PartyPoker World Open V News, GUKPT Coventry and APAT WCOAP Begin Today
PartyPoker World Open V Goes Triple Stack
Some major changes afoot for the 5th outing of the televised tournament the Party Poker World Open, which has been confirmed for October 11th to 15th in London. The first change is that the action is now at the Palm Beach Casino in Mayfair, rather than the Maidstone TV studio. In clear recognition of audience demand, the stacks have now been tripled to show more deep stack play and finally, 8 players will play the heats and 7 will play the final, instead of 6 seater tables. The buy in is $10,000 and 48 players including Tom 'durrrr' Dwan, Luke 'Fullflush' Schwartz and James Akenhead are pencilled in to play.
Eddie Hearn, Director of Matchroom Sport said: "Poker players have been crying out for a deeper stack TV tournament and now they've got their wish. With such a strong structure we will be hand-picking a dream line-up for the PartyPoker.com World Open V. We are also delighted to announce that it will be held at the Palm Beach Casino in the heart of Mayfair. With the change in structure and this amazing venue, the players are in for a real treat - now it's over to them to show the world just what they can do."
You too can play in these prestigious event by winning a $13,000 package on Party Poker in the Sunday $650+$50 satellites at 14:15. Smaller feeders are available throughout the week and don't forget when you sign up to Party Poker via UK Pokernews, you can get a free no deposit bonus of $50.
GUKPT Coventry Today
The brand new and last minute addition to the Grosvenor UK Poker Tour Calendar begins today, as the Summer Series goes to Coventry. The brand new G Casino at the Ricoh Arena was deemed too good not to be included in the 2009 season and thus this lower buy-in festival was included for the August bank holiday weekend:
Thu 27 - Fri 28 Aug 7.45 pm £ 200 + 20 No Limit Hold'em
Fri 28 Aug 7.45 pm £ 150 + 15 No Limit Hold'em
Sat 29 - Sun 30 Aug 4.00 pm £ 300 + 30 No Limit Hold'em
Sun 30 Aug 4.00 pm £ 100 + 11 No Limit Hold'em – Bounty
APAT World Championship of Amateur Poker
Another low buy-in, awesome value event takes place on the bank holiday weekend, this time at Dusk Till Dawn, who are hosting the APAT World Championship of Amateur Poker. APAT are always offering their players something unique and this weekend is no different, as for just £75 per event players can enjoy a deepstack HORSE and a deepstack Omaha tournaments, before the £100 no limit three day main event on Saturday. But if you fancy popping down please note, these events sold out weeks ago, so you would need to purchase a seat from someone to play.
Thu 27 Aug £75 Omaha
Fri 28 Aug £75 HORSE
Sat 29 – Mon 31 Aug - £100 No Limit Hold'em