September 4-11 this year, Microgaming Poker Network (MPN) held the second universe championship of poker (UCOP). The prize pool of € 500 thousand could be won in 24 tournaments. The cash trophy in the amount of € 10 thousand and the Cup “The greatest players of poker in the universe” could be awarded to only one winner.
To get the chance to earn the most prestigious title in poker, the gamblers had to demonstrate the characteristics of a great player - consistency of the actions, ability to play several variations of poker, as well as the ability for self-development and cognition of the game intricacies.
A series of 24 tournaments included Pot-Limithold 'em, 5 Card Draw Poker and Stud Poker, Pot-Limit Omaha (PLO) and others. The players who took II and III places received € 2.5 thousand and € 1 thousand respectively. All gamblers who hit the leader board up to 10th place received consolation prizes.
A head of Poker at Microgaming Alex Scott made the comments in a press release of the UCOP:
‘The Universe Championship of Poker is back. It has become bigger and more interesting than ever! Poker Network seeks to be unique in its kind. It is unlikely that other poker network could award the title of “The Greatest Players of Poker in the Universe” to a gambler.’
The satellites of the UCOP worked with buy-ins ranging from € 0.11. Players could also purchase tickets to the tournament, using the loyalty program points.
Under the terms of the II Championship, all cash prizes should be transferred to the gamblers deposit accounts until the end of the day on 19 September. The first champion of the previous UCOP was a poker player with a username PokahPPL.
Please note: Microgaming being a partner of Slotegrator is an internationally renowned provider of software for online casinos and online poker. The poker rooms of Microgaming include famous Red Star Poker, 32 Red, Betsson Poker other poker rooms.