Winning Poker Network Extends PCPC Qualifying Opportunities

Punta Cana Poker Classic Packages at WPNThe Winning Poker Network has introduced two new opportunities for players to win packages to the $500,000 guaranteed Punta Cana Poker Classic in October.

Last month, sites on the Winning Poker Network [geolink href=””]launched a promotion[/geolink] in which players could win a $4,900 package to the Punta Cana Poker Classic in October by competing in its weekly Beast tournament. The promotion has now been extended to include the network´s weekly Sit & Crush tournament, plus a new steps Sit & Go qualifying route has also been added.

The package is well worth winning. It includes the $1,650 buy-in to the $500,000 Punta Cana Poker Classic Main Event, six nights fully-inclusive accommodation at the Melia Caribe Tropical Hotel in the Dominican Republic and a contribution towards your airfare. There are also plenty of extras thrown into the package, such as free golf, free airport transfers and a massive Welcome Party.

The Beast and Sit & Crush Tournaments

Each week, sites on the Winning Poker Network (Americas Cardroom, Ya Poker, Black Chip Poker  and True Poker) run two leaderboard competitions – the “Beast” for cash game players, and “Sit & Crush” for Sit & Go players. Points are awarded for the contribution made to the rake in cash games and for the buy-ins of Sit & Go games, and these accumulate on the respective leaderboards.

At the end of the week, the promotions pay out more than $100,000 in cash prizes and tournament entry tickets – the tournament entry tickets being for specific tournaments played each Sunday evening:

  • The Beast tournament takes place at 6:00pm (ET) and up until the middle of October will be guaranteeing a minimum of five packages to the Punta Cana Poker Classic.
  • The Sit & Crush tournament gets underway at 8:00pm (ET) and will guarantee a minimum of two packages each week to the target event.

Each of the tournaments can be bought into directly for $55.00 – eliminating the necessity for players to spend a week grinding for their tournament entry tickets. Importantly, as there are players entered for the tournaments who are unable to play or who have no interest in winning a live poker package, there is often plenty of dead money available at the tables during the early stages of both tournaments.

The Punta Cana Poker Classic Steps Sit & Go Promotion

Completely separate from the Beast and Sit & Crush tournaments in a new Punta Cana Poker Classic Steps Sit & Go Promotion. This is a similar steps promotion to the one the network ran to [geolink href=””]qualify players for the WSOP Main Event[/geolink], except that players have three months to win their way to the higher levels of the promotion and the buy-ins are much more bankroll-friendly than previously:

Step Buy-In First Second Third Fourth
0 $0.28 Step 1 Entry $0.30 $0.30
1 $1.65 Step 2 Entry Step 2 Entry $0.30
2 $6.60 Step 3 Entry Step 3 Entry Step 3 Entry $4.50
3 $16.50 Step 4 Entry Step 4 Entry $25.00
4 $55.00 Step 5 Entry Step 5 Entry Step 5 Entry
5 $150.00 Step 6 Entry Step 6 Entry $180.00
6 $540.00 Step 7 Entry Step 7 Entry $350.00 $350.00
7 $1,900.00 PCPC Package PCPC Package PCPC Package


All of the games are full-ring Sit & Go turbos (five minute levels) and can be bought into directly at any step. Prizes are awarded automatically, and you can monitor how many tickets you have for each step in the “Ticket Manager” section of the player administration panel. The Steps games can be found under the “Special” tab in the Sit & Go lobbies of each of the participating sites.

Preliminary Details of PCPC Mega Satellite Also Announced

One date to note for the future is Sunday October 8th. This is when the Winning Poker Network will be hosting a special PCPC Mega Satellite with ten packages guaranteed to the Punta Cana Poker Classic. Details such as the buy-in – and whether outstanding Steps tickets can be used for entries – are still to be released; but, as the opportunity exists to sell on surplus packages, this is sure to be a popular event.

In the meantime, players craving valuable online tournament action have the [geolink href=””]OSS Cub3d series[/geolink] to look forward to at the Winning Poker Network. This fantastic three-tiered tournament series gets underway in less than a month´s time on August 13th and guarantees in excess of $6.7 million in prize money. The series also offers players the opportunity to qualify for the Punta Cana Poker Classic by finishing in one of the top three positions in the series leaderboard competition.

Certainly, if you are planning a trip to the Punta Cana Poker Classic this year, you will have no greater opportunity to qualify for pennies on the dollar than at the Winning Poker Network.

Jacqueline Packett
Jacqueline Packett