LCI 2012 UK Poker Tour Heads To Leeds This Weekend
The fourth leg of the London Clubs International (LCI) 2012 UK Poker Tour takes place this weekend at the Alea casino in Leeds, West Yorkshire.
There has already been a £75+£25 Bounty event and a £150+£15 side event taker place and tonight (Friday) sees a £50+£5 No Limit Hold'em tournament act as a warm-up event to the two-day Main Event, which kicks off on Saturday afternoon.
The Main Event in Leeds is going to be a £300+£30 buy-in event that carries with is a £15,000 guarantee. For the £330 players receive a 10,000 starting stack and will play to a 45-minute clock so there will be plenty of play in the tournament. The LCI 2012 UK Poker Tour website states re-entry is allowed but it does not say how many times a player can re-enter; we would expect re-entries to be limited to one per person.
The inaugural Main Event in this new tour took place in May and saw 167 players enter the £200 Main Event in Glasgow where Martyn Thompson was crowned champion. He picked up £10,000 for his efforts. Leg 2 headed south to Brighton where the buy-in increased to £500 but the attendance dropped to just 62 runners, but Bruce Atkinson still picked up £10,000 for his win.
Last month saw the tour head to the Alea Nottingham and it was not very well attended at all. Despite the buy-in dropping to £250, only 25 players bought in and this left the organisors with an overlay of more than £3,000. The final four players struck a deal that saw them all guaranteed £2,000 though Peter Wrigglesworth is credited with the win, his prize was £2,350.
Hopefully the Leeds leg will see a much better turnout because nobody likes to see an empty casino. Good luck to everyone taking part.