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GSOP VIII qualifiersThe GSOP VIII online poker tournament series is coming up soon and Betfair Poker are offer players a chance to win $15,000 in tournament tickets for the Grand Series Of Poker VIII. The Betfair GSOP VIII Online Trials run from 18th January until 25st February 2012.

Betfair have also launched Poker Cubed a new platform featuring three new arcade styled games: Dice Hold’em, Shoot the Moons and Liar’s Dice. Poker Cubed is similar to Texas Hold'em Poker except players use dice instead of playing cards.

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Betfair Poker GSOP VIII Online Trials

To qualify for trail freeroll tournaments, players must earn the required amount of player points during the qualification period. there are a total of 500 GSOP VIII tournament tickets split amongst the top 100 players in each Trail and final event.

Players must opt-in for these events using the Betfair Poker promotion code - GSOPTRIALS

Players can qualify and play all events provided they meet the qualifying point requirements during the qualification period. Qualifying players will be issued with GSOP VIII tournament tickets based on their finishing position in the trail tournament, players must then manually register for the Trail Tournament.

To earn player points on Betfair Poker, players must play real money poker games. When playing ring games player earn 3.6 player points for every $1 raked at the tables. For SNG or tournaments players earn 3.6 player points for every $1 paid in tournament fees.

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Stage 1 - Qualification
Start: 18th January
End: 24th January
Qualification: Earn 25 player points to qualify for Stage 1 Trail
Stage 1 Trail
Date: 28th January
Prizes: Top 100 players get GSOP VIII tournament tickets totaling up to $2,500
Stage 2 - Qualification
Start: 25th January
End: 31st January
Qualification: Earn 25 player points to qualify for Stage 2 Trail
Stage 2 Trail
Date: 4th February
Prizes: Top 100 players get GSOP VIII tournament tickets totaling up to $2,500
Stage 3 - Qualification
Start: 1st February
End: 7th February
Qualification: Earn 25 player points to qualify for Stage 3 Trail
Stage 3 Trail
Date: 11th February
Prizes: Top 100 players get GSOP VIII tournament tickets totaling up to $2,500
Stage 4 - Qualification
Start: 8th February
End: 14th February
Qualification: Earn 25 player points to qualify for Stage 4 Trail
Stage 4 Trail
Date: 18th February
Prizes: Top 100 players get GSOP VIII tournament tickets totaling up to $2,500
Final Stage - Qualification
Start: 18th January
End: 21th February
Qualification: Earn 150 player points to qualify for Final Stage Trail
Final Stage Trail
Date: 25th February
Prizes: Top 100 players get GSOP VIII tournament tickets totaling up to $5,000

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Betfair Poker Cubed

Betfair Poker Cubed is a new arcade styled poker game which uses dice instead of poker cards at the tables. There are three new games where players can play against other opponents: Shoot the Moons, Dice Hold'em and Liar's Dice.

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Dice Hold'em

Dice Hold'em is similar to Texas Hold'em Poker but is played with dice instead of playing cards. Players are dealt two dices to start as hole cards/dice, just like poker there are three betting rounds flop, turn and river. Players must make the best hand using their two hole cards/dice and the three community dice to win the round. Dice Hold'em can be played in SNG, tournament and ring game format.

Shoot the Moons

In Shoot the Moons, players must roll the highest score by rolling the dice three times, after each roll there is a betting round. If a player rolls a double three on the last roll, they automatically win half the table pot, Shoot the Moons is available in SNG, tournament and ring game format plus a weekly freeroll every Sunday.

Shoot The Moons Sunday Freeroll
Date: Every Sunday
Time: 18.15 CET
Buy-in: Free
Prize Pool: €100 added

Liar's Dice

Liar's Dice is a heads-up poker game where players must beat their opponents using the five dice they were dealt, the dice also replaces it's 1 with a star and can be used as a wild card making up several different combinations. The game is only available in a ring game format.