On Monday October 8th, Ignition Poker will be hosting a $300,000 guaranteed special edition of its “Mad Monday” schedule to commemorate Columbus Day.
Since 1971, the discovery of the Americas by Christopher Columbus has been celebrated on the second Monday in October (he actually first landed in the Americas on October 12th 1492). In most states, Columbus Day is observed as a holiday, with dozens of parties, parades and Italian-themed Oktoberfest events taking place in most major towns and cities.
This year, Columbus Day will be celebrated on Monday October 8th when one of the highlights will be the Columbus Day Parade in New York City. More than one million people are expected to line the route of the parade, which will feature more than thirty thousand marchers, singers, musicians and entertainers. It promises to be a great spectacle.
However, if you are not the go-out-and-party type, you may want to settle down for a day of online action – in which case Ignition Poker has you covered. The site is hosting a special edition of its “Mad Monday” schedule with extra tournaments and enhanced guaranteed – taking the total amount of prize money up for grabs beyond $300,000.
The Mad Monday Columbus Day Schedule
Regular players at Ignition Poker will be familiar with Mad Mondays – a schedule of valuable tournaments spaced out throughout the day to extend the fun and the opportunities for as long as possible. For its special edition Columbus Day schedule, Ignition Poker is starting the tournaments three hours earlier than usual – meaning a very early start for players on the west coast!
|#8||4:18pm||$55.00||PLO Extra Play||$10,000|
|#9||5:18pm||$44.00||6-Max Super Stack||$20,000|
|#10||6:18pm||$38.50||Mini Main Event||$40,000|
|#12||7:18pm||$135.00||50/50 10K Chips||$15,000|
|#15||10:18pm||$60.00||20K Chips Turbo||$15,000|
|#17||11:18pm||$82.00||50K Chips Hyper||$12,000|
Inasmuch as the schedule is comprehensive and the guaranteed prize pools are extremely valuable, you could spend an awful lot of money buying into every event. Therefore Ignition Poker has already started running Mad Monday satellites with buy-ins from $1.10. By playing in these qualifiers now, you could build up a healthy collection of tournament entry tickets before the day of the Columbus Day events.
Ignition Poker is Not Just for Mondays
Although the Mad Monday schedule is a fantastic way to start the week, there are good reasons to plan your tournament action at Ignition Poker on every day of the week. The site hosts more than one hundred tournaments every day and pays out more than $5 million each week in guaranteed prize money. Plus there is a rich choice of cash games and Sit & Go games every day as well.
You can find out more about the action at Ignition Poker and the site´s excellent tiered first deposit bonus in my review. The review explains more about Ignition Poker´s “recreational model” that features anonymous tables to protect new and recreational players from those using tracking software, and explains why I recommend you fund your account with Bitcoin.
If you decide to play in Ignition Poker´s special Columbus Day edition of Mad Monday, good luck at the tables. If you decide to get out and about and enjoy the Columbus Day parades, have a load of fun!