Full Tilt to Sponsor Poker Million
Full Tilt Poker have just been announced as new sponsor of the groundbreaking TV poker tournament, the Poker Million. The poker room who have hosted many poker shows of their own including the Million Dollar Cash Game, have signed a multiyear contract with the show, which kicks off this year at the Sky Sports Studios in London on July 15th.
"We are excited to take one of Europe's most prestigious tournaments forward with Full Tilt Poker," said Eddie Hearn, Director of Matchroom Sport. "There was no shortage of interest in capturing the title rights to this event and with Full Tilt's impressive list of sponsored pros, viewers can expect the strongest Poker Million line-up yet."
Full Tilt Poker pros Roland de Wolfe commented "Full Tilt and Poker Million together, it's like my best mate marrying my sister," said De Wolfe. "I am excited to see my pals from the States – edog, Phil Ivey and Chris Ferguson – the top boys from the best poker-only site in Britain's finest knockout poker event, and after I've knocked them out I'll take them around the sights of London."
DTD Deepstack this Weekend
It's that time again, the first weekend of the month means that the tournament with the small buy-in but the huge prize pool is back. The £300 Dusk Till Dawn Deepstack event has been regularly smashing records and surpassing the £50,000 guarantee in leaps and bounds. It's without doubt the biggest monthly tournament in the UK and Europe and the winner regularly walks away with more than £25,000.
What makes it even better value this time round is that the club recently held a 50 seat guaranteed super satellite online, which actually produced a whopping 61 seat winners. This will not only probably guarantee another sell out but also means there will be a significant portion more value in the field. The event is also supported by the £150 side event on Sunday, which fills up almost as fast as the main event.
What's more, the first £1000 Main Event takes place at the end of the month. It boasts a WSOP style structure and could see lots of players making one last UK poker jaunt before jetting off to Vegas for the big one this summer. The club will also be holding a 50 seat guarantee satellite to this online.
The bubble is fast approaching at the Pokerstars.net EPT Monte Carlo and very few UK names remain in the 138 players still in the mix. Michael Greco is probably the biggest name still in with a shot, but two lesser known Pokerstars.net qualifiers are also flying the flag. Stephen Chow is sat in 18th place with 347,000 and Stephen Haughey, who was one of the leaders after day one, is still going strong with 431,000 which puts him in 8th place, behind most notably Annette Obrestad in 2nd with 671,000.
Watch the bubble burst today in Monte Carlo via our ground breaking Live Updates section.
Coming Up on the Poker Show Next Week
This Sunday sees the start of the 2nd week of the infamous poker show, and we have got the inside scoop from Jesse May on what we can expect to see. Durrrr is still pencilled in, presuming he doesn't lose another few million this weekend and Annette Obrestad is lined up for en episode. There will also be a Poker Quiz, known as The Poker Quizzle and also a regular spot, Bedtime Stories with Mad Marty Wilson.
PartyPoker Monthly Million is Back
If you bust out of the DTD Deepstack or if you plain can't be bothered to leave the house, don't forget that the Party Poker Monthly Million takes place this Sunday. The $600+$40 championship structured event saw a first prize of $155,000 last month and you can satellite into the event a number of ways, including $64+$4 daily satellites with 19 seats guaranteed - a Mega Friday $50+$5 satellite that guarantees 20 seats and Super Satellite Saturday qualifiers with a $32+$3 buy-in and 15 seats guaranteed.