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WSOP Bracelet Winner Chad Holloway to Play Learn.PokerNews Event at CPT St. Maarten

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In November, the Caribbean Poker Tour (CPT) will visit two exotic locales in Punta Cana and St. Maarten. Both stops will feature a festival of poker tournaments including a special Learn.PokerNews Challenge. We’re happy to announce that PokerNews Senior Editor and World Series of Poker bracelet winner Chad Holloway will be in St. Maarten to take part in the challenge.

“Learn.PokerNews is a great way for new players to learn about poker, and I’m thrilled they now have an event specifically designed for readers to test out exactly what they’ve learned,” Holloway said of the two-day event, which features a buy-in of $440. “The Learn.PokerNews Challenge coincides with the CPT Main Event, World Poker Tour Main Event, and the Lucky Number 7 High Roller. Toss in a great venue and it has all the ingredients to be an exhilarating experience. I’m very much looking forward to it.”

Both Punta Cana and St. Maarten will feature a $1,650 buy-in CPT Main Event, but only the latter will host a $3,500 WPT Main Event and the $7,000 Lucky Number 7 High Roller tournament hosted by German pro Tobias Reinkemeier.

Here’s a look at the CPT Punta Cana schedule:

DateEvent #TournamentTimeBuy-In
Nov. 81Supersatellite NLH for William Hill Poker Open9pm$100 (+20)
Nov. 92NLH 300 - Day 16pm$300 (+30)
Nov. 93Supersatellite NLH for William Hill Poker Open9pm$100 (+20)
Nov. 104William Hill Poker Open - Day 1A4pm$1,350 (+150)
Nov. 105Supersatellite NLH for William Hill Poker Open9pm$100 (+20)
Nov. 114William Hill Poker Open - Day 1B4pm$1,350 (+150)
Nov. 116NLH 200 - Day 16pm$200 (+20)
Nov. 117Supersatellite NLH for WPT Caribbean9pm$100 (+20)
Nov. 128Learn.PokerNews Challenge - Day 16pm$400 (+40)
Nov. 129Supersatellite NLH for WPT Caribbean9pm$100 (+20)
Nov. 1310Betfair Caribbean Deepstack Day 16pm$500 (+50)
Nov. 1311Supersatellite NLH for WPT Caribbean9pm$100 (+20)
Nov. 1412Pot Limit Omaha4pm$200 (+20)
Nov. 1413Bountyhunter NLH 135 + 15 + 50 Bounty5pm$185 (+15)
Nov. 1414Supersatellite NLH for WPT Caribbean6pm$100 (+20)

And the CPT St. Maarten schedule:

DateEvent #TournamentTimeBuy-In
Nov. 1515Supersatellite NLH for CPT St. Maarten9pm$100 (+20)
Nov. 1616NLH 200 - Day 16pm$200 (+20)
Nov. 1617Supersatellite NLH for CPT St. Maarten9pm$100 (+20)
Nov. 1718CPT St. Maarten - Day 16pm$1,500 (+150)
Nov. 1719Supersatellite NLH for WPT Caribbean6pm$300 (+30)
Nov. 1720Lucky Number 7 - HIGHROLLER - Day 1 by Tobias Reinkemeier9pm$6,800 (+200)
Nov. 1721NLH 300 Turbo9pm$300 (+30)
Nov. 1822Supersatellite NLH for WPT Caribbean6pm$100 (+20)
Nov. 1823Pot Limit Omaha9pm$200 (+20)
Nov. 1924WPT MAIN EVENT - Day 1A4pm$3,200 (+300)
Nov. 1925Supersatellite NLH for WPT Caribbean6pm$300 (+30)
Nov. 2024WPT MAIN EVENT - Day 1B4pm$3,200 (+300)
Nov. 2026Learn.PokerNews Challenge - Day 16pm$400 (+40)
Nov. 2127NLH 300 - Day 16pm$300 (+30)
Nov. 2228Pokerfest Caribbean Special - Day 16pm$800 (+80)
Nov. 2229NLH 200 Turbo9pm$200 (+20)
Nov. 2330Betfair Caribbean Deepstack - Day 16pm$500 (+50)
Nov. 2331NLH 200 Turbo9pm$200 (+20)
Nov. 2424WPT MAIN EVENT - Final Table4pm-
Nov. 2432NLH 4006pm$400 (+40)

Players can qualify for CPT events online on the iPoker Network, the tour’s main sponsor, which includes sites like William Hill, Betfair, Winner Poker, Titan Poker, Gala Poker and Three packages are up for grabs, including the Ultimate Caribbean Package (17 days for €7,500), the St. Maarten Experience (10 days for €5,000), and the Punta Cana Experience (seven days for €4,000).

For more information on these packages and which sites allow you a chance to win them, head to the CPT website.

“The CPT is the holiday of a lifetime with poker included,” CEO Leon Groenewoud told PokerNews. “This is an opportunity to take your friends and family with you, and they will love it. With each package you will play at least two tournaments, and you don’t need any money for food or drinks. With our adventure vouchers you can choose the activities you’ve always wanted to try.”

As always, all information regarding the CPT can be found on the tour's website.

Photo courtesy of the CPT.

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