Every month, the hosts of Barona Freeplay Online Poker invite players to a meet-and-greet called Meet the Hosts. Most months, Meet the Hosts is an hour of players getting together to chat, trade bad beat stories and eat pizza. We sometimes give away prizes, promotional chips or other goodies, and a good time is always had by all.
On August 13, we decided to try something different. After the Meet the Hosts hour ended, we invited our players to a private tournament in the poker room. The buy-in was $30 with no entry fee (thanks to Poker Room Manager Tim Malinoski), and we added $300 to the prize pool.
29 players took us up on our offer, creating a prize pool of $1,170 including the added money. As an added treat, the tournament was dealt by HostSharon, HostDennis and Poker Room Manager Tim. We paid six places, with 7th place taking home a Barona beach chair as a bubble bustout gift. When the tournament got down to six players, all agreed to an even chop despite some wide variance in chip stacks.
The tournament was so popular that we’ve decided to bring it back next month! Please tell your friends, and bring a friend to our next Meet the Hosts on September 10 at 6:30pm.