The Ladbrokes European Online Championship of Online Poker is underway and has been hugely popular so far with online players. Ladbrokes Poker have decided to run their $750,000 guaranteed LEOCOP III main event over two days. The event is now scheduled to start on Saturday at 4pm and will conclude at midnight. The remaining players will then take an overnight break and resume playing at 4pm on Sunday.
Edward Ihre, newly appointed Marketing Director of Ladbrokes Poker commented: "We want players to win tournaments at Ladbrokespoker.com because they play well, not because they outlast other players in what's an endurance test! We're keen for our LEOCOP main event to be more about the skill of the poker player and not about their ability to cope with near exhaustion. The two day format that we've devised is more in keeping with how world class offline events are ran and mean that "railbirders" get to watch the final table in real time, without having to stay up half of the night. I don't think it will be long before others follow our lead."
There has already been some high profile names register to take part in this years event. Marty Smyth (PMV V finalist and 2007 Irish Open winner), Jeff Kimber (2007 World Heads-Up Champ) and Roy Brindley (2007 European Masters of Poker winner) are already registered and many more world class players will join them prior to the event starting.
The LEOCOP Main Event is now in its third year and was won last year by London based player Grazza. For his windfall, Grazza claimed $230,000 and title of LEOCOP Champion.
With the final over two days we will see poker of the highest quality. Tiredness won't be impacting on players decisions and they will be able to make quality poker decisions.
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