Thanks to the World Series of Poker taking place in Las Vegas it is easy to forget that there are other major poker tours taking place in the poker world; one of which is the London Clubs International 2012 UK Poker Tour.
Starting on Wednesday 30 May and running through to Tuesday 5 June the LCI 2012 UK Poker Tour will call the Rendezvous Casino, Brighton home and there are some superb tournaments on offer too.
Kicking off the festival is a £30+£5 satellite to the Main Event with the first “proper” event taking place on Thursday; a £100+£10 No Limit Hold'em re-entry tournament. Other events include a £150+£15 No Limit Hold'em re-entry, a £70+£10 No Limit Hold'em tournament, a £125+£10 bounty event, a £300+£30 re-entry and the event everyone is looking forward to; the £500+£50 Main Event.
The Brighton Main Event will run between Saturday 2 June and Monday 4 June and carries a £30,000 guarantee. All players will start with 20,000 tournament chips, will play to a 60-minute clock and can re-enter for the first two levels.
The inaugural LCI 2012 UK Poker Tour event took place in Glasgow and was eventually won by Martyn Thompson who defeated Kaida Zhao heads-up for a cool £10,000. Will it be you in the winner's circle come the start of June?
Anyone wanting to participate in the Main Event can buy into it at any London Clubs International venue or f the £550 is too much you can try to satellite in only on WSOP.com – where if you sign up through PokerNews you can get a 100% match up to £500 first deposit bonus.
LCI 2012 UK Poker Tour Brighton Schedule
|Wed 30 May||20:15||£30+£5 Satellite to Main Event|
|Thu 31 May||20:15||£100+£10 No Limit Hold'em Re-Entry|
|Fri 1 Jun||16:00||£30+£5 Satellite to Main Event|
|Fri 1 Jun||20:15||£150+£15 No Limit Hold'em Re-Entry|
|Sat 2 Jun||12:00||£50+£5 Satellite to Main Event|
|Sat 2 Jun||14:00||£500+£50 No Limit Hold'em Main Event Day 1a|
|Sat 2 Jun||20:15||£100+£10 No Limit Hold'em Deepstack Turbo|
|Sun 3 Jun||12:00||£50+£5 Satellite to Main Event|
|Sun 3 Jun||14:00||£500+£50 No Limit Hold'em Main Event Day 1b|
|Sun 3 Jun||20:15||£125+£10 No Limit Hold'em Bounty Event|
|Mon 4 Jun||14:00||Main Event Day 2|
|Mon 4 Jun||19:00||£300+£30 No Limit Hold'em Re-Entry Day 1a|
|Tue 5 Jun||19:00||£300+£30 No Limit Hold'em Re-Entry Day 1b|
|Tue 5 Jun||20:15||£70+£10 No Limit Hold'em|