NYX Gaming, owners of the Ongame Network, announced the launch of the inaugural NYX Poker Series, featuring 22 tournaments with combined guarantees of €180,000.
Amaya, now owner of PokerStars and Full Tilt, purchased the Ongame Network from bwin.party in October 2012 for a fee of €15 million cash and an additional €10 million if online poker was regulated in the United States. Bwin.party soaked up a massive loss on the sale, having purchased Ongame Network in 2006 for €475 million.
Two years after Amaya took over the Ongame Network, NYX bought it for a fee of "eight times the Ongame Network EBITDA." There haven't been many changes, if any, to the network since NYX's acquisition, but on December 17, 2015, that will change with the launch of the first-ever NYX Poker Series.
The NYX Poker Series I runs from December 17-23, 2015, and will feature 22 tournaments with buy-ins starting as low as €5.50 and increasing up to €212, the latter being the €100,000 guaranteed Main Event.
As with other tournament series, the NYX Poker Series will sees several game formats played including no-limit hold'em, pot-limit Omaha, five-card draw and seven-card stud hi/low.
NYX Poker Series I Schedule
|Thu 17 Dec||6:00pm||€7+€1 Mad Tilt All-in R+A||€1,500||Unlimited €1 rebuys and one €1 add-on|
|Thu 17 Dec||7:00pm||€50+€4 Mega Stack||€10,000||Freezeout|
|Thu 17 Dec||8:00pm||€5+€0.50 Omaha High/Low 1R||€1,000||One €5 rebuy|
|Fri 18 Dec||6:00pm||€7+€1 Super Turbo R+A||€3,000||Unlimited €3 rebuys, one €3 add-on|
|Fri 18 Dec||7:00pm||€20+€2 Ante Up||€4,000||Freezeout|
|Fri 18 Dec||8:00pm||€5+€0.50 7 Card Stud High/Low 1R||€1,000||One €5 rebuy|
|Sat 19 Dec||6:00pm||€7+€1 6-Max R+A||€3,000||Unlimited €3 rebuys, one €3 add-on|
|Sat 19 Dec||7:00pm||€20+€2 Turbo||€4,000||Freezeout|
|Sat 19 Dec||8:00pm||€5+€0.50 5 Card Draw 1R||€1,000||One €5 rebuy|
|Sun 20 Dec||6:00pm||€200+€12 Main Event||€100,000||Freezeout|
|Sun 20 Dec||6:00pm||€7+€1 Hyper Turbo R+A||€3,000||Unlimited €3 rebuys, one €3 add-on|
|Sun 20 Dec||7:00pm||€20+€2 Omaha 1R1A||€5,000||One €10 rebuy, one €10 add-on|
|Sun 20 Dec||8:00pm||€5+€0.50 Pot Limit 1R||€1,000||One €5 rebuy|
|Mon 21 Dec||6:00pm||€7+€1 freezeout||€1,500||Freezeout|
|Mon 21 Dec||7:00pm||€20+€2 Super Turbo||€4,000||Freezeout|
|Mon 21 Dec||8:00pm||€5+€0.50 7 Card Stud 1R||€1,000||One €5 rebuy|
|Tue 22 Dec||6:00pm||€7+€1 Hyper Turbo||€1,500||Freezeout|
|Tue 22 Dec||7:00pm||€20+€2 Rebuy||€6,000||Unlimited €10 rebuys and one €10 add-on|
|Tue 22 Dec||8:00pm||€5+€0.50 Fix Limit 1R||€1,000||One €5 rebuy|
|Wed 23 Dec||6:00pm||€7+€1 Turbo R+A||€3,000||Unlimited €3 rebuys, one €3 add-on|
|Wed 23 Dec||7:00pm||€50+€4 6-Max||€10,000||Freezeout|
|Wed 23 Dec||8:00pm||€5+€0.50 Omaha 1R||€1,000||One €5 rebuy|
NYX Poker Series Leaderboard
To spice things up, there is a NYX Poker Series leaderboard that will pay the top 10 performers a share of €9,000. Cashing on the leaderboard nets you €180 of tournament tickets with the "Player of the Series" walking away with a €2,200 The Grand Live Malta package for their efforts.
Players earn leaderboard points based on their finishing positions, with the top 150 players earning points in the €100,000 Main Event, the top 100 players in €20 and €50 buy-in events, and the top 50 players securing points in the €5 and €7 buy-in events.
|Leader board position||Prize value|
Anyone playing in at least two events receives a ticket for the €1,000 Leaderboard Freeroll held on December 27, 2015.
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