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The first ever million-dollar backgammon tournament is almost sold out, according to its organisers. The tournament, which offers the largest guaranteed prize pool in the history of backgammon, will take place at the famous Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island in The Bahamas, from the 21st-25th January 2007. The tournament will feature a maximum 128 players and consist of online qualifiers and players who directly buy-in to the tournament.

‘Places for the tournament are being snapped up fast and we anticipate that we'll soon be sold out. There are a few places left, however, so it is not too late to book your flight to the Bahamas,’ said a spokesperson. ‘The quality of players in the field is very high. It will be intriguing to see how the online qualifiers get on against the world champions.’

The $500,000 minimum guaranteed first prize of the Million will exceed this year's world championship top prize five times over, with the remaining minimum $500,000 to be distributed to other finishers.

Players can qualify at Party Gammon’s website for as little as $2.50, with qualifiers for the $1 Million tournament winning a superb package worth $12,500, which includes a $10,000 buy-in for the main event, a 5-night stay in the luxurious Atlantis resort, as well as $800 to cover travel expenses.

Atlantis Paradise Island is a luxurious, exotic and renowned resort which features a 34-acre waterscape, the world's largest outdoor aquarium, 11 exhibit lagoons with over 200 species of tropical fish, cascading waterfalls with a rope suspension bridge, Predator Lagoon with sharks, barracudas and stingrays, including a 100-foot viewing tunnel, and a lazy river ride for rafting. Atlantis Paradise Island is one of the Bahamas' most spectacular resorts, filled with activities sure to thrill and delight everyone.

Stephen Holder.
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