The Bellagio Cup is one of the most famous poker tours. The much famed Las Vegas poker room, the Bellagio, hosts this popular event. It is held annually from the 3rd of July to 18th of July. The Bellagio cup was initially started in the year 2005.Normally this popular tournament commences every July at the Bellagio casino, immediately after the conclusion of the annual WSOP.
Last year Bellagio poker cup had around 224 participants producing a $2.2 million extraordinary prize pool and a $669,992 first price. Some of the names that cashed in the last Bellagio cup are Michael McDonald (20th place), Justin Young (21st place), David Benyamine (24th place), Isaac Haxton (26th place), etc.
Every year the number of participants gets increased in this popular tournament. The previous Bellagio cups had 353 entries with $3,424,100 total prize pool and $875,150 first place prize. Some of the proud winners of Bellagio Cup are Shannon Shorr, Kevin Saul, Michael Watson, Alexandre Gomes, Moritz Kranich and Elio Fox in 2006, ’07, ’08, ’09, ’10, and 2011 respectively.
The winner of the tournament is coronated on the final day.
The annual Bellagio Cup is held at the most sophisticated poker room of Bellagio casino in Las Vegas. The renowned poker tourney is conducted in an ample space of 7,000 sq. ft with forty tables.
The Bellagio Cup VIII for the year 2012 will feature some of the most exciting events such as No Limit Hold’em, Super Satellite No Limit Hold’em, and Bellagio Cup VIII day 1 to day 5, Bellagio Cup VIII Final Table. In this Bellagio Cup VIII features super satellites as 1-Day contests and has several entries as possible. A unique aspect one can find in annual this poker tourney is that a participant can register even at the commencement of the ninth level, which normally happens around 6pm on 14th of July. Another major benefit the participants can gain in 2012 Bellagio Cup is the victors of every No Limit Hold’em events, who possess more than $300,000 prize pool will have the privilege of obtaining an admission to the WPT champ to be held in 2013.
The Bellagio Cup VIII features No Limit Hold’em with $500+$40, $5,000+$180 buyins, Super satellite with no limit holdem with $1,000+$80 buyins and No Limit Hold’em Championship Bellagio Cup VIII of $10,000 plus $300.
The Bellagio Cup is forever a grand tournament with plenty of high buy-in contests and several multiple events.
Some of the other particulars of the Bellagio Cup VIII major event
The Bellagio Cup VIII Main Event has a buy in of $10,300. The major NL Holdem poker event starts at 12.00PM with a $10300 overall buy-in. It will feature 20,000 starting chips and has a level length up to 90minutes duration. A break of 15 minutes duration is given every two stages. The entry fee is $300. The poker tournament has NLHoldem with 10,000 starting chips and a level length of sixty minutes. The admission fee is $40. Events no 1 to 8 are held from the third of July to 13th of July 2012h at 12 pm with varying buy-ins of $540, $1080, and $5180.