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DTD Monte Carlo Begins Today

Julian Thew

The latest edition of the eagerly anticipated DTD Monte Carlo tournament gets underway on Thursday 21 July and it promises to be bigger than ever. The £1,000 + £90 Main Event see players start with 30,000 chips, a 60-minute clock with blinds starting at just 50/100 and a whopping £250,000 guarantee.

Day 1a starts at 1400 on Thursday 21 July, with late registration open until 2045. Day 1b kicks off at the same time on Friday 22 July and those lucky enough to make it through to Day 2, held on Saturday 23 July, also start at two O'clock in the afternoon. There is a slight change in the schedule for those who survive to the third and final day of play, they will recommence battle at midday on Sunday 24 July.

For the first time in the tournament's history, the DTD Monte Carlo will be a Re-Entry tournament, which should see it smash the quarter of a million pounds guarantee. A Re-Entry tournament is different to a rebuy in that a player who has been knocked out of the tournament can buy back into it with a brand new set of chips, in this case the full 30,000 starting stack, with no chip penalty.

If the £1,090 entry fee is out of your bankroll there are a number of £50 + £6 buy-in satellites taking place at the Dusk Till Dawn club in Nottingham and on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday there is a £15 + £5 freezeout and a £50 + £6 deep-stacked tournament being run. During Day 2, Saturday, the £500 + £60 High Roller Six-Max, a £100 + £12 Incredible 100 tournament and a £30 + £6 event replace them, but they return on Sunday along with a £150 + £18 freezeout.

The most recent DTD Monte Carlo took place in April, and ended in a three way chop when Sky Poker Pro Julian Thew took home the lion's share of £60,000.

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