More on the 2010 GUKPT Season
We touched upon some of the changes to the new Grosvenor UK Poker Tour season yesterday, which resumed last night in Bolton, and we have details on some of the other improvements for 2010. Blue Square are no longer the sponsor, although they still will be involved with satellites, as new poker room GCasino will be the tour sponsor, when it is launched.
In total there is £300,000 in added value on the tour, £150,000 of which will be in the form of the Champion of Champions tournament. The player of the year rankings will once again award £50,000 in added value and finally the National Leagues will carry £100,000 in prizes.
The starting stacks for the main events are now 15,000 and also the side events will mostly consist of 7,500 for the £100-£200 events and a very generous 10,000 for side events £250+. The grand final will consist of a whopping 25,000 chips.
We have already told you this one but the Summer Series has massively expanded and there is the new introduction of the Club Championships in 23 card rooms up and down the country. There is also a series of online events 10% the buy in of the main event, taking place the day after the main event.
Also New for 2010, every host venue on the Main Tour and the Summer Series will stage a 10-seat guaranteed super satellite, which will take place the week before their festival starts. The first of these took place in Bolton, where 14 seats were generated.
It certainly looks like the 2010 tour is going to be a hit, by all accounts the opening side event at the G Casino last night was a sell out and the main event looks set to be a big one.
Irish Grand National and Irish Open Packages from Betfair
Just about every online poker room are offering satellite packages to the 2010 Irish Open, but this offering from Betfair is worth taking note of. If you win a $7,000 package to the biggest Irish event of the year with Betfair, you will also get an all expenses paid VIP day out for the Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse, which takes place over the Easter Weekend.
There are feeders running daily to the $500+$10 satellite finals on the 7th of February and 21st of March. Don’t forget a whopping $1,500 new player sign up bonus when you join Betfair poker via UK Pokernews.
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