The ninth edition of the highly popular Black Diamond Poker Open finally kicked off on the 28th of February. Before the poker tournament started, participants have been vying for their spot here by taking part in multiple qualifying events. The ninth edition of the Black Diamond Poker Open offers over $6.3 million in prize money which is guaranteed. The event also features one hundred and fifty events that take place over the course of four weeks until the 31st of March.
Like every other year, the Black Diamond Poker Open is held at Ignition Poker which is the prominent poker arm of a company that was founded back in September 2016 as Ignition Casino. At the time, the poker site was established by the purchase of the already exiting player base of an American poker product Bovada poker which was owned and operated by the Bodog Group.
All of Bovada’s assets related to its poker product were sold to a Hong Kong-headquartered company Pai Wang Luo. In the beginning, Ignition poker was solely focused on providing poker games to players from the United States. Nonetheless, in July of 2017, the company responsible for the poker site started accepting players from Australia as well.
The Pai Wang Luo Network
Ignition poker is part of a prominent network of sites which was previously known as the Bodog Poker Network before being rebranded as the Pai Want Luo network. The poker players registered at Ignition Poker commonly play against players who are registered at Bodog sites such as Bodog88 and Bodog that operate in several other countries other than Australia and the United States.
When it comes to the Pai Wang Luo poker network’s services, with thousands of active members, it is international in size and scope. After the company responsible for Ignition poker purchased the player base of Bovada, it became the third biggest poker site globally following Bovada ceasing its poker operations. At its peak hours, Ignition poker commonly exceeds over two thousand and five hundred cash games.
The poker site’s main offering revolves around three main poker games including Omaha Hi-Lo, Omaha and Texas Hold’em which are offered in different formats including sit and go, tournament and cash games. Speaking of its tournaments, some of them are series offering multi-million prize polls including the Super Millions Poker Open, Twelve Days of Turbo and Black Diamond Poker Open.
Highlights of the Black Diamond Poker Open
The Black Diamond Poker Open tournament comes with multiple highlights that players do not want to miss. There is also a number of special events that have been added to the schedule including the Tune-Up events, like Special, High Roller, and the Super High Roller. These three special events offer a combined guaranteed prize pool of $384,000.
Then, the tournament’s traditional $100,000 High Roller and Sunday $150,000 events are replaced with $125,000 and $159,000 versions. These return on the 8th, 15th, 22nd and finally 29th of March with awesome guaranteed prize pools as expected.
There will also be the Mini Main Event which comes with a lower buy-in than the traditional Main Event. The tournament kicks off on the 29th of March and it offers an awesome guaranteed prize pool of $125,000.
The biggest highlight of the entire event is definitely the Main Event which also kicks off on the 29th of March and offers a great guaranteed prize pool of staggering $450,000. The Main Event features a buy-in of $425 + $25 and participants can re-enter two times.