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Win A Seat At 2006 Million V Tournament With Over $7 Million Prize Pool.

As every year, the™ Million V is going to be a LIMIT Hold'em tournament. The cruise is going to take place from the 12th of March to the 19th of March 2006.

With the estimated $7 million prize pool has got planned for next year's tournament, you're going to want to be part of all the action! Ensure you are part of the action by qualifying online through Party Poker.

You can either play PP's weekly Super Satellites (NL Hold'em tournament, direct buy-in: $150 + $12, Friday at 6:00 PM EST) or play in their third set of Semi Finals (4 NL and Limit Hold'em tournaments, direct Buy-in: $250 + $20, play at 4:00 and 9:00 PM EST) in September (1st-4th). See current Party Poker's Tournament.

This year's electrifying PPM IV final saw six players battle it out for first place. Speaking of firsts, this tournament marked the first time during the regular season World Poker Tour™ that two players would be able to top the million-dollar mark.

With a total prize pool of $7.43 million and 735 players, Party Poker Million IV really was anyone's to win when the cruise ship Oosterdam sailed from San Diego pier. However, on the final table, it all came down to two players and a calculating battle of youth versus maturity. Youth won out as Michael Gracz, a 24-year-old recent graduate of North Carolina State, outlasted 54-year-old rocket engineer David Minto of Alamogordo, New Mexico to claim the $1.5 million first prize. Minto had to console himself with the $1 million second place award.

Of the 735 players who took part in the world's largest Limit Texas Hold'em tournament, 668 qualified online at™. These online qualifiers won their $10,200 buy-in to the finals and a cruise for two by winning preliminary online satellite tournaments with entries starting from $8. In addition to Gracz and Minto, more than 180 players cashed in on the massive prize pool with top 9 players winning over $100,000 each.

The huge prize fund and the very high level of skill in the player pool ensured that the six-day 2005 Million IV Tournament delivered a dramatic action.

Source: Party Poker

Tags: Million V, Million Tournament, Party Poker.

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