Aussie poker enthusiasts will have been counting down the days until the arrival of the World Series of Poker (WSOP) for months now, but the WSOP Asia Pacific inaugural event still doesn't kick off until April.
However, the chance to get involved in the excitement surrounding the tournament starts this weekend, when the first of several WSOP APAC Bracelet Chase events get underway.
The winners of these chases are guaranteed entry to all five of the bracelet events that will take place when the WSOP arrives in April, and with competitors only required to stump up a $550 buy-in, they could save themselves some considerable entry fees by bagging victory in one of the chases.
Indeed, with the WSOP APAC Main Event carrying a $10,000 buy-in price, earning a seat in this and the four other bracelet events through the chases is going to be a far cheaper option.
The first Ultimate Bracelet Chase starts on February 24th, with a number of others being held through to March 31st.