The National Poker Tour (CNP) top-flight tournament in Medellin will complete its initial phase of five races Friday-Saturday; the price-definition phase will begin the following day, scheduled for this Sunday . The winner of the event, with a purse of at least $400,000,000 ($100,000), will be announced this Monday at a conference broadcast live.
A total of 247,000
Edward Lemus led Flight 1A of the Central Championship at this CNP Medellin.
A sensational event will take place this Wednesday at the Player’s Interest National Poker Tour (CNP) schedule on Monday, July 24th in Medellin. The Main Event of the series, sponsored by the Latin American subsidiary of Laroush Eventos, got off to a tentative start with Flight 1A, with three players already winning Seats for Day 2 of this Sunday’s event. With 247,000 in chips in his pocket, Edward Lemus was the biggest casher on night one with a guaranteed minimum prize of $400,000,000 ($100,000). Lemus joined Swiss Ivo Gerber on 124,000 points, while Johann Camilo Herrera did not disappoint and finished Sunday night with 94,000 locked his position.
The tournament has a buy-in of CO$2,500,000 ($625) and Flight 1B has been postponed to this Friday afternoon due to the holiday, which corresponds to Colombia Independence Day, celebrated on Thursday, July 20. On the same day, Flight 1C will proceed with a short distance and high speed. A similar day will take place on Saturday the 22nd, with rounds 1D and 1E; the first in the afternoon, lasting 40 minutes, and the last, also in the evening at top speed. By paying the registration fee, each player has a stack of 50,000 chips. In addition, the participant can pay an additional CO$250,000 (US$62.5) in additional chips, adding a bonus of 10,000 points to his stack and allowing him to participate in the dispute of the package allowed by the champion. Participation will be held in Madrid The Finals of the CNP season.
Full Reto was one of the most notable sponsors of the CNP this time, adding $30,000,000 ($7,500) in prize money to the event budget, This amount has been converted into a payment of $2,500,000 CO$ ($625) awarded to the best entrant on each of the four remaining flights in the early stages of the tournament; in addition, there are 10 more for each round worth $500,000 ($125) Prize money is drawn randomly from participants who occupy first-hand seats in each of the above competitions. Day 2 of the competition, still open for early entry, is scheduled for Sunday the 23rd at 2:00 pm; while the Finals for the Main Event will be on Monday the 24th Broadcast at 12 noon during a race on the Paisa stage of the CNP via cards viewed by our team of reporters.