Betfair Poker LIVE London Main Event Gets Underway Saturday

Last year's Betfair Poker LIVE London winner Arttu Pitkakangas

The Betfair Poker LIVE tour stops off at the Fox Poker Club in the heart of London for what should be an action packed weekend in the English capital.

The highlight of the weekend's action is undoubtedly the $650+$50 Main Event that is played as a bounty hunter tournament, meaning players do not even have to make it though to the payout places in order to walk away with something to show for their efforts. $100 from each buy-in is removed from the prize pool and placed on each players head and it is then awarded to whoever busts that player from the main event. The winner of the recent Betfair Poker LIVE Costa Brava Main Event eliminated 13 players in total so added $1,300 to his cash haul!

Last year's Betfair Poker LIVE London Main Event attracted 171 players, creating a prize pool of £39,330. Finnish player Arttu Pitkakangas won the event, taking home the £7,630 first-place prize. How big will the prize pool swell to this year is anyone's guess especially as Betfair have guaranteed at least $100,000 in prizes! Early indications suggest there are at least 100 online qualifiers, including two who won a $1,400 package in our Betfair Poker promotion, and the Fox Poker Club are currently selling up to 40 seats on a first come first served basis for £415.

Along with the eagerly anticipated Main Event, in which both Betfair sponsored pros John Tabatabai and Hans Martin Vogl will be playing, there is a £100+£10 tournament taking place on Sunday that carries a £10,000 guarantee.

Betfair Poker are also going to be giving away prizes such as an Xbox 360, bottles of champagne, entries into future Betfair Poker LIVE events and even iPads so it really will be a bad tournament to miss out on. Get involved now! If you want to register for the Main Event you can do so by calling into the Fox Poker Club and buying in directly or by calling 02074943020 and buying in via debit card.

Download Betfair Poker through PokerNews and you will be entitled to a sign-up bonus worth up to $250. All you need is to deposit at least $10 using the bonus code PNE250 and each time you earn 80 Player Points $10 will be released into your account, up to a maximum of $250!

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