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The 2015 PSO Derby
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PokerStars School would like to invite you to our next Home Game promotion. This special tournament series will run in the PSO Community Club homegame from May 8th-17th and will include games for both real and play money players.

When and Where

All tournaments will be played in the PokerStars School Community Home Game Club. The games will be held at 12:00, 15:00, 18:00 and 21:00 ET.

Points and Leaderboards

All of the games will use a 20% payout and points will be awarded to all ITM finishers only, based on the following chart. These points will count BOTH for the monthly and yearly leaderboards that will be in the News forum:

1st – 100 points
2nd – 70 points
3rd – 60 points
4th – 50 points
5th – 45 points
6th – 40 points
7th – 35 points
8th - 30 points
9th – 25 points
Top 1/3 of the remaining ITM finishers – 20 points
Middle 1/3 of the remaining ITM finishers – 15 points
Bottom 1/3 of the remaining ITM finishers – 10 points

Event 10 for both play money and cash will be a special bounty event.
There will be a 50 leaderboard point bounty on EVERY Team PSO member in the team bounty game, Event 10, on May 10th. 

Members can also earn an additional 100 points for blogging about knocking out the team member in event 10 only.  The blog must include not only the hand history (either HH text or in the replayer) but also the member's thought process throughout the hand.  All of this must be put into the blog in order for the member to receive the bonus points.
Each member is only eligible for one blog bonus for each cash and play money, regardless of how many team members they knockout. 

The title of the blog post must be 'I knocked out a PSO Team Member' and must be done either on the 11th, 12th or 13th of May.  Blogs that are done after 0:00 ET the 14th will not be eligible for the additional 100 points.
The members can choose which leaderboard they want the points earned for knockouts or blog posts to go toward, either cash or play money. 

**New addition this month**
Event 34 (cash) and Event 36 (PM) will be a special additional bounty event.  In these events only, each knockout that a player gets will be worth 10 additional leaderboard bonus points.  Every player that is KO'd in these two special events will be eligible for this bounty and these special bonus points are NOT transferrable.  There are also no blog bonuses available for these two games.

Real Money Prizes

The cash leaderboard prizes* for this month will be:

1st - $22.00 ticket
2nd - $11.00 ticket
3rd - $11.00 ticket
4th - $5.50 ticket
5th - $5.50 ticket
6th thru 10th - $2.20 ticket

Play Money Prizes

The play money leaderboard prizes* for this month will be:

1st - 200k play money chips
2nd - 100k play money chips
3rd - 50k play money chips

Invite your poker buddies to play against you in the 2015 PSO Derby series. Let them know about it on Twitter!

* Terms & Conditions
  1. The promotion will run from May 8th-17th.
  2. The promotion is run by PokerStars School who reserve the right to edit, change or modify the promotion in anyway deemed fit without notification at any time.
  3. No real money prizes will be awarded for winners of play money games.
  4. To be eligible for a prize players must be a registered member of PokerStars School and have made at least one post in the Forum prior to May 18, 2015.
  5. Any member suspended from the PSO Community Home Game club during any month will not be eligible for prizes for that month and any points earned during that months promotion will be deducted from the leaderboard for that month. The decision to suspend a member from the Home Game club will be final and not open to appeal or remission.
  6. All prize winners will be credited with their tickets or chips 2/3 working days after the promotion ends.
  7. PokerStars School decision will be final in all circumstances.

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