UK Firm Launch Poker Controller, Empire Festival Announced and more

UK Firm Launch Poker Controller, Empire Festival Announced and more 0001

March Poker Festival at the Empire

The Empire Casino in London's Leicester Square, the prestigious venue for the World Series of Poker Europe, will be hosting a festival in March between the 11th and 15th. You can see what the WSOPE feels like for a fraction of the price but still a fantastic structure in the £1000 main event, with some interesting looking side events and satellites running alongside it.

Wednesday 11th March 7pm
£ 200 NL Hold,em + £20 registration fee
Freezeout
5000 chips 30 minute blinds
Thursday 12th March 7pm
£ 500 NL Hold'em + £35 registration fee
Freezeout
10000 chips 40 minute blinds
2 Day Competition - continues Friday 3pm
Friday 13th March 7pm
£ 100 NL Hold'em + £10 registration fee
2 rebuy's in 60 minutes or 1 rebuy +1 add-on
3000 chips 30 minute blinds
Saturday 14th March 4pm
£1000 NL Hold'em + £50 registration fee
Freezeout
15000 chips 60 minute blinds
2 Day Competition - continues Sunday 3pm
Sunday 15th March 7pm
£ 50 NL Hold'em + £ 5 registration fee
Unlimited rebuy's for 90 minutes + 1 Super add-on
2000 chips 20 minute blinds
Satellite Schedule for £1000 Freezeout
Sunday 8th March 8pm
£ 50 NL Hold'em + £ 5 registration fee
Unlimited rebuy's for 60 minutes + 1 Super add-on
2000 chips 20 minute blinds
2 Seats Guarranteed with 25 Players
Friday 13th March 1pm
£ 50 NL Hold'em + £ 5 registration fee
Unlimited rebuy's for 60 minutes + 1 Super add-on
2000 chips 20 minute blinds
2 Seats Guarranteed with 25 Players
Saturday 14th March 1pm
£100 NL Hold'em + £10 registration fee
Single Table Satellites
Satellite Schedule for £ 500 Freezeout
Monday 9th March 7pm
£ 20 NL Hold'em + £ 5 registration fee
Unlimited rebuy's for 60 minutes + 1 Super add-on
1000 chips 20 minute blinds
1 Seat Guarranteed for every 15 Players
Tuesday 10th March 7pm
£ 20 NL Hold'em + £ 5 registration fee
Unlimited rebuy's for 60 minutes + 1 Super add-on
1000 chips 20 minute blinds
1 Seat Guarranteed for every 15 Players
Thursday 12th March
£ 30 NL Hold'em + £ 5 registration fee
Unlimited rebuy's for 60 minutes + 1 Super add-on
1000 chips 20 minute blinds
1 Seat Guarranteed for every 10 Players

GCBPT 2009 Details Announced (Sort of)

Although no official announcements have been made about this year's Gala Coral British Poker Tour, we have heard on the grapevine where the venues will be. It looks like once again the MayBury Casino in Edinburgh will be the first destination, followed by the Harbourside Casino in Bristol, the the Gala in Nottingham, the Gala in Leeds, the Gala in Teesside and finally back to Bristol for the Grand Final. No idea on the dates or schedule yet, but we hope to have that news very soon as we await the return of one of the best value tours in UK poker.

UK Company Launch Poker Controller

Poker Controls, a UK based company, have launched a new online poker controller at the ICE exposition in London this week. It looks very much like a playstation joypad, is wireless and is developed to make online playing and multi-tabling much more efficient. Poker Controls claim the hardware will eliminate misclicks, missed turns and speed up your game. There is also an accurate 'raise-o-meter' which allows you to size up bets perfectly.

What really stands out is a TILT button, which allows a player to lock themselves out of the software for a given period of time (although it would really suck to misclick this one deep into a tournament).

If you are in London, get yourself over to the ICE expo to test these bad boys out before they go on general sale.

First PartyPoker Monthly Million This Sunday!

Just to remind you that the first million dollar guaranteed event at Party Poker this Sunday. The $640 event with a championship style structure is on the first Sunday of every month and could well feature an overlay this time round while word is still getting out on the event. You can still qualify every day for as little as $1 and in a range of qualifiers including $64+$4 daily satellites with 18 seats guaranteed, a Mega Friday $50+$5 satellite that guarantees 30 seats and Super Satellite Saturday qualifiers with a $32+$3 buy-in and 25 seats guaranteed.

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