Over the series the guaranteed prize pools reach $3 million. Below you will find info on the schedule, and below that some notes on how to qualify and site overviews for those who are not currently familiar with them.
Black Diamond Open Spring 2017 – Overview
To say that the schedule is packed would be something of an understatement. There are 4 Black Diamond Open events every weekday, and many more on the weekends.
These are divided into big buy-in games (with $200+ entry fees) and mid / smaller stakes games, which start from just $20. A lot of the events have turbo structures, though fans of deep-stacked tournaments will find games with 10k starting chips. You will also find shootout games, 6-handed, knockouts – and one that I like the look of – a 50k starting chips super-turbo event!
I recommend you check out the guaranteed prize pools. Instead of all the cash going to the winners or 1 or 2 huge events like you find elsewhere. The BDPO has a lot of smaller guarantees, $15k here, $40k there and so on. It can pay to keep an eye on the events with late registration, you might just find yourself with an overlay!
Black Diamond Poker Open 2017 – Qualifiers
Qualifiers are running right now, and include lower buy-in sub-qualifiers as well as direct entries. Many of these satellites will have guaranteed seats, again making it possible to find overlays. If you have any sort of tournament experience, you will find Bodog / Ignition Poker satellites super-soft. These are a great way to take a shot at the big buy-in events – and who knows, you might break through with a final table appearance…
Where to Play The Black Diamond Poker Open – US Players
US Players can enjoy this tournament event at Ignition Poker. Ignition took over the poker room from Bovada recently, and is the single biggest US friendly site. Like Bodog, the recreational player model is in play – you play anonymously rather than with screen names.
Ignition have already built a solid reputation with their players, and you’ll find getting money onto and off from this site from the US very easy.
Check out www.ignitioncasino.com/poker for more
Where to Play the Black Diamond Open from Canada / Latin America
Here you should head to Bodog.eu – the original North American poker room and still one of the most popular, despite no longer being open to USA residents. You’ll enjoy a recreational site, with plenty of bonuses (and promotions for loyal players).
Check out www.bodog.eu for more!
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