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NYX Gaming to Launch €180,000 GTD. NYX Poker Series on December 17

NYX Poker Series
  • The inaugural NYX Poker Series runs from December 17-23, featuring 22 events with combined guarantees of €180,000.

  • NYX Poker Series €100,000 guaranteed Main Event takes place on December 20, and costs €212 to enter.

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 in October 2012 for a fee of €15 million cash and an additional €10 million if online poker was regulated in the United States. 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

DateTime (UTC)TournamentGuaranteeNotes
Thu 17 Dec6:00pm€7+€1 Mad Tilt All-in R+A€1,500Unlimited €1 rebuys and one €1 add-on
Thu 17 Dec7:00pm€50+€4 Mega Stack€10,000Freezeout
Thu 17 Dec8:00pm€5+€0.50 Omaha High/Low 1R€1,000One €5 rebuy
Fri 18 Dec6:00pm€7+€1 Super Turbo R+A€3,000Unlimited €3 rebuys, one €3 add-on
Fri 18 Dec7:00pm€20+€2 Ante Up€4,000Freezeout
Fri 18 Dec8:00pm€5+€0.50 7 Card Stud High/Low 1R€1,000One €5 rebuy
Sat 19 Dec6:00pm€7+€1 6-Max R+A€3,000Unlimited €3 rebuys, one €3 add-on
Sat 19 Dec7:00pm€20+€2 Turbo€4,000Freezeout
Sat 19 Dec8:00pm€5+€0.50 5 Card Draw 1R€1,000One €5 rebuy
Sun 20 Dec6:00pm€200+€12 Main Event€100,000Freezeout
Sun 20 Dec6:00pm€7+€1 Hyper Turbo R+A€3,000Unlimited €3 rebuys, one €3 add-on
Sun 20 Dec7:00pm€20+€2 Omaha 1R1A€5,000One €10 rebuy, one €10 add-on
Sun 20 Dec8:00pm€5+€0.50 Pot Limit 1R€1,000One €5 rebuy
Mon 21 Dec6:00pm€7+€1 freezeout€1,500Freezeout
Mon 21 Dec7:00pm€20+€2 Super Turbo€4,000Freezeout
Mon 21 Dec8:00pm€5+€0.50 7 Card Stud 1R€1,000One €5 rebuy
Tue 22 Dec6:00pm€7+€1 Hyper Turbo€1,500Freezeout
Tue 22 Dec7:00pm€20+€2 Rebuy€6,000Unlimited €10 rebuys and one €10 add-on
Tue 22 Dec8:00pm€5+€0.50 Fix Limit 1R€1,000One €5 rebuy
Wed 23 Dec6:00pm€7+€1 Turbo R+A€3,000Unlimited €3 rebuys, one €3 add-on
Wed 23 Dec7:00pm€50+€4 6-Max€10,000Freezeout
Wed 23 Dec8:00pm€5+€0.50 Omaha 1R€1,000One €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 positionPrize 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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