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The Tournament You Must Play This Winter

Aruba! Aruba! Aruba!

The Poker Tournament you Must Play This Winter - Aruba

If fun in the sun, sea and sand is your kind of thing (plus poker of course), then the PPC Winter World Championship Extravaganza on the southern Caribbean island of Aruba will be right up your street – with a $500,000 guaranteed Main Event!

If you’ve never visited the idyllic island, this is your chance to see for yourself the 17 kilometres long Dutch oasis off the northern tip of Venezuela. Mixing casinos and golf courses with white sandy beaches and cool tradewinds, you’ll struggle to find a better place to ply your poker skills – as many have found out before.

The Poker Players Championship is now in its 4th season and loves to add the big resort events to its US-based tour, and teaming up with Intertops has seen four lucky satellite winners scooping $4,000 packages to play the Main Event from November 2nd to 7th.

PPC Aruba World Championship

What the lucky players won

Included was a $2,400 PPC Aruba World Championship buy-in where they will compete against players from all over the world for an estimated prize fund of more than $half a million – which could include you!

Plus the following great extras were included:

  • 5 nights at one of the top resorts (Hilton or Hyatt, Double Occupancy)
  • $500 in travel expenses
  • Intertops gear
  • Dinner and a night out with the Intertops crew

The four satellite winners qualified for under $100 each on Intertops, including their sponsored pro Tim O'Keefe who had to fight it out with ordinary mortals for his spot in the sun – and if you are good or lucky enough to join them you could find yourself featuring on our very own Facebook coverage.

Tim O'Keefe sponsored by Intertops Poker

Famous for 15 minutes - or maybe all 5 days!

This time round it’s TheTrooper97 who will be on the spot reporting on your exploits, with a host of interactive poker featuring special vlogs, live play, behind the scenes footage, player hangouts, interviews and hands of the days – plus anything else his fertile mind can come up with!

You can check out his previous here – but if his full-on approach gets too much you can always escape to the stunning beaches warm turquoise waters of the southern Caribbean, or discover the island’s wildlife and culture during what will be an unforgettable stay in an enchanted part of the world. We will also be live streaming his picks, as will PokerTube’s very own Facebook page.


Something for everyone

It’s not just about the Main Event of course – there are side-events and satellites ranging from as little as $100 up to $1100, including a PLO tournament, turbos and a special Midnight Madness event to open the festival. From 11 in the morning until late at night the crew at the Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort and Casino will ensure a tournament and holiday to remember. And away from the tables?

Wining and dining in Aruba

The top resorts are located on the Palm Beach Strip, so you’ll be very close to the excellent dining, shopping and entertainment options - and just a few minutes away from some of the most popular attractions in Aruba.

And with it being such a small island, you can have lunch in the Faro Blanco restaurant at the northernmost tip and then dinner at the flying Fishbone in the ‘deep South’ – and not even break a sweat getting from one to the other!

Wining and dining in Aruba

Who’s paying for the lucky winners?

Intertops are! They are one of the most respected operators in the poker and sportsbook industry, and are well-known for regularly sending their satellite winners around the globe - Barcelona, Venice, Tallinn and the Caribbean island of St. Maarten have all featured over the last few years –and their Living the Dream poker blog details the type of adventures you can expect from a visit to a premier poker tournament such as the Aruba PPC.

Who’s paying for the lucky winners?

PS: Check out the first episode of our Vlogger or enjoy Tim's article about the online poker pregame!

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