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Absolute Poker's Sports Legend Challenge

Poker News - August 4th, 2009 - Written by Bruce

Absolute Poker is offering sports fans a once in a lifetime opportunity to win a trip to the luxurious Atlantis, Paradise Island resort in the Bahamas. The Absolute Poker's Sports Legend Challenge will be held from September 14th-17th. This unprecedented event will feature twenty five of the biggest poker names and twenty five of the all time greatest sports stars all ready to compete against you in various events at the Sports Legend Challenge. In order to qualify for this event one must play in one of the many different satellite tournaments running daily on Absolute Poker. All of the lucky players who qualify for the event will receive round trip air fare to the Bahamas, five night's accommodation at the Atlantis Resort, Paradise Island, Bahamas, $500 spending money, daily golf tournaments, sit and go tournaments where you will get to play with all of the celebrities, and much much more. For those who do not qualify for this event, a ticket may be bought for the event for $3,799 per person based on double occupancy.

The incredible list of sports legends and poker pros that will be a part of this event is remarkable. Some of the sports stars that players will get to play along side with are Troy Aikman, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Sugar Ray Leonard, Emmitt Smith, Reggie Jackson, Joe Namath, Mike Ditka, Julius Erving, Tony Hawk, Randy Couture, Chuck Liddell, and Michael Strahan. These are just a taste of the star studded sports legends that the lucky players will get a chance to compete against. Players will also get the chance to play along side the poker professionals in attendance such as Phil Helmuth, Johnny Chan, Antonio Esfandiari, Men "The Master" Nguyen, Annie Duke, Layne Flack, Mike Sexton, and Jamie Gold. With such an amazing list of athletes and poker stars the Sports Legend Challenge is set up to be a truly amazing event.

There are going be different types of events that players will be competing in with huge amounts of money up for grabs. There are going to be several different poker tournaments during the four day event. There will also be casino games played such as blackjack, slots and many others. To top it off there are going to be golf tournaments to take part in as well. Chances will be given to ask the poker player and celebrities different questions and there will even be a sports trivia contest too. There is a whopping $10,000,000 at stake which can be won through all of these various events. Daily qualifier tournaments have been running on Absolute Poker since July 20th and will continue through August 24th. Players can also qualify by earning a Step 10 and winning a one table sit and go for the prize package. Make sure to check out all of the details on qualifying and further information on the Sports Legend Challenge by visiting Absolute Poker.

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