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Carbon Poker Announces Poker Maximus III

Carbon Poker Maximus IIIThe popular online poker tournament series on the Merge network is back – only bigger and better than ever before with 35 events and $1.4 million in guarantees!

The schedule for third Poker Maximus series – which will run from November 29th through to December 9th – has just been announced by Carbon Poker, and includes a wider variety of poker disciplines than its predecessors. Having listened to requests from players competing in the first two series, Poker Maximus III will include two Flop Limit Hold´em events, two Stud Poker events and four Pot Limit Omaha events in addition to two HORSE mixed poker tournaments.

The feature tournaments in the schedule are the $109 buy-in Poker Maximus III Main Event which has a $150,000 guaranteed prize pool, and the $530 buy-in Hi-Roller Main Event which carries a guarantee of $200,000. However, there are two other “Main Events” scheduled for the climax of the series – a “micro” buy-in tournament ($11.00) which has a guarantee of $20,000 and a “low” buy-in Main Event ($55.00) which wraps up Poker Maximus III and guarantees a prize fund of $100,000.

Poker Maximus Leaderboard Competition

Running alongside the Poker Maximus poker tournament series will be a leaderboard competition with over $5,000 in addition prizes to be won. Players who perform well in the Poker Maximus tournaments will be awarded points based on the buy-in value of the tournament, the number of players that participate in the tournament and the individual´s finishing position. A bonus multiplier is also applied to players who make the final table of any event.

In addition to the top ten players on the leaderboard winning cash prizes, unique Poker Maximus accolades will be awarded to players finishing in the top 100 leaderboard positions. Accolades appear adjacent to player´s avatars and having one which advertises you performed well in the Poker Maximus III series will strike fear into the hearts of players who join you at the table – well, you might get a little more respect than usual!

Poker Maximus Satellites

No specific Poker Maximus satellites have yet been announced, but players who win tournament tickets or coupons in the tournament satellite games currently available on Carbon Poker will be able to use them to enter Poker Maximus events. Players looking for undersubscribed satellites which offer the best opportunity to qualify for the Poker Maximus III Main Event should investigate some of the $11.00 turbo 1 re-buy tournaments which are hosted around 2.00am GMT (9.00pm server time). In some, as many as five x $109.00 tournament coupons are guaranteed, yet often no more than 30 players take part in the events! You heard it hear first, at!

Poker Maximus III Schedule

The schedule is obviously targeted to attract the maximum number of US poker players. The times quoted below are “server time” which is -5 hours GMT, so a tournament which is advertised to start at 19:00 will be kicking off at 3.00pm in Los Angeles, 6.00pm in New York, midnight in Paris and at 3.45am in Kathmandu (You can hear online Nepalese poker players complaining from here!).

ID # Date Time Game Type Buy-In Guarantee
1 Thursday Nov 29th 19.00 NLHE Freezeout $215.00 $75,000
2 Thursday Nov 29th 19.30 NLHE Freezeout $11.00 $20,000
3 Thursday Nov 29th 20.00 NLHE Freezeout 6-Max $109.00 $50,000
4 Friday Nov 30th 19.00 Pot Limit Omaha Hi/Lo $33.00 $10,000
5 Friday Nov 30th 19.30 NLHE Freezeout $109.00 $45,000
6 Friday Nov 30th 20.00 NLHE Re-Buy $11.00 $25,000
7 Saturday Dec 1st 15.00 NLHE Re-Buy $33.00 $25,000
8 Saturday Dec 1st 16.00 Fixed Limit Hold´em $109.00 $5,000
9 Saturday Dec 1st 17.00 NLHE Freezeout Turbo $215.00 $50,000
10 Sunday Dec 2nd 15.00 NLHE Freezeout $109.00 $125,000
11 Sunday Dec 2nd 16.00 NLHE Freezeout $530.00 $125,000
12 Sunday Dec 2nd 17.00 HORSE Mixed Poker $33.00 $10,000
13 Sunday Dec 2nd 18.00 NLHE 1 Re-Buy 1 Add-On $11.00 $10,000
14 Monday Dec 3rd 19.00 NLHE Freezeout Turbo $215.00 $75,000
15 Monday Dec 3rd 19.30 NLHE Heads-Up $33.00 $10,000
16 Monday Dec 3rd 20.00 Stud Poker $60.00 $5,000
17 Tuesday Dec 4th 19.00 Pot Limit Omaha $60.00 $10,000
18 Tuesday Dec 4th 19.30 NLHE Turbo Re-Buy $60.00 $30,000
19 Tuesday Dec 4th 20.00 NLHE 6-Max Re-Buy $11.00 $20,000
20 Wednesday Dec 5th 19.00 NLHE Freezeout $109.00 $40,000
21 Wednesday Dec 5th 19.30 NLHE 1 Re-Buy 1 Add-On $33.00 $20,000
22 Wednesday Dec 5th 20.00 Fixed Limit Hold´em $60.00 $5,000
23 Thursday Dec 6th 19.00 NLHE Freezeout Deepstack $11.00 $15,000
24 Thursday Dec 6th 19.30 HORSE Mixed Poker $215.00 $20,000
25 Thursday Dec 6th 20.00 NLHE Re-Buy $60.00 $30,000
26 Friday Dec 7th 19.00 NLHE Freezeout Deepstack $215.00 $50,000
27 Friday Dec 7th 19.30 Pot Limit Omaha $33.00 $5,000
28 Friday Dec 7th 20.00 Stud Poker Hi/Lo $60.00 $5,000
29 Saturday Dec 8th 15.00 NLHE Heads-Up $109.00 $10,000
30 Saturday Dec 8th 16.00 NLHE 6-Max 1 Re-Buy 1 Add-On $33.00 $20,000
31 Saturday Dec 8th 17.00 Pot Limit Omaha Hi/Lo $60.00 $10,000
32 Sunday Dec 9th 15.00 NLHE Freezeout Main Event 1 $109.00 $150,000
33 Sunday Dec 9th 16.00 NLHE Freezeout Main Event 2 $530.00 $200,000
34 Sunday Dec 9th 17.00 NLHE Freezeout Main Event 3 $11.00 $20,000
35 Sunday Dec 9th 18.00 NLHE Freezeout Main Event 4 $60.00 $100,000


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$25,000 Chip King Freerolls at Carbon Poker Are Here

Carbon Poker Chip King FreerollsCarbon Poker is well known for being an active online poker room with a range of games and lots of great promotions. A big one is about to start on April 1, 2012, as they roll out their $25,000 Chip King promotion. This is an ongoing event throughout the month where players accumulate VIP Points towards playing in special Sunday freerolls.

In order to participate in the Chip King freerolls, members of Carbon Poker must go to their player administration area and opt in by clicking the “Activate Promo” button.  Once that happens your VIP Points for that week will be counted towards the week’s Chip King freeroll. At the end of that week, the number of VIP Points you’ve earned will determine your chip stack for the freeroll.

As an example, those who earn at least 50 and up to 99.9 VIP Points start in the April 8th $2,500 freeroll with 250 chips, while those who have accumulated from 100 to 249.9 points are given 500 chips.  From 250 to 499.9 points gets you 750 chips and from 500 to 1,000 VIP Points gives a player a chip stack of 1,000. Those who have more than 1,000 points are given a specialized stack based on their VIP Points. Each week, the VIP Points you have earned are counted towards that week’s freeroll.

While the initial freeroll has a total prize pool of $2,500, the second, which is held on April 15th, is worth $5,000 and the third on April 22nd has prizes totaling $7,500. The final Chip King freeroll, which occurs on Sunday, April 29, 2012, carries a prize pool worth $10,000. Only the top 50 VIP Point earners for the month will qualify for that tournament.

That means if you want to be sitting at one of the few tables in the final event of the $25,000 Chip King freeroll it’s important to sign up for the promotion as soon as possible and to play as much poker as you can at cash tables, in the ongoing sit and go tournaments and in the scheduled tournaments. There are thousands of opportunities to earn VIP Points at Carbon Poker every day.

This is a major promotion that is easy to qualify for, and if a player is smart and lucky enough, they can walk off with a cash prize. The great thing is to be eligible for these freerolls you simply need to play in games where you qualify for VIP Points. That includes every game where you have a buy-in or pay a rake. Players do not earn VIP Points by playing in freerolls or by participating at the play money tables.

With low qualifying standards for the first three freerolls, Carbon Poker has made it easy for players to participate in their $25,000 Chip King event. To get the most out of your VIP Points be sure to sign up immediately for this amazing opportunity. If you haven’t do so yet, and you would like more information, read our detailed review on Carbon Poker here at

Carbon Poker Chip King Calendar April 2012

Carbon Poker Chip King Calendar April 2012

Chip King Qualification Periods

Chip King Qualification Periods

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Carbon Poker Introduce Big Prizes with Poker Maximus

Carbon Poker - Poker MaximusPoker room Carbon Poker have listened to their customers and put plans in place for their first tournament series, starting in March, which guarantees more than $1.5 million in prizes.

Sunday, March 4, is the date to put in your diary, folks, as Poker Maximus kicks off then – with the poker website certain it will prove a great success with existing and new customers.

However, satellites for the event, which runs until March 25, have already begun at Merge Gaming platform website Carbon Poker, but will still be available until Poker Maximus is completed.

Clients who already have coupons for tournament entries can make use of them during the event, although satellite tickets specifically for Poker Maximus will have to be used between March 4 and 25.

$200,000 Guaranteed from Main Event

If you fancy – and can afford – direct entry into the $200,000 guaranteed No-Limit Hold’em freezeout main event, you’ll have to pay $109 for the pleasure, but satellites start from as low as $1.10 for tournaments throughout the series.

Entrants will each start with 5,000 chips for an event that will begin with blinds at 10 and 20 and enforce 15-minute levels, while the winner is assured of picking up at least $50,000.

Players making the top three in any of the events will also be rewarded with points that will ultimately lead to bonuses for topping the Tournament Leaderboard, while Carbon Poker will stage a Tournament of Champions competition, as well.

Additionally, there is more than $25,000 in prizes on offer for the players who make the Tournament Leaderboard’s top 100 or take part in the Tournament of Champions.

Daily Events Available Throughout March

OK, now for some details of the other events. Beginning on March 4, Carbon Poker will provide at least three tournaments every day with buy-ins for daily tournaments starting at $1.10 up to $200.

As well as the main tournament, a $215 buy-in High Roller will take place that guarantees at least $85,000 in the prize pool, while the $530 buy-in Poker Maximus Deepstack event is sure to be attractive with its guarantee of $100,000 in prizes.

A nice little extra is the Players’ Choice tournament – which will see entrants decide how the event should be played.

Carbon Poker Make Changes

Meanwhile, Carbon Poker have made some changes to their satellites schedule by adding some new events.

There are four new Winner Takes All events that are played out short-handed and as super turbos. A $1.91 entry will see the winner pick up an $11 coupon, while a $5.60 buy-in will reward the successful player with a $33 coupon.

Then there’s the $10.19 super turbo that provides the winner with a $60 coupon and an $11.20 event that sees the last player standing pick up a $33 coupon.

The $1.05 buy-in super turbo satellite supplies a $33 coupon for winners, while the $2.20 version possesses a $60 coupon for the victor.

Finally, winners of the $60 and $33 buy-in monthly superstack freezeout satellites will get $530-worth of tournament entry coupons, with the equivalent coupons allowed to be used for entry to those two satellite events.

Take Advantage of the Carbon Poker Sign-Up Bonus

Now, if you haven’t already signed up to this wonderful poker room, maybe you should get on over to Carbon Poker. The first-deposit bonus is normally $600, but we have got you a great deal that will ensure you’re bankroll starts off even healthier than you might have expected. Key in Carbon Poker bonus code CARBONPK and enjoy a 150% bonus of up to $750.

Players in the USA should also note that Carbon Poker is once again available to them following the decision to upgrade their systems to cope with the massive influx of new players following the events of Black Friday last April 15.

Along with all other Merge skins, Carbon Poker stopped accepting new US sign-ups on June 2 of last year, although those who had signed up before then were still able to play at the poker room.

But now that’s all changed and one of the best poker websites around is once again open to all you American poker players looking for a new home.

Click here to visit Carbon Poker Now!

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Free Poker Training With Carbon Poker

Carbon Poker Download is happy to announce a great new promotion available by signing up at Carbon Poker. Play enough to pay just $1 in rake and you will receive a free month of training from Drag The Bar. Continue reading

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