Assuming you’d like to win some PM III tickets, the first step involves signing up at the US-friendly Carbon Poker and making a deposit. By doing so through our MacPokerOnline (MPO) link and using the “750PK” code, you’ll receive a 150% up to $750 bonus. Once you’re a member of this site, you need to begin earning points on the Carbon tables, which we’ll discuss next.
Poker Maximus III Freeroll Requirements
Getting into the PM III Freeroll is a pretty straightforward matter since you need to earn 50 VIP points before November 23rd, 23:59 server time. Players receive 10 VIP points for every $1 in cash game or tournament rake paid, so this is a pretty light requirement. All you’d need to do is generate at least $5 in rake before the 23rd. If you can complete this task, a freeroll ticket will be waiting in your account. Note that the PM III Freeroll runs on November 24th and the time is to be announced.
It’s definitely worth raking $5 because there are some fantastic prizes in the PM III Freeroll. The lucky winner receives $2,456 worth of Poker Maximus III entries while the top 250 players will all collect at least one tournament seat. You can see all of this in the following figure:
1st – $2,456 in tickets – 3 x $530, 2 x $215 & 4 x $109 ticket
2nd – $1,850 in tickets – 2 x $530, 2 x $215, 3 x $109 & 1 x $33 ticket
3rd – $1,490 in tickets – 2 x $530 & 2 x $215 ticket
4th – $960 in tickets – 1 x $530 & 2 x $215 ticket
5th – $754 in tickets – 3 x $215 & 1 x $109 ticket
6th – $530 in tickets – 2 x $215 & 1 x $109 ticket
7th – $430 in tickets – 2 x $215 ticket
8th-9th – $215 ticket
10th-15th – $109 ticket
16th-54th – $60 ticket
55th-99th – $33 ticket
100th-250th – $11 ticket
Poker Maximus III Highlights
There’ll be 35 tournaments held during Poker Maximus III, and just about every event is huge from a prize pool standpoint. Of course, some of the tourneys stand out more than others and here’s a quick look at the highlights (all times server time):
$75,000 Poker Maximus #1 – November 29th at 19:00, NL Hold’em, $215 buy-in.
$50,000 Poker Maximus #3 – November 29th at 20:00, 6-max NL Hold’em, $109 buy-in.
$125,000 Poker Maximus #10 – December 2nd at 15:00, NL Hold’em, $109 buy-in.
$125,000 Poker Maximus #11 – December 2nd at 16:00, NL Hold’em w/ rebuys, $530 buy-in.
$150,000 Poker Maximus #32 – December 9th at 15:00, Main Event (NLHE), $109 buy-in.
$200,000 Poker Maximus #33 – December 9th at 16:00, High Roller Main Event (NLHE), $530 buy-in.
$20,000 Poker Maximus #34 – December 9th (Sunday) at 17:00, Micro Main Event (NLHE), $11 buy-in.
$100,000 Poker Maximus #35 – December 9th (Sunday) at 18:00, Low Main Event (NLHE), $60 buy-in.
Leaderboard Race at Carbon
In addition to all of the money you can win on the felt, there are also going to be some big prizes given away to the top point earners from PM III. Leaderboard points are earned through a special formula that factors in the buy-in, amount of entrants and your finish position. So the basic idea here is to finish high in big tournaments so you can move up the board.
Those who finish within the top 10 positions on the PM III Leaderboard will receive huge cash prizes. No exact figures are available yet, but the top 10 Poker Maximus II players split $5,400 last time – with first place collecting $2,300. Also keep in mind that the top 100 players all receive a cool accolade for their avatar.
Once again, Poker Maximus starts on November 29th and the freeroll runs on the 24th. Even if you can’t make the freeroll qualifications by November 23rd (23:59 server time), there are PM III satellites currently running at Carbon Poker. So if you’re a member, just look under the “Satellites” section of the Carbon software.